For the new broadcast TV season, the U.S. networks are looking at the following 23 new pilots, of which 13 are dramas, and the rest comedies. Last year, the networks looked at 39 pilots, but included four dramas from The CW. This time around, The CW’s shows are missing due to the network’s recent change in ownership, as well as its new focus on other types of programming. Not included on the list are unscripted series.

Many of the pilots have already been ordered to series, but the full slate of pick-ups will be announced at the Upfronts in New York City, to be held May 15-17, 2023. Updates in progress.

ABC

COMEDY

Drop-Off
Julia is a working mother for whom nothing is working, so she goes looking for her village. With the help of new friends, Julia discovers she just might succeed at balancing work and parenting from time to time. Based on Sharon Horgan’s British comedy Motherland.
Production Team: Julieanne Smolinski, Michael Showalter, Sharon Horgan, Stacy Greenberg, Clelia Mountford, Stacy Greenberg, Kira Carstensen, Paul Feig, Dan Magnante, Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz
Prod Co: Lionsgate, ABC Signature
International Distribution: Lionsgate

Public Defenders
Up to their earholes in student loan debt, four inexperienced public defenders work tirelessly to keep their clients out of jail. Along the way, they have to rely on each other to navigate their first defendants, the absurd court system, and the copy machine that always jams.
Production Team: Eddie Quintana, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh
Prod Co: 20th Television, Wonderland Sound and Vision
International Distribution: TBD

DRAMA

The Good Lawyer (ordered to series)
Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case, and puts his faith in a promising young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder.
Production Team: David Shore, Liz Friedman, Ruben Fleischer
Prod Co: ABC Signature, Shore Z Prods, Sony Pictures TV
International Distribution: Sony Pictures TV

The Hurt Unit (ordered to series)
A cutting-edge medical drama about a highly skilled team of trauma surgeons and nurses who race into the field to treat the patients who won’t make it to the hospital in time. When the sick and the injured can’t get to the ER, the HURT Unit (Hospital Urgent Response Team) brings the ER to them.
Production Team: Matt Lopez, John Glenn, Marc Webb
Prod Co: ABC Signature, Black Lamb
International Distribution: TBD

Judgement
A high-stakes legal soap that redefines the genre by playing out over two timelines. Fifteen years from now, a woman being vetted for a Supreme Court seat recounts her experience at a prominent D.C. law firm in 2023, where the only thing more controversial than the cases was her messy love life, caught between two feuding brothers. Now, with a Supreme Court seat on the line, all of her darkest secrets are at risk of coming out, threatening her nomination, her reputation, and her marriage.
Production Team: Joey Falco, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Jordan Cerf
Prod Co: 20th TV
International Distribution: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

Untitled Drew Goddard (ordered to series)
Based on the French series Haut Potentiel Intellectuel, the drama revolves around a single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind who helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her high intellectual potential, she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective, and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team
Production Team: Drew Goddard, Sarah Esberg, Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Jean Nainchrik
Prod Co: 20th TV.
International Distribution: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

CBS

COMEDY

JumpStart
Based on the comic strip of the same name, set in Philadelphia, the comedy follows Joe, a cop; his wife Marcy, a nurse; and Joe’s partner, Crunchy. Joe and Marcy are young, hip, urban parents with old-school values who are willing to sacrifice for their kids and have some laughs while doing it.
Production Team: Wayne Conley, Aaron Kaplan, Melanie Frankel, Bridget McMeel, Wendi Trilling, Robb Armstrong
Prod  Co: CBS Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Andrews McMeel Entertainment, Trill TV
International Distribution: Paramount Global Content Distribution

Untitled Wayans Project
Legendary talk radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” (Damon Wayans Sr.) has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.
Production Team: Kevin Hench, Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Kameron Tarlo
Prod Co: CBS Studios
International Distribution: Paramount Global Content Distribution

DRAMA

Elsbeth (ordered to series)
After her successful career in Chicago, Elsbeth Tascioni (Preston), an astute but unconventional attorney, utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD. Based on the character featured in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.
Production Team: Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Robert King
Prod Co: CBS Studios
International Distribution: Paramount Global Content Distribution

Matlock (ordered to series)
After achieving success in her younger years, the brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock (Kathy Bates) rejoins the work force at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within. Based on the classic television series of the same name.
Production Team: Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Eric Christian Olsen, Kathy Bates
Prod Co: CBS Studios
International Distribution: Paramount Global Content Distribution

Tracker (ordered to series)
Revolves around survivalist Colter Shaw (Hartley), who roams the country as a “reward seeker” and uses his tracking skills to solve mysteries as he contends with his own fractured family.
Production Team: Ben H. Winters, Justin Hartley, Ken Olin
Prod Co: 20th TV, CBS, AfterPortsmouth Prods, Change Up Prods
International Distribution: TBD

FOX

ANIMATED COMEDY

Krapopolis (ordered to series)
An animated comedy set in mythical ancient Greece, centered on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other
Production Team: Dan Harmon, Jordan Young
Prod. Co: Bento Box Entertainment, Fox Entertainment
International Distribution: Fox Entertain-ment Global

Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros.
(ordered straight-to-series for 2024)
Brothers Mark and Hank Hoagies suddenly find themselves with no jobs when the Glantontown Hot Dog factory switches over to automation. Lucky for them, the town started a radical Universal Basic Income pilot program, giving all Glantontown residents $3,000 per month. Now, Mark, Hank and the rest of their buddies are overflowing with the perilous combo of free time and stupid ideas
Production Team: Adam Malamut, Craig Malamut
Prod Co: Fox Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment, Sony Pictures TV, Sony Pictures Animation
International Distribution: Sony Pictures TV

COMEDY

Jenny Is a Weapon (possible straight-to-series order)
A sheltered Maryland housewife who, at the moment her marriage falls apart discovers she has special psychic powers, is recruited by a secret government agency where she will have to juggle her broken family and save the world.
Production Team: Marc Cherry, Joshua Michael Stern, Ryan McPartlin, Travis Lively, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel
International Distribution: Fox Entertain-ment Global

DRAMA

Doc (straight-to-series order)
After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recollection of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the soulmate she divorced, the man she now loves, and the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away. She can rely only on her estranged 17-year-old daughter, whom she remembers as a nine-year-old, and a handful of friends, as she struggles to continue practicing medicine. Based on Italian show Doc – Nelle tue mani.
Production Team: Barbie Kligman, Hank Steinberg, Erwin Stoff
Prod Co: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox Entertainment
International Distribution: Sony Pictures TV

Rescue: HI-Surf (Ordered straight to series)
Set on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii, the drama follows the professional and personal lives of the adrenaline-driven lifeguards who rescue lives and patrol Hawaii’s Seven Mile Miracle.
Production Team: John Wells, Erin Jontows, Matt Kester
Prod Co: John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television, Fox Entertainment
International Distribution: WB Worldwide Television Distribution

NBC

COMEDY

Non-Evil Twin
A woman is forced to step into her sister’s role as the leader of a Fortune 500 company despite knowing little about business and even less about the way her sister has been running the corporation.
Production Team: Amber Ruffin, Kenny Smith, Jenny Hagel, Olivia Morris
Prod Co: Universal TV
International Distribution: NBCUniversal Global Distribution

St. Denis Medical
A mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity.
Production Team: Justin Spitzer, Eric Ledgin, Simon Heuer
Prod Co: Universal TV
International Distribution: NBCUniversal Global Distribution

Untitled Mike O’Malley Project (ordered to series)
Centers on former marrieds Jim (Jon Cryer) and Julia (Abigail Spencer). After an amicable divorce, the exes decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Things get more complicated for Jim when the owner of his favorite sports team (Donald Faison) enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.
Production Team: Mike O’Malley, Jon Cryer
Prod Co: Lionsgate, Universal TV
International Distribution: NBCUniversal Global Distribution (International & Canada)

DRAMA

Found  (ordered to series)
In any given year, more than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. More than half that number are people of color that the country seems to forget about. A public relations specialist — who was once herself one of those forgotten ones — makes sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, this everyday hero is hiding a chilling secret of her own.
Production Team: Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Lindsay Dunn
Prod Co: Berlanti Productions, Rock My Soul Productions, Warner Bros. TV, Uni-versal Television
International Distribution: WB Worldwide Television Distribution

The Irrational (ordered to series)
A world-renowned professor of behavioral science lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement, and corporations. Based on Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational. Stars Jesse L. Martin (pictured below).
Production Team: Arika Lisanne Mittman, Mark Goffman, Samuel Baum, David Frankel, Jesse L. Martin
Prod Co: Universal TV
International Distribution: NBCUniversal Global Distribution

Murder by the Book
A big city Instafamous book reviewer takes a page from the murder mystery books she reviews and becomes an unlikely detective to uncover the shocking truths about an eccentric seaside town.
Production Team: Jenna Bans, Bill Krebs, Casey Kyber, Retta
Prod Co: Universal TV, Minnesota Logging Co.
International Distribution: NBCUniversal Global Distribution

State of Mind (f.k.a. Wolf)
Inspired by Oliver Sacks’ extraordinary life and work, the drama follows a revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist and his team of interns as they explore the last great frontier, the human mind, while also grappling with their own relationships and mental health
Production Team: Michael Grassi, Lee Toland Krieger, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman, Henrik Bastin, Melissa Aouate, Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis, Will Tennant
Prod Co: WB. TV, Berlanti Prods, Fabel Ent, The Imaginarium
International Distribution: WB Worldwide Television Distribution

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