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ABC Passes on ‘New York Undercover;’ Dick Wolf, Universal TV Shopping Pilot Elsewhere

ABC has passed on drama pilot New York Undercover, a contemporary sequel-spinoff from original show creator Dick Wolf, Ben Watkins (Hand of God), and director Anthony Hemingway (Underground, American Crime Story). Wolf and Universal TV are expected to shop the project to other networks/streaming services. Written by Watkins based on a story co-created with Wolf, New York Undercover picks up 20 […]






TruTV Orders Broken Lizard Series, Ken Jeong Pilot; Renews ‘Hack My Life’ and More

With news of three new projects either ordered to series or in development, truTV announced a 2018-2019 programming slate that includes: a series pickup for Tacoma FD, from two members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe; a pilot greenlight for a new comedic medical advice show from actor Ken Jeong (The Hangover); and an animated project […]

USA Orders ‘Bourne’ Franchise Spin-off, Denis Leary Crime Series and Two Additional Pilots

USA Network has given the green light to four hour-long scripted pilots, all hailing from Universal Cable Productions. The four projects represent a cross-section of themes, including a spin-off From Universal’s Bourne film franchise; a crime thriller-with-a-twist starring and co-created by Denis Leary (Rescue Me); a Texas border town crime thriller from Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail; and […]

The CW Orders Roswell Reboot, 5 Other Projects to Pilot

Though the network had formally expressed interest in the project in October 2017, the CW has officially given a pilot order for a reboot of popular sci-fi series Roswell. Still intended to be based on the “Roswell High” book series from Melinda Metz, Carina Adly MacKenzie will pen the series; and executive produce with Justin Falvey […]

CW Orders “Funny, Feminist” Charmed Reboot, Drama Dead Inside Pilots

The CW has conjured up the first two pilots for its 2018-2019 pilot season slate, announcing on Thursday that an order has gone out for a high-profile reboot of the long-running WB series Charmed; and the hour-long crime-drama-with-a-twist Dead Inside. The new Charmed pilot comes from Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman and executive producer […]

ABC to ‘Get Christie Love’ Pilot from Power’s Courtney Kemp

Even after 44 years, when the the fate of the world is teetering on the brink, there’s only one thing you can do — and ABC‘s about to do it: Get Christie Love. Power creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious), Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman have received […]

NBC Sets Comedy Pilots: Like Family, So Close, Abby’s and Friends-in-Law

One thing’s for sure about the upcoming 2018-2019 television season: NBC has got a fever — a fever for more pilots. Coming off of the network’s order of five dramatic pilots (The Enemy Within, Untitled Gabrielle Union/Bad Boys Pilot, The Village, Untitled Bellevue Hospital Pilot and In Between Lines), NBC reaffirmed its commitment to sitcoms by giving […]

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Code Black Writer Kayla Alpert Rings Up ‘False Profits’ for ABC

ABC is about to venture face first into the highly competitive world of professional make-up with new pilot order False Profits. Written and executive produced by Code Black‘s Kayla Alpert, the project is a comedic soap similar in style to Desperate Housewives and “follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their […]

Gotham Writer Ken Woodruff Sets ‘The Enemy Within’ Pilot at NBC

With a concept unlike anything else currently on their programming schedule, NBC has given a thumbs-up to a pilot from Gotham writer Ken Woodruff‘s action-drama The Enemy Within. Woodruff will serve as write and also serve as executive producer alongside Vernon Sanders. Universal Television is set as the production studio. The Enemy Within is described as “a […]

CBS Sets Three Female-Written Pilots: History, Mom So Hard and Murder

Coming off of a pilot season that saw all of their series pickups fronted by men and caused many to call out the network over its lack of inclusion and female-fronted shows, CBS has ordered three female-written pilots: two comedies (History of Them, I Mom So Hard) and a drama (Murder). This marks the first pilot […]

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Fox Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Our People’ and ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’

While the final details on the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox deal are still being finalized, Fox is moving head on the programming front and ordering three pilots: two comedies and a drama. The three 20th Century Fox TV projects include: Our People, a comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; Rel, a comedy starring […]

Amazon Debuting Glenn Close’s ‘Sea Oak,’ 2 More Pilots In November

With the streaming service still reeling from longtime president Roy Price‘s resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment and having to make decisions on two The Weinstein Company-connected series, Amazon is looking to start the week on a positive note. To that end, the streaming giant announced that it would be debuting three comedy pilots on […]