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July 14, 2010

Market Research: A List of US TV Series Developed in 2009-2010

Filed under: the biz — petertypingfaster @ 7:00 am

Wondering what kind of pilots the networks ordered last year? Wonder no longer! Here’s a complete list of all the TV shows that the conventional broadcasters ordered last year. Only a fraction of these have been picked up to series, but it’s interesting to see where they all started from.

A&E

Title: Cooler Kings
Format: 1 hr Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on an ensemble of undercover police officers. The protagonist is a former Honolulu cop whose raison d’etre is avenging the wrongful death of his girlfriend. He falls in with the titular “Cooler Kings,” a ragtag group of cop vigilantes.

Title: The Quickening
Format: 1 hr Drama
Synopsis: A scripted police drama about an addled but ingenious cop. A bi-polar LAPD detective must wrestle with the fact that the medication she has been prescribed makes her “normal” but her disorder, with all the paranoia and risks it comes with, makes her extraordinary.

Title: Sugarloaf
Format: 1 hr Dramady
Synopsis: An action-adventure drama about a detective named Jim Longworth from Chicago who’s transferred to Florida after a Windy City intradepartmental kerfuffle. Longworth’s resolved to leave the days of high stakes and high danger behind in favor of golf and relaxation. But that resolve is quickly tested when he finds himself embroiled in a decapitation case and facing a burgeoning attraction to a nurse, medical student, mother, and wife named Callie.

ABC

Title: 18 Years
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera family comedy series about a couple who deal with their life transition from hip sexy urban couple to boring sex-starved suburbanites.

Title: Awkward Situations For Men
Format: 1/2 Hour Hybrid Comedy
Synopsis: A hybrid single and multi-camera comedy series based on semi-autobiographical the upcoming book by Danny Wallace. In the book and series, Wallace and his wife move from England to the U.S. and encounter a host of culture clashes.

Title: Funny In Farsi
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series based on the book Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas. The book is a memoir chronicling the author’s family, who came to the U.S. from Iran in the early ’70s when her father was sent to California on a two-year contract from the National Iranian Oil Company.

Title: The Inbetweeners
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series based on the British Channel 4 series about a group of high school boys dealing with the life struggles of being “inbetweeners” – not cool enough to be popular and not geeky enough to be a nerd.

Title: Untitled Goldberg-Meehan Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: “Comedy revolves around two sisters at different stages in their romantic relationships. One sister is in a happy, long-term relationship but isn’t married; the other gets pregnant — and winds up quickly marrying her new beau.

Title: Sunshine
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series centering on a guy who runs a sports arena who turns 40 and starts asking the tough questions.

Title: Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series based on the book Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid by Howard Morris and Jenny Lee. The book is a “self help” book for couples, offering a male and female perspective on topics such as: which came first, stupid or crazy; keeping your big dumb mouth shut; and dealing with outsized expectations. The series focuses on a new couple who have both been around the block a few times and are determined not to repeat their past mistakes.

Title: Untitled Carlos Mencia Comedy
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series that is loosely autobiographical for Carlos Mencia whose character is part of a huge multi-generational family of immigrants.

Title: Untitled Cedric the Entertainer Comedy
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series starring Cedric the Entertainer as a radio host who was formerly a professional baseball player who must re-examine his life when his adult son reenters his life with a young granddaughter in tow.

Title: Happy Endings
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A comedy series about a group of friends who are all affected when the the two friends through whom they all know each other are divorcing.

Title: The Strip
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A comedy series centering on a former child star who has grown up to be the owner of a restaurant with scantily clad waitresses in the Las Vegas suburbs.

Title: Freshmen
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Centering on two men and a woman who all share an apartment in Washington, DC when they each become freshman Congressmen. The each have a different perspective – one is a spinmeister, one is determined to make a difference and the third is a seasoned politician.

Title: How To Be A Better American
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A father embarks on a journey to be a better person and drags his family kicking and screaming along.

Title: Untitled Dan Gould Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Centering on a husband with two kids who works as a high school guidance counselor at odds with two parenting styles – the strict one he was raised with and his wife’s progressive approach.

Title: 187 Detroit
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Shot in the style of a fictional documentary crew following a top homicide division and has a realistic yet sometimes humorous tone.

Title: Body of Evidence
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A procedural that centers on Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner who brings a unique and crime-solving perspective to the ME’s office that often puts her at odds with her superiors.

Title: Generation Y
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series with comedic elements based on the Scandinavian series GOD’S HIGHWAY, shot in a documentary style that toggles between the present day lives of a group of people and flashbacks to their lives as high school seniors ten years before.

Title: Cutthroat
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series with comedic elements centering on a single mom who transitions from running an international drug cartel to high society in Beverly Hills, and finds that there isn’t a huge difference between the two.

Title: The Whole Truth
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A legal dramatic series in which equal time is given to the defense and the prosecution.

Title: Matadors
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Centers on two feuding families, one in the Chicago district attorney’s office and the other opposing them in the city’s most influential private law firm.

Title: True Blue
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: “The Big Chill” set in a homicide squad. It centers on a group of San Francisco homicide detectives who reunite to solve the murder of one of their own and, in the process, revive old passions, rivalries and friendships.

Title: Untitled Richard Hatem Project
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on a female detective who winds up working with a fugitive cop with a romantic undercurrent. 

Title: Off the Map
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Revolves around three doctors, each anxious for a fresh start. They leave the comfort of the States to work at an isolated tropical clinic, where they face both exotic and unusual medical challenges as well as personal ones.

AMC

Title: Walking Dead
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: “An apocalyptic drama that spotlights a world ravaged by a zombie overthrow. In the months and years following that disastrous event, a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, seek a safe haven. They struggle not only to control external threats but also vicious infighting. Project is based on the popular monthly black-and-white comic book of the same name by Robert Kirkman.

Title: The Killing
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: An urban drama about a group of three people in Seattle whose lives were all affected by the murder of a young girl. Based upon the hit Danish TV series “Forbrydelsen,” written by Soren Maymon. Forbrydelsen was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 in the Best International Drama category. The murderer was not revealed until the conclusion of Forbrydelsen’s 20-episode run, causing widely publicized speculation and public debate.

CBS

Title: Good Girls
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A comedy series centering on two female friends since childhood who work to reinvent themselves following the mistakes of their youth.

Title: Mike And Molly
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera romantic comedy series centering on a a couple who meet in a support group for their overeating.

Title: Open Books
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series centering on a woman who works as a book editor in a publishing house and her friends and co workers. Her passion for her workcauses her to lead with her heart and can’t help but get overinvolved in the lives of her friends, her mother and her clients. 

Title: Tick Tock
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series centering on a single mother in her thirties who decides to make finding love her priority.

Title: True Love
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series focusing on two couples and their relationships in New York.

Title: Inseparable
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A couple who are challenged by the wife’s large extended family.

Title: Hitched
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A newly married couple in their thirties adjusting to their new life, post-honeymoon and the realizations it brings

Title: Untitled Ted Quill Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: a widowed father with a pre-teen son who decides to start dating again

Title: Criminal Minds Spinoff
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A spin-off series of CRIMINAL MINDS centering on a separate group of FBI profilers from the original series.

Title: Chaos
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Brett Ratner espionage drama.

Title: The Rememberer
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on a female detective for the New York Police Department who never forgets anything thanks to a special ability.

Title: Defenders
Format; 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on two defense attorneys in Las Vegas and their colorful clients.

Title: Hawaii Five-O
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A one hour crime drama based on the original CBS series from 1968-80 that followed the Hawaii state PD. The new version centers on Steve McGarrett, who heads a division of the Hawaii State Police whose only higher authority is the governor.

Title: Living On A Prayer
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A hybrid single and multi-camera romantic comedy series set in Pittsburgh about a young couple, their relationship and their friends.

CW

Title: La Femme Nikita Reboot
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: La Femme Nikita Remake. In this version, Nikita goes rogue, and a new assassin is trained to replace her.

Title: Untitled Family Drama
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Set on Wyoming farm

FOX

Title: Good Vibes
Format: 1/2 Hour Animated Comedy
Synopsis: An animated comedy series centering on two high school sophomores in a Southern California beach community.

Title: Untitled Jeff Foxworthy Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Animated Comedy
Synopsis: An animated series centering on a dysfunctional family with a love of NASCAR.

Title: Untitled Jonah Hill Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Animated Comedy
Synopsis: An animated comedy series centering on a little boy who is so grown up in his outlook and abilities that he is totally socially inept with kids his own age at his public school.

Title: Untitled Seth Green Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Animated Comedy
Synopsis: An animated high school comedy series.

Title: Keep Hope Alive
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series centering on a guy in his twenties who has a child after a one night stand with a woman who winds up on death row for murder. He moves in with his well intentioned but clueless 40-something parents and they all work to raise the child.

Title: The Station
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A single camera comedy series set against a CIA field office in South America, where the team is charged with installing a new dictator.

Title: Untitled Medical Comedy
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Medical comedy (Pilot Presentation)

Title: Untitled Ron Howard Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera workplace comedy based on an idea by Ron Howard set at a district office of the Internal Revenue Series. The employees all band together because of the country’s hatred of their office. The main character wants to believe that his job is good and noble and provides a very important service.

Title: Untitled Adam Goldberg Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: ” A single camera comedy series centering on a group of computer geniuses/hackers in their twenties who focus on breaking into virtual security systems.

Title: Nevermind Nirvana
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: About two grown up sons, their Indian immigarant parents and their friends, including one of the son’s Caucasin girlfriend.

Title: Ridealong
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series set against Chicago’s police department, from the perspective of the field, as opposed to the station. The series will follow three groups of officers, including uniformed beat cops and the female chief of police. The series also incorporates Chicago’s famous criminal history, from mobsters to political corruption and how it relates to the present day.

Title: Gavin Palone
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on a politician who is compromised when he is involved in a hit and run accident, which leads to him getting blackmailed by the mafia. He struggles to do right despite his flaws.

Title: Midland
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series with soapy elements centering on a man in the oil business who has two wives, which he is forced to keep a secret.

Title: The Odds
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Buddy cop show set in Las Vegas where the cops are just as outrageous as the crimes they solve

Title: Untitled Dana Carvey / Spike Foresten Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Sketch Comedy
Synopsis: Sketch Comedy starring Dana Carvey and scribe-turned-TV host Spike Foresten

Title: Strange Brew
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Centers on family that runs brewwey

Title: Traffic Light
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Revolves around three male friends in different stages of relationships. Orig an Israeli TV show

Title: Pleading Guilty
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Centers on Mack Malloy, an ex-cop-turned-attorney who works as a partner at a powerful Chicago law firm.

Title: Edgar Floats
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Centers on a police psychologist who becomes a bounty hunter.

Title: Breakout Kings
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A procedural dramatic series centering on a group of marshals and ex-cons who work as bounty hunters to capture criminals who escape from prison.

HBO

Title: Enlightened
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Star Dern as a formerly self-destructive woman who, after having a spiritual awakening, becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work. 

Title: Luck
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: An ensemble drama set in the world of horse racing. The project delves into the gambling- and business-related issues that a motley gang of gamblers and racetrack employees face.

Title: Game of Thrones
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A fantasy drama series that concerns an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. The books center on a group of flawed characters from 7 noble families, and the novel’s milieu is an imaginary land populated by orcs and other creatures. Sex, violence and other such mature topics are addressed in the novels, giving the potential television series a more mature tone. The series will be based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling novel series “A Song of Fire and Ice,” and each novel is expected to provide fodder for a full season of episodes. (As of 2008, Martin has published 5 books from the series, and the author intends to complete all 7 novels by 2011.) The series is named after the first novel in the series, a 1,000-page work published in 1996.

Title: Emergency Sex
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Revolves around larger-than-life exploits of expatriate non-government organization workers who find their sanity tested in the face of atrocities.

NBC

Title: Untitled Thomas Lennon Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series centering on a former child star who has grown up to be the owner of a restaurant with scantily clad waitresses in the Las Vegas suburbs.

Title: Untitled Adam Carolla Project
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Project will feature the comic as a contractor and father whose life is turned upside down when his wife leaves him.

Title: This Little Piggy
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi-camera comedy series centering on a middle class guy who shares the house his inherited from his parents with his family who gets a big surprise when his siblings come to live with him when they experience a financial wipeout.

Title: Nathan VS. Nature
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A multi camera family comedy series about a successful adopted heart surgeon in his thirties who decides to search for his biological family and finds that his parents had three other kids who they raised and who are underachievers.

Title: Ordinary People
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: “Ordinary” revolves around Kevin and Kelsey Whitmore, a married couple in their late 20s who are fast-tracked professionals with four kids. After spending most of his time on the road as a Rolling Stone music reporter, Kevin is promoted to columnist and works from home, a change that requires adjustment for everyone in the family.

Title: The Pink House
Format: 1/2 Hour Multi-Camera Comedy
Synopsis: Revolves arounds two guy friends who move to LA post college.

Title: Outsourced
Format: 1/2 Hour Single Camera Comedy
Synopsis: A recently demoted manager of a novelties company who is shipped off to India to manage a ragtag group of customer service reps. Based on Wing & Jeffcoat’s indie film OUTSOURCED.

Title: Undercovers
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series centering on a husband and wife spy team.

Title: Prime Suspect (UK Remake)
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Centers on a courageous female detective who investigates complex mysteries in a politically explosive big city.

Title: The Rockford Files Remake
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Centers on Jim Rockford, a roguish private eye who tackles the dangerous, quirky, unpredictable cases that no other detective wants to handle.

Title: Kindreds
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Folows a curmudegeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates as their lives come together to form an unconventional kind of law practice.

Title: Chase
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Action procedural based on a real-life group in the American Southwest, follows a figutive apprehension team of US Marshalls that tracks down the nation’s most notoriuos criminals.

Title: The Event
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Features multiple point of views and follows a regular fellow throw in a large government conspiracy.

Title: Untitled Conan O’Brien Project
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: A dramatic series about a justice of the Supreme Court who steps down to start a private law firm to challenge the system.

Title: The Cape
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Light drama with a comic book sensibility. Set in a fictionalized version of Los Angeles, it centers on a former cop framed for a crime who becomes the Cape, a masked hero, to clear his name and reunite with his son.

Title: Love Bites
Format: 1 Hour Drama
Synopsis: Remantic dramady from Sex and the City Alum Cindy Chupack.

Title: Rex Is Not Your Lawyer
Format: 1 Hour Dramady
Synopsis: A dramatic series with comedic elements centering on a lawyer prone to panic attacks who coaches his clients so they can represent themselves in court.

Title: Untitled Larry Charles Project
Format: Hybrid Comedy
Synopsis: A hybrid scripted and unscripted comedy series about a group of people in a small two who work together to make their own episodes of their favorite television series when it goes off the air.

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