The CW 2016 PIck-Ups

In more pilot news, The CW has picked up three dramas, including the series adaptation of Frequency, as well as picking up Supergirl from CBS.

FREQUENCY
In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.
Executive Producer / Writer: Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”)
Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich (“The Notebook” feature film), John Rickard (“Horrible Bosses”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO™ Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”), Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”)
Director: Brad Anderson
Auspices: Warner Bros. Television / Lin Pictures
Cast: Riley Smith (“Nashville,” “True Blood”), Mekhi Phifer (“ER,” “8 Mile”), Peyton List (“The Flash, “Mad Men”), Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse Jackie”), Anthony Ruivivar (“Third Watch”), Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries”), Daniel Bonjour (“The Walking Dead”)

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Tracking the 2016 Broadcast Pilots

Every year, Deadline: Hollywood follow the development of the broadcast network pilots prior to the May up-front meetings with advertisers, where they announce the line-up for the upcoming television season. Before the up-fronts, they look at the attention the pilots are getting from their contacts at the networks. What I have done here is boil down their comments specific to SF&F specific pilots.

ABC Pilots – 2016
CBS Pilots – 2016 (CBS has no genre related pilots this year.
The CW Pilots – 2016
Fox Pilots – 2016
NBC Pilots – 2016