Fall TV Pilots: NBC

A full list of NBC’s Fall 2011 pilots

Last Updated: March 2, 2012 @ 5:55 PM

Here is the full list of NBC pilots for the fall 2011 season. Any new additions/updates will be in bold. What looks good? What looks bad? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

METRO formerly known as S.I.L.A. (SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS L.A.)
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
ProdCo: Chernin Entertainment
Producers: Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Stephen Gaghan
Writer: Stephen Gaghan
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Logline: In the vein of "Traffic," this complex drama is set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in modern-day Los Angeles.
Cast:
Jimmy Smits as "Mayor Virgilio Zaragoza"
Noah Emmerich as “Mullins”
Danny Pino as “Romero”
Daniella Alonso as “Daniela”
Matthew Levy as “Max”
Madchen Amick as “Mary”
Luis Chavez as “Manny”

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UNTITLED PLAYBOY PROJECT
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
ProdCo: Imagine Television
Producers: Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Chad Hodge, Jason Burns, Alan Taylor, Dick Rosenzweig
Writer: Chad Hodge
Director: Alan Taylor
Logline: This sexy drama, set in the 1960s, explores the lives of working-class Playboy bunnies and the men who loved them. It's set mainly at the famous Playboy club in Chicago — where crooners, mob bosses, politicians and the city's elite come to play.
Cast:
Eddie Cibrian as “Nick”
Amber Heard as “Maureen”
Laura Benati as “Carol Lynne”
Naturi Naughton as “Brenda”
Leah Renee as “Alice”
Jenna Dewan as “Janie”
Wes Ramsey as “Max”
David Krumholtz as “Billy”

17th PRECINCT
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
ProdCo: Sony Pictures Television
Producers: Ron Moore, Michael Rymer
Writer: Ron Moore
Director: Michael Rymer
Logline: This ensemble police drama is set in the fictional town of Excelsior, where magic and supernatural elements rule over science.
Cast:
Stockard Channing as “Mira Barkley”
Jamie Bamber as “Detective Caolan”
Eamonn Walker as “Wilder Banks”
Matt Long as “Jimmy”
James Callis as “Jeff”
Tricia Helfer as “Morgana”
Kristin Kreuk as “Susan Longford”

SMASH
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: Dreamworks Television
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman, Theresa Rebeck, Michael Mayer
Writer: Theresa Rebeck
Director: Michael Mayer
Logline: Based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, this dramatic series follows diverse characters who come together to put on a Broadway musical.
Cast:
Debra Messing as “Julia”
Katharine McPhee as “Karen”
Jack Davenport as “Derek”
Megan Hilty as “Ivy”
Christian Borle as “Tom”
Raza Jaffrey as “Dev”
Anjelica Huston as “Eileen”

A MANN’S WORLD
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: WBTV
Producers: Michael Patrick King, John Melfi
Writer: Michael Patrick King
Director: Michael Patrick King
Logline: This series depicts the complicated life of Allan Mann, a celebrity hair stylist in glamorous Los Angeles, as he navigates the complexities of his business, his family life and his goal to stay relevant in a world that moves quickly.
Cast:
Taylor Kinney as “France”
Don Johnson as “Allan Mann”
Caitlin Crosby as “Kelly”
JR Bourne as “David”
Kelly Hu as “Lei”
Amanda Warren as “Michelle”
Jesse Johnson as “Adam” (guest/recurring)
Sandra Vergara as “Tia” (guest/recurring)
Ellen Barkin as “Julie” (guest star)
DJ Pierce as “Snip”
Christian White as “Snap”
Chris Crocker as “Snur”

WONDER WOMAN
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: WBTV
ProdCo: David E. Kelley Productions
Producers: David E. Kelly, Bill D’Elia, Jeff Reiner
Writer: David E. Kelly
Director: Jeff Reiner
Logline: This series reinvents the iconic D.C. comic book character Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. who is also a successful corporate executive trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.
Cast:
Adrianne Palicki as “Diana/Wonder Woman”
Tracie Thoms as “Etta”
Pedro Pascal as “Ed Indelicato”
Cary Elwes as “Henry Johns”
Elizabeth Hurley as “Veronica Cale” (guest/recurring)

Justin Bruening as "Steve Trevor"

GRIMM
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: Hazy Mills Productions
Producers: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf, Marc Buckland
Writers: David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf
Director: Marc Buckland
Logline: Dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.
Cast:
David Giuntoli as “Nick”
Silas Weir Mitchell as “Eddie”
Bitsie Tulloch as “Juliette”
Russell Hornsby as “Hank”
Sasha Roiz as “Cpt. Fox”
Reggie Lee as “Sgt. Jennings”
Kate Burton as “Marie" (guest star)

PRIME SUSPECT
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: ITV, Film 44
Producers: Alex Cunningham, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Julie Medel Johnson
Writer: Alex Cunningham
Director: Peter Berg
Logline: An adaptation of the popular British miniseries, this version focuses on an iconoclastic female detective making her bones in a tough New York precinct dominated by men.
Cast:
Maria Bello as “Jane Timoney”
Toby Stephens as “Matt”
Tim Griffin as “Blando”
Kirk Acevedo as “Carter”
Joe Nieves as “Korilko”
Aidan Quinn as “Lt. Kenny Rowe”
Damon Gupton as “Evarard Velerio”
Brian O’Byrne as “Det. Reg Duffy”
Peter Gerety as “Pat”

RECONSTRUCTION
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: The Crossing
Producers: Josh Brand, Peter Horton
Writer: Josh Brand
Director: Peter Horton
Logline: In the aftermath of a difficult war, a Civil War soldier crosses the country and settles into a complicated town where he is welcomed as its savior — whether he likes it or not.
Cast:
Claire Wellin as “Irene”
Rachelle Lefevre as “Anna”
Martin Henderson as “Jason”
Bill Sage as “Grey Ghost”
Emma Bell as “Rachel”
Coburn Goss as “Telford”

AWAKE, (fka REM)
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: NBC
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
Producers: Kyle Killen, Howard Gordon, David Slade
Writer: Kyle Killen
Director: David Slade
Logline: After an accident, a cop wakes up to find he is living in two different realities, in this “Inception”-esque thriller.
Cast:
Jason Isaacs as “Mark”
Wilmer Valderrama as “Vega”
Steve Harris as “Bird”
Cherry Jones as "Dr. Stephanie Evans"
BD Wong as “Dr. Lee”
Laura Allen as “Tara”
Dylan Minnette as “Rex”

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
Format: Half-Hour Multicam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
ProdCo: Good Humor Television, Borderline Amazing Productions
Producers: Chelsea Handler, Tom Werner, Tom Brunelle, Mike Clements, Julie Larson, Dottie Dartland Zicklin, Gail Mancuso
Writers: Julie Larson, Dottie Dartland Zicklin
Director: Gail Mancuso
Logline: Inspired by Chelsea Handler’s life, this raucous multi-camera comedy follows the lives of a group of twentysomethings living and working together, headed by a very outspoken young woman.
Cast:
Chelsea Handler as “Sloan”
Laura Prepon as “Chelsea”
Angela Laketa Moore as “Shoniqua”
Natalie Morales as “Ivory”
Lauren Lapkus as “Dee Dee
Jo Koy as “Mark”
Mark Povinelli as “Todd”

BENT
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
Producers: Tad Quill, Craig Zisk
Writer: Tad Quill
Director: Craig Zisk
Logline: Single-camera romantic comedy about a recently divorced single mother who tries hard not to fall for the sexy “surfer-dude” contractor she hires to renovate her kitchen.
Cast:
Amanda Peet as “Alex”
David Walton as “Pete”
Joey King as “Frankie”
Jeffrey Tambor as “James”
Margo Harshman as “Susie aka Screwsie”
Susan Park as “Simone”
Rick Gonzalez as “Arturo”
Pasha Lychnikoff as “Vlad"

BRAVE NEW WORLD
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
ProdCo: Fedora Entertainment
Producers: Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Michael Patrick Jann
Writer: Peter Tolan
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Logline: This workplace comedy follows a group of unusual characters at Pilgrim Village, a theme park that specializes in recreations of New England in 1637.
Cast:
Nick Braun as “Matt”
Robby Benson as “Damon”
Anna Popplewell as “Maura”
Ed Begley Jr. as “Dick”
Will Greenberg as “Richard”
Jazz Raycole as “Hannah”
Tyler Blackburn as “John Litchfield”

UNTITLED DAN GOOR PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Multicam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: BermanBraun
Producers: Dan Goor, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein, Ted Waas
Writer: Dan Goor
Director: Ted Waas
Logline: A young doctor joins his parents' medical practice and spends as much time tending to his family as to his patients. Created by one of the producers of PARKS AND RECREATION.
Cast:
Jean Smart as “Dr. Barbara Foote”
Brad Morris as “Matt”
Andrew West as “Adam”

UNTITLED EMILY SPIVEY PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: Broadway Video
Producers: Emily Spivey, Lorne Michaels
Writer: Emily Spivey
Logline: An irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother who never thought she’d be a mom and who must deal with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Cast:

Christina Applegate as "Regan"
Will Arnett as "Will"

FREE AGENTS
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: Dark Toy, Big Talk Productions
Producers: John Enbom, Todd Holland, Karey Burke, Kenton Allen
Writer: John Enbom
Director: Todd Holland
Logline: Based on the UK format, this single-camera romantic comedy looks at the attraction between two quirky co-workers who are both on the rebound, one from a divorce and the other from the loss of a fiancé.
Cast:
Hank Azaria as “Alex”
Kathryn Hahn as "Helen"

I HATE THAT I LOVE YOU
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
Producers: Jhoni Marchinko, Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Jhoni Marchinko
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Logline: A contemporary ensemble comedy about straight and gay best friends whose dating lives get messy when a surprise pregnancy is announced.
Cast:
Anna Camp as “Sarah”
Nick Thune as “Brad”

LOVELIVES
Format: Half-Hour Multicam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
ProdCo: Cernin Entertainment
Producers: Chris Sheridan, Rob Greenberg, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope
Writer: Chris Sheridan
Director: Rob Greenberg
Logline: A young, ensemble version of "Mad About You," this comedy explores what happens in many relationships after the honeymoon period. Some couples make it, some don’t — but the journey along the way can be the most fun.
Cast:
Ryan Hansen as “Tim”
Amanda Loncar as “Holly”
Sean Maguire as “Blake”

UNTITLED KARI LIZER PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Multicam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: WBTV
Producers: Kari Lizer, Craig Zisk
Writer: Kari Lizer
Director: Craig Zisk
Logline: A workplace comedy about a relationship-challenged woman who, with the help of her co-workers, guides people through unexpected career transitions and downsizings.
Cast:
Sarah Paulson as “Mary”

UNTITLED PARHAM/ST. CLAIR PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: America Work
Producers: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Scot Armstrong, Ravi Nandan
Writer: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair
Logline: Comedy triangle that spells awkward with a capital "A": A woman and her new live-in boyfriend find themselves taking in her distraught (and pushy) best girlfriend after a divorce.
Cast:
Lennon Parham as “Lennon”
Jessica St. Claire as “Jess”

MY LIFE AS AN EXPERIMENT
Format: Half-Hour Singlecam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
ProdCo: Reveille, Electric Dynamite
Producers: Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith, Jack Black, Carolyn Bernstein, Howard Owens, Ben Cooley, Priyanka Mattoo, Michael Spiller
Writers: Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith
Director: Michael Spiller
Logline: Based on the book by A.J. Jacobs, this comedy follows a magazine writer who immerses himself (and his family) in unusual situations for his stories, which often reflect back on his marriage.
Cast:
Adam Campbell as “Dan”
Jon Dore as “AJ”
Paget Brewster as “Stacie”

UNTITLED WHITNEY CUMMINGS PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Multicam Comedy
Network: NBC
Studio: UMS
ProdCo: Scott Stuber Productions
Producers: Whitney Cummings, Betsy Thomas, Scott Stuber, Quan Phung, Barry Katz, Andy Ackerman
Writer: Whitney Cummings
Director: Andy Ackerman
Logline: Based on the comedy of its star, Whitney Cummings, this multi-camera comedy focuses on a young couple and the ups and downs of a committed relationship in today’s complicated world.
Cast:
Whitney Cummings as “Whitney”
Chris D’Elia as “Alex”
Beverly D’Angelo as “Patti”
Zoe Lister-Jones as “Lily”
Dan O’Brien as “Mark”

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