Along with making decisions about shows to renew, several of the TV networks have also made decisions today about which of their pilots they intend to move forward with as series.
ABC is moving forward with six of its twenty-five drama pilots including the revival of “The Muppets,” Shonda Rhimes’ new series “The Catch,” Biblical saga “Of Kings and Prophets,” crime anthology “Wicked City,” the profiler drama “Quantico,” Jenna Bans’ “The Family” and an untitled project previously called “Boom”. The big surprise? It looks like the proposed “Agents of SHIELD” spin-off about Nick Blood and Adrianne Palicki’s characters is not going forward.
Over on FOX, four of the twelve pilots they’ve ordered are going to series – Rob Lowe comedy “The Grinder,” medical drama “Rosewood,” John Stamos comedy “Grandfathered,” and the short-run comedy “The Guide to Surviving Life”. The network has already greenlit “Scream Queens” straight to series, and its planned “Luther” reboot has been pushed back.
At The CW, three shows have been picked up including Showtime’s comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” which they will expand to an hour, Julie Plec’s epidemic-themed remake of the Belgian series “Cordon,” and the “Arrow” and “Flash” spinoff series which has scored the official title of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
NBC has picked up the Mark-Paul Gosselaar comedy “People Are Talking,” the multigenerational family comedy “Crowded,” the America Ferrara-led single-camera comedy “Superstore,” and the already announced straight-to-series “Coach” revival and Eva Longoria’s “Telenovela”. The network previously picked up three of its new dramas – “Chicago Med,” “Heartbreaker” and “Blindspot”.
Finally Disney XD has greenlit “Mikey Murphy’s Law,” a new animated series from “Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The show follows the great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake and is set for a 2017 premiere.