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


2020 Fox Pilots & Series Orders

6 Pilots
3 Series Orders



A journey of self-acceptance, body-positivity and empowerment at any age, it follows a diverse group of underdogs from all different walks of life compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a modern, hip remake of 'Swan Lake.' What they lack in the traditional dancer body type, they make up for with their edge, wit and desire to reimagine an iconic story to fit their own mold. Inspired by the UK format 'Big Ballet.'

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/Fox Entertainment

Team Liz Heldens (w, ep), Sue Naegle (ep), Peter Dale (ep), Jason Winer (d)

Cast Teri Polo, Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels, Mallory Jansen, Scott Lucas, Ser’Darius Blain, Ray Cham, Jon Rudnitsky, Simone Recasner


Genetic genealogy is the best new tool in crime-scene forensics, and nobody knows it like Louise Kelly. Too bad she’s impossible to deal with. Based on James Renner’s 2018 article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries,”

Studio Paramount Television Studios/Anonymous Content,/Fox Entertainment

Team Chris Levinson (w, ep), James Renner (w, ep), Liza Chasin (ep), Phillip Noyce (d, ep)

Cast Melissa Leo, Tate Donovan, Dascha Polanco, Dawnn Lewis, Jude Elizabeth Mayer


A whip-smart doctor comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules. Based on the Argentine series 'La Chica que Limpia.'

Studio Warner Bros Television/Fox Entertainment

Team Miranda Kwok (w, ep), Shay Mitchell (ep), Melissa Carter (ep), Michael Offer (d, ep)

Cast Élodie Yung, Vincent Piazza, Ginger Gonzaga, Adan Canto, Erik Valdez

FANTASY ISLAND (Ordered straight to series)

Modern semi-anthology delves into the “what if” questions, both big and small, that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

Studio Sony Pictures TV/Gemstone Studios/Fox Entertainment

Team Liz Craft (w, ep), Sarah Fain (w, ep)

Cast Roselyn Sanchez


After failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret with her, Stella Cooper returns to her distressed automotive hometown to substitute teach. She finds inspiration, hope and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies, 'The Goonies.'

Studio Warner Bros. Television/SideCar Content Accelerator/Amblin TV

Team Sarah Watson (w, ep)., Greg Mottola (d, ep), Gail Berman (ep), Lauren Shuler Donner (ep), Richard Donner (ep), ustin Falvey (ep), Darryl Frank (ep)

Cast Ramon Rodriguez


CALL ME KAT (multi-camera; ordered straight to series)

FKA Carla

Carla is a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want — and still be happy. Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY. Based on the BBC series 'Miranda.'

Studio Warner Bros TV/That’s Wonderful Productions/Sad Clown Productions/BBC Studios

Team Darlene Hunt (w, ep), Mayim Bailik (ep), Jim Parsons (ep), Todd Spiewak (ep), Angie Stephenson (ep), Miranda Hart (ep), Eric Norsoph (p), Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught (p)

Cast Mayim Bailik, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan

PIVOTING (Single camera)

Follows three women after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in desperate attempts to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions, strengthening their bond proving it’s never too late to screw up your life.

Studio Warner Bros. Television/Fox Entertainment/Kapital Entertainment

Team Liz Astrof (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Tristram Shapeero (d, ep)

Cast Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Q, Tommy Dewey

HOUSEBROKEN (animated; ordered straight to series)

FKA Therapy Dog

An irreverent comedy that explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs.

Studio Kapital Entertainment/Fox Entertainment/Bento Box

Team Clea Duvall (w, ep), Jennifer Crittenden (w, ep), Gabrielle Allan (w, ep), Sharon Horgan (ep), Clelia Mountford (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor

Cast Lisa Kudrow, Clea Duvall, Nat Faxon, Sharon Horgan, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb, Greta Lee

THIS COUNTRY (Picked up to series; single camera)

A documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns. Their focus is the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their idiosyncratic surroundings. We follow the cousins as they pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza. These two don’t have much, but they do have each other. Inspired by the BBC mockumentary format.

Studio Lionsgate/BBC Studios/Fox Entertainment/Feigco Entertainment

Team Jenny Bicks (w, ep), Paul Feig (d, ep), Angie Stephenson (ep), Charlie Cooper (ep), Daisy May Cooper (ep), Dan Magnante (co-ep), Cathy Mason (p), Rachel Mason (p)

Cast Chelsea Holmes, Sam Straley, Seann William Scott, Taylor Ortega, Krystal Smith, Aya Cash, Taylor Ortega, Krystal Smith, Justin Linville, Desmin Borges (recurring)



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