The best part of pilot season is seeing a script blossom into a full-fledged show with the announcement of the talent behind and in front of the camera. This pilot season is typically rich with big names. Which will become even bigger? And who may have to slink back to the sad, small world of major motion pictures? Click through and make your predictions.
From Demme to Deschanel: Top Names Tied to TV Pilots
Elizabeth Hurley will play pharmaceuticals mogul Veronica Gale in the "Wonder Woman" pilot
Jimmy Smits will play the mayor of Los Angeles in Stephen Gaghan's NBC pilot "S.I.L.A."
"Pushing Daisies" actress Kristin Chenoweth has signed on for the ABC pilot "Good Christian Bitches"
"Just Go With It" actress Minka Kelly has signed on for ABC's "Charlie's Angels" revamp
Wilmer Valderrama will star opposite Jason Isaacs in NBC's "REM"
"Meet the Parents" star Teri Polo will play Theresa in ABC's "Man Up"
Jenna Elfman will star in the ABC pilot "Bad Mom"
"Lost" alum Terry O'Quinn will return to the small screen in ABC's "Hallelujah"
Robert Wagner will serve as the voice of mysterious boss Charlie in "Charlie's Angels"
Adrianne Palicki will star as the titular superheroine in David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman"
“Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua will re-team with Ethan Hawke for the Fox pilot “Exit Strategy,” about a CIA extraction team.
Zooey Deschanel’s new Fox pilot was originally titled “Chicks & Dicks,” but is undergoing a name change, for some reason.
Tim Allen, seen here at the Golden Globes with host Ricky Gervais, has agreed to return to his former network, ABC. The star of the “Toy Story” and “Santa Clause” movie franchises will appear in an as-yet-untitled pilot about a guy struggling to assert his manhood in an increasingly feminine world.
“Traffic” writer Stephen Gaghan brings his knowledge of criminal enterprises to the NBC pilot “S.I.L.A.,” about a Los Angeles-based special-investigations unit.
James Mangold is transferring from the “3:10 to Yuma” in order to direct the hour-long pilot for CBS’ “Rookies,” produced by Robert DeNiro, written by Richard Price and starring Leelee Sobieski.
Phillip Noyce moves on from the spy intrigue of “Salt” to direct the ABC pilot “Revenge,” about a young woman who descends on the Hamptons to avenge her family.
Kiefer Sutherland will return to Fox in “Touch,” from “Heroes” creator Tim Kring.
James Van Der Beek will play the role of a lifetime -- James Van Der Beek -- in the ABC pilot “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23." (Don't be surprised if the name changes.) His, um, character will play a guy dating a party girl.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” director David Slade will break from vampires to sink his teeth into the NBC pilot “REM,” about a man who wakes up from an accident to find his life split into dual realities.
Jonathan Demme has signed on to direct an untitled CBS supernatural medical drama about a hyper-competitive surgeon whose life is changed by his ex-wife’s death.
Director Mark Romanek moves from “Never Let Me Go” to the Fox pilot “Locke & Key,” about three children who discover mysterious and mystical properties in their new home.
“Night at the Museum” director Shawn Levy will direct an as-yet-untitled comedy pilot for Fox, about an unyielding father determined to reconnect with his family.