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2020 NBC Pilots - Comedies

Untitled Ted Danson / Tina Fey Project

Genre: Office, Political, and Satirical

Description: About a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.

Pilot Cast: Ted Danson.

Series Creator: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock.

Producers: Tina Fey, Ted Danson, Jeff Richmond, David Miner, Robert Carlock.

Studios: Universal Television, Little Stranger, 3 Arts Entertainment.

2019 NBC Pilots - Dramas

Bluff City Law

Genre: Legal and Family Drama

Description: The lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm specialize in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.

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Pilot Cast: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane , Stony Blyden, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafa, Jayne Atkinson.

Series Creator: Dean Georgaris.

Pilot Director: Jessica Yu, David Janollari, Michael Aguiliar.

Producers: Dean Georgaris.

Studios: Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment.

Council of Dads


Genre: Family Drama

Description: The story of Scott Perry and his family, whose lives are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin, assemble a unique group of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life’s many challenges.

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Pilot Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, J. August Richards, Michael O'Neill, Tom Everett Scott, Michele Weaver, Emjay Anthony, Blue Chapman, Steven Silver, Thalia Tran.

Series Creator: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan.

Based on: Bruce Feiler’s memoir The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness and the Men Who Could Be Me

Pilot Director: James Strong.

Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, James Oh, Joan Rater, Tony Phelan.

Studios: Universal Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Midwest Livestock Productions.


(Also known as The Bone Collector)

Genre: Detective Crime Thriller

Description: Legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

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Pilot Cast: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Imperioli, tate ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Duff.

Series Creator: VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli.

Based on: The Lincoln Rhyme book series by Jeffery Deaver

Pilot Director: Seth Gordon.

Producers: Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan.

Studios: Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Keshet Studios.



Genre: Pyschological Legal Thriller

Description: A a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

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Pilot Cast: Malin Akerman, Mykelti Williamson, Ramon Rodriguez, Sara Rue, Brooke Smith, David Alpay, Chloe Wepper.

Series Creator: Daniel Barnz.

Pilot Director: Daniel Barnz.

Producers: Daniel Barnz, Ben Barnz, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz.

Studios: Universal Television, We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn Prods.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Genre: Musical Dramedy

Description: A whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s is having a hard time connecting to friends, co–workers, family, etc. She just doesn’t have the ability to read people or understand what’s really going in their heads. But after a freak accident, she's given an extraordinary ability. Suddenly she has the power to hear what’s going on in people’s minds. Only she hears their deepest desires and innermost thoughts as songs and big musical numbers that they perform (passionately) just for her. With this new power at her disposal, Zoey is able to use her “gift” to not only help herself, but help others in crisis or need.

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Pilot Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart.

Series Creator: Austin Winsberg.

Pilot Director: Richard Shepard.

Producers: Austin Winsberg, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum.

Studios: Universal Music Group, Polygram Entertainment.

2019 NBC Pilots - Comedies



Genre: Multi-camera

Description: Brian and Jake are polar opposites and must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.

Pilot Cast: Michael Urie, Zach Cregger, Gil Ozeri, Vella Lovell, Brian Gallivan.

Series Creator: Brian Gallivan.

Pilot Director: Pamela Fryman.

Producers: Tom Werner.

Studios: Warner Bros. TV.


(Also known as Uninsured)

Genre: Family and Multi-camera

Description: Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.

Pilot Cast: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Fran Drescher, Steven Weber, Jessy Hodges.

Series Creator: Dan Levy.

Producers: Adam Pally, Doug Robinson, Alison Greenspan, Dan Levy.

Studios: Sony Pictures Television, Doug Robinson Productions.

The Kenan Show


Genre: Family and Multi-camera

Description: A newly widowed dad is determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.

Pilot Cast: Kenan Thompson, Andy Garcia.

Series Creator: Jackie Clarke.

Pilot Director: Chris Rock.

Producers: Lorne Michaels, Jackie Clarke, Andrew Singer, Kenan Thompson.

Studios: Universal Television, Broadway Video.

Like Magic


Genre: Single-camera

Description: An optimistic young woman is pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace.

Pilot Cast: Jee Young Han, Freddie Stroma, Rory O’Malley, French Stewart, Hailey Magnus, Vicky Luu.

Series Creator: Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu.

Pilot Director: Julie Anne Robinson.

Producers: Matt Hubbard, Bridget Kyle.

Studios: Universal Television, CannyLads.

Perfect Harmony


Genre: Single-camera and Musical

Description: A rural church choir gets the director it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League music professor stumbles through their door.

Pilot Cast: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Will Greenberg, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji.

Series Creator: Lesley Wake Webster.

Pilot Director: Jason Winer.

Producers: Lesley Wake Webster, Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders, Jason Winer, Jon Radler.

Studios: 20th Century FOX Television, Small Dog Pictures.


Genre: Single-camera

Description: Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.

Pilot Cast: Kal Penn, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu, Tudor Petrut, Kiran Deol.

Series Creator: Kal Penn, Matt Murray.

Producers: Kal Penn, David Miner, Matt Murray.

Studios: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Industry Entertainment.

Village Gazette


Genre: Single-camera and Workplace Pilot Presentation

Description: Amber, the editor of the Benson Village Gazette, loves her safe small town life writing fluff pieces about gardening and nursing baby squirrels back to health. That is until the newspaper owners hire a disgraced big city reporter, Randall, who immediately challenges the happy denial Amber (and the Benson Village town folk) have been living in. Now, Amber is forced to recognize that everything isn’t always sunshine and rainbows and that she has a lot to say if she could get the courage to push against the rose–colored protective bubble she has created for both herself and the Gazette.

Pilot Cast: Amber Ruffin, Tommy Dewey, Shelly Gossman.

Series Creator: Amber Ruffin.

Pilot Director: Shelly Gossman.

Producers: Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Amber Ruffin, Mike Shoemaker, Seth Meyers.

Studios: Universal Television, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, Broadway Video.