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Title : Bad Mothers Handbook
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield
Producers : Jennifer Konner, Alexandra Rushfield and Stu Bloomberg
Cast : Alicia Silverstone and Alia Shawkat

Synopsis:
Centers on a 32-year-old woman too busy taking care of her 16-year-old daughter and 48-year-old mother.


Title : Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : Tom Wheeler
Producers : Tom Wheeler
Cast : Nathan Gamble, Jodelle Ferland, Janel Moloney and Patrick Breen

Synopsis:
Described as “Harry Potter” meets “Pan’s Labyrinth.” It centers on a young girl who finds a magical atlas that reveals a secret world underneath our world


Title : Castle
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Andrew Marlowe
Producers : Andrew Marlowe, Armyan Bernstein and Laurie Zaks
Cast : Nathan Fillion and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Synopsis:
Centers on a horror novelist who is consulting for the NYPD Homicide department.


Title : Cupid
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Rob Thomas
Producers : Rob Thomas
Cast : Bobby Cannavale, Rick Gomez and Sarah Paulson

Synopsis:
A “reinvention” of his praised but short-lived 1998 ABC comedy series of the same name about a man who thinks he’s a god sent to Earth by Zeus to unite 100 romantically challenged couples.


Title : Finnegan
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Trent Jones
Producers : Trent Jones and Francie Calfo
Cast : No Cast Attached

Synopsis:
Focuses on the organized crime/vice unit in Los Angeles, which is led by a tough female detective.


Title : Five Year Plan
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : Universal Media Services
Created By : Joe Port and Joe Wiseman
Producers : Joe Port and Joe Wiseman
Cast : Steve Howey and Lee Thompson Young

Synopsis:
A half-hour multicamera comedy revolving around a group of twentysomethings who try to figure out the next five years and beyond.


Title : Good Behavior
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Rob Thomas
Producers : Rob Thomas, John Barnet, Michael Larkin, Michael Goldstein, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing
Cast : Patrick Adams, Keith Robinson and Mae Whitman

Synopsis:
A dramedy in which the matriarch of a family of criminals decides it is time for her brood to go straight when her husband ends up in the clink for five years.


Title : Life On Mars
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : David E. Kelley ( US Version )
Producers : Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg
Cast : Jason O’Mara, Colm Meaney, Rachelle Lefevre and Lenny Clarke

Synopsis:
A story about a 21st century detective who, after a car crash, mysteriously finds himself working as a cop in the 1970s — based on the BBC’s sci-fi crime drama.


Title : Prince Of Motor City
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : Abc Studios
Created By : Jessica Goldberg and Hamish Linklater
Producers : Jessica Goldberg, Chris Brancato, and Bert Salke
Cast : Rutger Hauer, Piper Perabo, Aunjanue Ellis, Warren Christie, Morris Chestnut, Sharon Lawrence, Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell

Synopsis:
A gothic family soap inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” which is set in the world of the Detroit auto industry.


Title : Section 8
Status : 6 Episode Order
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Zak Penn
Producers : Zak Penn, Michael Karnow, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun
Cast : No Cast Attached

Synopsis:
Everyday people with exceptional neurological abilities recruited to work for a secret branch of a government agency


Title : This Might Hurt
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Jason Winer
Producers : Jason Winer, Matthew Weinberg and Todd Komarnicki
Cast : Missi Pyle, Alex Meneses, Vanessa Lengies, Hayes MacArthur and Josh Dean

Synopsis:
Set at a private medical practice and revolves around the owner, a fiftysomething pediatrician with a great bedside manner but woefully old-fashioned methods; his brainy internist son, with whom he’s in constant conflict; and an OB/GYN who has an inherent distrust of all men.

Title : Untitled Kohan and Mutchnick Project
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
Producers : David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
Cast : Alan Tudyk, Josh Cooke and Sarah Lafleur

Synopsis:
Sitcom centers on two men — one straight, one gay — who are lifelong best friends and business partners. Both of them are in serious romantic relationships and try to find a balance between their allegiances to each other and to their significant others.


Title : Untitled Kristin Newman
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : ABC
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Kristin Newman
Producers : Kristin Newman, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank
Cast : Alyssa Milano

Synopsis:
A single-camera comedy that centers on a thirtysomething woman who tries to break free of her overbearing and dysfunctional family, friends and boss. 


Title : The Unusuals
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : ABC
Studio : Sony Pictures TV
Created By : Noah Hawley
Producers : Noah Hawley and Peter Tolan
Cast : Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Renner, Terry Kinney, Kai Lennox  and Amber Tamblyn

Synopsis:
Dramedy set at a New York police precinct.



 
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Title : Can Openers
Status : Presentation Order
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : Sony Pictures Television
Created By : Jim Serpico
Producers : Jim Serpico and Elle Johnson
Cast : Lauren Lee Smith, Eion Bailey and Jay Hernandez

Synopsis:
Drama centers on a woman in her 20s as she enters a seven-year neurosurgical residency, encountering a competitive, clubby atmosphere along the way


Title : Eleventh  Hour
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : Mick Davis
Producers :  Mick Davis, Danny Cannon, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman
Cast : Rufus Sewell and Marley Shelton

Synopsis:
Based on the limited British sci-fi series, centers on Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government who, with his feisty female bodyguard Rachel (Shelton) in tow, saves people from the worst abuses of science.


Title : Exit 19
Status : Presentation Order
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio :  CBS Paramount
Created By : Jeff Bell
Producers :  Jeff Bell, Geena Davis, Gene Stein and Nina Wass
Cast : Geena Davis, Matthew Lillard, Rosie Perez, Ramon Rodriguez and Amy Farrington

Synopsis:
A quirky homicide detective on the mean streets of Manhattan who also is a single mom to two kids in the suburbs on Long Island.


Title : Harper’s Island
Status : Ordered To Series ( Midseason )
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : CBS Paramount
Created By : Ari Schlossberg
Producers : Ari Schlossberg, Karim Zriek, Dan Shotz and Jon Turteltaub
Cast : Elaine Cassidy, Ryan Merriman and Samantha Noble

Synopsis:
A horror story that unfolds during the course of a season as a group of friends meet on an island off the Seattle coast for a destination wedding.


Title : The Meant To Be’s
Status :  Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : CBS Paramount
Created By : Glenn Gordon Caro
Producers : Glenn Gordon Caro
Cast : Amy Smart,Tom Hollander and Ioan Gruffudd

Synopsis:
Romantic drama about a young woman who dies, but in order to “pass over,” she must return to Earth and help people improve their lives.


Title : The Mentalist
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : Bruno Heller
Producers : Bruno Heller and David Nutter
Cast : Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Owain Yeoman, Shaun Toub, Amanda Righetti and Tim Kan
Synopsis:
Drama which centers on a mentalist who uses his skills of observation to solve crimes as an independent detective working with the police.

Title : Mike Birbiglia’s Secret Public Journal
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : CBS
Studio : CBS Paramount
Created By : Mike Birbiglia and Andrew Secunda
Producers : Mike Birbiglia, Andrew Secunda, Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo
Cast : Mike Birbiglia, Frances Conroy, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Blanchard and Phil Hendrie 
Synopsis:
A stand-up comedian who lives with his girlfriend in Brooklyn and struggles in his efforts to be a grown up, have a relationship, and do the right things.

Title : My Best Friends Gal
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Comedy
Network : CBS
Studio : Sony Pictures Television
Created By : Mike Sikowitz
Producers : Mike Sikowitz
Cast : Tim Peper, Josh Cooke, Kristin Booth and Eric Ladin
Synopsis:
Centers on two best friends and co-owners of a biker shop whose relationship becomes complicated when one (Tim Peper) begins dating the ex-wife (Garth) of the other (Josh Cooke).

Title : The EX-List
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Comedy
Network : CBS
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Diane Ruggiero
Producers : Jonathan Levin
Cast : Rachel Boston, Adam Rothenberg, Alexandra Breckenridge and Elizabeth Reaser
Synopsis:
After learning from a psychic that she already has dated the man she’s supposed to marry, a woman revisits all her past relationships in the hopes of finding him; based on an Israeli format.


Title : NY-LON
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Patti Carr
Producers : Patti Carr, Lara Runnels, Rob Pursey, Armyan Bernstein, Laurie Zaks and Chris Coelen
Cast : Will Kemp, Elisha Cuthbert, Caterina Scorsone and Johnny Whitworth

Synopsis:
A female New York record store clerk and a male London stock broker embark on a cross-continental romance — based on a British series.


Title : Single White Millionaire
Status : Cast-Contingent Order
Genre : Comedy
Network : CBS
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : Ricky Blitt
Producers : Ricky Blitt
Cast : Fred Savage, Lance Barber, Rick Peters and Brooke D’Orsay

Synopsis:
Multi-camera comedy about an unassuming millionaire in his thirties who is ready to settle down


Title : Tower
Status : Presentation Order
Genre : Drama
Network : CBS
Studio : CBS Paramount
Created By : Meredith Stiehm
Producers : Meredith Stiehm
Cast : CCH Pounder, Cole Hauser, Denis O’Hare, Rosamund Pike and Marcia Gay Harden
Synopsis:
Revolves around a group of Chicago reporters who treat breaking news as cases to be both investigated and solved.

Title : Untitled Ed Yeager Project
Status : Pilot Order
Genre : Comedy
Network : CBS
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Ed Yeager
Producers : Ed Yeager
Cast : Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Ryan Malgarini, Laura Marano and Jaime King
Synopsis:
The multicamera project from ABC Studios centers on an easygoing, recently divorced dad (Mohr) who tries to navigate new waters with his ex-wife (Marshall), to whom he was married for 15 years, his kids (Malgarini, Marano) and his new girlfriend (King).


 
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Title : Boldly Going Nowhere
Status : Ordered To Pilot + 5 Script Order

Genre : Comedy
Network : FOX
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton
Producers : Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel
Cast : No Cast Attached

Synopsis:
DoFSCommand_374019(command,args); A high-concept comedy about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain. 


Title : Courtroom K
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Paul Attanasio
Producers : Paul Attanasio
Cast : Jonathan Sadowski and Megan Dodds

Synopsis:
A darkly comedic courtroom drama in the vein of “House,” which is set in a Milwaukee Superior Court and revolves around a judge, a prosecutor and a public defender.


Dollhouse Photo For New Joss Whedon Series

Penikett, Kranz, Lachman and Gjokaj Join Dollhouse

 

Title : Dollhouse
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Joss Whedon
Producers : Joss Whedon
Cast : Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Olivia Williams,Harry Lennix and Enver Gjokaj
Synopsis:
A drama which follows a top-secret world of people programmed with different personalities, abilities and memories depending on their mission.

Title : Fringe
Status : Ordered To Series

Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : Warner Brothers TV
Created By : J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci
Producers : J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Alex Graves and Bryan Burk
Cast : Anna Torv, John Noble, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair, Brown, Kirk Acevedo and Mark Valley
Synopsis:
Young, tough FBI agent is forced to confront the spread of unexplained phenomena and work with an institutionalized scientist and his son.

Title : Inseparable

Status : Pilot Order

Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : ABC Studios
Created By : Shaun Cassidy
Producers :  Shaun Cassidy
Cast : Lloyd Owen, Morgan Turner and Tricia Helfer

Synopsis:
A modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about Justin/Clyde, a partially paralyzed forensic psychiatrist with a split personality whose alter ego is a charismatic criminal.


Title : Virtuality
Status : Pilot Order
Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Ron Moore and Michael Taylor
Producers :  Ron Moore and Michael Taylor
Cast : Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Erik Jensen, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Clea DuVall

Synopsis:
Set aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship, on a journey to explore a distant solar system.


Title : Virtuality
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : FOX
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Ron Moore and Michael Taylor
Producers :  Ron Moore and Michael Taylor
Cast : Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Erik Jensen, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Clea DuVall

Synopsis:
Set aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship, on a journey to explore a distant solar system.



 
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Title : Blue Blood
Status : Ordered To Pilot + 2 Script Order
Genre : Drama
Network : NBC
Studio : 20th Century Fox Television
Created By : Brett Ratner
Producers : Brett Ratner , Niel Tolkin, Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews
Cast : Larenz Tate, Logan Marshall-Green, Vincent Piazza, Kate Levering, April Lee Hernandez and Alex Fernandez

Synopsis:
Based on the 2004 bestselling autobiography by New York police officer Ed Conlon, the show is about a rookie NYPD officer who is a Harvard graduate who decides to return to the family ‘job’ in law enforcement.


Title : Crusoe
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : NBC
Studio : Universal Media Studios
Created By :
Producers :
Cast :  Philip Winchester and Anna Walton

Synopsis:
A drama based on Daniel Defoe’s classic novel.


 Title : Kath & Kim
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Comedy
Network : NBC
Studio : Universal Media Studios
Created By : Gina Riley and Jane Turner
Producers : Gina Riley, Jane Turner, Michelle Nader, Rick McKenna and Paul Feig
Cast : Molly Shannon, John Michael Higgins and Selma Blair

Synopsis:
“Kath & Kim,” a series adapted from Australia’s hit comedy of the same title, is a look into the minutiae of middle-class suburbia that digs deep into the daily lives of Kath, a cheerful, forty-something divorcee, and her self-absorbed daughter, Kim. It’s the love and hate, push and pull, of the dysfunctional relationship only a mother and daughter could share.


Title : Kings
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : NBC
Studio : Universal Media Studios
Created By : Michael Green
Producers : Francis Lawrence and Michael Green
Cast : Ian McShane, Allison Miller, Susanna Thompson and Christopher Egan

Synopsis:
A contemporary soap loosely based on the story of King David which centers on David (Egan), a pure-hearted young warrior who joins the royal court after saving the life of his king’s son.


Title : My Own Worst Enemy
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : NBC
Studio : Universal Media Studios
Created By : Jason Smilovic
Producers : Jason Smilovic
Cast : Christian Slater and Mike O’Malley

Synopsis:
“The Bourne Identity” meets “Jekyll & Hyde” and centers on a mild-mannered suburban dad (Slater) who learns that his alter ego is a spy.



 
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Title : 90210
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : CW
Studio : CBS Paramount Network TV
Created By : Rob Thomas
Producers : Rob Thomas
Cast : Tristan Wilds, Dustin Milligan, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, AnnaLynne McCord, Lori Loughlin, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Walter and Shenae Grimes

Synopsis:
A contemporary spinoff of Aaron Spelling’s seminal 1990s teen soap “Beverly Hills, 90210.


Title : Austin Golden Hour
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : CW
Studio : CBS Paramount Network TV
Created By : Lance Gentile and Mal Young
Producers : Simon Fuller, Lance Gentile and Mal Young
Cast : David Rogers, Justin Hartley, Michael Trevino and Cassidy Freeman

Synopsis:
Follows a close-knit team of young emergency room surgeons and EMTs during the critical, adrenaline-filled 60 minutes immediately following a trauma. “Hour” will also follow the love lives, jealousies and rivalries of those men and women.


Title : How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls
Status : Ordered To Series
Genre : Drama
Network : CW
Studio : Warner Brothers
Created By : Rina Mimoun
Producers : Rina Mimoun, Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy
Cast : Marsha Mason, Michael Cassidy, Joanna Garcia, Lucy Hale and Ashley Newbrough

Synopsis:
Centers on a Yale-educated young woman hired to be the live-in tutor/life coach to two rich heiresses in Palm Beach.


Title : Wrecking Ball
Status : Ordered To Pilot
Genre : Drama
Network : CW
Studio : FOX TV Studios
Created By : Richard Hatem
Producers : Richard Hatem and Ross  Fineman
Cast : No Cast Attached

Synopsis:
Described as “Moonlighting” meets “Erin Brockovich.” It centers on a young lawyer and scion of a famous political family who joins a smart, working-class recent law school grad to form a small firm aimed at helping those who have no place else to turn.

 

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