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

The CW

2018 The CW Pilots & Series Orders


ALL AMERICAN (fka Untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger Project)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: April Blair (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Rob Hardy (d, ep), Robbie Rogers (p)
LOGLINE: When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
CAST: Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian, Karimah Westbrook

STUDIO:Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: CAroline Dries (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Geoff Johns (ep), David Nutter (d, ep)
LOGLINE:Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane (star Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
CAST: Ruby Rose

Picked up to series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Jessica O’Toole (w, ep), Amy Rardin (w, ep), Jennie Urman (ep), Brad Silberling (d, ep), Ben Silverman (ep)
LOGLINE: After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy. Reboot of the 1998-2006 WB series.
CAST: Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sara Jeffrey, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blain, Charlie Gillespie, Ellen Tamaki

STUDIO: Doozer Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Katie Lovejoy (ep), Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Michael Patrick Jann (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time. They work together to help crime victims both living and dead and figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit on Earth.
CAST: Lyndon Smith, Freddie Storma, Hayley Marie Norman, Christine Ko, Myles Bullock

STUDIO: Ehsugadee Productions/Spondoolie Productions/Alloy Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Justin Halpern (w, ep), Patrick Schumacker (w, ep), Rob Thomas (ep), Danielle Stokdyk (ep), Dan Etheridge (ep), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep), Glen Winter (d, ep)
LOGLINE: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids pizza place in the Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos. Based on the book by Iva-Marie Palmer.
CAST: Gage Golightly, Quinta Brunson, Josh Helman

Picked up to series
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Red Hour Films
TEAM: Corinne Kingsbury (w, ep), Ben Stiller (ep), Jackie Cohn (ep), Nicky Weinstock (ep), Michael Showalter (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind, the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
CAST: Perry Mattfeld, Austin Nichols, Kathleen York, Derek Webster, Brooke Markham, Keston John

STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Intrigue Entertainment
TEAM: Rina Mimoun (w, ep), Josh Reims (w, ep), Tariq Jalil (ep), Lucas Carter (ep), Rachel Lee Goldenberg (d)
LOGLINE: The lives of a mortician and his son are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death.
CAST: Tyler Ritter, Clara Lago, Luke Youngblood, Curran Walters

STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Keshet Studios
TEAM: Russel Friend (w, ep), Garrett Lerner (w, ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Marc Buckland (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process. Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen.
CAST: Matt Barr, Ben Aldridge, Richard Esteras

Picked up to series
STUDIO: Amblin Television/Bender Brown Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Carina Adly MacKenzie (w, ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Lawrence Bender (ep), Kevin Kelly Brown (ep), Julie Plec (d, ep)
LOGLINE: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance. Based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.
CAST: Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, Michael Trevino, Trevor St. John

Not going forward
STUDIO: Warner Bros Television
TEAM: Robert Berens (w, ep), Andrew Dabb (w, ep), Robert Singer (ep), Phil Sgriccia (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Supernatural spinoff focuses on a sisterhood of girls in a foster family, as a group of troubled young women — all orphaned by supernatural tragedy — emerge as a formidable force against the supernatural, under Sheriff Jody Mills’ training and protection.
CAST: Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton, Katherine Ramdeen, Clark Backo


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