UPDATED, 9:30 AM: I also hear that dramas Mix and Runner are not going forward at ABC, with comedies The 46 Percenters and The King of 7B not looking good either. The only ABC pilot in real play appears to be comedy Uncle Buck, with ABC and Universal TV said to be in ownership negotiations.
PREVIOUSLY, 1 AM: Among the flurry of congratulatory calls from ABC to the producers of pilots picked up to series today, there were a few somber ones to those whose pilots had not made the cut. Here are a few more ABC pilots I hear are not moving forward. Joining previously passed on Delores & Jermaine, Family Fortune, untitled Johnny Knoxville and Brainy Bunch are three other comedies: the untitled Judah Miller and early standouts Chev & Bev, reuniting Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo; and untitled NBA, done with the cooperation of the pro basketball league, whose games air on ABC and cable sibling ESPN.
On the drama side, not going forward is The Kingmakers, which had been envisioned as a potential successor to Revenge as it also involves a young person adopting a new identity in order to avenge the death of a loved one. The same goes for medical drama The Advocate, from Warner Bros. TV and writer Sheldon Turner. The project, starring Kim Raver and Joy Bryant as brilliant medical advocates, might be shopped elsewhere.
Additionally, I hear ABC is not proceeding with the proposed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff.
I also hear ABC period cop drama Broad Squad will likely not go forward in its current incarnation but may be reworked.
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