New Shows–Networks

So it’s pilot season and here are the shows that have been picked up to series. Will be updated when more information is available. Shows premiering in the fall=**

ABC http://www.deadline.com/2014-abc-pilots/

Trailers for new series: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/abc-new-shows-watch-trailers-1201179323/

  • American Crime: Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton lead this drama about racial tensions after a couple is attacked in their home.
  • Astronaut Wives Club: (10-episode order–summer) Set in the 1960s with a modern feel, it tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race.
  • ** Black-ish: Anthony Anderson is an upper middle-class family man who tries to teach his children about African-American culture, but grandpa (Laurence Fishburne) doesn’t exactly make it easy.
  • ** Christela: Former “Mind of Mencia” writer Cristela Alonzo steps into the spotlight as the writer-star of this comedy about a law student struggling to meet her family’s high expectations.
  • ** Forever: A 200-year-old medical examiner (Ioan Gruffudd) is immortal in New York City.
  • Fresh off the Boat: Based on the memoir by celeb chef Eddie Huang, an Asian immigrant family moves to Orlando in the ’90s.
  • Galavant: A new musical fairytale series for fans of “Once Upon a Time”
  • ** How to Get Away with Murder: Showrunner Shonda Rhimes adds another drama to her resume, starring Viola Davis as a law professor entangled in a murder mystery.
  • **Manhattan Love Story: A romantic comedy about a couple (Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman) starting a relationship together.
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter: Haley Atwell reprises her “Captain America: The First Avenger” role as agent Peggy Carter in the 1940s.
  • Secrets & Lies: Ryan Phillippe becomes a murder suspect when he finds the body of a young boy.
  • **Selfie: A modern update on “My Fair Lady”: A social media-obsessed woman (Karen Gillan) tries to learn how to live in the real world.
  • The Club: (13-episodes) An upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club.
  • The Whispers: Aliens have invaded Earth and are using children to help them take over the human race.

CBS http://www.deadline.com/2014-cbs-pilots/

Trailers for new shows: http://tvline.com/2014/05/14/cbs-fall-tv-trailers-stalker-madam-secretary-video/

  • Battle Creek: Josh Duhamel and Kal Penn star as two detective with very different worldviews and approaches to crime in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • **CSI: Cyber : A planted spin-off, CSI: Cyber tackles the burgeoning criminal world of the “dark web.”
  • Extant: (summer) An astronaut returns home from a yearlong solo mission is pace and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
  • ** Madam Secretary: Tea Leoni is the secretary of state in this political drama.
  • ** The McCarthys: NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre and Laurie Metcalf lead this family comedy about a loud family of Boston sports fans.
  • ** NCIS: New Orleans: Scott Bakula leads the third “NCIS” series, executive produced by Mark Harmon.
  • The Odd Couple: “Friends” star Matthew Perry reboots the classic series as Oscar, opposite Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911!”) as Felix.
  • Reckless: Two lawyers (Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet) mix business with pleasure amid a police sex scandal in Charleston.
  • ** Scorpion: Elyes Gabel stars in this drama based on the life of super-genius Walter O’Brien, alongside “Smash” and “American Idol” star Katharine McPhee.
  • ** Stalker: Kevin Williamson pairs Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott in this psychological thriller about L.A. detectives who handle stalking cases.

The CW http://www.deadline.com/2014-the-cw-pilots/

  • The Flash: (Picked up to series) Barry Allen is a Central City assistant police forensics investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fanboy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante. DRAMA.
  • iZombie: (Picked up to series) A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. DRAMA.
  • Jane the Virgin: (Picked up to series) A series of surprising and unforeseen events cases a hard-working, religious young Latina to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela. DRAMA.
  • The Messengers: (Picked up to series) When a mysterious object crashes down to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers dies from the energy pulse. But then they awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse. DRAMA.

Fox http://www.deadline.com/2014-fox-pilots/

Trailers for new show: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/13/new-fox-trailers-and-reaction-gotham-empire-mulaney-and-more

  • ** Backstrom: Rainn Wilson is a Portland detective on this “subversive and comic crime procedural.”
  • Bordertown: Seth MacFarlane’s irreverent new animated series follows a Border Patrol agent in Texas who lives next door to a Mexican immigrant family.
  • Empire:  “The Butler” director Lee Daniels casts Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in a hip-hop family drama.
  • Gang Related (summer): Ramon Rodriguez stars as a L.A. Gang Task Force member who was raised by the city’s most powerful gang leader to infiltrate the police.
  • ** Gotham: A young Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) investigates the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents.
  • ** Gracepoint (10-episode mystery event series): A remake of BBC America’s murder mystery series “Broadchurch,” with original star David Tennant as a new character.
  • Last Man on Earth: Will Forte stars as the last person on earth in this comedy executive produced by “The LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
  • ** Mulaney: Produced by Lorne Michaels, former “SNL” writer John Mulaney plays a standup comedian trying to make it with help from his boss (Martin Short).
  • ** Red Band SocietyOscar winner Octavia Spencer stars in this hospital drama executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
  • ** Utopia: A reality TV “social experiment” sends 15 Americans to a remote location to try and start their own ideal society.
  • Weird Loners: Becki Newton and her three friends are perpetually single adults in New York.
  • Wayward Pines (10-episode event series): Matt Dillon is a Secret Service agent trying to find two missing agents in Wayward Pines, Idaho.

NBC http://www.deadline.com/2014-nbc-pilots/

Trailers for new shows: http://www.vulture.com/2014/05/nbc-releases-new-fall-lineup.html

  • ** A to Z: Cristin Milioti teams up with Ben Feldman for a rom-com about a relationship from meeting (A) to breaking up (Z).
  • Allegiance: A CIA analyst (Gavin Stenhouse) discovers his parents (Scott Cohen, Hope Davis) are former Russian spies who go back to work.
  • Aquarius: David Duchovny returns to network television as a Los Angeles police sergeant trying to catch Charles Manson in 1967.
  • ** Bad Judge: Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Kate Walsh stars as a tough criminal court judge who decides to help an 8-year-old boy whose parents she put in jail.
  • ** Constantine: Matt Ryan takes on the role of DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” hero John Constantine, last portrayed in 2005 by Keanu Reeves, hunting demons to save his own soul from hell.
  • Emerald City (mini-series): This dark, modern spin on Chittenango native L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” stories sends Dorothy Gale to battle in a reimagined Land of Oz.
  • ** Marry Me: Casey Wilson and Ken Marino are two lovers closing in on their engagement (and if it gets picked up for more seasons, probably a marriage).
  • Mission Control: Also produced by Ferrell and McKay, “Don’t Trust the B” star Krysten Ritter is an aerospace engineer in the ’60s male-dominated field of space exploration.
  • Mr. Robinson: “School of Rock” fans will love seeing “The Office” star Craig Robinson as a rock band frontman who parties by night and works as a substitute teacher by day.
  • ** The Mysteries of Laura: Debra Messing balances being a homicide detective with life as a working mom.
  • Odyssey: Anna Friel and Peter Facinelli star in this international conspiracy drama involving the military, corporate interests and Middle Eastern terrorists.
  • One Big Happy: Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Elisha Cuthbert stars as a lesbian in a complicated relationship: Trying to have a child with a straight man (Nick Zano).
  • ** State of Affairs: Katherine Heigl plays a CIA agent working with the U.S. president, played by Afre Woodard.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Ellie Kemper escapes the cult where she spent the last 15 years of her life and rediscovers the world in this comedy produced by Tina Fey.
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