Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2014 ABC Family Pilots
MYSTERY GIRLS PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: Shepard Boucher (w), Tori Spelling (ep), Jennie Garth (ep), Maggie Malina (ep)
LOGLINE: A former starlet is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show co-star (Garth) when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous Mystery Girls.
CAST: Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Miguel Pinzon
TEAM: Grant Levy (w), Dominik Rothbard (w), Ted Wass (d)
LOGLINE: Heather finally gets promoted at her digital marketing firm and winds up hiring her vivacious, recently unemployed mother, who mixes up the office in a way no one could have predicted.
CAST: Emily Rutherfurd
YOUNG & HUNGRY (multi-camera) PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: David Holden (w, ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Ashley Tisdale (ep), Jessica Rhoades (ep)
LOGLINE: A feisty, klutzy young blogger an outrageous sense of style is hired as the personal chef to a young San Francisco tech entrepreneur. Not only does she have a true gift for cooking, she has the ability to figure out what people want to eat.
CAST: Jonathan Sadowskli, Emily Osment, Aimee Carrero, Rex Lee, Kym Whitley, Annie Potts
ALICE IN ARABIA NOT GOING FORWARD
TEAM: Brooke Eikmeier (w)
LOGLINE: After tragedy befalls her parents, a rebellious American teenage girl unknowingly is kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian. Alice finds herself a stranger in a new world but is intrigued by its offerings and people, whom she finds surprisingly diverse in their views on the world and her situation. Now a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound, Alice must count on her independent spirit and wit to find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil.
RECOVERY ROAD PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: Bert V. Royal (w), Karen DiConcetto (w), Beth Miller (ep), Craig Piligian (ep), Danielle VonZerneck (ep), Larry Trilling (ep)
LOGLINE: Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Trying to save face, Maddie chooses to spend her nights living with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, and her days pretending everything is perfectly normal among her high school classmates and her closest friends.
CAST: Samantha Logan, Sebastian De Souza, Caroline Sunshine, Alexis Carra
STITCHERS PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: Jeffrey A. Schechter (w, ep), Jonathan Baruch (ep), Rob Wolken (ep)
LOGLINE: A young woman is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
UNSTRUNG PASSED ON
TEAM: Emily Whitesell (ep), Jay Karas (d)
LOGLINE: Brother and sister Luke and Ellie Holt compete to move up the ranks of the world tour of professional tennis. The Holts seem to have it all in a world where success is determined not only by prowess on the court but by looks, charm and the ability to hide your faults under pressure. But a major family secret threatens to turn their lives, and their hard-earned family “brand,” upside down.
CAST: Alex Roe, Chanel Celaya