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A complete list of this season’s TV pilots and where they are filming

by Christine on March 12, 2012 · 18 comments

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This month, the TV networks will enter into their own version of March Madness as they begin production on more than 80 pilots, which are test episodes of potential new series, in more than 10 different cities.

Right now, pilots are in production, or gearing up to begin production, in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Albuquerque, Nashville, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Montreal, Honolulu, and Boston. The most pilots will be filming in L.A. (more than 30), followed by NYC (10), and Vancouver (10).

Below is a list of most pilots, who stars in them, and where they will be filming. Be on the look out for these pilots and be sure to let us know if you spot them shooting at olv@onlocationvacations.com!

ABC

American Judy
A cosmopolitan woman gets married, becomes a fish out of water in the suburbs having to juggle stepkids, her mother-in-law and the ex wife of her husband, who also happens to be the town sheriff.
Cast: Judy Greer, Ken Marino, Mimi Kennedy, Elaine Hendrix, Jadon Sand, Madison Lintz, Erica Ash
Location: Los Angeles

Counter Culture
Three aging sisters run their West Texas family diner together, with sibling dynamics always getting in the way.
Cast: Doris Roberts, Margo Martindale (second position to A Gifted Man), Luis Guzman
Location: Los Angeles

Dusty Goes to Awesometown (previously the untitled Adam Sztykiel project)
Revolves around friends and roommates Andrew (Nick Kocher) and Oliver (James Earl III) and is described as a raw and hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern twentysomething relationships.
Cast: James Earl III, Amanda Crew, Nick Kocher
Location: Los Angeles

How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Polly, a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no bounds.
Cast: Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston, Rebecca Delgado Smith
Location: Los Angeles

Malibu Country
After her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba divorces him and moves her three kids and mom from Nashville to the only asset they have left—a little house in Malibu. There she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
Cast: Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice
Location: Los Angeles

Only Fools and Horses
Based on the British format, the comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, John Leguizamo, Christospher Lloyd, Dustin Ybarra, BJ Bales
Location: Los Angeles

Prairie Dogs
Neil, an uncool cubicle worker (“prairie dog”) at one of the coolest companies in the world, is the victim of identity theft. When he discovers the thief has created a much more fulfilling, kick ass life with his identity than he ever has, he engages the charismatic conman to help him change his life.
Cast: Kal Penn, Nick Zano, Michaela Watkins, Dan Fogler, Cary Elwes, Dayo Okeniyi, Charlotte Newhouse
Location: Los Angeles

The Smart One
A brilliant and successful woman (Portia de Rossi) who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city mayor.
Cast: Portia de Rossi, Malin Akerman, Jean Smart, David Arquette, Matt Oberg, Stephanie Beatriz
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Dan Fogelman project
Centers on a family that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans.
Cast: Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Kari Lizer project
Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne, a high powered executive who has dominated corporate America for years, faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.
Cast: Mary McCormack, Greg Germann, Mo Gaffney
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Mandy Moore
Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance family.
Cast: Mandy Moore, Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller, Erinn Hayes, Majandra Delfino
Location: Los Angeles

White Van Man
Based on the British format, revolves around a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father.
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons, Leah Remini, Edi Gathegi, Johnny Pemberton, Danielle Nicolet, Danielle Nicolet
Location: Los Angeles

666 Park Ave.
When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn (second position to Fox’s The Finder), Robert Buckley
Location: New York

Americana
A soap revolving around a legendary fashion designer and his family business.
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Emilie de Raven, Ashley Greene, Christine Adams, Natalie Mendoza, Ken Olin, Tiffany Hines, Annabeth Gish, David Alpay
Location: New York

Beauty and the Beast
A fantasy reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.
Cast: Chris Egan, Darius Campbell, Ruth Bradley, F. Murray Abraham, Meegan Warner, Karen LeBlanc, Wendy Crewson, Alan Dale
Location: Vancouver March 18 – April 5

Devious Maids
Based on the Mexican format, this soap follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Susan Lucci, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Rebecca Wisocky, Angelique Cabral, Roselyn Sanchez, Grant Show, Mariana Klaveno, Edy Ganem, Brianna Brown, Drew Van Acker, Brett Cullen
Location: Los Angeles

Gilded Lilys
Revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York in 1895 and the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes set against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets and conflict and co-mingling of the classes.
Cast: John Barrowman, Matt Long, Maury Sterling, Brigid Brannagh, Brian F. O’Byrne, Blythe Danner, Sarah Bolger, Madeline Zima, Matt Lauria
Location: Boston

Gotham
After pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, Detective Annie Travers discovers a magical world that exists within New York City. A world that goes unseen by normal humans takes all of the familiar N.Y. landmarks and reinvents them in a magical, otherworldly manner.
Cast: Megan Ketch, Barry Sloane, Lennie James
Location: New York

Last Resort
Centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation.
Cast: Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram Daniel Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau, Dichen Lachman, Omid Abtahi (recurring), Matt Gerald (recurring), Bruce Davison (recurring), Robert Patrick (recurring), Max Adler (guest)
Location: Oahu, Hawaii

Nashville
A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak and another on the rise.
Cast: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Eric Close, Powers Boothe, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Robert Wisdom
Location: Nashville

Penoza
Based on the Dutch format, revolves around the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Rade Scherbedzija, Wil Traval
Location: Vancouver March 20 – April 3

Scruples
Based on the Judith Krantz novel, the sexy soap is set in the late 1970s and follows a socialite who, following her husband’s death, seeks to open a fashion-forward boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Cast: Claire Forlani, Karine Vanasse (second position to ABC’s Pan Am), Boris Kodjoe, Noot Seear, Jessica McNamee
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Roland Emmerich drama
An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
Cast: Max Thieriot, Martin Landau, Yaya DaCosta, Gabriella Wilde, Linus Roache, Laila Robins, Monique Curnen
Location: New York

Zero Hour
A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
Cast: Anthony Edwards, Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett
Location: Montreal

CBS

Friend Me
Twentysomething best friends Evan and Rob move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to L.A. to begin their new lives working at Groupon. Evan has trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his friends back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
Cast: Parvesh Cheena, Tim Robinson
Location:

Partners
A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
Cast: Sophia Bush, Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Brandon Routh, Lucy Davis, Elizabeth Regen
Location: Los Angeles

Super Fun Night
Revolves around three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Kevin Bishop
Location:

Untitled Dorf/Falcone project
Comedy series about a 37-year-old man (Ben Falcone) who loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back at home in the house he grew up in … with his parents.
Cast: Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris, Judd Hirsh, Andrea Martin, Emily Rutherford, Emily Alyn Lin, Quinn Friedman
Location:

Untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti project
Nick has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is “the one.” Now he has to figure out how to break it to her.
Cast: Joanna Garcia Swisher, Bryan Greenberg, Greg Grunberg, Ryan Gaul, Matt Cook
Location:

Untitled Louis C.K., Spike Feresten
An ensemble comedy revolving around young people as they try to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
Cast: Dan Byrd (second position to ABC’s Cougar Town), Ashley Tisdale, Ann Guilbert, Patti Murin
Location:

Untitled Martin Lawrence project
Lawrence stars as a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46.
Cast: Martin Lawrence
Location:

Untitled Nick Stoller
Loosely based on Stoller’s real-life experiences, the ensemble revolves around a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now must work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency.
Cast: Michael Angarano, Brie Larson, Adam Campbell, Amanda Lund, Chris Smith, Randall Park, Liz Cackowski
Location:

Applebaum
Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books in which a former public defender becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom.
Cast: Jay Mohr, Rachelle Lefevre (second position to CBS’ A Gifted Man), Rhys Coiro (second position to CBS’ A Gifted Man), Marlow Peyton, James Hiroyuki Liao
Location:

Baby Big Shot
A legal drama that centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.
Cast: Janet Montgomery, Kyle MacLachlan, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis
Location: New York

Elementary
A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective now living in New York City.
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
Location: New York

Untitled Wootton/Berlanti (Golden Boy)
Revolves around the making of a man and tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner.
Cast: Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Stella Maeve
Location: New York

Trooper
A common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper.
Cast: Mira Sorvino, Jay Fernandez, Timothee Chalamet, Quinn Shephard, Lily Pilblad
Location: New York

Untitled Ralph Lamb
Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley
Location: New Mexico

Widow Detective
A decorated police detective becomes a surrogate husband, lover and father to the families of three partners lost in the line of duty.
Cast: Elyes Gabel, Conor Leslie, Natalie Martinez, Michael Irby (guest star)
Location:

NBC

1600 Penn
What happens when you’re the most ordinary family in the world but your father is the president of the United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Josh Gad, Brittany Snow, Andre Holland, Amara Miller
Location: Los Angeles

Animal Kingdom
An office comedy revolving around a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but typically hates their owners.
Cast: Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Amy Huberman
Location: Los Angeles

Daddy’s Girls
Revolves around a young woman who returns home from overseas to find her father in a serious relationship with the “mean girl” from her high school.
Cast: Christine Woods, Nicky Whelan, Brenda Song, Cedric Yarbrough
Location: Los Angeles

Downwardly Mobile
The proprietor of a mobile home park serves as a surrogate mother to all the unique people who live there in a challenging economy.
Cast: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Romy Rosemont, Mary Birdsong
Location: Los Angeles

Friday Night Dinner
An adaptation of the British series that revolves around the Goodmans, a traditional Jewish family as they observe Shabbat dinners in which twentysomething brothers Adam and Jonny visit their parents.
Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Allison Janney, Kevin Bigley, Gil Ozeri, Aya Cash, Gary Anthony Williams
Location: Los Angeles

Go On
An irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss and finds solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
Cast: Matthew Perry, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller (second position to Terra Nova), Khary Payton
Location: Los Angeles

Isabel
Inspired by the French-Canadian series Le Monde De Charlotte, a normal angry middle-class family wrestles with the challenges of everyday life while raising a daughter with magical qualities.
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Kevin Nealon, Sophia Schloss, Abigail Mavity, Skyler Gisondo, Barry Shabaka, Alex Desert, Bradley White
Location: Los Angeles

Lady Friends (previously Untitled Kari Lizer)
Two friends, Nicole and Jen, who lead vastly different lives. Nicole has a perfect family and trouble-free pregnancy; while Jen has a strained relationship with her family, trouble with men and gained weight while on a diet.
Cast: Minnie Driver, Andrea Anders, Rachel Dratch, Danny Comden, Josh Hopkins (second position to ABC’s Cougar Town), Tymberlee Hill
Location: Los Angeles

Next Caller Please
A gender comedy revolving around a brash alpha male DJ and his feminist co-host set in the office of a satellite radio station.
Cast: Dane Cook, Collette Wolfe, Joy Osmanski
Location: Los Angeles

The New Normal
Revolves around a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Bebe Wood
Location: Los Angeles

Susan 313 (previously the untitled Sarah Silverman project)
Revolves around a woman readjusting to single life following a decadelong live-in relationship. Loosely based on Silverman’s life.
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Jeff Goldblum, Harris Wittels, June Raphael, Tig Notaro, Ken Leung
Location: Los Angeles

Save Me
A woman who lets herself go in a broken marriage transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way.
Cast: Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Hilary Winston
A shy and focused woman leans on her co-workers in a bid to come out of her shell and plot revenge after being dumped by her fiancé.
Cast: Sarah Wright, Mena Suvari, Kyle Howard, Aubrey Dollar
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Jimmy Fallon
Three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact that they haven’t grown up themselves.
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Zach Cregger
Location: Los Angeles

Bad Girls
Adapted from the long-running U.K. series, follows the ins and outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and outside.
Cast: Jurnee Smollett, Amy Smart, Karolina Wydra, Rick Gonzalez, Zoe Boyle
Location: Los Angeles

Beautiful People
An imaginative and thematically rich ensemble “what-if” drama set 10 minutes in the future where families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population — until some of the mechanicals begin to “awaken.”
Cast: James Murray, Patrick Heusinger, Frances Conroy, Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madisen Beatey,
Location: Los Angeles

Chicago Fire
Action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department
Cast: Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren German, Teri Reeves
Location: Chicago

County
Revolves around the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising L.A. County hospital.
Cast: Jason Ritter, Aimee Garcia, Michael B. Jordan, Jess Weixler, Agam Darshi, Norbert Leo Butz
Location: Los Angeles

Do No Harm
A brilliant neurosurgeon wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and processional life.
Cast: Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas
Location: Philadelphia

The Frontier
Revolves around a group who follows their dreams and heads West from Missouri across the uncharted country in the 1840s.
Cast: Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Gina Bramhill, Chaske Spencer, Erik Jensen, Clancy Brown, Mustafa Shakir
Location: Australia

Midnight Sun
A thriller in which a female FBI cult specialist begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a group commune in Alaska who uncovers a larger conspiracy in the process. Based on an Israeli format.
Cast: Julia Stiles, Titus Welliver, Michael Raymond-James, Connor O’Farrell, Emma Bell, Daniella Pineda, David Harbour
Location: Vancouver March 12 – March 29th

Notorious
An opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
Cast: Victor Garber
Location: New York

Revolution
Follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
Cast: Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee
Location: Atlanta

FOX

El Jefe (aka The Boss)
Tossed out of his Brentwood home, an affable but lost 30-year-old guy moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny and goes head to head with her strong-willed son and finds himself in a family and work life very different than the ones he grew up in.
Cast: Ryan Hansen, Ana Nogueira, Victor Rasuk
Location: Los Angeles

The Goodwin Games
High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his three children — only if they agree to his terms.
Cast: Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Felisha Terrell, Jake Lacey
Location: Los Angeles

Let It Go
Ensemble comedy about a married couple, his best friend and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate and sometimes manipulate society’s unspoken rules.
Cast: Zachary Levi
Location: Los Angeles

Like Father
Comedy centering on a father-son relationship, inspired by Lawrence’s real-life experience.
Cast: Colin Ferguson, Robbie Amell, Kevin Michael Martin, Phil Lewis, Erin Daniels
Location: Los Angeles

Little Brother
A man learns he has a half-brother who happens to be an ex-con.
Cast: John Stamos, T.J. Miller, Rosa Salazar, Gillian Vigman, Izabela Vidovic
Location: Los Angeles

Living Loaded
A partying blogger is forced to change career plans when he becomes a radio host.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mike Vogel (second position to Pan Am), Michael Friedman, Larry Wilmore, Anna Marie Horsford, Kaitlyn Black, Sugar Lyn Beard
Location: Los Angeles

Must Hire
An uptight, young executive hires his dad for an entry-level position and is shocked to discover that his new hire is a disruptive office clown.
Cast:
Location: Los Angeles

Ned Fox Is My Manny (previously Ben Fox Is My Manny)
A single mother gets an assist from her brother who moves in with her to help her raise her baby. The title character is a heightened version of Fox’s brother, Ben Fox.
Cast: Nat Faxon, Abby Elliott, Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones, Echo Kellum
Location: Los Angeles

Prodigy Bully
Based on the one-minute movies by Hank Perlman, a young boy genius uses his brains and brawn to get what ever he wants.
Cast: Mike O’Malley, Missi Pyle, Hayley Holmes, Cody Sullivan, Ysa Penajero
Location: Los Angeles

Rebounding
An uplifting comedy about a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pickup basketball team.
Cast: Will Forte, Aly Michalka, Malcolm Barrett, Hayes MacArthur, Matt Jones
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Mindy Kaling comedy
A young Bridget Jones-type doctor tries to navigate her personal and professional lives.
Cast: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina Zoe Jarmon, Dana Delorenzo
Location: Los Angeles

The Asset
Spy drama that revolves around a female agent set in the New York office of the CIA.
Cast: Bradley Whitford, Ali Larter, Jamie Chung
Location:

Guilty
Centers on a smart and ethically questionable defense attorney who uses his unique methods to solve cases he’s been banned from handling after he’s stripped of his license to practice law after being falsely convicted of fraud.
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Eva Amurri Martino, Jay Harrington, Julian Morris, Sharon Leal
Location: New York

Untitled Karyn Usher project
The orphaned 14-year-old daughter of a CIA operative encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.
Cast: Angela Bassett, Julian McMahon, Saxon Sharbino
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Kevin Williamson serial killer drama
A new thriller about an ex-FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who leads the search to catch a diabolical serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), who has created a cult of serial killers.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Natalie Zea, Valorie Curry, Jeananne Goossen, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto
Location: Atlanta, New York

Untitled Josh Berman/Robert Wright medical drama
A young female thoracic surgeon who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia is forced to moonlight as a “mob doctor” while also working full-time at Chicago’s most prominent hospital.
Cast: Jordana Spiro, Zach Gilford, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jamie Lee Kirchner
Location: Chicago

CW

Arrow
Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow
Cast: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne (second position to ABC’s The River), Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Colin Salmon (recurring)
Location: Vancouver March 10 – March 30

Beauty and the Beast
Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.
Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis, Nicole Gale Anderson, Nina Lisandrello
Location: Toronto March 22 – April 2

The Carrie Diaries
Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Brendan Dooling, Freema Agyeman, Stefania Owen, Katie Findlay, Ellen Wong, Matt Letscher
Location: New York

Cult
An inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger in investigating the show’s rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the fans might be recreating crime scenes from the show in their real lives — behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely murder.
Cast: Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper
Location: Vancouver

First Cut
Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted doctor discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school.
Cast: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Michael Rady, Kelly J. McCreary, Aja Naomi King
Location: Vancouver March 21 – April 1

Joey Dakota
Based on the Israeli format Danny Hollywood. In this romantic-time-travel-musical, a documentary filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990’s where she meets and falls in love with the rock star subject of her film. When she unexpectedly returns to present day, she must find her way back to the past to reunite with her love and prevent his untimely death.
Cast: Craig Horner, Amber Stevens, Leah Renee
Location: Vancouver
The Selection
Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Ethan Peck, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Lenor Varela, Martin Donovan, Celia Massingham
Location: Vancouver March 15 – March 29

Shelter
Drama set at an historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.
Cast: Elizabeth Henstridge
Location: Charlotte, N.C.

TNT

LA Noir
Cast: Neal McDonough
Location: Los Angeles

Showtime

Ray Donovan
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Steven Bauer
Location: Los Angeles

I’ll be adding to this list as more information becomes available, if you have scoop about one of these pilots let us know in a comment below!

Sources: Toronto Film, Deadline, THR, Hollywood North, TV Equals

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M March 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

Wow, there are a ton of pilots being filmed. i wonder how many will actually be picked up. Some sound interesting but some also sound cliche.

You have a mistake for Joey Dakota. Your date is March 20 to march 20. Unless they are filming for a day or a year, maybe the date is wrong.

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Christine March 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I corrected

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w March 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

also, for LA Noir, Jon Bernthal is cast and so is milo ventimiglia i believe

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LC March 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The Fox pilot for the untitled Kevin Williamson series in filming in Smyrna GA March 13-15.

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Nosgoth1979 March 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

That’s a heck of a list, I had no idea so many were being filmed for this next season. Still though, there’s only a couple there that seem like they’d be interesting. Mainly, Arrow, I’ve been paying close attention to that and it looks great. The addition of Paul Blackthorne can only make it better too. I loved his portrayal of Harry in the criminally-too-short series, The Dresden Files. It’s kind of a weird coincidence actually, just last week I was browsing through the huge amount of shows on this free streaming site, dishonline(dot)com, run by my employer, DISH, when I ran across The Dresden Files. So I started watching it again, and am pleased to say it’s held up pretty well. If anyone else is interested in seeing what they can find on dishonline, even non-DISH customers can check out a lot of the programming, so it’s worth a few minutes to look into.

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Aiea March 29, 2012 at 12:40 am

Masters of Sex just finished filming in NYC, and is being done for Showtime. Starring Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Nick D’Agosto, Caitlin Fitzgerald, and Beau Bridges.

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BARBARA August 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Interesting. Hoping to get updates. Thanks.

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