N.Y. TV Festival adds two pilots

ABC's 'Life on Mars' to open the event Sept. 12

ABC's "Life on Mars" and CBS' "Worst Week" will be among the new pilots that will make their public debut next month at the New York Television Festival.

They will join freshman series "Fringe" (Fox), "Easy Money" (the CW and Media Rights Capital) and "The Life and Times of Tim" (HBO) with screenings during the weeklong event Sept. 12-17 in Midtown Manhattan. NBC's sophomore series "Life" will also be screened, all at New World Stages.

"Life on Mars" will kick off the event Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. with a sneak peek along with a question-and-answer period with cast members. "Fringe" will go Sept. 13, with the sitcom "Worst Week" and the dramedy "Easy Money" on Sunday. "Life" will be screened on Monday, Sept. 15, with HBO's "Life and Times of Tim" on Tuesday along with an appearance by the show's creator/executive producer, Steven Dildarian.