Find out who is starring in 2017’s TV Pilots and where they are filming


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It’s pilot season, that time of year when the TV networks put test episodes of next season’s potential series into production. Here’s a look at the pilots for the 2016-17 television season, who is starring in them, and which cities they are filming in.

Vancouver

The Crossing
ABC
Logline: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
Cast: Sandrine Holt
Location: Vancouver

Doomsday
ABC
Logline: Set in the aftermath of Sept. 11, when the U.S. government instituted a secret think-tank comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment who were tasked solely with dreaming up man made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. The ideas they invented were so dangerous that the list was sealed and the program shut down. But when a catastrophe occurs ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back years later to prevent the disasters of their own making.
Cast: Taye Diggs, Claire Holt, Jack Davenport, Rachelle Lefevre, Dan Byrd
Location: Vancouver

The Good Doctor
ABC
Logline: Based on a South Korean format, the drama centers on a young surgeon with Savant syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez
Location: Vancouver

The Trustee
ABC
Logline: The hourlong comedic pilot revolves around a driven but stubborn detective finds who unlikely help from her precinct's trustee, a larger than life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Although these two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.
Cast: Meaghan Rath, Michael Cudlitz
Location: Vancouver

Wisdom of the Crowd
CBS
Logline: Based on the Israeli format of the same name, the drama is inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one. It revolves around a tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.
Cast: Jeremy Piven
Location: Vancouver

The Beast
FOX
Logline: Each week features three challenging medical cases. In the end, two will live, one will die. Their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — never stops fighting the odds.
Location: Vancouver

Reverie
NBC
Logline: A grounded and dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris
Location: Vancouver

NYC

Drama High
NBC
Logline: Based on the book by Michael Sokolove and life rights of Lou Volpe, the drama is inspired by a true story and revolves around a working-class high school drama department and the students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.
Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth
Location: New York City

Redliners
NBC
Logline: Based on short stories by Charlaine Harris the high-octane drama mixes humor, romance and espionage. It centers on a pair of former operatives who get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.
Cast: Hannah Ware
Location: New York City

Untitled Warren Leight
NBC
Logline: A real time "extreme event" medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.
Location: New York City

Untitled Jenny Lumet
CBS
Logline: An elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit solve a myriad of crimes against humanity as they confront their own biases.
Cast: Brad William Henke
Location: New York City

Instinct 
CBS
Logline: A former CIA operative  who has since built a "normal" life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose. Based on the soon-to-be-published James Patterson book.
Cast: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings
Location: New York City

Start Up
ABC
Logline: Based on the podcast Start Up, the comedy revolves around Alex Schuman, an inquisitive journalist, husband and father who dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business.
Cast: Zach Braff, Tiya Sircar
Location: New York City

Salamander
ABC
Logline: Based on the Belgian format, the drama revolves around a brilliant but misanthropic engineer who recruits a skeptical homeland security agent to help him track a mysterious bank robber whose theft of 66 specific safety deposit boxes, belonging to the elite and powerful, sets in motion a series of blackmails that may be linked to a greater conspiracy.
Location: New York City

Deception
ABC
Logline: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation and trap criminals and spies by using deception.
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Amaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow, Ilfenesh Hadera, Justin Chon
Location: New York City

Los Angeles

Unit Zero
ABC
Logline: The action-dramedy follows Jackie Fink (Toni Collette), a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom as she leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents. Overlooked in the workplace, their invisibility makes them perfect for the CIA’s most covert missions.
Cast: Toni Collette, Rob Huebel, Kimberly Hebert Gregory
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Paul William Davies
ABC
Logline: Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," this legal drama follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.
Cast: Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport, Anna Deavere Smith, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis Hall, Rege-Jean Page, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Lyndon Smith, Ben Shenkman
Location: Los Angeles

Charlie Foxtrot
ABC
Logline: Captain Charlie Taylor, a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg, promises to look after his brother’s impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his brother is deployed in Iraq.
Cast: Jason Biggs, Swoosie Kurtz, Ana Ortiz
Location:Los Angeles

The Goldbergs Spinoff
ABC
Logline: The Goldbergs spinoff is set in the 1990s and follows two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the kids at their Philadelphia school.
Cast: Bryan Callen, Tim Meadows
Location: Los Angeles

The Get
CBS
Logline: A team of tireless internet journalists pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting.
Cast: Brad Garrett, Emayatzy Corinealdi
Location: Los Angeles

S.W.A.T.
CBS
Logline: A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Inspired by the film of the same name.
Cast: Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Stephanie Sigman, Kenny Johnson, Lina Esco
Location: Los Angeles

Behind Enemy Lines
FOX
Logline: Loosely based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, BEHIND ENEMY LINES is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.
Cast: B.J. Britt, Marg Helgenberger, Gabriel Chavarria, Melia Kreiling
Location: Los Angeles

Ghosted
FOX
Logline: A cynical skeptic, and a genius "true believer" in the paranormal, are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.
Cast: Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Edi Patterson
Location: Los Angeles

Thin Ice
FOX
Logline: Centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.
Cast: Bridgit Mendler, Isiah Whitlock, Ian Harding, Ramona Young
Location: Los Angeles

Good Girls
NBC
Logline: Explores what happens when three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances — they decide to stop playing it safe, and risk everything to take their power back.
Cast: Kathleen Rose Perkins,, Mae Whitman, Retta, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana (2nd position to ABC's Conviction), Reno Wilson, Zach Gilford
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Kourtney Kang
NBC
Logline: Based on Kang's life, the comedy explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal: to become a Laker Girl like her idol, Paula Abdul.
Cast: Isabella Russo, Paula Abdul, Kenneth Choi, Rebecca Creskoff, Ben Taylor, Cade Michael, Derek Hough
Location: Los Angeles

Atlanta

Untitled Marc Cherry
ABC
Logline: Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, Ky., finds her red state outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Together they form an uneasy alliance as Ruby takes the agent behind the lace curtains of this southern gothic community to meet an assortment of bizarre characters, each with a secret of their own.
Cast: Reba McEntire, Saamer Usmani, W. Earl Brown, Jack Coleman, Ben Esler, Natalie Hall, Ryan McPartlin, Saidah Ekulona, Emily Rose
Location: Atlanta

Black Lightning
CW
Logline: Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend — Black Lightning.
Cast: Cress Williams , Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain
Location: Atlanta

Dynasty
CW
Logline: The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps returns in a modernized reboot that follows two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
Cast: Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Sam Adegoke , Robert Christopher Riley
Location: Atlanta

Insatiable
CW
Logline: When a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, he has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world.
Cast: Debby Ryan
Location: Atlanta

Life Sentence
CW
Logline: When a young woman (Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale) diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like she was dying."
Cast: Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Elliot Knight
Location: Atlanta

Other Locations

Valor
CW
Logline: The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a US Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets, and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.
Cast: Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett
Location: Atlanta

The Resident
FOX
Logline: An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.
Cast: Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood
Location: Atlanta

The Gospel of Kevin
ABC
Logline: A light one hour about Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
Cast: Jason Ritter
Location: Austin, TX

Las Reinas
ABC
Logline: Revolves around Detective Sonya De La Reina, who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family — the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina.
Cast: Daniella Alonso, Sonia Braga
Location: Miami

Mission Control
CBS
Logline: The next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
Cast: Nestor Serrano
Location: Albuquerque

Perfect Citizen
CBS
Logline: Revolves around the former General Counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. There, he faces the reality that while half the country thinks he's our greatest patriot, the other half thinks he's a traitor.
Location: Toronto

Untitled Navy SEALs
CBS
Logline: Follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions the country can ask.
Cast: Neil Brown Jr.
Location: New Orlean

For God and Country
NBC
Logline: A heart-pounding look into the complex world of the country's bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.
Cast: Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Natacha Karam, Noah Mills
Location: Morocco

Untitled Marvel
FOX
Logline: Revolves around two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Cast: Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind, Blair Redford, Jamie Chung, Sean Teale
Location: Dallas, TX

Untitled university drama 
FOX
Logline: The junior counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the drama explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.
Cast: Archie Panjabi, Rita Wilson, Austin Stowell
Location: Chicago

Household Name
ABC
Logline: This comedy follows a family who has an opportunity to buy the house of their dreams but under extremely abnormal circumstances: they must live with the previous owner, an eccentric, larger than life actress .
Cast: Carol Burnett, Timothy Omundson, Matt Oberg, Mary Holland
Location: TBD

Jalen vs. Everybody
ABC
Logline: The comedy stars former NBA player and current ESPN personality Jalen Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad.
Cast: Jalen Rose, Anna Maria Horsford, Marla Gibbs, Kelly Jenrette, Jessica McKenna, Rich Sommer, Laysla de Oliveira
Location: TBD

Libby and Malcolm
ABC
Logline: A blended-family show about two polar-opposite political pundits who fall in love despite all odds and form an insta-family as well as a work partnership.
Cast: Felicity Huffman, Courtney B. Vance, Caitlin McGee
Location: TBD

Losing It
ABC
Logline: A single-camera half-hour comedy about three adult siblings and their parents who – between their minds, their marriages, their freedom, and life – are all losing it in different ways.
Cast: Natalie Morales
Location: TBD

Raised by Wolves
ABC
Logline: Centers around Sheila Gable, a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town. It is based on the U.K. series created by Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran for Big Talk Productions and Channel 4.
Cast: Georgia King
Location: TBD

Splitting Up Together
ABC
Logline: Based on the Danish series created by Mette Heeno, Splitting Up Together is the story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.
Cast: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson
Location: TBD

Untitled city mayor project
ABC
Logline: When an outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele
Location: TBD

Untitled single dad project
ABC
Logline: An intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment building.
Cast: Rob Riggle
Location: TBD

Untitled Paul Attanasio
CBS
Logline: Revolves around the multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in San Diego whose lives intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers in law enforcement.
Cast: David Castaneda, Roberto Aguire
Location: TBD

9J, 9K, and 9L
CBS
Logline: A family comedy inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein's adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents' apartment, 9J, and his brother's, sister-in-law's and their baby's apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Liza Lapira
Location: TBD

Brothered Up
CBS
Logline: Centers on an emotionally guarded African-American cop who is partnered with an emotionally available Pakistani cop and who are forced to find a way to connect as they patrol a Detroit neighborhood.
Cast: Adhir Kalyan
Location: TBD

Distefano
CBS
Logline: Inspired by the comedy of Chris Distefano, the half-hour revolves around Izzy and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families — one Puerto Rican, one Italian.
Cast: Chris Distefano, Annie Potts, Dianne Guerrero, Chazz Palminteri
Location: TBD

Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices
CBS
Logline: The comedy centers on a woman (Alice Eve) who has made some interesting choices throughout her life — namely, having three different kids with three different men — but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family.
Cast: Alice Eve, James Earl
Location: TBD

Living Biblically
CBS
Logline: The comedy centers on a modern-day man who, at a crossroads in his life, decides to live life according to the Bible
Location: TBD

Me, Myself and I
CBS
Logline: Examines one man's life over a 50-year span. It focuses on three distinct periods in his life — as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Cast: Bobby Moynihan , Brian Unger, Kelen Coleman
Location: TBD

Real Life
CBS
Logline: The hybrid comedy chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. It is based on Avital Ash's web series 7P/10E and redeveloped from last year's pilot My Time/Your Time.
Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse
Location: TBD

Searchers
CW
Logline: The action-adventure drama follows a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free-spirited sister are forced to team when they learn that their mother's terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.
Cast: Alex McGregor, Zane Holtz, William Miller, Jeanine Mason, Josh Kidd
Location: TBD

Orville 
FOX
Logline: The hourlong dramedy is set 300 years in the future and follows the adventures of the Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, the motley crew of space explorers will "boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before."
Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J Lee, Halston Sage, Penny Johnson Jerald
Location: TBD

The Passage
FOX
Logline: Based on the best-selling trilogy by Justin Cronin, the drama begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The potential series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race.
Location: TBD

Amy's Brother
FOX
Logline: An unconventional family is formed when a successful type A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.
Cast: Annie Mumolo
Location: TBD

L.A. to Vegas
FOX
Logline: An ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs who are trying to find their place in the world that is set on the Friday night flight from L.A. to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.
Cast: Dylan McDermott
Location: TBD

Linda From HR
FOX
Logline: All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR's monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a secret that could unravel everything.
Cast: Lauren Graham
Location: TBD

Type-A
FOX
Logline: Based on the Aaron James book Assholes: A Theory, the office comedy revolves around a group of consultants who are hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle including layoffs, downsizing and generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they're the enemy but to each other, they're family.
Location: TBD

Relatively Happy 
NBC
Logline: Revolves around an adult brother and sister who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other's wingmen, shoulders to cry on, best friends and punching bags as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other "un-stuck."
Cast: Genevieve Angelson
Location: TBD

The Sackett Sisters
NBC
Logline: Revolves around the Sackett family, who is reunited when two estranged sisters perform an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together.
Cast: Casey Wilson, Busy Philipps, Bradley Whitford
Location:TBD

Spaced Out
NBC
Logline: Workplace comedy that centers on a working class genius and his struggles to fit in with an established team all made more difficult when their job is building a rocket to Mars.
Cast: Brett Goldstein
Location: TBD

Untitled Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling
NBC
Logline: The comedy centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael (Andy Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya , one of his old high school flings.
Cast: Anders Holm, Mindy Kaling (recurring), Andy Favreau, Mouzam Makkar, JJ Totah
Location: TBD

Untitled Seth Meyers/Mike O'Brien
NBC
Logline: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher. There, he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
Cast: Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis
Location: TBD

What About Barb?
NBC
Logline: Based on the 1991 feature What About Bob? the comedy revolves around a psychotherapist (played by Richard Dreyfuss in the original) who tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient (Bill Murray in the film) but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process.
Cast: Jessica Gunning, Leah Remini
Location: TBD

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