The Complete Pilot Report: ABC Has Rebel Wilson, Bradley Whitford and S.H.I.E.L.D
Rebel Wilson, Bradley Whiford | Photo Credits: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic, Earl Gibson III/Getty Images
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the ABC pilots: (Click here for CBS, CW, Fox and NBC.)
A beautiful, unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. ER's David Zabel will write and executive-produce.
A brilliant, late-19th-century New York doctor and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon. They quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems. Ice Age writer Jason Fuchs will write, while Fast Five scribe Chris Morgan will executive-produce.
A former cop who's now a cunning, but charming low-rent lawyer uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife in this drama from House creator David Shore.
A sexy, modern gothic soap weaves together the mythologies of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Matt Lopez will write and executive-produce with Grey's Anatomy's Mark Gordon.
From Awake's creator Kyle Killen, the project is a provocative workplace ensemble about the complicated relationship between two brothers who head an agency that uses the real science of human motivation and manipulation to solve its clients' problems.
Molly Parker, the only woman in the Texas Rangers, is a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers along the way. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas. The Playboy Club's Hannah Shakespeare will write while Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and Casino Royale's Martin Campbell will executive-produce.
The lives of seven employees of a service station in Queens are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. David Zabel (ER) and Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7) will write and executive-produce with Steven Spielberg, Smash's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
When his wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, a man pursues every legal option to secure her release. But when he's stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David is forced to consider less-than-legal options — entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes to topple a brutal dictator and bring his wife home. Mad Men's Chris Black will write; Casino Royale's Martin Campbell will executive-produce.