The CW – 2018 PILOTS

Wayward Sisters

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: Supernatural Spin-off centered on the character of Sheriff Jody Mills and a group of troubled young women – all orphaned by supernatural tragedy – these “wayward sisters” emerge as a formidable force against the supernatural, under Mills’s training and protection.

Cast: Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Clark Backo, Katherine Ramdeen, Kathryn Newton, Yadira Guevara-Prip…

Created by: Robert Berens & Andrew Dabb. Directed by: TBD.

Produced by: Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia,  Robert Berens & Andrew Dabb.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television.

Charmed

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: Three sisters in a college town discover they are witches right after their mother died in mysterious circumstances. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Mel, Maggie & Macy will learn it the hard way…

Cast: Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jaffery, Madeleine Mantock, Ser’Darius Blain, Rupert Evans, Charlie Gillepsie, Ellen Tamaki…

Created by: Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin. Directed by: Brad Silberling.

Produced by: Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin.

Studios: CBS Television Studios

Dead Inside

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: after surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time, as they work together to help crime victims both living and dead, and figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit on Earth.

Cast: Freddie Stroma, Lyndon Smith, Hayley Marie Norman, Erica Cerra, Myles Bullock…

Created by: Katie Lovejoy. Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann.

Produced by: Bill Lawrence, Katie Lovejoy & Jeff Ingold.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Doozer.

Roswell, New Mexico

Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, NM, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Cast: Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St John, Karan Oberoi…

Created by: Carina Adly MacKenzie. Based on: 90s hit series & Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. Directed by: Julie Plec.

Produced by: Kevin Kelly Brown, Carina Adly MacKenzie, Lawrence Bender,  Justin Falvey & Darryl Frank.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Amblin Television & Bender Brown Productions.

The End of the World As We Know It

Genre: Fantasy Dramedy

Description: when a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two millennial women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos…

Cast: Gage Golighty, Quinta Brunson, Josh Helman, Liam Garrigan…

Created by: Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker. Based on: the 2012 Alloy book by Iva-Marie Palmer. Directed by: Glen Winter.

Produced by: Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge,  Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo & Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Alloy Entertainment, Ehsugadee Productions & Spondoolie Productions

In The Dark

Genre: Drama

Description: Murphy, a flawed and irreverent young woman who just happens to be blind, is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing best friend. When the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind- the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents… 

Cast: Perry Mattfeld, Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Derek Webster, Kathleen York…

Created by: Corinne Kingsbury. Directed by: Michael Showalter.

Produced by: Ben Stiller, Corinne Kingsbury, Jackie Cohn & Nicky Weinstock.

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Red Hour Films.

All American

Genre: Drama

Description:  inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. A rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. It tells the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide.

Cast: Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Cody Christian, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Karimah Westbrook…

Created by: April Blair. Directed by: Rob Hardy.

Produced by: Greg Berlanti, Robbie Rogers, Sarah Schechter & April Blair.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Berlanti Productions.

Playing Dead

Genre: Family Dramedy

Description: a mortician and his son’s lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death.

Cast: Tyler Ritter, Clara Lago, Luke Youngblood, Curran Walters…

Created by: Rina Mimoun & Josh Reims. Directed by: Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

Produced by: Rina Mimoun, Josh Reims, Tariq Jalil & Lucas Carter. 

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Intrigue.

Skinny Dip

Genre: Thriller Drama

Description: after her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process.

Cast: Sarah Wright Olsen, Matt Barr, Ben Aldridge, Richard Esteras, KJ Smith, Brent Saxton…

Created by: Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner. Based on:  the novel by Carl Hiaasen. Directed by: Marc Buckland.

Produced by: Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner, Peter Traugott & Rachel Kaplan.

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Keshet Studios

The Originals : Legacies

Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: The Originals spin-off focusing on Hope Mikaelson, the tribrid daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall-Kenner…

Cast: Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Jenny Boyd as Christina, Kaylee Bryant as Bethanne, Matt Davis, Quincy Fouse…

Created by: Julie Plec. 

Produced by: Julie Plec.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television

THE CW – 2017 PILOTS

Dynasty

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Genre: Drama Soap

Description: Two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, feud for control over their fortune and their children, starting with Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family, exposing the dark underbelly that is a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder…

Cast: Nathalie Kelley, Liz Gillies, Grant Show, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Alan Dale, Rafael de la Fuente…

Created by: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage & Sallie Patrick. 

Produced by: Esther Shapiro, Richard Shapiro, Lis Rowinski , Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage & Sallie Patrick. 

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Fake Empire.

Searchers

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Genre: Fantasy Drama

Description: a group of unlikely heroes find themselves on the journey of a lifetime: 10 years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths, and unexplainable mysteries of the world…

Cast: Zane Holtz, Alex McGregor, William Miller, Jeanine Mason, Josh Kidd, Marc Blucas…

Created by: Jason Rothenberg. Directed by: Dean White.

Produced by: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schester & Jason Rothenberg. 

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Berlanti Productions.

Life Sentence

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Genre: Dramedy

Description:  When Stella, a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.” She then discover her family has been lying to her for the past ten years so she doesn’t worry. Now, she has every reason to worry…

Cast: Lucy Hale, Jayson Blair, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Brooke Lyons, Elliot Knight, Carlo PenaVega…

Created by: Erin Cardillo & Rich Keith. Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger.

Produced by: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Erin Cardillo & Rich Keith.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Doozer Entertainment.

Black Lightning

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Genre: Superhero Drama

Description: Jefferson Pierce hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang he is pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning…

Cast: Cress Williams, Nafessa Wiliams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams…

Created by: Mara Brock Ali & Salim Akil. 

Produced by: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Mara Brock Ali & Salim Akil. 

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions & DC Comics.

Insatiable

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Genre: Thriller Drama

Description: when Bob Anderson, a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager, Patty, as his client, he has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world…

Cast: Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Erinn Westbrook, Christopher Groham, Michael Provost, Sarah Colonna, Kimmy Shields, Irene Choi, Alyssa Milano…

Created by: Lauren Gussis. 

Produced by:  Lauren Gussis, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay, Todd Hoffman, Dennis Kim  & Ryan Seacrest.

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Valor

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Genre: Military Drama

Description: The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. A failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit ultimately uncovers layers of personal and government/military secrets and leads to the rescue of a group of MIA soldiers…

Cast: Christina Ochoa, Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, Melissa Roxburgh, W. Tre Davis, Nigel Thach, Corbin Reid…

Created by: Kyle Jarrow. Directed by: Michael Robin.

Produced by: Kyle Jarrow & Bill Haber.

Studios: CBS Television Studios.

THE CW – 2016 PILOTS

The Mars Project

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Genre: Sci-fi Thriller Drama

Description: a team of explorers arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by Gina Nolan, a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration and settlement to investigation and survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons…

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Cast: Georgina Haig, Neal Bledsoe, Mouzam Makkar, America Olivo, Mark Leslie Ford, Carl Beukes, Tongayi Chirisa, Peter Mark Kendall…

Created by: Doris Egan.

Produced by: Doris Egan, Robert Zotnowski & Frank Marshall.

Studios: CBS Television Studios.

Riverdale

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Genre: Teen Drama

Description: Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends and enemies and parents, explore the surreality of small-town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. The whole town is shaken when the mysterious disappearance of a teenager turns into a murder case…

Cast: KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Cott, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Sarah Habel…

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Created by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger

Produced by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Jon Goldwater & Sarah Schechter.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Berlanti Productions

No Tomorrow

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Genre: Romantic Dramedy

Description: Sarah, a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with Xavier, a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists….

Cast: Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse, Amy Pietz, Saraya Blue, Jesse Rath…

Created by: Corinne Brinkerhoff. Based on: brazilian series How To Enjoy The End Of The World.

Produced by: Corinne Brinkerhoff, Ben Silverman &  Sean Canino.

Studios: CBS Television Studios, Electus & Grupo Globo

Ghost

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Genre: Paranormal Drama

Description: about a young woman who seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena…

Cast: Megan West, Matt Passmore, Jessica Szohr…

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Created by: Kevin Williamson. Directed by: David Nutter.

Produced by: Kevin Williamson, David Nutter & Lauren Wagner.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television & Outerbanks Entertainment

Frequency

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Genre: Sci-fi Detective Drama.

Description: Raimy Sullivan, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank, also a detective, who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day…

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Cast: Riley Smith, Peyton List, Mekhi Phifer, Lenny Jacobson, Devin Kelley, Anthony Ruivivar, Daniel Bonjour…

Created by: Jeremy Carver. Based on: Roland Emmerich’s movie.

Produced by: Jeremy Carver, Roland Emmerich, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz & John Rickhard.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, New Line Cinema & Lin Pictures.

Transylvania

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Genre: Supernatural Detective Drama

Description: In 1880, Victoria, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with Godfrey, a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history, from Frankenstein to Dracula…

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Cast: Laura Brent, Luke Allen-Gale, Sofia Pernas…

Created by: Hugh Sterbakov.

Produced by: Hugh Sterbakov, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec & Scott Rosenberg.

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Midnight Radio.

THE CW – 2015 PILOTS

Tales from the Darkside

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Genre: Horror Anthology Drama

Description: each episode tells a new horror/supernatural story with a new set of characters.

Cast: Kris Lemche.

Created by: Joe Hill.

Produced by: Joe Hill, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin & Jerry Golod.

Studios: CBS Television Studios

Location: Vancouver

Containment

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description: When a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a large city quarantine is quickly enforced, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. Loved ones are tragically torn apart, and the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.

Cast: David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black, George Young, Trevor St John…

Created by: Julie Plec. Directed by: David Nutter

Produced by: Julie Plec & David Nutter

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Eyeworks & My so-called company

Location: Atlanta

Dead People

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Genre: Supernatural Drama

Description:  a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver, after a near-death experience, suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife who he has never gotten over.

Cast: Andrew J. West, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Alexandra Chando, Echo Kellum…

Created by: Tom Kapinos

Produced by: J.J. Abrams, Tom Kapinos…

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot & Agressive Mediocrity.

Location: Vancouver

Cheerleader Death Squad

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Genre: Teen Spy Adventure Drama

Description: a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington D.C. prep school realizes that his students have high-level access through personal connections. So he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency.

Cast: Alan Van Sprang, Abbie Cobb, Gia Mantegna, Aylin Bayramoglu, Pepi Sonuga…

Created by: Marc Cherry, Dan Truly & Neal Baer. 

Produced by: Marc Cherry, Dan Truly, Sabrina Wind & Neal Baer. 

Studios: CBS Television Studios & Cherry/Wind Productions

Location: Toronto

Legends of Tomorrow

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Genre: Superhero Drama

Description: Ray Palmer, Captain Cold & The Atom join their forces to form a new team…

Cast: Wentworth Miller, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Ciara Renée, Franz Drameh, …

Created by: TBA.

Produced by: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim.

Studios: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Prods & DC Comics

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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Genre: Comedy

Description: Rebecca, a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman, impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California.

Cast: Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael McDonald, Vincent Rodriguez III & Santino Fontana.

Created by: Aline Brosh-McKenna & Rachel Bloom. Directed by: Marc Webb.

Produced by: Aline Brosh-McKenna, Rachel Bloom & Marc Webb.

Studios: CBS Television Studios