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.
Studios: Universal Television, Little Stranger, 3 Arts Entertainment.
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.Read the Pilot Script Review
Series Creator: Dean Georgaris.
Pilot Director: Jessica Yu, David Janollari, Michael Aguiliar.
Producers: Dean Georgaris.
Studios: Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment.
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.Read the Pilot Script Review
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.
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.Read the Pilot Script Review
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.Read the Pilot Script Review
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.
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.Read the Pilot Script Review
Series Creator: Austin Winsberg.
Pilot Director: Richard Shepard.
Studios: Universal Music Group, Polygram Entertainment.
Description: Brian and Jake are polar opposites and must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
Series Creator: Brian Gallivan.
Pilot Director: Pamela Fryman.
Producers: Tom Werner.
Studios: Warner Bros. TV.
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.
Series Creator: Dan Levy.
Studios: Sony Pictures Television, Doug Robinson Productions.
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.
Series Creator: Jackie Clarke.
Pilot Director: Chris Rock.
Studios: Universal Television, Broadway Video.
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.
Series Creator: Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu.
Pilot Director: Julie Anne Robinson.
Producers: Matt Hubbard, Bridget Kyle.
Studios: Universal Television, CannyLads.
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.
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.
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.
Studios: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Industry Entertainment.
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.
Series Creator: Amber Ruffin.
Pilot Director: Shelly Gossman.
Studios: Universal Television, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, Broadway Video.