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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders

2013 USA Network Pilots

2013 USA Network Pilots


STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods
TEAM: Peter Ocko (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A look inside the heads of a big family: four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they’re sucking dry to get there.

STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods/Gaumont International Television
TEAM: Zev Borow (w), Katie O’Connell (ep), Elisa Roth (ep), Sidonie Dumas (ep), Christophe Riandee (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on a French short film, it is set at a unique company that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships — rationally, compassionately, thoroughly — on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens.
CAST: Ben Rappaport, Janina Gavankar, Khary Payton, Richard Kind

STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods
TEAM: Jessica St. Clair (w, ep), Lennon Parham (w, ep), Scot Armstrong (ep), Ravi Nandan (ep)
LOGLINE: A mother-to-be Maggie asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, having no idea what’s truly in store.
CAST: Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham

STUDIO: Fox TV Studios
TEAM: Denis Leary (w, ep), Bob Fisher (w, ep), Jim Serpico (ep), Hal Vogel (ep), David Aukin (ep), David Leach (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone who winds up in their ambulance.
CAST: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee, Kevin Bigley


COMPLICATIONS (working title)
STUDIO: Fox Television Studios
TEAM: Matt Nix (ep)
LOGLINE: A disillusioned suburban ER doctor finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost and discovers that his life and his outlook on medicine might never be the same.
CAST: Jason O’Mara, Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf

STUDIO: Fox 21
TEAM: Bridget Tyler (w, co-ep), Gale Anne Hurd (ep), Yves Simoneau (d)
LOGLINE: Set during the height of World War II, a secretary at the FBI discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion.
CAST: Cary Elwes, Ruth Brawdley, Taylor Handley, Josh Braaten, Mark Famiglietti, Kara Killmer

STUDIO: Fox Television Studios
TEAM: Matt Nix (ep), Joe Gayton (w), Tony Gayton (w), Marty Adelstein (ep), Shawn Levy (ep), Becky Clements (ep) Matt Ochacher (ep), Brian Volk-Weiss (ep), Michael Pelmont (ep)
LOGLINE: After repeatedly trying to break into corporate America, college grad Kyle Jones returns home to his economically struggling family and his high school restaurant job, but minimum wage isn’t going to help with his family’s debt. Out of necessity, he seizes an unexpected opportunity to make money with a Korean crime family, but it appears that this new life may have its perks.
CAST: Shane Coffey, Will Yun Lee, Alan Ruck, Byron Mann

RUSH (working title)
STUDIO: Fox 21
TEAM: Jonathan Levine (w, d), Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo
LOGLINE: Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor: He’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium, and he can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up.
CAST: Tom Ellis, Rick Gonzalez

STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods
TEAM: Sean Jablonski (w, ep), Russ Krasnoff (ep)
LOGLINE: Investment banker Neil Truman and his wife Grace are sifting through their stagnant relationship when Neil discovers that Grace is seeing a male escort and accidentally gains possession of the escort’s phone. He gains a unique perspective on his life and what motivates women, while Grace contemplates whether her needs are being met and whether her marriage is worth saving.
CAST: Matt Passmore, Stephanie Szostak, Blair Redford, Katherine LaNasa


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