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


2017 Fox Pilots


AMY’S BROTHER (single camera)
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Jim Cashman (w, co-ep), Mitch Silpa (w, co-ep), Melissa McCarthy (ep), Ben Falcone (ep), Beth McCarthy Miller (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An unconventional family is formed when a successful type-A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in one another’s lives but also living under one roof.
CAST: Michael Urie, Annie Mumolo, Ursula Parker, Miguel Pinzon, Sharif Atkins, Sawyer Barth

COOL KIDS (multi-camera)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/FX Productions
TEAM: Charlie Day (w, ep), Paul Fruchbom (w, co-ep), Rob McElhenney (ep), Glenn Howerton (ep), Kevin Abbott (ep, sr), Nick Frenkel (ep)
LOGLINE: Described as high school with seventysomethings, it follows three guys who are the top dogs in their retirement community until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member, a female rebel who’s ready to challenge their place.
CAST: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull

GHOSTED (single camera)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/3 Arts Entertainment/Gettin’ Rad Productions
TEAM: Tom Gormican (w, ep), Kevin Etten (ep, sr), Oly Obst (ep), Craig Robinson (ep), Adam Scott (ep), Naomi Scott (ep),  Jonathan Krisel (d)
LOGLINE: Follows a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who are recruited by the Bureau Underground to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
CAST: Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Adeel Akhtar, Ally Walker, Edi Patterson

L.A. TO VEGAS (single camera; fka LAX -> Vegas)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Gary Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Lon Zimmet (w, ep), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Chris Henchy (ep), Owen Burke (ep), Steve Levitan (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, it follows a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.
CAST: Kim Matula, Ed Weeks, Nathan Lee Graham, Olivia Macklin, Peter Stormare, Dylan McDermott

LINDA FROM HR (single camera)
Passed on
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Kat Co./Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Geoff Barbanell (w, ep), Itai Grunfeld (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Tracy Katsky (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Mark Buckland (d)
LOGLINE: All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a secret that could unravel everything.
CAST: Lauren Grahsm, Michael Landes, Zachary Knighton, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Ellis Rubin, Kylie Rogers

THIN ICE (single camera)
Passed on
TEAM: Liz Meriwether (w, ep), Katherine Pope (ep), Ed Macdonald (w, co-ep), Mark Grimmer (w, co-ep), James Ponsoldt (d)
LOGLINE: A woman reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth – in Antarctica – surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.
CAST: Bridgit Mendler, Ian Harding, Ramona Young, Trond Faus, Dan Gill

TYPE-A (single camera)
Passed on
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Small Dog Picture Company
TEAM: Lesley Wake-Webster (w, ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A group of consultants is hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Ken Marino, Kyle Bornheimer, Steve Harris, Andy Richter, Dulce Sloan


Passon on
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Baer Bones
TEAM: Neal Baer (w, ep), Dawn DeNoon (w, ep), Jessica Shulman (ep), Stephen Hopkins (d)
LOGLINE: A life-and-death procedural that each week will follow three challenging medical cases. In the end, two of the patients will live, one will die. The series will center on their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — who never stops fighting the odds.

Passed on

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Temple Hill/Davis Entertainment
TEAM: Nikki Toscano (w, ep), Marty Bowen (ep), Wyck Godfrey (ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), McG (d, ep), Albert Page (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Described as a “distinctly patriotic series,” the military soap thriller follows a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” is a multi-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground, and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C., as they attempt to bring our heroes home safely and under the radar.
CAST: Marg Helgenberger, B.J. Britt, Gabriel Chavarria, Melia Kreiling, Benito Martinez, Colm Feore, Willa Fitzgerald, Dylan Bruno

THE GIFTED (fka Untitled Marvel Action-Adventure Drama)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Marvel Television
TEAM: Matt Nix (w, ep), Lauren Shuler Donner (ep), Simon Kinberg (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep), Bryan Singer (d, ep), Stan Lee (ep), Jim Chory (ep), Alan Fine (ep)Dan Buckley (ep), Joe Quesada (ep)
LOGLINE: Two ordinary parents discover that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
CAST: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White

Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/3 Arts Entertainment/Fuqua Films
TEAM: Ryan Murphy (ep), Brad Fulchuck (ep)
LOGLINE: A fast paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders—the people who put their lives on the line to save others. Each story will begin with a phone call and the question, “911, what’s you’re emergency?”
CAST: Angela Bassett

THE ORVILLE (held over from 2016-17 development season)
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Fuzzy Door Productions
TEAM: Seth MacFarlane (w, ep), Jon Favreau (d, ep), Brannon Braga (ep), David A. Goodman (ep), Elizabeth Heldens (ep), Jason Clark (ep)
LOGLINE: Set 400 years in the future, the live-action comedy-drama follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.
CAST: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman

Second script ordered; shot off-cycle
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Scott Free/6th & Idaho
TEAM: Liz Heldens (w, ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Adam Kassan (ep), Ridley Scott (ep), David W. Zucker (ep), Marcos Siega (d, ep), Justin Cronin (co-ep)
LOGLINE: What begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race. Based on Justin Cronin’s fantasy book trilogy.
CAST: Mark-Paul Gosselaar,  Saniyya Sidney, Genesis Rodriguez, Brianne Howey, BJ Britt, Jennifer Ferrin

THE RESIDENT (fka The City; originally developed at Showtime)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/3 Arts Entertainment/Fuqua Films
TEAM: Amy Holden Jones (w, ep), Hayley Schore (w, co-ep), Phillip Noyce (d, ep), Antoine Fuqua (ep), David Boorstein (ep), Oly Obst (ep), Roshan Sethi (w, co-ep)
LOGLINE: An idealistic young doctor begins his first day eager to save lives. Under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident, he’ll soon discover his chosen profession is not what he imagined and that ethical lines are often blurred.
CAST: Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Shaunette Wilson, Valerie Cruz, Bruce Greenwood

Passed on

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Vendetta Productions/Zaftig Films
TEAM: Sheldon Turner (w, ep), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep), Jennifer Klein (ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep), Judy Smith (ep)
LOGLINE: The Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. The coaches and boosters wield outsize influence, and the university administration is under siege.
CAST: Austin Stowell, Archie Panjabi, Erin Moriarty, Christine Lahti, Anthony Edwards, Saycon Sengbloh, Griffin Freeman, Robbie Jones, Vince Nappo



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