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


2022 ABC Pilots & Series Orders

3 Pilots
6 Series Orders


AVALON (Ordered straight to series; eyed for midseason)

Set in the main city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where L.A. Sheriff Department Detective Nicole “Nic” Searcy heads up a small office. Catalina has a local population that serves more than 1 million tourists a year, and each day when the ferries arrive, hundreds of potential new stories enter the island. Detective Searcy is pulled into a career-defining mystery that will challenge everything she knows about herself and the island.

Studio A+E Studios/20th Television

Team David E. Kelley (w, ep), Michael Connelly (ep), Dana Calvo (ep, sr), Ross Fineman (ep), Barry Jossen (ep), Tana Jamieson (ep)

Cast Neve Campbell, Steven Pasquale

ALASKA (Picked up to series)

FKA Alaska Daily News

Eileen Fitzgerald is a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

Studio 20th Television

Team Tom McCarthy (w, d, ep), Peter Elkoff (ep, sr), Hilary Swank (ep), Melissa Wells (ep), Bert Salke (ep), Kyle Hopkins (ep), Ryan Binkley (ep),

Cast Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, Craig Frank

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (Picked up to series for midseason)

A night of passion leads to love between con-man Charlie and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in-hand -- forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. Based on the Korean series ‘My Fellow Citizens.’

Studio 20th Television

Team Julia Cohen (w, ep), Milo Ventimiglia (ep), Jon M. Chu (ep), Todd Harthan (ep), Caitlin Foito (ep), Russ Cundiff (ep), Lindsay Goffman (ep), Deanna Harris (ep)

Cast Milo Ventimiglia, Catherine Haena Kim, William Fichtner

L.A. LAW (Not going forward)

The venerable law firm of McKenzie Brackman reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases. Blair Underwood reprises his role as attorney Jonathan Rollins, who has gone from idealistic to more conservative as he clashes with millennial JJ Freeman to decide the best path forward for the firm to effect political and legal change.

Studio 20th Television

Team Marc Guggenheim (w, ep), Ubah Mohamed (w, ep), Anthony Hemingway (d, ep), Dayna Bochco (ep), Jesse Bochco (ep), Blair Underwood (ep)

Cast Blair Underwood, Corbin Bernsen, Juliana Harkavy, Kacey Rohl, Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef, Ian Duff, John Harlan Kim, Jill Eikenberry (guest)

CRIMINAL NATURE (Not going forward)

FKA Untitled National Parks Project

Follows the tangled, messy lives of the agents who work for the ISB — an elite law-enforcement unit responsible for solving all serious crimes that occur in our country’s 81,000 square miles of protected national parks.

Studio A+E Studios/20th Television

Team Rashad Raisani (w, ep), Barry Jossen (ep), Tana Jamieson (ep)

Cast Michaela McManus, Parker Young, Yasha Jackson, Ian Duff, Julia Chan

THE ROOKIE: FEDS (Picked up to series after backdoor pilot)

FKA Untitled The Rookie Spinoff

Follows Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy, Spinoff from 'The Rookie,'

Studio eOne/ABC Signature

Team Alexi Hawley (w, ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Niecy Nash-Betts (ep), Mark Gordon(ep), Nathan Fillion(ep), Michelle Chapman(ep), Bill Norcross (ep), Corey Miller (ep)

Cast Niecy Nash-Betts , Frankie Faison, Felix Solis, Britt Robertson, Kevin Zegers


A single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her "high intellectual potential," she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective. Together they form an unusual and unstoppable team. Based on the French series 'HIP.'

Studio ABC Signature

Team Drew Goddard (w, ep), Sarah Esberg (ep), Pierre Laugier (ep), Anthony Lancret, (ep), Jean Nainchrik (ep)

Cast TBA


Five therapists in Philadelphia find unique ways to solve problems in their patients’ lives while grappling with their own. Ellen Roman, the owner of the practice and a brilliant therapist, has her life shockingly turned upside down when she begins working with a sociopathic patient who might hold the key to the disappearance of her sister five years earlier.

Studio 20th Television

Team Kay Oyegun (w, ep)

Cast Marsha Stephanie Blake, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Johnny Simmons, Rachel Hilson, Demetrius Grosse, Rahnuma Panthaky

WILL TRENT (Picked up to series for midseason; working title)

Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one feels as abandoned as he was, Will Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI. Based on the books by Karin Slaughter.

Studio 20th Television

Team Liz Heldens (w, ep), Dan Thomsen (w, ep), Karin Slaughter (ep), Oly Obst, Paul McGuigan (d), Ramón Rodríguez (p)

Cast Ramón Rodríguez, Erika Christensen, , Iantha Richardson, Jake McLaughlin, Sonja Sohn


The series plays out over two timelines. Fifteen years from now, a woman being vetted for a Supreme Court seat recounts her experience at a prominent D.C. law firm in 2023, where the only thing more controversial than the cases was her messy love life, caught between two feuding brothers. Now, with a Supreme Court seat on the line, all of her darkest secrets are at risk of coming out, threatening her nomination, her reputation, and her marriage.

Studio 20th Television

Team Joey Falco (w, ep), Melvin Mar (ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Jordan Cerf (ep)

Cast TBA


A highly skilled team of trauma surgeons and nurses race into the field to treat the patients who won’t make it to the hospital in time. When the sick and the injured can’t get to the ER, the HURT Unit, or Hospital Urgent Response Team, brings the ER to them.

Studio ABC Signature

Team Matt Lopez (w, ep), John Glenn (w, ep), Marc Webb (d, ep)

Cast TBA


JOSEP (Not going forward; single camera)

Follows comic Jo Koy as a recently divorced Filipino-American nurse attempting to navigate dating, fatherhood and a very Filipino mother who loves to “help.”

Studio 20th Television

Team Steve Joe (w, ep), Kourtney Kang (ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Melvin Mar (ep), Randall Park (ep), Michael Golamco (ep), Hieu Ho (ep), Jo Koy (ep), Joe Meloche (ep)

Cast Jo Koy, Mia Katigbak, Kaden Alejandro, Rory O’Malley, Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras, Jason Rogel

NOT DEAD YET (Picked up to series; single camera)

Nell Stevens, a broke and newly single self-described disaster, works to restart the life and career she left behind 10 years ago. When she lands the only job she can find – writing obituaries – Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source. Adapted from Alexandra Potter's book “Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up”

Studio 20th Television

Team Casey Johnson (w, ep), David Windsor (w, ep), Gina Rodriguez (ep), McG (ep), Mary Viola (ep), Corey Marsh (ep), Dean Holland (d)

Cast Gina Rodriguez, Joshua Banday, Angela Gibbs, Hannah Simone, Lauren Ash, Rick Glassman (recurring)

THE SON IN LAW (Not going forward)

A salt-of-the-earth man finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancée’s sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.

Studio 20th Television/The Detective Agency

Team Ajay Sahgal (w, ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Melvin Mar (ep)

Cast Chris Sullivan, Reema Sampat, Meera Simhan, Evangeline Young, Anupam Kher, Robert Bailey Jr.



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