Fall Pilots 2012: ABC (Update)

A full list of ABC’s Fall 2012 Pilots

Last Updated: April 20, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

Here is the full list of the ABC fall pilots. Any new additions/updates are in bold. Network executives will decide this spring which pilots will be ordered to series.

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666 PARK AVENUE (WBTV, Alloy Entertainment)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: David Wilcox

Executive Producers: David Wilcox, Gina Girolamo, Leslie Morgenstein, Matthew Miller

Director: Alex Graves

Logline: Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce about a young couple who manages one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City and unwittingly experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.  

Dave Annabelle as "Henry"
Mercedes Masohn as "Louise"
Rachael Taylor as "Jane"
Robert Buckley as "Brian"
Terry O’Quinn as “Gavin”
Vanessa Williams as "Olivia Doran"
Helena Mattsson as "Alexis"


Format: One-hour Drama             

Writer: Michael Seitzman    

Executive Producers: Michael Seitzman, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Phillip Noyce

Director:  Philip Noyce

Logline: Soap set around a legendary fashion designer and his family and business.

Annabeth Gish as “Rachel Garano”
Anthony LaPaglia as “Robert Soulter”
Ashley Greene as "Alice"
Christine Adams as "Sierra"
David Alpay as "Jesse"
Emilie de Ravin as "Francesca"
Ken Olin as "Martin"
Natalie Mendoza as “Wendy Law-Soulter”
Tiffany Hines as "Shane"

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ABC Studios, Mojo Films)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Jon Steinberg

Executive Producers: Jon Steinberg, Gary Fleder, Mary Beth Basile

Director: Yves Simoneau

Logline: A fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale, wherein an embattled princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.

Alan Dale as “Emperor Dorian”
Chris Egan as "Garrick"
Darius Campbell as “Shiro”
F. Murray Abraham as "Cyril”
Karen LeBlanc as “Ehren”
Meegan Warner as “Elizabeth"
Ruth Bradley as “Grace”
Wendy Crewson as “Mara”


Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Marc Cherry

Executive Producers: Marc Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Paul Presburger, David Lonner, Larry Shuman, John Mass, Michael Garcia   

Director: Paul McGuigan

Logline: Based on the Mexican format, this soap follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Amir Talai as “Jace”
Ana Ortiz as "Marisol"
Angelique Cabral’s as “Xaviera”
Brianna Brown as “Taylor Slate”
Brett Cullen as “Michael”
Dania Ramirez as “Rosie”
Drew Van Acker as "Remi"
Edy Ganem as “Valentina”
Grant Show as “Spencer Davis”
Judy Reyes as “Zoila”
Mariana Klaveno as “Peri Davis”
Rebecca Wisocky as “Evelyn”
Roselyn Sanchez as “Carmen”
Susan Lucci as "Genevieve Delacourt"
Tom Irwin as “Adrian”


Format: One-hour drama

Writer: KJ Steinberg

Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, KJ Steinberg

Director:  Brian Kirk

Logline: An epic love story, a vicious rivalry and a scandalous secret unfold against the backdrop of the opening of New York’s first luxury hotel.

Blythe Danner as "Caroline"
Brian F. O'Byrne as “Edwin Falterhaus Lily”
Brigid Brannagh as “Frances” (f/k/a “Elizabeth”)
John Barrowman as “Julius”
Madeline Zima as "Abigail"
Matt Lauria as "Charlie"
Matt Long as “John Kidd”
Maury Sterling as “Jasper”
Sarah Bolger as "Violet"

GOTHAM (20th Century Fox Television)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Michael Green

Executive Producer: Michael Green, Erwin Stoff

Director: Francis Lawrence

Logline: After pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, a female cop discovers a magical world that exists within New York City.  A world that goes unseen by normal humans, and takes all of the familiar NY landmarks and reinvents them in a magical otherworldly manner. 

Barry Sloane as “BOYO”
Brian Cox as “Alderman”
Lennie James as “Riga”
Megan Ketch as “Annie Travers”

LAST RESORT (Sony Pictures Television)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writers: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek

Executive Producers: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek, Marney Hochman Nash, Martin Campbell

Director: Martin Campbell

Logline: Renegade crew of a nuclear submarine go on the run after defying an order given under strange and suspicious circumstances to deploy their weapons. They seek refuge at a NATO listening post and declare themselves the world's smallest sovereign nation with nuclear capability. They then face the challenges of creating a new society while monitoring the movements of the world's militaries.  

Andre Braugher as “Marcus Chaplin”
Autumn Reeser as "Kylie Sinclair"
Daisy Betts as “Grace Shepard”
Dan Lissing as “SEAL Officer James King”
Dichen Lachman as "Tani Tumrenjack"  
Camille De Pazzis as “Sophie GIrard”
Jessy Schram as "Christine Kendal"
Sahr Ngaujau as “Mayor Julian Serrat”
Robert Patrick as "Master Chief Joseph Prosser"
Scott Speedman as "XO Sam Kendal"

NASHVILLE (ABC Studios, Lionsgate)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler

Executive Producers: Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler, Steve Buchanan/Grand Ole Opry (Gaylord Entertainment)

Director:  RJ Cutler

Logline: A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise.

Charles Esten as “Deacon”
Connie Britton as “Rayna”
Clare Bowen as “Scarlett”
Eric Close as “Teddy”
Hayden Panettiere as “Juliette”
Jonathan Jackson as "Avery"
Powers Boothe as “Lamar”
Sam Palladio as “Gunnar”

PENOZA (ABC Studios, Endemol Studios)

Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Melissa Rosenberg

Executive Producers: Melissa Rosenberg, Alon Aranya, Howard Klein

Director: Mark Pellington

Logline: Based on the Dutch format, PENOZA centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.

Erin Moriarty as “Natalie” 
Jaime Ray Newman as “Kat” 
Jakob Salvati as “Boris”
Lee Tergesen as “Steven”
Luke Goss as “Luther”
Mido Hamada as “Agent Leeflang”
Rade Sherbedzija as “Andrei Lazarev”
Radha Mitchell as “Marta”
Sterling Beaumon as “Gabriel”
Suleka Mathew as “Dina”
Wil Traval as “Irwin”

SCRUPLES (Flame Ventures LLC, WBTV)

Format: One-hour drama

Writers: Bob Brush, Mel Harris                                     

Executive Producers: Bob Brush, Mel Harris, Tony Krantz, Natalie Portman, Annete Savitch

Director: Michael Sucsy  

Logline: Based in the 1978 bestselling book, centers on a rich and powerful clothes designer in a world of sex, revenge and scandal.

Boris Kodjoe as “Josh Hillman”
Chad Michael Murray as “Spider Elliot”
Claire Forlani as “Billy Winthrop Ikehorn”
Gary Cole as “Royce Franklin”
Jessica McNamee as “Maggie MacGregor”
Karinne Vanasse as "Valentine"  (guest w/option)
Noot Seear as “Melanie Adams”


Format: One-hour Drama

Writers:  Roland Emmerich, Harold Kloser

Executive Producers: Roland Emmerich, Harold Kloser, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper

Director:  Roland Emmerich

Logline: An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.

Gabriella Wilde as “Wynter-Lee”
Laila Robins as “Angelica Teras”
Martin Landau as “Mr. Armin”
Max Thieriot as “Carter Henderson”
Monique Curnen as “Agent Meyers"
Linus Roache as “Senator Teras”
Yaya DaCosta as “Amy”


Format: One-hour Drama

Writer: Paul Scheuring

Executive Producers: Paul Scheuring, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Dan McDermott

Director: Pierre Morel

Logline: A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptic magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.

Addison Timlin as “Rachel”
Anthony Edwards as “Hank”
Carmen Ejogo as “Beck”
Jacinda Barrett as “Laila”
Michael Nyqvist as “White Vincent”
Scott Michael Foster as “Arron”



Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont        

Executive Producers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, David Gardner, Peter Principato, Paul Young

Producer: Judy Greer

Director: Beth McCarthy Miller

Logline: Centers on a cosmopolitan woman who gets married and becomes a fish out of water in the suburbs having to juggle step-kids, her mother-in-law, and the ex-wife of her husband who also happens to be the town sheriff.

Judy Greer as “Judy”
Elaine Hendrix as “The Sheriff”
Erica Ash as “Mia “(FKA Claire)
Jadon Sand as “Chuck Norris”
Ken Marino as “Dean Jennings”
Madison Lintz as “Annie”
Mimi Kennedy as “Judy One”

COUNTER CULTURE (Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios)

Format: Multi-Camera Comedy

Writer: Stephnie Weir

Executive Producers: Claudia Lonow, Stephnie Weir

Director: Ted Wass

Logline:  Three aging sisters who run their family diner together in West Texas find that sibling dynamics are always getting in the way of getting the job done.  

Delta Burke as “Nonie”
Dorris Roberts as “Aunt Lee”
Kerry Kenney as "Billie".
Ken Howard as "Ken"
Luis Guzman as “Alonzo Gonzales”
Margo Martindale as “Joyce”


Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writer: Adam Sztykiel 

Executive Producer: Sean Perrone, Aaron Kaplan

Co-Producer:  Adam Sztykiel

Logline: A raw, hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern 20-something relationships.

Amanda Crew as “Sam”
Ben Rappaport as “Dusty”
Brett Gelman as “Ed”
Dennis Miller as "Burke"
James Earl III as “Oliver”
Nick Kocher as “Andrew"


Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writer: Claudia Lonow  

Executive Producers: Claudia Lonow, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Logline: Polly, a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who's full of life but knows no boundaries.   


Brad Garrett as “Max”
Sarah Chalke as “Polly”
Elizabeth Perkins as “Elaine”
Jon Dore as “Julian”Orlando Jones as ”Gregg”
Rachel Eggleston as “Natalie”
Rebecca Delgado Smith as “Jenn”


Format: Multi-Camera Comedy

Writer: Kevin Abbott            

Executive Producers: Kevin Abbott, Reba McEntire, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart, Narvel Blackstock     

Director: John Pasquin

Logline: After her "good 'ol boy" rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba divorces him and moves her three kids and mom from Nashville to the only asset they have left — a little house in Malibu. There, she'll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.       


Reba McEntire as “Reba”
Lily Tomlin as “Shirley”
Jai Rodriguez as “Geoffrey”
Juliette Angelo as “Sarah”
Justin Prentice as “Cash”
Owen Teague as “Jack”
Sara Rue as “Kim”


Format: Multi-Camera Comedy

Writers: Steven Craag, Brian Bradley

Executive Producers: Steven Craag, Brian Bradley

Director: Ted Wass

Logline: Based on the British format, the show follows the misadventures of two streetwise brothers who scrape by selling unreliable goods believing that at any moment they could become millionaires.       

Christopher Lloyd as “Jackie”
John Leguizamo as “Del Trotter”
BJ Bales as “Trigger”
Dustin Ybarra as “Rodney”
Wendi McClendon-Covey as “Ruby”


Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo

Executive Producers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo

Director: Luke Greenfield

Logline: Neil, an uncool cubicle worker ("prairie dog") at one of the coolest companies in the world, is victim of identity theft. When he discovers the thief has created a much more fulfilling, kick-ass life with his identity than he ever has, he engages the charismatic conman to help him change his life.

Kal Penn as “Neil”
Cary Elwes as "Rams"
Charlotte Newhouse as "Charlotte"
Dayo Okeniyi as “Mazi”
Dan Fogler as “Roj”
Michaela Watkins as “Imogene”
Nick Zano as “Guy”


Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writer: Bobby Bowman

Executive Producers: Bobby Bowman, Mark Gordon, Andrea Shay, Paul Buccieri

Logline: Based on the British format WHITE VAN MAN, the show centers on a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father.

Danielle Nicolet as “Liz”
Edi Gathegi as “Darren”
J.K. Simmons as “Tony”
Johnny Pemberton as “Mason”
Kyle Bornheimer as “Jack Shea”
Leah Remini as “Terry”

THE SMART ONE (A Very Good Production, Warner Bros. Television)

Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writer: Donald Todd

Executive Producers: Donald Todd, Ellen DeGeneres, Lauren Corrao

Director:  Mike Fresco

Logline: Portia de Rossi stars as a brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl… and now big-city Mayor.

Portia de Rossi as “Jude”
Jean Smart as “Helen”
Malin Akerman as “Candy”
David Arquette as "Buddy"
Claire Engler as “Bailey”
Matt Oberg as “Martin”
Nestor Carbonell as “Nathan"
Stephanie Beatriz as “Natalie”


Format: Single-Camera Comedy

Writer: Dan Fogelman

Executive Producers: Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan, Chris Koch

Director: Chris Koch

Logline:  Family moves into a beautiful, surprisingly affordable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that all the neighbors are literally from another planet. 

Clara Mamet as "Amber Weaver"
Ian Patrick as "Max Weaver"
Isabella Cramp as "Abby Weaver"
Jami Gertz as "Debbie Weaver"
Lenny Venito as "Marty Weaver"
Max Charles as “Max Weaver”
Simon Templeman as "Wilt Chamberlain"
Tim Jo as "Joe Montana"
Toks Olagundoye as "Jackie Joyner-Kersee"


Format: Multi-Camera Comedy

Writer: Kari Lizer

Executive Producer: Kari Lizer

Director: Craig Zisk

Logline: Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne, a high-powered executive who has dominated corporate America for years, faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.

Mary McCormack as “Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne”
Greg Germann as“Griffin”
Horatio Sanz as “Jonathan”
Mo Gaffney as “Robin”
Aiden Potter as “Dylan”
Sabrina Carpenter as “Harper”

UNTITLED MANDY MOORE PROJECT (20th Century Fox Television)   

Format: Single-Camera Comedy    

Writer: Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub

Executive Producer: Bob Fisher, Stacy Traub, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements

Executive Producer/Director: Shawn Levy

Producer: John Leshay

Logline: Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family.

Mandy Moore as “Annie”
Erinn Hayes as “Kate”
Stockard Channing as "Barbara"
Kurt Fuller as “Steve”
Majandra Delfino as "Sarah"
Mike Castle as “Zach”
Nelson Franklin as “Ben”
Ravi Patel as “Bobby”


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