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

2016 TruTV Pilots

2016 TruTV Pilots


Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Kablamo!/Gloria Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Andrea Savage (w, ep), Jessica Elbaum (ep), Jason Zaro (ep), Billy Rosenberg (ep), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Andy Samberg (ep), Jorma Taccone (ep), Akiva Schaffer (ep)
LOGLINE: Andrea is a seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.
CAST: Andrea Savage, Tom Everett Scott, Olive Petrucci, Jason Mantzoukas (guest), Judy Greer (guest), June Squibb (guest)

MESSED UP STORES (working title)
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Left/Right
TEAM: Bobcat Goldthwait (ep), Banks Tarver (ep), Ken Druckerman (ep), Olivia Wingate (ep)
LOGLINE: Each episode of the “twisted morality tales” will tell a different story in a different genre, including 1970s-era science fiction, psychological thriller, romantic comedy and reality and will parody pop culture norms.

STUDIO: Big Breakfast
TEAM:  Adam Conover (ep), Sam Reich (ep), Spencer Griffin (ep), Jon Cohen (ep)
LOGLINE: A team of comedy journalists poses questions people didn’t think to ask, but once you hear them, you need to know the answers.
HOST: Adam Conover

SHADY NEIGHBORS (working title)
TEAM: Dean Lorey (w, ep), Tom Lassally (ep), Jonathan Berry (ep)
LOGLINE: Tom and Wendy are a seemingly happy suburban couple who have let financial pressures drive them to the brink of divorce. But when they discover they’re too broke to split into two families, they turn to crime to finance their breakup.

STUDIO: Abso Lutely Productions
 Melissa Hunter (w, ep), Debbie Liebling (ep)
LOGLINE: After a minor nervous breakdown in court, young upstart lawyer Margot finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. As she navigates her new reality, she becomes keenly aware of life’s daily injustices and forms an amateur vigilante squad to take on everyday jackasses while simultaneously trying to get her life back on track.
Melissa Hunter, Heidi Gardner, George Kareman, RJ Walker,  Jessica Lowe (guest), Kurt Fuller (guest), Chris Parnell (guest), Kerri Kenney (guest)


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