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


2015 NBC Pilots


Picked up to series; six-episode order
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Universal TV
TEAM: Jerrod Carmichael (w, ep), Nick Stoller (w, ep), Ravi Nandan (ep), Scott Ellis (d)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the stand-up of Jerrod Carmichael and his relationships with his girlfriend and family.
CAST: Jerrod Carmichael, Amber West, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier, Lil Rel

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Suzanne Martin (w, ep), Sean Hayes (ep), Todd Milliner (ep), James Burrows (d)
LOGLINE: Things backfire on recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home.
CAST: Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Mia Serafino, Carlease Burke

CUCKOO (single camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Lionsgate TV/Roughcut TV
TEAM: Tim Long (w, ep, sr), Robin French (w, ep), Kieron Quirke (w, ep), Ash Atalla (ep)
LOGLINE: A woman comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance. Based on the British series.
CAST: Flula Borg, Michael Chiklis, Cheryl Hines, Rachel DiPillo, Griffin Gluck

HOW WE LIVE (single camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Steven Cragg (w, ep), Brian Bradley (w, ep), David Janollari (ep)
LOGLINE: An anthropologist blogger moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.
CAST: Briga Heelan, Lindsay Price, Chris Klein, Jared Gertner, Andrea Anders

NOT SAFE FOR WORK (multi-camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal TV/Russo Brothers Productions
TEAM: Aseem Batra (w, ep), Joe Russo (ep), Anthony Russo (ep)
LOGLINE: A politically incorrect office comedy about best friends Dale and Georgie whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman.
CAST: Christine Woods, Michael Cassidy, Vanessa Lachey, Rizwan Manji

PEOPLE ARE TALKING (multi-camera)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal TV/Will Packer Productions
TEAM: DJ Nash (w, ep), Will Packer (ep), Pam Fryman (d)
LOGLINE: A comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.
CAST: Tone Bell, Bresha Webb, Brooke Ishibashi, Mark-Paul Gosselaar

PROBLEM CHILD (single camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal Television/TBD Ent./Imagine TV
TEAM: Scot Armstrong (w, ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Bob Simonds (ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the film, a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents and their brilliant but mischievous child.
CAST: Erinn Hayes, Matthew Lillard

SHARING (single camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal TV/Eight Million Plus
TEAM: Jeremy Bronson (w, ep), Damian Lanigan (, co-epw), Jimmy Fallon (ep), Rick Schwartz (ep), Damian Lanigan (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Workplace comedy follows different groups of people working side-by-side in a shared office space.
CAST: Stephen Schneider, Greta Lee, Jack Carpenter, Jerry Minor, Christine Taylor

STRANGE CALLS (single camera)
Not going forward, may be redeveloped
STUDIO: 20th TV/Kapital Entertainment/Hoodlum
TEAM: Blake McCormick (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Tracey Robertson (ep), Nathan Mayfield
LOGLINE: An eager young cop fears he’s landed the world’s lamest post when he’s transferred to a sleepy coastal town straight out of Northern Exposure. Those fears are short lived when he realizes the idyllic little town is secretly home to the most bizarre paranormal activity on the planet. And the one thing stranger than his cases is the eccentric local groundskeeper who is determined to be his partner.
CAST: Danny Pudi, Daniel Stern, Allison Miller, Aliyah Royale

SUPERSTORE (single camera)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Justin Spitzer (w, ep), Ruben Fleischer (d, ep), David Bernad (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolving around a group of employees at a big-box store, it examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Spitzer, Fleischer and David Bernad exec produce.
CAST: Ben Feldman, America Ferrera, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom

TAKE IT FROM US (multi-camera)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Universal TV/3 Arts
TEAM: Greg Malins (w, ep), Barry Schwartz (w, ep), Jonathan Berry (ep)
LOGLINE: A couple tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the ’90s in hopes that he avoids making the same mistakes.
CAST: Chris Douglass, Stacey Farber, Andy Ridings, Japheth Gordon, Joey Pollari, Brenda Song

TELENOVELA (single camera)
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television/UnbeliEVAble Entertainment
TEAM: Chrissy Pietrosh (w, ep), Jessica Goldstein (w, ep), Eva Longoria (ep), Ben Spector (ep), Steve Pink (d)
LOGLINE: A look behind the scenes of a telenovela.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses

STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/A Very Good Production
TEAM: Sherry Bilsing-Graham (w, ep), Ellen Kreamer (w, ep), Ellen DeGeneres (ep), Jeff Kleeman (ep), Monica Potter (p)
LOGLINE: A woman juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.
CAST: Monica Potter, Eddie Cibrian, Josh Hopkins, Rory Scovel, Donald Faison, Allie MacDonald, Cristine Prosperi

STUDIO: Universal Television/3 Arts/Little Stranger
TEAM: Tracey Wigfield (w, ep), Tina Fey (ep), Robert Carlock (ep), David Miner (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network.


Picked up to series
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Martin Gero (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Mark Pellington (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A beautiful woman finds herself at the center of an investigation after climbing out of a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. The FBI begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
CAST: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ashley Johnson

Not going forward
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Silvio Horta (w, ep)
LOGLINE: When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad. In the Latin American tradition of magical realism, it explores the power of memory and mythology in shaping our destinies.
CAST: Christina Vidal, Adan Canto, Rachel Ticotin, Katie Sarife, Daphne Rubin-Vegain, Robbie Jones, Trace Lysette

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Sony TV/Carol Mendelsohn Productions
TEAM: Carol Mendelsohn (w, ep), David Hudgins (w, ep), Niels Arden Oplev (d), Julie Weitz (ep), Timur Savci (ep), Tariq Jalil (ep)
LOGLINE: A rising attorney on the brink of success could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Based on Turkish series Suskunlar.
CAST: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Demetrius Grosse, Claire van der Boom

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM:  Jill Gordon (w, ep), Amy Brenneman (ep), Brad Silberling (ep), Susan Carlson (co-ep), Eric Carlson (co-ep), Kelly Meyer (co-ep), Kathy Magliato (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. She brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato.
CAST: Melissa George, Jamie Kennedy, Dave Annable, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, Joshua Leonard, D.L. Hughley, JLouis Mills

STUDIO: 20th TV/Fabrik
TEAM: Diana Son (w, ep), Mikkel Bondesen (ep), Kristen Campo (ep), George Tillman (d)
LOGLINE: Race, sexuality and gender roles collide when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test. Based on the Danish format “Nicolaj og Julie”
CAST: Brian Tee, Cynthia McWilliams, Nadine Velazquez, Monet Mazur, Colin Donnell

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Sony TV/Davis Entertainment
TEAM: John Rogers (w, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep)
LOGLINE: In the high-stakes world of Las Vegas, a former sniper-turned-security expert is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.
CAST: Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield, Cara Buono

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Universal TV/Nuyorican Productions/Ryan Seacrest Productions/Medina & Co./EGTV
TEAM: Adi Hasak (w, ep), Jennifer Lopez (ep), Jack Orman (ep, sr), Barry Levinson (d, ep), Ryan Seacrest (ep), Nina Wass (ep), Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (ep), Benny Medina (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family.
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Vincent Laresca, Warren Kole

Pilot being redeveloped
STUDIO: Universal Television/Lightworks Media
TEAM: Mark Burnett (ep), Roma Downey (ep),  John Glenn (w)
LOGLINE: An ensemble of flawed guardian angels intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.
CAST: Will Kemp, Connie Nielsen, Dana Davis

Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: David DiGilio (w, ep), Walter Parkes (ep), Laurie MacDonald (ep), Phillip Noyce (d)
LOGLINE: In a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.
CAST: Natalie Martinez, Holt McCallany, Will Yun Lee, Lance Gross, Rila Fukushima, Jason Scott Lee


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