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Old January 27 2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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2014-2015 Pilots

ABC:
  • Agatha (Drama)
    EPs | Tom Donaghy (Without a Trace), Mark Gordon and Michael McDonald
    In this character-driven procedural, a former convict turned big city criminologist is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance. The chief detective she’s been hired to help is her father – and they haven’t talked in fifteen years.
  • American Crime (Drama)
    EPs | John Ridley (The Wanda Sykes Show, Third Watch), Michael McDonald
    Set in California’s Central Valley, it centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics.
  • An American Education (Comedy)
    EPs | Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jack Whitehall, Ben Cavey
    CAST | Jack Whitehall (Bad Education), Brittany Snow (Harry’s Law), Rosie Perez (Lipstick Jungle), Devin Ratray, Phil Morris, Dalpre Grayer
    Based on a UK series, it follows Alfie Wickers, an unorthodox young teacher in the San Diego public school system who is a British transplant. Alfie loves his students, but his youthful, often naive enthusiasm and unconventional methods put him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. He juggles his time between mentoring his students, bucking the system and pursuing the attractive new chemistry teacher.
  • Astronaut Wives Club (Drama)
    EP | Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl)
    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 (Comedy)
    EPs | Kenya Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, Tom Russo, Peter Principato, Paul Young, Brian Dobbins
    CAST | Anthony Anderson (Guys With Kids)
    An upper-middle class black man struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.
  • Clementine (Drama)
    EPs | Dean Georgaris (The Manchurian Candidate), Ilene Staple, Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy), Nick Pepper
    A habitual criminal digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities that she will one day harness for either profound good or monstrous evil.
  • Exposed (Drama)
    EPs | Charles Randolph, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Jenny Gilbertsson, Berna Levin
    Adapted from Liza Marklund’s best-selling novels, it centers on an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, including making questionable alliances.
  • Forever (Drama)
    EPs | Matt Miller (Chuck), Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
    Dr. Henry Morgan is New York City’s star medical examiner, but what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason: He is immortal. With the help of detective Jo Martinez, the show peels back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life through their cases.
  • Galavant (Comedy)
    EPs | Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors)
    CAST| Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Vinnie Jones (Elementary), Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood (Community)
    A musical fairy tale that centers on handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love.
  • How to Get Away With Murder (Drama)
    EPs | Peter Nowalk (Grey’s Anatomy), Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers
    A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock the entire university and change the course of their lives.
  • Irreversible (Comedy)
    EPs | Segahl Avin (Bilti Hafich), Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer, Reshet TV
    Based on the Israeli series Bilti Hafich, it centers on Andy and Sarah, a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves.
  • Sea of Fire (Drama)
    EPs | Jenna Bans (Scandal), Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks, Robert Kievit, Frank Ketelaar
    When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town. Based on the Dutch series Vuurzee.
  • Secrets & Lies (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
    EPs | Barbie Kligman, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
    A family man finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake.
  • Strange Calls (Comedy)
    EPs | Donick Cary (New Girl), Ruben Fleischer, Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
    Good-hearted, bumbling Boston cop Toby Banks is exiled to night duty on Nantucket island, where strange, unexplainable occurrences become the norm nine months out of the year. Working out of a creaky lighthouse on the outskirts of town, he is teamed with Gregor, the eccentric lighthouse keeper and local paranormal authority. The two make an unlikely crimefighting duo dealing with the “strange calls” that come into the station at night. Based on an Australian series.
  • Untitled David O. Russell/Susannah Grant Project (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
    EPs | David O. Russell (American Hustle), Susannah Grant (A Gifted Man), Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
    An upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club.
  • Untitled Jeff Lowell Project (Comedy)
    EPs | Jeff Lowell (Two and a Half Men), Peter Traugott
    A romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship.
  • Untitled Kevin Hart Project (Comedy)
    EPs | Kevin Hart, Dave Becky, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan (Community)
    Based on Kevin Hart’s life and stand-up, it takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple trying to forge a friendship for the sake of their kids, despite differences.
  • Untitled Richard Richard LaGravenese Project (Drama)
    EPs | LaGravenese (The Fisher King), Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur
    Set in New York City, it revolves around the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites who play out their obsessive attraction and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others.
  • The Visitors (Drama)
    EPs | Dawn Olmstead, Soo Hugh (Under the Dome), Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg
    Based on a Ray Bradbury short story, it chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.
  • Warriors (Drama)
    EPs | Chris Keyser (Party of Five)
    The series will follow the best and brightest of active duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine on critically wounded warriors returning home from Afghanistan, on military families and veterans, as well as administering to Washington’s government elite.

CBS:
  • Battle Creek (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
    EPs | Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), David Shore (House), Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad)
    Two detectives with very different worldviews are teamed up and must answer the question: Are cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich., in the face of a complete lack of resources; or is the exact opposite true – it takes naïveté, trust and a boatload of resources?
  • How I Met Your Dad (Comedy)
    EPs | Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother), Emily Spivey (Up All Night)
    A“kindred spirit” of How I Met Your Mother, it tells the story of a relationship from a female point of view and features brand-new characters.
  • The McCarthys (Comedy)
    EPs | Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?), Will Gluck (The Michael J. Fox Show), Richie Schwartz
    CAST | Jack McGee (Common Law), Joey McIntyre (Boston Public), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom)
    Story about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.
  • NCIS: New Orleans (Drama)
    EPs | Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon
    The New Orleans NCIS office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle; to air as a spring episode of NCIS.
  • Taxi-22 (Comedy)
    EPs | Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Patrick Huard, François Flamand, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Ted Quill
    Based on the hit French Canadian comedy, it follows a misanthropic NYC cab driver who is politically incorrect in the vein of Archie Bunker.
  • Untitled Jim Gaffigan Project (Comedy)
    EPs | Jim Gaffigan, Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer, Alex Murray
    CAST | Jim Gaffigan (My Boys), Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother), Adam Goldberg (NYC 22, The Unusuals)
    The adventures of a happily married and harried NYC father of five.
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Old January 27 2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: 2014-2015 Pilots

Not sure why but Astronaut Wives sounds kind of interesting, as long as they chronicle the Astronauts from back in the 60s, not today. Strange Calls could be interesting (or incredibly lame), and I love Jim Gaffigan, so I'm up for that. Also, I'm not sure we need more NCIS. Granted, I'm new to the original NCIS, which I like, and I've never seen NCIS Los Angeles, but another one?
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Old January 27 2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Re: 2014-2015 Pilots

FYI

This list is from a TV Line article posted this morning. Not sure why the OP didn't include the link, but here it is.

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Old January 27 2014, 11:27 PM   #4
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It looks like I'll be watching a lot of dvds of old tv shows.
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Old January 28 2014, 12:51 AM   #5
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Secrets and Lies was ordered to series? A miniseries because that sounds like a lame TV show.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:57 AM   #6
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A lot of these shows don't sound very good. Of course, if you boiled most shows on the air now down to one sentence descriptions I'm sure they'd sound pretty cheesy or terrible too. What's up with all of the police procedurals? I'm so over that genre.
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Old January 28 2014, 02:01 AM   #7
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American Crime (Drama)
EPs | John Ridley (The Wanda Sykes Show, Third Watch), Michael McDonald
Set in California’s Central Valley, it centers on a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial, which are examined through the personal lives of the players involved. The case takes on greater meaning in the community, bringing to the forefront America’s hardened views on race, class and gender politics.
Another racially charged murder? It sounds like fun, but do we really need another white person "I don't hate black people" and a black family outraged about a perceived or real injustice. Yawn.
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Old January 28 2014, 03:06 AM   #8
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Eh, only 2 out of that list really seemed like worth me checking out. Interested in Forever and How I Met Your Father.

And of that, Forever already sounds like it goes half a season, ratings suffer, and it's cancelled. Really would just prefer they had kept New Amsterdam a few years back, same idea this time except a doctor instead of a cop...
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Old January 28 2014, 01:38 PM   #9
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Not sure why but Astronaut Wives sounds kind of interesting, as long as they chronicle the Astronauts from back in the 60s, not today.
I read the book this is based on. It is about the astronauts in the 1960s, and I think it has a lot of potential to be a great series. I do wonder what some of the astronauts and their wives who are still alive think about it, though.

I'm sure I'm going to watch How I Met Your Dad, even though I'm disappointed in the way How I Met Your Mother went downhill in its later seasons.
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Old January 28 2014, 04:29 PM   #10
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Judging by that "thumbnail description", Sea Of Fire sounds just like Twin Peaks. Although I would suggest that it probably isn't.
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