Subject: 68 Put Pilots (Some Ordered ri Series) For Fall '18 + 22 for The CW
PUT PILOT: A put pilot is a pilot that the network has agreed to air either as a special or series.
If the network does not air the pilot episode, the network will owe substantial monetary penalties
to the studio. Generally, this guarantees that the pilot will be picked up by the network.
The following is pruned from a much longer list (the rest of the series being mostly in the script
stage) at Futon Critic.
Of course, this is only the first draft of what we can expect next year.
Multi-cam: Live-action take on the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series set 100 years in the future
and that looks at America's favorite future family through a modern filter.
NEIGHBORS OF NORTH SYCAMORE
Single-cam: A millennial couple buy their first house only to discover they're living on a block
where privacy is a myth, and everyone's drama plays out 24/7 on the street's secret Facebook page.
REAL FAIRY GODMOTHER, THE
Single-cam: A self-absorbed "real housewife" learns that she's descended from a secret order of
Fairy Godmothers and has an inescapable destiny to use her magical abilities to help those in need.
UNTITLED DAN LEVY PROJECT
Multi-cam: A young couple tries to hold on to their easier past while navigating their chaotic new
life with a house that is never empty, always loud and always full of tiny toys to trip over.
UNTITLED MERIWETHER & PHILBIN PROJECT
Single-cam: A group of single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids and look for
another chance at love (or at least sex).
UNTITLED SHEA SERRANO PROJECT
Single-cam: A family with five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood
UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT
Single-cam: An Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom and eight sons as
they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970's.
Superstar girl group The Candies, on the nine-year anniversary of their breakup, are forced to
reunite for an unexpected encore after a tragic event brings them back together.
EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES
Georgia Ford returns to the family vineyard expecting the comfort of her long-married parents and
her brothers and everything familiar. but it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who's been
FRENCH DETECTIVE, THE
S James Patterson's Luc Moncrief mysteries, about a Parisian detective who moves to New York and
joins the NYPD in order to leave his previous life behind and start fresh.
GET CHRISTIE LOVE
Revival of the cult 1974-75 blaxploitation-themed TV movie/series which centers on Christie Love, an
African American female CIA agent who now leads an elite ops unit.
GREATEST AMERICAN HERO, THE
Reboot of the cult 1980s series, this time focusing on Meera, a 30-year-old Indian-American woman
from Cleveland whose talents include tequila drinking, karaoke and not much else; then some aliens
entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet.
Set in the town of Harmony, NY, where residents have the most unique dialect in the world: they sing
their feelings and dance their emotions. When a brutal murder rocks this thriving tourist
destination, a repressed detective must return to the musical town he left as a teen - to solve the
crime and confront the ghosts that have haunted him since he fled.
Family drama about a couple who adopt a new baby - and the baby's teenage birth mother.
MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A
Dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in
their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to
finally start living.
ROMEOS & JULIETS
A badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed
agent from the CIA's elite "Romeo and Juliet" division - agents who are trained to use sex and charm
to keep America safe.
At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan casts aside his comfortable, small town
life and moves to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop – as the oldest rookie.
A fake psychic realizes she can really communicate with the dead and decides to put her con-woman
past behind her to actually start helping people.
The former star of a hit cop series fresh-out-of-rehab is desperate to restart her career and talks
her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie as research for a potential
comeback role, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective.
TROUBLE FINDS ME
A tough but lonely New York stuntwoman helps an inexperienced single mom take over her late father's
private detective business, forming an odd-couple partnership and friendship as they work their
various P.I. cases.
UNTITLED LIZ FRIEDLANDER PROJECT
The first female partnership in an elite division of the LAPD, where the two detectives use their
particular set of skills to tackle the most high-profile cases as well as a system that doesn't
necessarily want them there.
Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) is assigned to
work with CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune).
BIG HOUSE, THE
Multi-cam: A newly engaged woman and her son settle into life with her fiancé when her ex-con
ex-husband gets out of jail on good behavior and moves in with them.
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Multi-cam: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where
not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness.
HISTORY OF THEM
Multi-cam: A multi-cultural romantic comedy about how two friends fell in love, narrated by their
future daughter, using the couple's social media from present-day as a guide.
I MOM SO HARD
Multi-cam: Based on the web series which follows two moms who show how their friendship gets them
through being wives and mothers.
BLOOD AND TREASURE (ordered to series)
A brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief teams up to catch a ruthless terrorist who
funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they
unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.
The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful, but very different women who are
each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County and who band together to create a task
force to catch a dangerous serial killer.
FBI (ordered to pilot)
About the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
GOD FRIENDED ME
An outspoken atheist’s life is turned upside down when he is 'friended' by God on Facebook.
Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Reboot of the famed 1980-1988 drama, about Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon
returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
Based on the BBC true crime anthology series which takes the audience inside the emotional journey
of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects' guilt or innocence
for themselves as each episode serves as a standalone story and describes the events leading to and
immediately after a murder has taken place.
UNTITLED GALL & GERO PROJECT
Five multi-racial adopted siblings fight for justice in the courtroom amid wildly different legal
careers as they delve into the mystery of a family tragedy that exposes the sins of their father.
CLOSE TO HEAVEN
Single-cam: Based on the Swedish series about an eager young minister arrives to be the head pastor
of a small-town church after years of missionary work in Africa.
GUESS WHO DIED
Single-cam: A humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges we all experience at any
stage of life.
UNTITLED JOSH MALMUTH PROJECT
Unspecified: A woman runs an unlicensed bar out of her backyard.
UNTITLED KIM ROSENSTOCK PROJECT
Unspecified: A newly single mother is forced to rely on the last people she wants help from... her
UNTITLED MORGAN & SIEGAL PROJECT
Unspecified: Musical comedy set in New York City.
Set at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, about the new enigmatic medical director hired to disrupt
and tame this mighty Manhattan institution, all while facing his own battle with cancer.
Based on the inspiring story of Serena Nunn, who at 19 was sentenced to 15 years for conspiracy to
distribute drugs, despite her being a star student and her negligible role in the crime as the
girlfriend of a drug dealer. Nunn, whose sentence was commuted after 11 years, went on to earn
college and law school degrees, ultimately becoming a lawyer following a pardon by President Obama
A plane disappears from radar and returns five years later after being untraceable and presumed lost
at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane but, for their loved ones at home, a long five
years have gone by.
A newly minted female Chief of Staff to a moderate Republican president finds the administration in
dire crisis, coming under fire from extremists on both sides, defending their well-intentioned
actions both politically and legally.
Four adult siblings descend on their mother's home for the funeral of their father, the former
governor of California. After the youngest and only son finds an old, unopened love letter from a
college girlfriend, it starts a chain of events that might change the trajectory of both his own
life and members of his family.
UNTITLED BAD BOYS SPIN-OFF PROJECT
Small screen incarnation of the film franchise, which would follow Marcus Burnett's sister Syd
Burnett, last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who now is an LAPD detective.
BLESS THIS MESS
Single-cam: A newlywed couple gives up their drab and unfulfilling lives in NYC and moves to
Nebraska to live a simpler life. It doesn't work out like they planned.
COOL KIDS (ordered to pilot)
Multi-cam: Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they're blown out of
the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel who's ready to challenge their place
- it's high school with 70 somethings.
Single-cam: The relationship between a womanizing father and his adult daughters: Andi, who is
perpetually single and has become her dad's wingman, and Jane, the perfect one who is married and
takes joy in Andi's failures.
ONE HIT WENDY
Single-cam: Wendy (Hough), a one-hit wonder who peaked at 18, tries to guide her talented niece,
Jordan, through the music industry and keep her from making the same mistakes she made.
Single-cam: Elliot, formerly the little kid from a beloved '80s family sitcom and now living a
normal life, reluctantly gets sucked back into the show's revival with his old TV family.
Multi-cam: An honors government teacher accustomed to teaching the best and brightest winds up being
put in charge of a bunch of students in in-school suspension.
UNTITLED BILLY FINNEGAN PROJECT
Single-cam: Billed as girl meets boy, boy very much doesn't notice; girl meets bus, boy notices...
UNTITLED LIL REL HOWREY PROJECT
Multi-cam: A prideful, self-made success, who lives by the code to always believe in yourself and
great things will come, finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an
affair with his own barber.
UNTITLED MCELHENNEY & ROSELL PROJECT
Multi-cam: An unconventional family in working-class America.
UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT
Multi-cam: A man moves back home to Tennessee and gets caught between his wife and opinionated
UNTITLED TREVOR ENGELSON PROJECT
Single-cam: Divorce is hard. Sharing custody is harder. Sharing custody with the British Royal
family when your wife marries a prince, in the unforgiving spotlight of London's tabloid media, is
UNTITLED VALI CHANDRASEKARAN PROJECT
Single-cam: Three typical Minnesotan families - a household of African refugees, a household of
outdoorsy Midwesterners and a young interracial couple - test the idea that we are all more alike
than we are different.
Set in the high stakes world of the CIA focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the
Agency, a fearless woman tries to navigate her way to the top while putting out fires professionally
Based on the New Zealand series about the family of a mega-wealthy Southern businessman who is
stunned to learn there are three previously-unknown heirs to his fortune. When the family tries to
pay them off to go away, the newly legitimate heirs have very different ideas.
Sequel to the 1970s David Carradine-led TV series which follows the adventures of Lucy Chang, a
Buddhist monk and kung fu master who travels through 1950s America armed only with her spiritual
training and her martial arts skills as she searches for the man who stole her child years before.
She teams with a charming Korean War vet with his own secrets and the two form an unlikely alliance
to continue her search while also coming to the aid of people in need.
LONG WALK, THE
Based on the upcoming novel "The Bomb Maker" by Thomas Perry about Dick Stahl, a private security
expert and retired bomb tech who reluctantly returns to the L.A. Bomb Squad after a killer with a
deadly vendetta sets a trap and blows up half of them.
MRS. OTIS REGRETS
FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis, a wife, mother and patriot, is in the midst of investigating a
domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion - an adulterous affair with a prominent
government official - shatters her life and career at the FBI.
A New York City anti-crime unit is headed by a charismatic, often unpredictable detective who works
the midnight shift, dealing with all the dangerous and insane things that occur between the hours of
10 PM and 6 AM.
The courageous but nowhere near perfect members of NYPD's Counter Terrorist Unit, the largest
municipal anti-terrorist division in the world.
PASSAGE, THE (ordered to pilot)
A character-driven government conspiracy thriller that morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with
Set 5 minutes in the future and taking place at the New York Institute of Experimental Medicine - on
the bleeding edge of biotechnology and a little beyond.
Small screen take on James Cameron's 1994 feature of the same name, about a super-spy whose family
discovers his real job.
UNTITLED LAVENDER & ULIN PROJECT
A couple after twenty years of marriage try to reignite their passion and strengthen their family by
starting over in paradise on earth: Hawaii. They move their two teenage kids to the island of
tourist fantasies, but the reality of paradise is not all sun, surf, and sex on the beach - dark
family secrets, a complicated social structure they don't understand, old mistakes, and messy new
relationships threaten to tear the Campbell family apart, even as they struggle to find their way
back to each other.
Set in the world of competitive gospel choirs which tells the inspirational story of a prodigal son
and a group of forgotten young people who must rise above their personal hardships to save a church
and heal a broken community through the power of song.
THE CW DRAMAS (all are just in the script stage)
Based on Rob Reid's AI-themed novel/podcast which centers on a young entrepreneur who unwittingly
causes a top social network to become sentient.
A risk-averse aspiring author self-publishes an erotic novel under a pen name. When it becomes a
surprise bestseller, it complicates her work life and personal relationships, and inspires her to
act more boldly as she navigates her new double life.
BLACK ROSE ANTHOLOGY
Horror anthology series written and directed entirely by women, which will explore some of
humanity's deepest fears from a woman's unique perspective.
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.
A group of gifted strangers are recruited to a Gilded Age mansion to solve a complex code that lies
within the structure's walls.
Four Millennial women from different walks of life become unlikely friends and fierce allies after
meeting online in a secret feminist social media group.
Small screen take on Alyssa Milano's comic book about Nate Graft and Ed Hiccox, two twentysomething
best friends and co-founders of the most important social networking company in the world, who are
recruited to work secretly for the CIA to bring about global social change.
An epic love story told in two timelines, about an injured Union soldier in the Reconstruction-era
South who awakens reincarnated in present-day Charleston/ With rapidly diminishing knowledge of his
past life, our hero must navigate present-day relationships - including a fiance he doesn't remember
- while uncovering what happened to his past love and searching for her.
16-year-old Rafael is a charming but bumbling high school student just trying to survive puberty.
But when this all-American teenager discovers that he is not American at all, his perfect Honor Roll
world is turned upside down.
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
Based on Iva-Marie Palmer's novel, about 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.
MAKE DIVYA GREAT AGAIN
An Indian-American woman, under tremendous pressure from her traditional parents, bails on her
arranged marriage and invents a perfect Indian boyfriend; she then sets in motion an absurd and
poignant series of events that derail her life, all while she is trying to clear her name in the
darkly comic accidental death of her ex-fiance.
NEAR BETH EXPERIENCE
A cynical young stand-up comedian survives a near death experience; the former non-believer starts
hearing the prayers of people in close proximity to her - forcing her out of her egocentric comfort
zone as she attempts to help others in eccentric, funny and begrudgingly heartfelt ways.
An upstairs/downstairs Southern soap where high-spirited former thief Amelia Jones attempts a fresh
start in male-dominated Bourbon Country.
DC Comics adaptation about Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen: a twenty-something
forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory
abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the
paranormal and unexplained phenomena.
Immigration-themed reboot of the former UPN/The WB staple in which 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.
SCHOOL FOR PSYCHICS
Based on K.C. Archer's upcoming book series about an aimless, jaded young woman who learns she has
powerful latent psychic abilities and is recruited to join a secret government program for gifted
SHE WORD, THE
Workplace drama about four driven female assistants who discover they have been victims of gender
discrimination at their boys' club of a company and who now vow to work together to take over by
whatever means necessary.
UNTITLED CORINNE KINGSBURY PROJECT
A flawed and irreverent young woman who just happens to be blind is the only "witness" to the murder
of her drug-dealing 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.
UNTITLED ORIGINALS SPIN-OFF PROJECT
Spin-off focusing on Hope Mikaelson, the tribrid daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley
UNTITLED SPENCER PAYSINGER PROJECT
Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger, a rising high school football player
from South Central L.A., who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High and the wins, losses and
struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to
Based on Lesley Livingston's novel about a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage and
a sheltered life who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar; she ends up training
among the first wave of female Gladiators to compete in the Colosseum for fame, fortune and,
ultimately, her freedom.
After her husband has a mid-life crisis at 65 and leaves her, a woman struggles with being single
for the first time in 35 years.