Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2014 TBS Pilots
ANGIE TRIBECA (formerly TRIBECA; single camera) PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10 EPISODES
STUDIO: Warner Horizon/Conaco
TEAM: Steve Carell (w, d, ep), Nancy Carell (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Police procedural spoof centered on Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). They’re an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served — sort of. They are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive.
CAST: Rashida Jones, Jere Burns, Andrée Vermeulen, Deon Cole, Alfred Molina, Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton
BUZZY’S (formerly UNTITLED DAVID KOHAN/MAX MUTCHNICK and CLIPSTERS; single camera) PICKED UP TO SERIES
TEAM: David Kohan (ep), Max Mutchnick (ep)
LOGLINE: A group of kids who ran in different circles in high school now all work together at a local Charlestown, MA, barbershop called Buzzy’s. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, lives, loves and worries remain in the town where they grew up.
CAST: Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook, Mike Castle, George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale, Lauren Lapkus
DO IT YOURSELF (multi-camera)
TEAM: Walt Becker (ep), Rob Long (ep), James Widdoes (d)
LOGLINE: A twentysomething laid-off math teacher finds himself thrust into the blue collar world when he gets a job at that most American of retail institutions: the big box home supply store. He quickly becomes the de facto leader of his band of misfit coworkers while also figuring out ways to redefine what it means to be a teacher.
CAST: Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall, Melora Hardin, Ryan McPartlin, Nicky Whelan, Parvesh Cheena
LIVING THE DREAM (multi-camera) NOT GOING FORWARD
STUDIO: Warner Horizon/Conaco
TEAM: Josh Heald (w, co-ep), Conan O’Brien (ep), David Kissinger (ep), Jeff Ross (ep)
LOGLINE: Charismatic twentysomething Connor Logan and his best friends reinvigorate a town on the verge of losing its identity by acquiring and re-opening the local brewery.
CAST: Jake Sandvig, Abby Elliott, Dan Fogler
TEAM: Paul Soter (w, ep), Kevin Heffernan (w, ep), Steve Lemme (w, ep), Erik Stolhanske (w, ep), Michael Rosenberg (ep), John Morayniss (ep), Steven Amato (ep), Michael Wallen (ep)
LOGLINE: Four college buddies who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s are now succumbing to reproduction. The fatherhood comedy follows the constant push and pull between the dudes they used to be and the men they are attempting to be.
CAST: Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske
UNTITLED JASON JONES/SAMANTHA BEE (multi-camera)
TEAM: Samantha Bee (w), Jason Jones (w)
LOGLINE: Hopeful dad Nate hops in the car with his wife and two young kids for a 24-hour adventure to the Keys. The show will prove that no matter how much close proximity can lead a family to get on each other’s nerves, precarious situations and interactions with strangers can bring them together again.
CAST: Jason Jones, Natalie Zea
WRECKED (single camera)
TEAM: Justin Shipley (w), Jordan Shipley (w), Jesse Hara
LOGLINE: Described as Lost meets It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, it chronicles the aftermath of a plane crashing on a remote island. Two best friends, along with an extremely diverse group of survivors, must adjust to life in a dangerous new world that poses unique threats, which they mostly bring upon themselves. Danny and Owen, who weren’t quite killing it pre-crash, are given the chance to finally be the kind of men they’ve always wanted to be. No longer plugged in, they become the unexpected leaders of this new society devoid of such comforts as social media, Wi-Fi, indoor plumbing and fast-food restaurants.
YOUR FAMILY OR MINE (multi-camera) PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: Greg Malins (ep), Jamie Tarses (ep), Rubi Duanias (ep), Yaniv Polishuk (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Ran Telem (ep), Tamira Yardeni (ep), Gail Mancuso (d)
LOGLINE: Adapted from the Israeli series, it revolves around Oliver and Kelli, who are living proof of the adage, “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” Each episode focuses on a different side of the family: one week featuring the couple dealing with Kelli’s family, the next spent with Oliver’s.
CAST: Kat Foster, Kyle Howard, Danny Comden, Andrew Lees, JoBeth Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Angela Kinsey, Ed Begley Jr., Stephanie Hunt, Collette Wolfe