Fall TV pilot update
"Charlie Angels," "Smash," and "Rookies" and more hot new shows Headline: TV Pilot Update
We’re only a couple of weeks away from broadcasters unveiling their fall schedules, and some intriguing pilots are emerging as front-runners to land coveted series orders. Fox’s Touch will probably bring Kiefer Sutherland back to the network as the father of an autistic child who can predict the future. Of the two super-girl-power pilots, ABC’s Charlie’s Angels has very strong odds, while NBC’s Wonder Woman is less certain despite heavy online interest. Another remake of a familiar title, NBC’s Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello, is likely getting a green light, as is Smash, the Peacock’s Glee-style musical series produced by Steven Spielberg. CBS’ latest cop drama, Rookies, produced by Robert De Niro, is considered a favorite, and Tim Allen’s as-yet-untitled sitcom for ABC is tough to bet against. Finally, ABC’s Good Christian Bitches, starring Popular‘s Leslie Bibb, has more than a prayer of landing a slot — and not a chance in hell of keeping that fantastic title.