Fall Pilots 2012: CW

A full list of the CW’s Fall 2012 pilots

Last Updated: April 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

Here is the full list of the CW fall pilots for 2012. All new additions/updates are in bold. Network executives will decide in the spring what shows to order to series.

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ARROW (Berlanti Productions, WBTV)

Format: One-hour drama

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter

Director: David Nutter

Logline: Based on the DC Comics comic book, published by DC Entertainment, a modern retelling of the legendary character Green Arrow

Stephen Amell as "Green Arrow"/"Oliver Queen"
Katie Cassidy as "Laurel"
Willa Holland as "Thea Queen"
David Ramsay as "Diggle"
Susanna Thompson as "Moira Queen"
Colin Donnell as Tommy
Paul Blackthorne as "Detective Quentin"

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (CBS Television Studios)

Format: One-hour drama

Writers: Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper

Producers: Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Paul J. Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber, Gary Fleder

Director: Gary Fleder

Logline: Loosely based on the CBS’s Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.

Kristin Kreuk as "Catherine"
Jay Ryan as "Vincent"
Austin Basis as "JT"
Nina Lisandrello as "Tess"
Nicole Gale Anderson as "Heather"
Max Brown as "Evan"
Brian White as "Joe"


Format: One-hour drama

Writer: Amy Harris

Producers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell, Amy Harris

Director: Miguel Arteta

Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan

AnnaSophia Robb as "Carrie Bradshaw"
Katie Findlay as "Maggie"
Ellen Wong as "Mouse"
Stefania Owen as "Dorrit"
Chloe Bridges as "Donna"
Austin Butler as "Sebastian"
Brendan Dooling  as "Walt"
Freema Agyeman as "Larissa"
Matt Letscher as "Tom"

CULT (Fake Empire, WBTV)

Format: One-hour drama

Writer: Rockne O’Bannon

Producers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Rockne O’Bannon, Jason Ensler

Director: Jason Ensler

Logline: After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called "Cult" joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program, in real life.

Jessica Lucas as "Skye"
Matt Davis as "Jeff Sefton"
Alona Tal as "Kelly"
Rob Knepper as "Billy Grimm"

FIRST CUT (working title)

Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman

Producers: Dan Jinks, Jennie Snyder Urman, Bharat Nalluri

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted doctor discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school.

Mamie Gummer as "Emily"
Michael Rady as "Micah"
Justin Hartley as "Will"
Aja Naomi King as "Cassandra"
Kelly McCreary as "Tyra"
Necar Zadegan as "Gina"

JOEY DAKOTA (CBS Television Studios, Harmon/Tannenbaum)

Writer: Bert Royal

Producers: Bert Royal, Mark Harmon, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Martha Haight, Avi Armoza, Tmira Yardeni, Ori Gross  

Director: Allan Arkush

Logline: Based on the Israeli format Danny Hollywood.  In this romantic-time-travel-musical, a documentary filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990’s where she meets and falls in love with the rock star subject of her film. When she unexpectedly returns to present day, she must find her way back to the past to reunite with her love and prevent his untimely death.

Amber Stevens as "Maya"
Leah Renee as "Kelsey"
Craig Horner as "Joey"
Erich Bergen as "Paul"
Scott Wolf as "Franklin"


Format: One-hour drama

Writers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain

Producers: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Mark Piznarski

Director: : Mark Piznarski

Logline: Based on the series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.

Aimee Teegarden as "America"
Ethan Peck as "Prince Maxon"
Sean Patrick Thomas as "Sylvan"
William Moseley  as "Aspen"
Leonor Varela as "Queen Amberly"
Peta Sergeant as "Gaia"
Celia Massingham as "Celeste"
Martin Donovan as "King Clarkson"

SHELTER (Bad Robot Productions, Mastermind Laboratories, WBTV)

Format: One-hour drama

Writer: Mark Schwahn

Executive Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Mark Schwahn

Director: Liz Friedlander

Logline: Drama set at an historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.

Zachary Abel  as "Mitch"
Hannah New as "Kathryn"
Elizabeth Henstridge as "Grace"
Eka Darville as "Bobby"
Trent Ford as "Tyler Dean"
Malese Jow as "Morgan"