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2011-12 Pilot Pickups

Fox:

Drama

TOUCH

TERRA NOVA

20th Cenutry Fox TV

Aaron Kaplan (Knowing), Brannon Braga (Star Trek: Enterprise), Craig Silverstein (Nikita), Darryl Frank (Las Vegas), Jon Cassar (24), Justin Falvey (Las Vegas), Katherine Pope (Breakout Kings), Kelly Marcel, Peter Chernin (Breakout Kings), Rene Echevarria (Castle), Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan)

Starring: Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Shelley Conn (How Do You Know), Landon Liboiron (Life Unexpected), Naomi Scott (Lemonade Mouth), Allison Miller (Kings), Mido Hamada (24), Alana Mansour (Degrassi), Christine Adams (The Whole Truth)

In an effort to save the human race, scientists develop a portal allowing travel 85 million years back in time to prehistoric Earth. The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddy and Zoe) join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway.

FINDER

20th Century Fox TV

Hart Hanson (Bones), Barry Josephson (Bones)

Starring: Geoff Stults (Happy Town), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), Saffron Burrows (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)

Walter Sherman, a former Iraqi soldier with an uncanny gift to unearth anyone and anything, is the ‘Finder.’

ALCATRAZ

Warner Bros. TV
J.J. Abrams (Lost), Liz Sarnoff (Lost), Steven Lilien (Boomtown), Bryan Wynbrandt (Kyle XY)
Starring: Sarah Jones (Lone Star), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne (Undercovers), Jason Butler (Pelham 1 2 3), Sam Neill (Happy Town), Parminder Nagra (E.R.), Santiago Cabrera (Heroes), Robert Forster (Heroes)
Crime drama set at Alcatraz Island, involving a team investigating the mysterious disappearance of its 1960s inhabitants in the present who reappear in the present day.
Comedy

THE NEW GIRL (single)

20th Century Fox TV

Liz Meriwether (No String Attached), Peter Chernin (Breakout Kings), Katherine Pope (Breakout Kings)

Starring: Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer), Jake M. Johnson (No Strings Attached), Max Greenfield (Veronica Mars), Hannah Simone (WCG: Ultimate Gamer), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)

Comedy about an out-of-look elementary school teacher who moves in with three guys.

I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (multi)

Warner Bros. TV

Ellen Kreamer (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Sherry Bilsing-Graham (The New Adventures of Old Christine)

Starring: Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl), Katie Finneran (The Inside), Eric Sheffer Stevens (As the World Turns), Kristi Lauren (Working Class), Aisha Dee (Dead Gorgeous), Chad Coleman (The Wire), Kevin Rahm (Judging Amy)

Comedy about two women that realize their teenager daughters are turning into the type of girls that tormented them in high school.

ALLEN GREGORY (animated, 7-episode order)

20th Century Fox TV

Jonah Hill (Superbad), Andrew Mogel (Yes Man), Jarrad Paul (Yes Man), David Goodman (Family Guy), Peter Chernin (Breakout Kings), Katherine Pope (Breakout Kings)

Starring: French Stewart (3rd Rock From the Sun), Nat Faxon (Walk Hard), Jonah Hill (Superbad), Cristina Pucelli (Viewtiful Joe)

A seven-year-old boy embarks on the greatest challenge of his life: attending elementary school.

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (animated, 6-episode order)

Mike Scully (The Simpsons), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Jerusha Hess (Napoleon Dynamite)

Starring: Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Aaron Ruell (Napoleon Dynamite), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show), Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite), Sandy Martin (Napoleon Dynamite)

Based off the film of the same name.

Reality

THE X-FACTOR

NBC:

Drama

THE FIRM

AWAKE

20th Century Fox TV

Kyle Killen (Lone Star), Howard Gordon (24)

Starring: Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Laura Allen (Terriers), Cherry Jones (24), Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show), Dylan Minnette (Saving Grace), Steve Harris (The Heist), BD Wong (Law & Order: SVU), Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries)

Thriller about a detective who wakes up after an accident in two different realities – one where his wife is alive, and one where his son is.

THE PLAYBOY CLUB

20th Century Fox TV

Chad Hodge (Runaway), Brian Grazer (Friday Night Lights), Francie Calfo (Scoundels),

Starring: Eddie Cibrian (CIS: Miami), Laura Benanti (Eli Stone), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Naturi Naughton (Fame), Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up), Leah Renee (Runaway), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Wes Ramsey (CSI: Miami)

Historical drama set in the famous Playboy Club.

GRIMM

UMS

David Greenwalt (Angel), Jim Kouf (Angel), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Todd Milliner (Hot in Cleveland)

Starring:: David Giuntoli (Privileged), Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights), Bitsie Tulloch (Quarterlife), Sasha Roiz (Caprica), Reggie Lee (No Ordinary Family)

Cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.

PRIME SUSPECT

UMS

Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives), Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights)

Starring: Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), Tim Griffin (Star Trek), Aidan Quinn (Canterbury’s Law), Joe Nieves (How I Met Your Mother)

A remake of the British series, Maria Bella stars a female police officer struggling in the male-dominated NYPD.

SMASH

UMS/ Dreamworks TV

Theresa Rebeck (Canterbury’s Law), Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), Darryl Frank (Las Vegas), Justin Falvey (Las Vegas), Craig Zadan (Drop Dead Diva), Neil Meron (Drop Dead Diva), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray), Scott Wittman (Hairspray)

Starring: Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Christian Borle (Spamalot), Megan Hilty (Wicked), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Carribean), Katharine McPhee (American Idol), Raza Jaffrey (Spooks), Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Centers on down-and-out producers, directors, writers, and actors who attempt to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical.

Comedy

UP ALL NIGHT (single)

UMS

Emily Spivey (Saturday Night Live), Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live)

Starring: Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live)

Acerbic Reagan (Christina Applegate) must struggle with her job, her stay-at-home husband, and a baby she never though she would have.


WHITNEY
(multi)

UMS

Whitney Cummings, Betsy Thomas (My Boys), Scott Stuber (Role Models), Quan Phung, Barry Katz (Last Comic Standing)

Starring:  Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Beverly D’Angelo (Entourage), Zoe Lister-Jones (The Other Guys), Maulik Pancholy (Weeds), Dan O’Brien, Rhea Seehorn (Head Cases), Lenny Clarke (Rescue Me)

A relationship comedy looking at the tribulations of a committed relationship in the 21st century.

ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA

Warner Bros. TV

Dottie Zicklin (Dharma & Greg), Julie Larson (Dharma & Greg), Chelsea Handler, Tom Brunelle (Chelsea Lately), Tom Werner (The Life  & Times of Time), Mike Clements (The Life & Times of Tim)

Starring: Laura Prepon (That 70s Show), Angel Laketa Moore (E.R.), Lauren Lapkus, Natalie Morales (White Collar), Jo Koy, Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants)

Inspired by Chelsea Handler’s book, the sitcom centers on the life of a party-crazy woman in her 20s.

BENT

UMS

Tad Quill (Scrubs)

Starring: Amanda Peet (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), David Walton (Perfect Couples), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development)

A type-A divorcee tries not to fall for the surfer re-doing her kitchen.

FREE AGENTS

UMS

John Enbom (Party Down), Kenton Allen (Friday Night Diner), Karey Burke (The Beautiful Life)

Starring: Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), Kathryn Hahn (Crossing Jordan), Mo Mandel (Chelsea Lately), Al Madrigal (Gary Unmarried), Joe Lo Truglio (Reno 911!), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Romantic comedy about two recently single PR executives.

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

UMS

Lennon Parham (Accidentally on Purpose), Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids), Scot Armstrong (Road Trip)

Starring: Lennon Parham (Accidentally on Purpose), Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids)

About a woman and her boyfriend who take in their best friend after she goes through a divorce.

Reality

ABC:

Drama

MISSING (10-episode blind order)

ABC Studios

Greg Poirier  (National Treasure: Book of Secrets). Gina Matthews (The Gates), Grant Scharbo (The Gates)

Starring: Ashley Judd (Sisters), Cliff Curtis (Trauma), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings)

Drama involving an ex-CIA who goes to Europe to track her missing son.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS

Sony Pictures TV

Alfred Gough (Smallville), Miles Millar (Smallville), Nancy Juvonen (Charlie’s Angels), Leonard Goldberg (Charlie’s Angle), Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angles)

Starring: Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy), Ramon Rodriguez (Day Break), Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart)

Reboot of the classic 1970s drama.

GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES

REVENGE

PAN AM

SCANDAL

THE RIVER

ONCE UPON A TIME

Comedy

LAST MAN STANDING

SUBURGATORY

APARTMENT 23

WORK IT

MAN UP

Reality

CBS:

Drama

PERSON OF INTEREST

THE 2-2

UNFORGETTABLE

A GIFTED MAN

Comedy

TWO BROKE GIRLS

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN

Reality

The CW:

Drama

RINGER

HART OF DIXIE

THE SECRET CIRCLE

Comedy

Reality

H8R

THE FRAME

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