Fall Pilots 2012: NBC

A full list of Fall 2012 NBC pilots

Last Updated: February 27, 2013 @ 8:19 AM

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

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (Universal Television & ABC Studios)

Writer: Michael McDonald

Producers: Robert M. Sertner, Michael McDonald, Stpehen Hopkins, co-executive producer Kate Garwood

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Logline: An imaginative and thematically rich ensemble "what if" drama set 10 in the very near future in which families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population — until some of the mechanicals begin to "awaken."

James Murray as "Gregory"
Patrick Heusinger as "David"
Francis Conroy as "Lydia"
Madisen Beaty as "Elizabeth"
Cody Allen Christian as "Kyle"
Megalyn Echikunwoke as "Monica"
Jud Taylor as "Susan"
Andrea Parker as "Roberta"
Toyah Feldshuh as "Capt. Lynch"
David Conrad as "Jerry"
Ernie Hudson as "Jack"

BAD GIRLS (Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions & Shed Media U.S.)

Writer: Nancy Pimental

Producers: John Wells, Nancy Pimental, Andrew Stearn

Director: John Dahl

Jurnee Smollett as "Gwen"
Rick Gonzalez as "Rodrigo Herrera"
Zoe Boyle as "Cate Peterson"
Amy Smart as "Brandi Ashton"
Karolina Wydra as "Kelly Woljeck"
Tracee Ellis Ross as "Rachel Bessa"
Louise Fletcher as "Grammy"
Jamie Pressly "Melinda"

Logline: From the producers of "Shameless," and adapted from the long-running UK hit series of the same name, "Bad Girls" follows the ins-and-outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and the outside.

CHICAGO FIRE (Universal Television & Wolf Films)

Writers: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt

Producers: Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski. Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Taylor Kinney as "Kelly Severide"
Monica Raymund "Gabriella Dawson"
Charlie Barnett as "Peter Mills"
Jesse Spencer as "Matthew Casey"
Lauren German as "Leslie Shay"
Teri Reeves as "Hallie"
Eamonn Walker as "Chief Wallace Boden"
David Eigenberg as "Christopher Hermann"
Merle Dandridge as "Lynn Fitori"

Logline: From the writing team of "3:10 to Yuma" comes this action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department.

COUNTY (Universal Television)

Writer: Jason Katims

Logline: Emmy-winning creator Jason Katims takes us into the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators, in a frenetic, underfunded and morally compromising Los Angeles County Hospital. 

Jason Ritter as "Jack Malloy"
Aimee Garcia as "Rosa Cruz"
Michael B. Jordan as "Travis Hancock"
Jess Weixler as "Erica"
Agam Darshi as "Talaikha"
Norbert Leo Butz as "Billy Krakowski"
Michael Imperioli as "Dr. Mercer"

DO NO HARM (Universal Television)

Writer: David Schulner

Producers: David Schulner, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, co-executive producer Michael Mayer

Director: Michael Mayer

Logline: A brilliant neurosurgeon wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life.

Steven Pasquale as "Dr. Jason Kohl/Ian Price"
Alana De La Garza as "Dr. Lena Solis"
Ruta Gedmintas as "Olivia Flynn"
Mousa Kraish as "Dr. Eli Malak"
Michael Esper as "Dr. Kenneth Jordan"
Phylicia Rashad as "Dr. Vanessa Young"

FRONTIER (Sony & Prospect Park)

Writer: Shaun Cassidy, 

Producers: Shaun Cassidy, Thomas Schlamme, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry

EP/D: Thomas Schlamme

Logline:  In an intense tale of survival a group of disparate travelers embark on an incredible cross-country adventure through the west where danger stalks them at every turn.


Jake McLaughlin as "Cooper Hale"
Bridget Regan as "Hannah Strong"
Al Weaver as "Ben Dillard"
Gina Bramhill as "Emily Boyd"
Ethan Embry as "DJ Jackson"
Megan Ferguson as "Peyton Falls"
Erik Jensen as "Dr. William Strong"
Clancy Brown as "John Essex"
Mustafa Shakir as "Armand Rossignol"
Chaske Spencer as "Eli Hightower"
Nathan Gamble as "Samuel Hale"

HANNIBAL (Gaumont International Television)

(Note: NBC has already ordered 13 episodes of this series, starring the "Silence of the Lambs" villain.)

Writer: Bryan Fuller

Producers: Bryan Fuller, David Slade, Martha DeLaurentiis, Sarah Colton, Jessica Alexander, Katie O'Connell,

Director: David Slade

Logline: Contemporary thriller series featuring the classic characters from Thomas Harris’ novel "Red Dragon" — FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter — who are re-introduced at the beginning of their budding relationship.
Hugh Dancy as "Will Graham"

INFAMOUS (Universal Television/ BermanBraun)

Writer: Liz Heldens

Producers: Liz Heldens, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein

Director: Peter Horton

Logline: An opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.

Katherine LaNasa as "Sofia Danford"
Neil Jackson as "Julian Danford"
Victor Garber as "Robert Danford"
Tate Donovan as "Edward Danford"
Ella Rae Peck as "Mia Danford"
Meagan Good as "Joanna Locasto"

MIDNIGHT SUN (Universal Television)

Writer: Lisa Zwerling

Producers: Lisa Zwerling, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Alon Aranya, Efrat Shmayadron, Minit Toovi. Noah Stollman & Oded Davidoff (creators of the original Israeli series)

Logline: This thriller follows the mysterious disappearance of a group living on a commune in Alaska. Based on an acclaimed Israeli format, a female FBI cult specialist starts an investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy.

Director: Brad Anderson

Julia Stiles as "Agent Leah Macallen"
Titus Welliver as "Bennett Maxwell"
David Harbour as "Ethan Davies"
Alexia Fast as "Miranda Brooks"
Keenan Tracey as "Owen Fuller"
Oz Zehavi as "Alex Roth"
Lucien Laviscount as "Charlie Watson"
Michael Raymond James as "Lt. Sam Fuller"
Conor O’Farrell as "Chief Garth Harring"
Daniella Pineda as "Daria Wernham"
Emma Bell as "Rory Harring"

UNTITLED J.J. ABRAMS/ERIC KRIPKE PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television & Bad Robot)

Writer: Eric Kripke

Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Eric Kripke, Jon Favreau

Director: Jon Favreau

Logline: A high-octane action drama from J. J. Abrams following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.

Anna Lise Phillips as "Maggie"
Graham Rogers as "Danny"
Giancarlo Esposito as "Lt. Neville"
Tracy Spiradakos as "Charlie"
Billy Burke as "Miles"
Zak Orth as "Aaron"
Tim Guinee as "Ben"
Andrea Roth as "Rachel"
JD Pardo as "Nate"
David Lyons as "Bass"


SUSAN 313 (20th & Imagine Television)

Format: Single-Camera

Writers: Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, Jon Schroeder

Producers: Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, Jon Schroeder, Ken Kwapis, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo

Director: Ken Kwapis

Logline: A single-camera comedy in which series star Sarah Silverman (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) returns to her old life after a breakup, ready to pick up where she left off and finds it’s not as easy as she thought because those around her have moved on..

Sarah Silverman as "Susan"
June Diane Raphael as "Chelsea"
Harris Wittels as "Harris"
Tig Notaro as "Beth Ann"
Ken Leung as "Gene"

ISABEL (Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment & Sphere Media & Dark Toy Ent)

Format: Single-Camera

Writers: Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall

Producers: Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall, Todd Holland, Aaron Kaplan, Jocelyn Deshenes, Karey Burke

Director: Todd Holland


Sophia Mitri Schloss as "Isabel"
Marcia Gay Harden as "Frances"
Kevin Nealon as "Louis"
Skyler Gisondo as "Eric"
Abigail Mavity as "Karen"
Alex Desert as "Dr. David Zucco"
Bradley White as "Dr. Phillip Dohbee"
Barry Shabaka Henley as "Harry" (guest star)

Logline: A comedy centering on an otherwise normal middle-class family that wrestles with the challenges of everyday life while raising a daughter who has magical qualities.

SAVE ME (Sony and Original Film & Television)

Format: Single-Camera

Writer: John Scott Shepherd

Producers: John Scott Shepherd, Scott Winant, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon

Director: Scott Winant

Anne Heche as "Beth"
Michael Landes as "Tom"
Alex Breckenridge as "Carly"
Heather Burns as "Becca"
Madison Davenport as "Emily"
Lamman Rucker as "John"

Logline: A woman who lets herself go while in a broken marriage goes through a transformation where she becomes the best version of herself and creates miracles along the way.

NIC AND JEN (Warner Bros. Television and Kari's Logo Here)

Format: Multi-camera

Writer: Kari Lizer

Producer: Kari Lizer

Director: Scott Ellis

Logline: What happens between two lifelong female friends when a husband comes into the mix.

Andrea Anders as "Nicole"
Minnie Driver as "Jen"
Danny Comden as "Davis"
Raichel Dratch as "Lisa"
Emy Coligado as "Susan"
Tymberlee Hill as "Amy"
Josh Hopkins as "Robert Lambert"

GO ON (Universal Television and Dark Toy Entertainment)

(Note: NBC has ordered to series.)

Format: Multi-camera

Writer: Scott Silveri

Producers: Scott Silveri, Todd Holland, Karey Burke

Director: Todd Holland


Matthew Perry as "Ryan"
Julie White as "Anne"
Laura Benanti as "Lauren"
Suzy Nakamura as "Yolanda"
Khary Payton as "Don"
Allison Miller as "Carrie" (guest star in the pilot)

Logline: While an irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss, he reluctantly finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.

ANIMAL KINGDOM (American Work & Universal Television)

Writer: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka

Producers: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Ravi Nandan, Scott Armstrong

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo


Justin Kirk as "George"
Amy Huberman as "Dorothy Rutledge"
Tyler Labine as "Dr. Doug Jackson"
Bobby Lee as "Dr. Kim Yamamoto"

Logline: A single-camera office comedy centered on a "House"-like veterinarian, who loves animals but usually hates their owners.

DOWNWARDLY MOBILE (20th & 5 Boroughs Entertainment)

Format: Multi-Camera

Writers: Eric Gilliland, Roseanne Barr

Producers: Eric Gilliland, Roseanne Barr, John Argent

Director: Gail Mancuso

Logline: This multi-cam comedy brings Roseanne Barr back to series television as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy.

Roseanne Barr as "Rose"
John Goodman as "Buzz"
Romy Rosemont as "Sheila"
Mary Birdsong as "Kathie Lee"
Tricia O'Kelley as "Mrs. Denby"
Greg Cromer as "Mr. Denby"
Jason Antoon as "Wendell"
Kendra Jain as "Skar:
Hector Duran as "Ricky"

HAPPY VALLEY (Sony and Fanfare Entertainment)

Format: Single-Camera

Writer: Hilary Winston

Producer: Hilary Winston, Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz

Director: Adam Shankman


Aubrey Dollar as "Hope"
Kyle Howard as "Brandon"
Mena Suvari as "Lizzy"
Sarah Wright as "Agnes"
Freddie Prinze Jr. as "Noah"
Griffin Matthews as "VJ"

Logline: After being dumped by her fiancé, a shy, focused woman leans on her co-workers to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge.

GUYS WITH KIDS (Holiday Road & Universal Television)

Format: Multi-camera

Writer: Charlie Grandy

Producers: Charlie Grandy, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Ozols, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz

Director: Scott Ellis


Zach Cregger as "Nick"
Jamie Lynn Sigler as "Emily"
Jesse Branford as "Chris"
Anthony Anderson as "Gary"
Sara Rue as "Sheila"
Tempestt Bledsoe as "Marny"

Logline: Three 30-something guys enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven't grown up themselves.

THE NEW NORMAL (20th & Ryan Murphy Productions)

Format: Single-Camera

Writers: Ryan Murphy, Allison Adler

Producers: Ryan Murphy, Allison Adler, Dante Di Loreto

Director: Ryan Murphy

Andrew Rannells as "Bryan"
Justin Bartha as "David"
Georgia King as "Goldie"
Bebe Wood as "Shania"
Ellen Barkin as "Jane"
Jayson Blair as "Clay" (recurring guest star)

Logline: A heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family.

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (Deedle Dee Prod/ 3 Arts/ Big Talk Productions & Universal Television)

Format: Single-camera

Writer: Greg Daniels

Producers: Greg Daniels, Ken Kwapis, Howard Klein

Director: Ken Kwapis

Format: Based on the UK format, a comedy about a quirky family that has dinner together every Friday night.

Allison Janney as "Barbara"
Tony Shaloub as "Gene"
Gil Ozeri as "Gary"
Kevin Bigley as "Paul"
Aya Cash as "Lizzy"
Gary Anthony Williams as "Mr. Marley"

NEXT CALLER (Universal Television & Lionsgate Television)

Format: Single-camera

Writer: Stephen Falk

Producer: Stephen Falk

Director: Marc Buckland

Logline: A gender comedy focusing on a brash alpha male DJ and his new, plucky, feminist co-host set in the offices of a satellite radio station.

Dane Cook as "Cam"
Colette Wolfe as "Stella"
Joy Osmanski as "Winnie"
Wolé Parks as "Keith"
Jeffrey Tambor as "Jefferson" (guest star in the pilot)
Ryan Devlin as "Mason" (guest star)

TABLE FOR 3 (20th & Kapital Entertainment)

Format: Multi-camera

Writer: Dana Klein

Producers: Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan

Director: Pam Fryman

Logline: A young woman returns home from overseas to find that her father is seriously dating the "mean girl" from her high school.

Brenda Song as "Cricket"
Christine Woods as "Pen"
Nicky Whelan as "Holly"
Cedric Yarbrough as "Gabe"
Scott Bakula as "Robert"

1600 PENN (20th)

Format: Single-Camera

Writers: Josh Gad, Jon Lovett

Producers: Josh Gad, Jon Lovett

Director: Jason Winer

Logline: A family show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.

Bill Pullman as "President Gilchrist"
Josh Gad as "Skip"
Andre Holland as "Marshall Malloy"
Amara Miller as "Marigold"
Martha MacIsaac as "Becca"
Jenna Elfman as "Emily Nash Gilchrist"
Benjamin Stockham as "Xander"