The 5 Biggest Trends of the TV Pilot Season

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Networks are relying on familiar faces (Tim Allen, Christine Lahti) and taking a cue from “Glee” as they furiously assemble their shows.


PRIMETIME PILOTS QUIZ: Can you guess which one of these in-development projects is fake?

1. Revenge
Logline: A reimagining of The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective, this drama is about a mysterious woman who moves into a beach house in the Hamptons and begins plotting to kill the neighbors who destroyed her family.

2. Baggage
Logline: Three flight attendants — twin sisters who are former beauty queens and their sarcastic childhood friend — balance eccentric personal lives and a career that takes them from city to city and man to man.

3. Ringer
Logline: On the run from the mob, a troubled young woman hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister — until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well.

4. Secret Circle
Logline: A young girl moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good vs. evil.

5. Work It
Logline: Two out-of-work used-car salesmen dress in drag in order to find work as pharmaceutical reps.

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