2007-08 pilot orders: ABC



American Family
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Team: Jay Scherick, David Ron, John Fortenberry
Family attempts to maintain appearances for the neighbors despite the chaos and challenges of 21st centurty family life; Chip Esten, Stephanie Childers co-star

The Call
Studio: 20th Century Fox TV/Real Time Prods.
Team: Dave Hemingson, Joel Surnow, Bob Cochran, Howard Gordon, Michael Spiller
Action-packed comedy about a team of gifted yet unconventional Los Angeles paramedics who save people's lives while screwing up one another's; Danny Comden, Kal Penn, Jodi Lynn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley co-star

Studio: ABC TV Studio/DreamWorks TV/3 Arts Ent.
Team: Bruce McCulloch, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, David Miner, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Follows the lives of four men (Fred Goss, Jerry Minor, Jerry O'Connell, Tim Peper) who carpool to work together each day

Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Joe Lawson, Guymon Gasady, Daniel Rappaport, Will Speck, Josh Gordon, Bill Martin, Mike Schiff
Three cavemen struggle with prejudice as they strive to live normal lives in 2007 Atlanta; based on the characters from the Geico commercials; Bill English, Dash Mihok star

Untitled cop project
Studio: CBS Paramount Network TV/ABC TV Studio
Team: Victoria Pile, Chris Godsick, Merrill Karpf
Revolves around eccentric characters in a police precinct; Jason Alexander, Orlando Jones co-star

Family of the Year
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
Team: Erica Rivinoja, Pam Brady, Michael Lehmann
Revolves around 10-time family of the year winner the Holloways of Tatum, N.M.; Jennifer Coolidge, Alan Ruck star

The Hill
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Team: Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Andy Ackerman
Comedic soap set in Washington; Eric Christian Olsen, Michelle Trachtenberg, Wendie Malick star

The Middle
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Team: Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline, Chris Koch
Middle-class Midwestern family show told through the eyes of the mother (Ricki Lake)

Studio: 20th Century Fox TV/Katalyst Prods.
Team: Caroline Williams, Gaby Allan, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke, Todd Holland
Ugly duckling (Judy Greer) returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor

The News
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Ric Swartzlander, Marc Buckland
Rising producer (Rachel Boston) becomes the youngest female news chief in a chaotic Phoenix TV newsroom; Jay Harrington, Amy Yasbeck co-star

Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
Studio: 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV
Team: Josh Sternin, Jeff Ventimilia, David Nevins, Brian Grazer, Gail Mancuso
"Nice girl" (Jayma Mays) struggles to make it in the corporate world; inspired by Lois Frankel's book; Gregory Itzin, Jane Curtin co-star

Untitled Sachs/Judah
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Gary Halvorson
Follows the dating and competitive work life of co-workers and friends at a top law firm; Ashley Williams, Scott Wolf co-star

Sam I Am
Studio: ABC Television Studio/Brillstein-Grey TV
Team: Don Todd, Cecelia Ahern, Peter Traugott, Robert McNeil
Woman with amnesia (Christina Applegate) has to rediscover her life; Jennifer Esposito, Jean Smart co-star

See Jayne Run
Studio: ABC Television Studio/Brillstein-Grey TV
Team: Alana Sanko, Peter Traugott, Becky Clements, Ira Underleider, Will MacKenzie
Alpha female (Heather Locklear) in the male-dominated world of investment banking struggles to balance single motherhood and career

The Thick of It
Studio: Sony Pictures TV/BBC Worldwide Prods.
Team: Mitch Hurwitz, Paul Telegdy, Armando Iannucci, Christopher Guest
Centers on workers in the office of a low-level congressman (John Michael Higgins); based on the BBC format; Oliver Platt, Michael McKean co-star

Traveling in Packs
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Team: Jhoni Marchinko, James Burrows
Three women in their 30s find living together has benefits and is a lot more fun than living alone


Cashmere Mafia
Studio: Sony TV/Darren Star Prods.
Team: Darren Star, Gail Katz, Kevin Wade, Susie Fitzgerald, Peyton Reed
Four successful female executives (Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Sommerville) rely on one another as they juggle the demands of career, family and high ambitions

Dirty Sexy Money
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Craig Wright, Greg Berlanti, Bryan Singer, Matt Gross, Peter Horton
Idealistic young lawyer (Peter Krause) gets to represent a rich, powerful and ethically flexible family after his father's unexpected death; Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin co-star

Eli Stone
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Ken Olin
Thirtysomething attorney (Jonny Lee Miller) begins to have larger-than-life visions that compel him to do unusual things; Victor Garber, Natasha Henstridge co-star

Untitled Jon Feldman
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Team: Jon Feldman, Charles McDougall
Revolves around four high-powered CEOs (Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina) who socialize at the same exclusive golf club

Football Wives
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Marco Pennette, Chris Brancato, Bert Salke, Bryan Singer, Maureen Chadwicke, Eileen Gallagher, Ann McManus
Revolves around the wives of professional football players; based on ITV's "Footballers Wives"; Gabrielle Union, Lucy Lawless, Kiele Sanchez, Ving Rhames, James Van Der Beek co-star

Judy's Got a Gun
Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Michelle King, Robert King, Stu Bloomberg, Sheree Folkson
Suburban woman (Louise Lombard) balances being a single mother with being a detective investigating bizarre suburban crimes; Colin Feore, Michael Michele, Johnny Messner co-star

Studio: ABC Television Studio
Team: Sean Bailey, Greg Pruss, Carol Wolper, Dan Blatt, Phil Clymer, Rob Bowman
Procedural crime drama centering on the Philip Marlowe character (Jason O'Mara) set in present-day Los Angeles; Amanda Righetti, Adam Goldberg co-star

Untitled Rina Mimoun
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Team: Rina Mimoun, Larry Trilling
Successful Atlanta lawyer (Alyssa Milano) returns to her messy Savanna family with her baby; Mary Steenburgen, James Brolin co-star

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Studio: Regency TV/Dutch Oven
Team: Simon Kinberg, Doug Liman, Dave Bartis
Based on the feature about a married couple (Jordana Brewster, Martin Henderson) who are spies; Bridgette Wilson Sampras, Rebecca Mader co-star

Pushing Daisies
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Jinks/Cohen Co.
Team: Bryan Fuller, Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen, Barry Sonnenfeld
Retective fairy tale about a guy (Lee Pace) who can touch the dead and bring them back to life; Kristin Chenoweth, Chi McBride, Swoosie Kurtz, Anna Friel co-star

Studio: Sony Pictures TV/25 C Prods.
Team: Ed Zuckerman, Guy Ritchie, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
Stylish, fast-paced procedural drama uncovering the perpetrator by tracing the suspects; Michael Ealy, Carrie-Anne Moss, Charles Dutton co-star

Women's Murder Club
Studio: 20th Century Fox TV
Team: Liz Craft, Sarah Fain, Brett Ratner, James Patterson, Joe Simpson, Shawn Ryan, Scott Winant
Four girlfriends (Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Aubrey Dollar, Paula Newsome) solve tough murder cases. Based on James Patterson's series of mystery books


Wanna Bet?
Studio: The Gurin Co.
Team: Phil Gurin, Marc Jansen, Glenn Weiss
Celebrity-driven variety show with gambling elements; Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly host

Overview: Stakes rise for studios

2007-08 pilot orders: ABC | CBS | Fox | NBC | CW