The Complete Broadcast Guide – The Hollywood Reporter

Broadcast Pilot Season continues to evolve.

After the pandemic wiped out the 2020 pilot season, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW had a mix of pre-COVID-19 dramas and comedies and quarantine-developed scripts. The programs that appeared from Pilot Season 2020+ are now on the air – see CBS ‘ Ghosts and ABCs The Wonder Years – and on the deck in the mid-season.

At the same time, the five broadcast networks have dramatically reduced the amount of scripts they purchase. Gone are the days when the big four each buy north of 300 comedy and drama scripts. As the line between a hit and a miss has evaporated, networks increasingly showed more patience with their scripted investments and review of such data as 30-day delayed viewing and streaming performance.

The pandemic has also forced broadcast networks to develop the ways in which they approach the pilot season. Casting nearly 100 dramas and comedies and competing with cable networks and streamers for top talent, locations and directors is a thing of the past. Instead, the five transmission networks have been switched – like cable and streaming – to a year-round development model. So while the traditional TV calendar remains, the networks have now gotten a jump on pilot orders and in some cases on May’s serial orders. We typically publish this annual guide in January, but given the early orders, we publish early as further pilot pickups are expected to arrive before the end of the year.

With all of the above in mind, here’s a look at the pilots at stake for the 2022-23 broadcast season, while ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW review scripts and march forward in an effort to find the next breakout. hits.

Bookmark, as well as this page, as The Hollywood Reporter will update this guide throughout the season with the latest pilot orders, castings and any series pickups.


The son-in-law
Logline: The comedy follows an earthly man who finds himself seeking approval from his new fiancé’s sophisticated parents – even though he is a hard to impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime girlfriend.
Hold: W / EP Ajay Saghal (Carmichael Show); EP Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar (Doogie Kamealoha)
Study: 20th television
Format: Single camera


LA law
Logline: An update on the NBC Emmy-winning drama that sees the venerable law firm McKenzie Brackman reinvent itself as a law firm specializing only in the most high-profile, cross-border and flammable cases.
Cast: Blair Underwood, Corbin Bernsen
Hold: W / EP Marc Guggenheim, Ubah Mohamed (Legends of Tomorrow); EP Dayna Bochco, Jesse Bochco, Blair Underwood; D / EP Anthony Hemingway
Study: 20th Television, Steven Bochco Productions

Untitled Alaska newspaper drama
Logline: The drama revolves around a star journalist (Swank) who moves to Alaska for a fresh start after a career-killing misstep and finds redemption personally and professionally after signing up for a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry (Scandal)
Hold: W / EP / D Tom McCarthy; EP Bert Salke, Melissa Wells, Hilary Swank, Kyle Hopkins, Ryan Binkley
Study: 20th Television, Co-lab21, Slow Pony


No order yet.


The Never Game
Logline: The Never Game revolves around surviving Colter Shaw (Justin Hartley, This is us), who roams the country as a “reward seeker” and uses his tracking skills to solve mysteries while battling with his own divided family.
Actors: Justin Hartley
Hold: W / EP Michael Cooney (Identity); EP Justin Hartley; D / EP Ken Olin (This is us)
Study: 20th television

True lies (rolled from last season)
Logline: Shocked to discover that her bland and imperceptible computer consultant husband (Steve Howey) is a skilled international spy, an unfulfilled suburban housewife (Ginger Gonzaga) is driven into a life of danger and adventure as she is recruited to work with him to save the world as they try to revive their passionless marriage. Based on the 1994 James Cameron film.
Cast: Steve Howey (Shameless), Ginger Gonzaga (fun), Omar Miller, Erica Hernandez, Mike O’Gorman
Hold: W / EP Matt Nix; EP James Cameron, Mary Viola, Rae Sanchini; EP / D McG
Study: 20th Television, Lightstorm Entertainment, Wonderland Sound and Vision, Flying Glass of Milk Productions


Grimsburg – animated directly for serial order (for 2023)
Logline: This is about Marvin Flute (Jon Hamm), a great detective who can’t break his own family. Now that he’s back in Grimsburg, a town where everyone has a secret or three, Whistle will follow every clue he has to redeem himself with the ex-wife he never stopped loving, even if it means hanging out. with the son, he never bothered to get to know.
Cast: Jon Hamm
Hold: W / co-EP Catlan McClelland, Matthew Schlissel; EP Jon Hamm, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, Connie Tavel; EP / showrunner Chadd Gindin (Cleveland Show)
Study: Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment

Krapopolis – animated directly for series order (for 2022)
Logline: Set in ancient Greece and follows a family of humans, gods and monsters trying to run one of the world’s first cities.
Cast: Hannah Waddingham, Richaro Ayoade, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy, Duncan Trussell
Hold: W / EP Dan Harmon; EP / showrunner Jordan Young
Study: Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment


Accused – straight to serial order
Logline: Based on a BAFTA-winning British show created by Jimmy McGovern, the anthology drama opens in a courtroom with a defendant being charged with a crime and then goes back to reveal how these people were caught in the extraordinary situations they find themselves in. sig i.. Each season will focus on a different crime.
Hold: W / EP Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa (Fatherland), David Shore; EP Glenn Geller, Erin Gunn, Jacob Cohen-Holmes, Sita Williams, Jimmy McGovern, Roxy Spencer
Study: Sony Pictures Television, Fox Entertainment

The last police
Logline: The drama follows a police detective in a small town (Blu Hunt, New mutants), who, while an asteroid is running towards an apocalyptic collision with Earth, believes she has been chosen to save humanity. Meanwhile, her cynical partner (Reno Wilson, Good girls) can not decide what he wants to enjoy more: her delusions or the doom of the world itself. Based on Ben Winters’ novel The last policeman.
Cast: Blu Hunt, Reno Wilson, Maximiliano Hernandez, Dawnn Lewis, Derek Phillips, Courtney Dietz, Troy Kotsur
Hold: W / EP / D Kyle Killen; EP Ben Winters, Scott Pennington
Studio: 20th Television, Fox Entertainment, Chapter Eleven, Anonymous Content


Lopez Vs. Lopez
Logline: A working class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between.
Starring: George Lopez, Mayan Lopez
Hold: W / EP Debby Wolfe (The Conners, one day at a time); EP Bruce Helford (ABC’s George Lopez), George Lopez, Katie Newman, Michael Rotenberg; P Mayan Lopez
Study: Universal Television, Mohawk Productions, Naughty Productions, Mi Vida Loba, 3 Arts
Format: Multicamera

Logline: A group of friends who belong to a support group for food issues help each other as they search for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that will make it all better.
Cast: Demi Lovato, Valerie Bertinelli, Anna Akana, Alex Brightman, Ashley Kelly, Jay Klaitz, Rory O’Malley, Christian Magby
Hold: W / EP Suzanne Martin (Hot in Cleveland); EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Scooter Braun, Scott Manson, James Shin
Study: Universal Television, Hazy Mills, SB Projects
Format: Single camera


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