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#PilotSeason by the Locations (2019 Edition)

An overview of where (and when) this year's pilots are shooting.
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    With slightly fewer drama pilots ordered this year overall (35 vs 41 in 2018, the same as 2014), Los Angeles is the city that suffers most from the decrease, with only 5 pilots being produced within its borders (down from 8 in 2018). As always, L.A. still wins with all of the comedy pilots shot there, both singlecam & multicam (25 overall), as well as many off-cycle cable and streaming series. In fact, L.A. is poised to hit an all-time record in 2019, thanks to the streaming platform production boom.

    Vancouver is setting its own all-time record, scoring 10 pilots (up from 6 in 2018). The Canadian city is already home to several CW series and many more across the dial (including The Good Doctor and A Million Little Things). It’s a good year for New York too, with 9 pilots (down from 11 in 2018), while Atlanta is gaining momentum after a difficult last year. They have 4 (up from 2 in 2018). Chicago is the biggest loser, with no pilots ordered this year (down from 4 in 2018), while more far-flung locations are almost nowhere to be found, with the exception of New Zealand for ABC’s Triangle.

    Several pilots do plan to shoot limited exterior scenes in their scripted home cities, including Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlistin San Francisco, Batwoman, Chicago, The Baker and the Beauty in Miami and Stumptown in Portland.


    THE FULL LOCATIONS LIST:  
    (with production start dates, where known)

    ALBUQUERQUE
    PRISM (NBC) – March 6

    ATLANTA
    DEPUTY (FOX) – March 12
    HEART OF LIFE (ABC) – March 19
    LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER (FOX) – March 25
    THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (ABC) –

    LOS ANGELES
    COURTHOUSE (CBS) – March 15
    JANE THE NOVELA (The CW)
    TOMMY (CBS) – March 12
    UNDER THE BRIDGE (CBS) –
    UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC) – March 12

    MEMPHIS
    BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC) – March 11

    NEW JERSEY
    EMERGENCE (NBC) – March 11

    NEW ORLEANS
    FILTHY RICH (FOX) – March 7

    NEW YORK
    EVIL (CBS) – March 12
    FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS) – February 21
    KATY KEENE (The CW) – March 11
    LINCOLN (NBC) – March 11
    NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (ABC) – March 12
    NYPD BLUE (ABC) – March 5
    PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
    SISTERS (FOX) – March 25
    UNTITLED HANK STEINBERG PROJECT (ABC) – March 18

    NEW ZEALAND
    TRIANGLE (ABC) – April 15

    SAVANNAH 
    COUNCIL OF DADS (NBC) – March 6

    TORONTO
    GLAMOROUS (The CW) – March 15

    VANCOUVER
    BATWOMAN (The CW) – March 4
    FRANKENSTEIN (CBS) – March 19
    NEXT (FOX) – March 26
    REPUBLIC OF SARAH (CBS) – March 11
    STUMPTOWN (ABC) – March 11
    SURVEILLANCE (CBS) – November 30
    THE HAUNTING OF NANCY DREW (The CW) – March 25
    THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY (ABC) – March 10
    THE LOST BOYS (The CW) – March 13
    ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC) – March 14

    MAP designed by @_Piair

    Jean-Maxime Renault is a TV addict based in Paris who writes about television and movies on AlloCiné (aka "the French IMDB"). In 2015 he created Season Zero, a website about television development and pilot season, which is now a part of Primetimer. 

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