Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2014 Showtime Pilots
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Aline Brosh McKenna (ep), Rachel Bloom (ep), Marc Webb (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Rachel is a successful, driven and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California.
CAST: Rachel Bloom, Santino Fontana, Michael McDonald, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III
HAPPY-ISH PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
TEAM: Shalom Auslander (w, ep), Ken Kwapis (ep), Emily Ziff (ep), Alexandra Beattie (co-ep), John Cameron Mitchell (d)
LOGLINE: The blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture centers on Thom Payne, a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over.
CAST: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Preston, Molly Price, Andre Royo
TEAM: Cameron Crowe (w, d, ep), Winnie Holzman (ep), J.J. Abrams (ep)
LOGLINE: The day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members who help get the show on the road.
CAST: Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Rafe Spall, Christina Hendricks, Colson Baker, Luis Guzman, Finesse Mitchell
THE AFFAIR PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
TEAM: Sarah Treem (w, ep), Hagai Levi (ep), Mark Mylod (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Dissects an affair and its effect on the two marriages it disrupts, with the story told separately from the male and female perspective. It begins when Noah, a married father of four, becomes involved with Allison, a married woman mourning the loss of her child, after a chance meeting at the beach.
CAST: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson
TEAM: Andrew Ross Sorkin (w, ep), Brian Koppelman (w, ep), David Levien (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Focuses on the collision and, at times, collusion between an aggressive U.S. attorney in New York and some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country.
CAST: Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Condola Rashad