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Broadcast TV Pilots in 2023: The Complete Guide

If the broadcast pilot season is any indicator, peak TV numbers are waking up.

Ten years ago, ABC,

CBS, CW , Fox and NBC collectively Ordered a surprising 22 Pilot season comedy and drama 22. That number, the most from THR Started tracking total volume in , now considered a relic of the past.

With COVID- The pandemic effectively wiped out the pilot season 2021, the network was forced to adopt a year-round programming strategy that many had discussed but had yet to actually execute. Now that the shift is in full swing, pilot orders across the five networks may hit record lows after a collective recovery 20 last season of comedy and drama.

What’s more, the recession has also pushed broadcasters to be more careful about how many scripts they buy and which of them get made. Network executives — including the new presidents of CBS, The CW and Fox — are also taking more time to get development right. The Night Court reboot is a prime example of this strategy, as NBC was in 2021- Order the season before the series in September 35. The comedy, which stars and executive produces Melissa Rauch, premiered last month after the pilot episode was filmed with reshoots and some recasting, quickly getting updated. The strategy is that CBS is moving to the Justin Hartley drama Never Game and NBC is working with two The author found and irrational (All earmarked for next season, but developed in 2021).

Speaking of the new executive regime, the CW’s almost complete shift from US scripted originals will also have an impact on the entire pilot season The amount of influence generated as a network is now mainly controlled by the station group Nexstar, which previously averaged about 6 orders per season. Meanwhile, Fox has added a steady stream of original animated series to its pipeline, as the broadcast network — now overseen by its former unscripted chief — takes a more polished (read: cost-friendly) approach to scripting. At CBS, the network’s former current programming chief is responsible for filling several holes in one of broadcast’s most stable schedules.

With all of the above in mind, let’s look at the pilot scramble 2021- as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and (maybe) the CW sift through scripts and move forward in search of the next breakout hit.

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The Hollywood Reporter will update this guide throughout the season with the latest pilot orders, cast and final series episodes. For the latest broadcast renewals, cancellations and new series picks, check out our full scorecard here.

ABC Comedy

Public Defender Outline: Four inexperienced public defenders work tirelessly to keep their clients from going to jail until they are saddled with student loan debt. Along the way, they must rely on each other to deal with their first defendants, a ridiculous court system and a copier that keeps jamming. Throwing:
Team: W/EP Eddie Quintana; EP McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh studio : 20 th Television, Wonderland Sound and Vision Format: Single Camera


Good Lawyer ( Good Doctor spin-off drama) Log: March 6 as An episode of The Good Doctor, Dr. . Sean Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win his case, and trusts a promising young lawyer with OCD. Actor: Kennedy McMahon ( Nancy Drew , Felicity Hoffman, Bethlehem Millions Team: W/EP David Shore, Liz Friedman; EP /D Ruben Fleischer

Wounded Unit Synopsis: A film about a team caused by trauma A highly skilled team of surgeons and nurses who rush to the scene to treat patients who do not make it to the hospital in time. When the sick and injured cannot reach the emergency room, the injury unit (hospital emergency response team) brings the emergency room to them . Throwing: Team: W/EP Matt Lopez, John Glenn; EP/D Marc Webb Studio: ABC Signature

Plot synopsis: A high-stakes legal soap that redefines the genre by playing on two timelines. Fifteen years later, A woman being vetted for a Supreme Court seat tells about her work at a prominent DC law firm at 2020, the only thing more controversial than the case is her messy love life, caught between two feuding brothers. Now, with the Supreme Court seat at stake, all of her darkest secrets are at risk of being revealed, threatening her nomination, her reputation, and her marriage. Throwing:
Team: W/EP Joey Falco; EP Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Jordan Cerf work room: 20th TV

Untitled Drew Goddard Plot Synopsis: Based on the French series Haut Potentiel Intellectuel, This drama revolves around a single mother with three children While rearranging some evidence during her shift as a police station janitor, she comes across a case she can’t solve. When they discover her knack for tidying things up due to her high intellectual potential, she’s hired as a consultant to work with a seasoned detective who follows the rules, and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team
Team: W/EP Drew Goddard, Sarah Esberg , Pierre Laugier, Antoine Lancret, Jean South Creek Studio: th TV

CBS Comedy

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CBS Drama

Elspeth SYNOPSIS: Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) is a shrewd but unconventional attorney who, after a successful career in Chicago, uses her unique perspective to Take a unique look and hunt down brilliant criminals with the NYPD. Based on characters from The Good Wife and Good at fighting . Cast: Carrie Preston Team: W/EP Robert King, Michelle King; EP Liz Glotzer; D Robert King Studio: CBS Studios

Matlock Plot synopsis: After achieving success at a young age, talented septuagenarian Madeleine Matlock (Kathy Bates) rejoins the workforce at a prestigious law firm, where she works with unassuming demeanor. and cunning tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within. Adapted from the classic TV series of the same name. Cast: Kathy · BatesTeam: W /EP Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin); EP Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, Kathy BatesStudio: CBS Studios


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Fox Comedy

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NBC Comedy

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NBC Drama

Book Murder Plot Summary: A big city Instafamous book reviewer takes a page from the murder mystery she reviews and becomes a An unlikely detective to uncover the shocking truth about a quaint seaside town. Actor: Retta
Team: W/EP Jenna Bans (Good girl); EP Bill Krebs, Casey Kyber, Retta Studio: Universal TV, Minnesota Logging Co.

Wolf Plot Summary: Inspired by the extraordinary life and work of Oliver Sacks Inspired, the show follows a legendary and revolutionary neuroscientist and his team of interns as they explore humanity’s last great frontier, the mind, while grappling with their own relationships and mental health issues. Throwing:
Team: W/EP Michael Grassi ( Riverdale ); EP/D Lee Toland Krieger; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman, Henrik Bastin , Melissa Aouate, Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis, Will Tennant Studios: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions, Fabel Entertainment, The Imaginarium

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