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2016-17 Season:Pilot Season ~ Pilot Watch: UPDATED 1/30

2016-2017 Pilot Season: Pilot Watch
To keep you updated, on this page you will see all the shows that have received pilot orders on all the networks. This page will be continuously updated.

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**Summary Credits: The Hollywood Reporter
ABC
Comedy
Chunk & Bean
Logline: A dual-family single-camera comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Inspired by the lives of writers Ed Herro and Brian Donovan.

Downward Dog
Logline: Based on the web series of the same name, centers on a woman, Nan (Allison Tolman) and her dog. The twist is that it features a Modern Family-style confessional device — for the dog.

Dream Team
Logline: Marty Schumacher coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents.

The Fluffy Shop
Logline: The semi-autobiographical comedy follows actor-comedian Gabriel Iglesias as a stepfather and boss to his family and friends as he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

Hail Mary
Logline:A young small-town mayor named Mary Wolf has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her — so she fakes one. Based on the Austrian Broadcasting Corp. series Braunschlag, created by David Schalko.

Pearl
Logline: When a larger-than-life family matriarch finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.

The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport
Logline: A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with "perfect" wives and their "perfect" offspring.

Speechless
Logline: A family with a special-needs child is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones.

Square Roots
Logline: A man from a family of logic-driven engineers is determined to use his "gift" to help the people he loves with their everyday issues — whether they like it or not.

Toast
Logline: Over the course of Max and Page's wedding rehearsal dinner, their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple — but flashbacks reveal the toasts don't always get it right, as the comedy explores the real story of their complicated, funny and relatable road to marriage.

Untitled Goldberg/Guaracio
Logline: Centers on a 30-something bachelorette whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
Untitled Weeks & Mackay
Logline: An unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating.

Drama
Conviction
Logline: Tells the story of Carter Morrison, the brilliant but ne'er-do-well daughter of a former president, who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles' newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She, along with her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts, work together to examine cases where there's credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime.

The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez
Logline: An immigrant who rose from rags to riches, Eva Sofia Valdez, is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. 
Designated Survivor (straight to series)
Logline: Centers on a lower-level U.S. cabinet member (Kiefer Sutherland) who is suddenly appointed president after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the presidential line of succession. The series is described as a family drama wrapped around a conspiracy thriller about an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.

The Jury
Logline: The anthology series is described as 12 Angry Men meets podcast SerialThe Jury follows a single murder trial as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way.

Marvel's Most Wanted
Logline: A second spinoff from Agents of SHIELD, the drama follows the adventures of Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter.
Cast: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Delroy Lindo
Team: W/EP Paul Zbyszewski; EP Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb
Studio: ABC Studios, Marvel Television
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Model Woman
Logline: A fictionalized family soap inspired by Robert Lacey's book, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty. Set in the late 1970s during the notorious Model Wars, the show is centered on Bertie Geiss — a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.

Notorious
Logline: Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, the drama is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.

Presence (unlic)
Logline: Centers on a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator.

Spark
Logline: Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, this genre soap centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires.

Still Star-Crossed
Logline: A period drama that picks up where Romeo & Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub.

Time After Time
Logline: Based on the novel Time After Time, written by Karl Alexander, the drama uses the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point and chronicles the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
Untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer
Logline: A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.

CBS
Comedy
The Great IndoorsLogline: An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
The Kicker
Logline: An oddball athlete drives family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself cut from his professional football team.

My Time/Your Time
Logline: Based on Avital Ash's web series 7P/10E, the comedy the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance.

Superior Donuts
Logline: Based on the play by Tracy Letts, series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.

Untitled Butler/Hope/O'Shannon
Logline: An extended family show inspired by the Australian format Upper Middle Bogan about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers.
Untitled Kevin James (13-episode production commitment)
Logline: A newly retired police officer (Kevin James) looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids (Taylor Spreitler) but figures out he faces more challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.
Drama
Bunker Hill (redeveloped from last year)
Logline: A young Silicon Valley tech titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, "new school" approach to medicine.
Doubt (redeveloped from last season)
Logline: Centers on Sadie (Katherine Heigl), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients, who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Drew
Logline: A contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.

Fox
Comedy
Son of Zorn (animated/live-action pilot presentation) -- SERIES ORDER
Logline: Centers on an animated Barbarian father who comes home for the first time in 10 years to his live-action son and ex-wife. He finds that reconnecting with his family, struggling through his mundane office job and dealing with the banality of suburban life is much harder than waging actual war in his distant, animated world.

Untitled Sharpe/Lord & Miller comedy (aka In Time)
Logline: Centers on three unlikely friends find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016, as the great moments of the past collide with today's popular culture — with hilarious and quite disastrous results.
Drama
A.P.B.
Logline: A tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder, but can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue blooded veterans? 
24: Legacy
Logline: The new take features an all-new cast of characters and will be structured in the same style of the original series. Legacy revolves around a military hero's (Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton) return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
The Exorcist
Logline: A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book, the drama is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
Pitch
Logline: Centers on a young female pitcher (Kylie Bunbury, Under the Dome) who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
Prison Break (straight to series)
Logline: A new chapter based on the original series about a guy determined to prove his convicted brother's innocence and save him from death row by creating an elaborate plan to escape from prison.
Recon
Logline: A rookie FBI agent embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family.
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Shots Fired (straight to series)
Logline: Explores the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Sanaa Lathan stars an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.

Untitled Lee Daniels (formerly Star)
Logline: The Atlanta-set drama revolves around three girls who come together to form a band. Star details their rise to the top in a challenging business. While Empire is told from the point of view of music executives,Star will be told from the perspective of the artist.
Zoobiquity
Logline: Based on the best-seller by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, the drama is a light, unconventional medical procedural that follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that's never been tried before. (Redeveloped from 2014-15.)
NBC
Comedy
Good Place (13-episode straight-to-series order)
Logline: Centers on a woman (Kristen Bell) wrestling with what it means to be good.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson

Good Fortune
Logline: An ensemble comedy that focuses on a hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller.
Imaginary Friend
Logline: The winner of NBC's Playground comedy initiative, centers on Wendy (Megan Neuringer), an intelligent yet unmotivated woman who discovers a special and unexpected way of dealing with her mediocre life.

Marlon
Logline: Loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans' life, the comedy centers on an inappropriate but loving father (Wayans) committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife.

Powerless
Logline: Set in the DC Comics universe full of superheroes, villains and people just like us, Powerless is described as an office comedy about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power. Based on characters from DC Comics.
The Trail
Logline: A serialized comedy following a young big-city lawyer and his oddball defense team during a high-profile murder trial in a small southern town.
Untitled Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy
Logline: After years of partying that earned him the "black sheep" label, Karl returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. 
Untitled Dan Fogelman birthday dramedy
Logline: The hourlong dramedy is described as a unique ensemble that follows characters all born on the same day.
Untitled Matt Hubbard
Logline: Loosely based on Hubbard's life, the comedy centers on a guy (Chris Smith) who learns to manage the expectations and strong cultural traditions of his in-laws after he moves his family to his wife's (Elizabeth Ho) hometown. 
Untitled Tracey Wigfield 
Logline: Inspired by the life of Tracey Wigfield, the comedy centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom interns at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network. 
Drama
Chicago Law (planted spinoff of Chicago PD)
Logline: A spinoff featuring ADA characters appearing on Chicago PD.

Midnight Texas
Logline: Based on the New York Times best-selling trilogy from Charlaine Harris, the drama is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf and even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place. 
Miranda's Rights
Logline: A legal soap centering on 28-year-old Miranda Coale, who gets a shot at redemption six years after a sex scandal upended her life when she’s hired by a group of millennials living and working together in a start-up law firm.

Taken (straight to series)
Logline: A modern-day prequel to Luc Besson's feature of the same name that starred Liam Neeson as a retired CIA operative Bryan Mills on a one-man mission to save his kidnapped daughter. The series will illustrate how a young Bryan develops his skills.
Time
Logline: The high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Unveiled (redeveloped from last season)
Logline: A one-hour drama following an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crises in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.

The CW
Drama
Frequency
Logline: In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the "butterfly effect" wreak havoc in the present day.
No Tomorrow
Logline: When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Based on the Brazilian format.
Riverdale
Logline: Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome fa├žade. Based on the characters from Archie Comics.
Transylvania
Logline: In 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard detective. Together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.
Untitled Kevin Williamson paranormal drama
Logline: A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.
Untitled Mars drama
Logline: A team of explorers arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration and settlement to investigation and survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.

What shows do YOU think are good? Should any of these shows NOT have been picked up for a pilot? Any shows you hope do get a pilot order?