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

2016 The CW Pilots

2016 The CW Pilots


MADTV (straight to series; 8 episodes)
STUDIO: Telepictures
TEAM: David E. Salzman (ep, sr), Marc Teitelbaum (ep), John Montgomery (ep)
LOGLINE:  A revival of the original series which ran for 14 seasons on Fox. The new series will feature MadTV‘s signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor and star up-and-coming comedy voices. Also will feature special appearances from returning cast members of the original series as hosts of each episode.

Picked up to series
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Electus Entertainment
TEAM: Corinne Brinkerhoff (w, ep), Maggie Friednman (w. ep), Scott McCabe (w), Tory Stanton (w), Ben Silverman (ep), Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE:  When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.
CAST: Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, Jonathan Langdon


Picked up to series
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Lin Pictures
TEAM: Jeremy Carver (w, ep), Toby Emmerich (ep), John Rickard, (ep), Dan Lin (ep), Jennifer Gwartz (ep), Brad Anderson (d)
LOGLINE: In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.
CAST: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Daniel Bonjourr

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Jon Goldwater (ep), Lee Toland Krieger (d)
LOGLINE: Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
CAST: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick, Robin Givens

STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Midnight Radio
TEAM: Hugh Sterbakov (w, ep), Jeff Pinkner (ep), Andre Nemec (ep), Josh Applebaum (ep), Scott Roserberg (ep), Jason Ensler (d)
LOGLINE: In 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.
CAST: Laura Brent, Luke Allen-Gale, Sofia Pernas, Amrita Acharia

STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/The Kennedy-Marshall Company
TEAM: Doris Egan (w, ep), Frank Marshall (ep), Robert Zotnowski (ep)
LOGLINE: A team of explorers arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration and settlement to investigation and survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.
CAST: Neal Bledsoe, Georgina Haig, Mouzam Makkar, Carl Beukes, Tongayi Chirisa, Peter Mark Kendall, America Olivo, Mark Leslie Ford

STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Outerbanks Entertainment
TEAM: Kevin Williamson (w, ep), David Nutter (d, ep), Lauren Wagner (p)
LOGLINE: A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.
CAST: Megan West, Matt Passmore, Jessica Szohr



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