2007-08 pilot orders: Fox



Action News
(series commitment)
20th Century Fox TV-Levitan/Lloyd Prods.
Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, James Burrows
Centers on co-anchors (Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton) who reunite at a Buffalo TV station; Fred Willard, Aimee Garcia co-star

Animals (presentation)
20th Century Fox TV/Happy Madison
Robert Smigel, Greg Cohen
Parody of suburban life using the animal kingdom

The Beast
CBS Paramount Network TV/FremantleMedia North America
Tucker Cawley, James Widdoes
A womanizing veterinarian (Steve Howey) isn't particularly fond of animals but loves meeting and dating their female owners; based on the BBC series

Untitled Victor Fresco
20th Century Fox Television
Victor Fresco, Marc Buckland
10-year-old boy tries to navigate life in his high-achieving, overstressed family with the help of his eccentric grandfather (Tom Conti)

The Life and Times of Tim
Warner Bros. TV/Werner-Gold-Miller Prods.
Steve Dildarian, Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller, Mike Clements
The story of a normal guy who somehow always finds himself in deep trouble at home and the office; voice cast includes Dildarian, Cheri Oteri, Kurtwood Smith

Me & Lee?
Matthew Salsberg, Jenji Kohan, Allan Loeb, Steven Pearl, Paul Dinello
Guy (Jamie Kennedy) suffering from chronic back pain gets more than he bargained for when he undergoes "bionic" back surgery in a secret basement lab run by actor Lee Majors (playing himself)

Untitled Liz Meriwether
20th Century Fox TV/Dawn Parouse Prods.
Elizabeth Meriwether, Dawn Parouse, Jeff Richman, Jason Winer
Four young women (Molly Stanton, Dorian Brown, Lacey Chabert, Sarayu Rau) struggle with their lives after college

Minister of Divine
20th Century Fox TV/Tiger Aspect
Suzanne Martin, Richard Curtis, Andrew Zein, Mark Chapman, Pam Fryman
Woman (Kirstie Alley) known for her rebellious younger days returns to her native small town to be a minister; based on the BBC series "The Vicar of Dibley"

Playing Chicken
Warner Bros. TV/Werner-Gold-Miller
Sean Anders, John Morris, Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller, Mike Clements, John Pasquin
Two brothers (Bill Burr, Norbert Leo Butz) who differ politically are forced to live together after one (Butz) suffers an accident

The Return of Jezebel James
Regency Television
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino
Single successful book editor (Parker Posey) learns she is physically unable to conceive and asks her estranged younger sister (Lauren Ambrose) to carry her baby for her

The Rules of Starting Over
20th Century Fox TV/Conundrum Entertainment/Watson Pond Prods.
Chris Pappas, Mike Bernier, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Bradley Thomas, Brad Johnson
35-year-old (Craig Bierko) and his buddies, all newly single, jump headfirst back into the dating scene and learn the painful rules for starting over; Rashida Jones, Johnny Sneed co-star

Two Dreadful Children (presentation)
20th Century Fox Television
Dave Hemingson
Redneck family discovers that their two horribly disobedient fraternal twins are geniuses; voice cast includes Chris Kattan, French Stewart, Caroline Rhea

Two Families

20th Century Fox TV/HBO Independent Prods.
Barbara Wallace, Thomas R. Wolfe, Michael Engler
Two sets of adult siblings discover they share the same father (Beau Bridges); Samantha Bee, Carlos Jacatt co-star


(series order)
Fox 21
Chad Damiani, JP Lavin, Brian Gadinsky
Reality/scripted hybrid comedy that centers on a supermodel who settles down in a southern Texas town and becomes an anchorwoman for the local news

Untitled Revenge (presentation)
Fox 21
Damon Santostefano
Partially scripted comedy about three thrill-seeking girlfriends who hit the road to settle the score with all of the men who have ever wronged them

Skyler's Revolution

Wonderland Sound and Vision/Warner Horizon
McG, Skyler Stone, Trip Taylor
A "Candid Camera"- style comedy/improv/reality hybrid, in which ordinary people go on wild adventures. Skyler Stone, Ahmed Ahmed star


The Apostles

20th Century Fox TV
Chuck Pratt, David McNally
Cop drama with soapy elements; Keith Robinson, Shawn Hatosy, Leslie Hope co-star

Born In the USA

19 Entertainment
Simon Fuller, Mal Young, Simon Curtis
Half-hour soap set in Philadelphia

Canterbury's Law
Sony Pictures TV/Apostle
Dave Erickson, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Mike Figgis
Rebellious female defense attorney (Julianna Margulies) pushes the boundaries of the law to protect innocent clients; Linus Roache, Ben Shenkman co-star

Company Man
20th Century Fox TV/Real Time Prods.
Bob Cochran, David Ehrman, Jon Cassar, Joel Surnow, Howard Gordon
Family man (Jason Behr) winds up recruited by the NSA as a spy within the defense contracting company he works for

The Cure
Warner Bros. TV/Weed Road Pictures
Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Akiva Goldsman, Stephanie Koff, Brittany Lovett, Danny Cannon
Group cuts through the red tape of medical bureaucracy -- often at their own peril -- to get care to those who need it most; Oded Fehr, Esai Morales, Liz Vassey star

20th Century Fox TV
Jonathan Lisco, Deran Sarafian
Cops in post-Katrina New Orleans face the challenges of enforcing the law in a city whose infrastructure has been completely upended; Anthony Anderson, Cole Hauser, John Carroll Lynch star

New Amsterdam
Regency TV/Scarlet Fire/Sarabande/Laha
Allan Loeb, Christian Taylor, Steven Pearl, David Manson, Lasse Hallstrom, Leslie Holleran
Man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) cursed with immortality works as a New York homicide detective; Zuleikha Robinson co-stars

20th Century Fox TV
Samantha Goodman, Andrew Stern, Barry Josephson, Eileen Gallagher, Brian Park, P.J. Hogan
Comedic drama about the lives and loves of a team of nurses in a big-city hospital; Eliza Dushku, Gregory Harrison, Sara Rue star

The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Warner Bros. TV/C-2 Pictures
Josh Friedman, David Nutter, James Middleton, Mario Kassar, Andrew Vajna, Joel Michaels
Based on the characters from the "Terminator" franchise, it follows Connor (Lena Headey) and her son John (Thomas Dekker) in present-day Los Angeles as they fight attackers from the future in a battle for survival of the human race

Supreme Courtships
20th Century Fox TV/Adelstein Prods.
Gary Tieche, John Eisendrath, Marty Adelstein, Michael Thorn, Ian Toynton
Soapy comedic drama about the personal and professional lives of six Supreme Court clerks and the judges they work for; Shane West, Kurtwood Smith, Kate Burton co-star

CBS Par TV/Circle of Confusion Prods.
David Eick, John McNamara, Jonathan Mostow, David Engel, David Alpert, Lawrence Mattis
Centers on an extraterrestrial sleeper cell that has infiltrated the human race; based on the graphic novel; James D'Arcy, Reg Rogers, Rachel Nichols star


3 Ball Prods./ Warner Horizon TV
Marta Kauffman, J.D. Roth, Todd Nelson
Everyday Americans who believe they possess psychic abilities show off their skills

Overview: Stakes rise for studios

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