Which TV pilot would you greenlight?
It’s pilot season, which means all the networks are making deals for initial episodes of series they may pick up for next season. Here are some that have been announced just in the last couple of days:
-Chazz Palminteri as an insomniac detective in ABC’s Drift
-Lena Headey (Imagine Me & You) as a single gal in the city who’s also a superheroine in CBS drama Ultra
–Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf’s new Hollywood-centered cop show, Power, at NBC
-Skeet Ulrich stars in CBS’ post-apocalyptic drama Jericho
-Sofia Vergara and American Dreams‘ Gail O’Grady, who costarred in this season’s short-lived sitcom Hot Properties, are going back to work. Vergara joins Grounded for Life‘s Donal Logue in an untitled ABC comedy pilot about a group of blue-collar folks who decide to rob a celebrity. O’Grady will play a troubled teen’s mom in southern California in an O.C.-like soap that Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson is developing for the CW.
–Variety has news of several Fox pilots, including Union Jackass (British import Al Murray stars in a War at Home-type sitcom), Drive (about constestants in an illegal cross-country road race), and Worst Week of My Life (comedy about the week before a wedding, starring M*A*S*H‘s David Ogden Stiers).
-Also, the paper reports, CBS has Generations, a sitcom about a man and his grandson who live at a retirement community, andthe CW has a spinoff of UPN’s Girlfriends.
If you were a TV exec, which of these pilots would you greenlight, and which would you reject?