2006-7 Pilots, ABC

Complete survey of network pilot orders for the 2006-07 television season, analysis and dialogues with the network entertainment chiefs.


Comedy

Title Studio Team Synopsis
52 FightsTouchstone TV/Brillstein Grey TVAlex Taub, Peter TraugottNewly married couple's (Christine Taylor, Matthew Letscher) transition from dating to marriage
Untitled Burnett/BeckermanTouchstone TVRob Burnett, Jon BeckermanGroup of blue-collar guys decide to rob a celebrity; Donal Logue stars
Untitled Danny ComdenWBTV/Wonderland Sound and VisionDanny Comden, McG, Pete AronsonEgotistical real estate agent (Comden) decides to change his life dramatically after realizing that he hates who he has become
Untitled Brad Copeland20th Century Fox TVBrad CopelandNerd-turned-billionaire (Johnny Lewis) moves back to his small hometown and butts heads with his jock older brother (Shawn Hatosy)
A Day in the LifeSony Pictures TVJosh Goldsmith, Cathy YuspaYoung couple's (Josh Cooke, Marla Sokoloff) wedding day from the points of view of the various participants; Wendie Malick co-stars
Girls on the Bus Touchstone TV/Brillstein Grey TVDon Todd, Peter TraugottFollows the life of a young news correspondent (Kiele Sanchez) on a fictional presidential campaign trail
The GuysWBTV/Tannenbaum Co.Al Higgins, Craig Doyle, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim TannenbaumFive guys who have nothing in common become friends because their kids are in the same playgroup
Untitled Patricia HeatonTouchstone TVChristine Zander, Nina Wass, Gene Stein, Patricia HeatonRecent widow (Heaton) finds friends and a path to a new life through joining the PTA
Help Me Help YouRegency TVJennifer Konner, Alexandra RushfieldEnsemble comedy about a disparate group of people connected through therapy; Ted Danson stars
Him and UsTouchstone TVElton John, Michael Edelstein, Cindy Chupack, Bob Halley, Bruce RobertsRock star's (Anthony Stewart Head) manager (Kim Cattrall) endures life on tour among a colorful entourage and outrageous demands
Untitled Hunt/LakeTouchstone TVBonnie Hunt, Don LakeNewly divorced woman (Hunt) works as a detective; w/Dennis Miller, Joe Mantegna
In Case of Emergency
(series commitment)
Touchstone TVHoward J. Morris, Emile Levisetti, Jon FavreauFour friends from high school reunite during a crossroad in their lives; David Arquette, Greg Germann co-star
Notes From the UnderbellyWBTV/Tannenbaum Co.Stacy Traub, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim TannenbaumA Group of friends through the eyes of an expectant father; Jennifer Westfeldt, Michael Weaver star
Our Thirties Touchstone TVWarren Littlefield, Dave WalpertGroup of San Francisco friends as they navigate the life-changing events of their 30s
Pink CollarHIP/Touchstone TVPatricia Breene, Alexa Junge, David Knoller Explores the nature of female relationships within an insurance company; Alicia Silverstone stars
Untitled SistersWarner Bros. TV Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Andy AckermanTwo sisters (Marisa Coughlan, Kaley Cuoco) live together, despite having grown up under different circumstances ... one rich, one poor
Women of a Certain AgeTouchstone TVAllison Adler, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Stu BloombergWidowed woman (Heather Locklear) embarks on a new life with her two best friends; Illeana Douglas, Peri Gilpin co-star

Drama

Title Studio Team Synopsis
Brothers & SistersTouchstone TVJon Robin Baitz, Ken Olin, Marti NoxonFamily soap revolving around adult siblings; Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths co-star
Day BreakTouchstone TVPaul Zbyszewski, Matt Gross, Jeffrey Bell, Rob BowmanAction-thriller about a cop (Taye Diggs) on the run trying to find out who framed him for murder
DriftTouchstone TVJohn Glenn, Paul Anderson, Chris Brancato, Bert SalkeCenters on a New York detective (Jason O'Mara) who has insomnia, which affects his job; Marcia Gay Harden co-stars
EnemiesTouchstone TVSean Bailey, Tony ToTwo childhood best friends (Jeffrey Donovan, Peter Facinelli) have grown up to become sworn enemies on opposite sides of the law
Hollis and RaeTouchstone TVSteven Bochco, Callie KhouriTwo female best friends (Laura Harris, Jaime Ray Newman) -- a cop and a prosecuting attorney -- take on cases in the South
A House DividedTouchstone TVAndrew David Chapman, Mark Gordon, Deb Spera, John EisendrathExplores a conflict between a Midwest farming community and the U.S. government, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Clarke co-star
Men in TreesWarner Bros. TVJenny Bicks, Cathy Konrad, James MangoldShrink (Anne Heche) whose husband cheats on her moves to Alaska and is surrounded by available men
October RoadTouchstone TVGary Fleder, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum, Andre NemecNovelist (Bryan Greenberg) returns to his hometown to teach at a local university; Tom Berenger co-stars
Secrets of a Small TownTouchstone TVChuck Pratt, Chris Brancato, Bert Salke, Joe RussoCenters on the mystery of a murdered teenage girl and the disappearance of the sister in a small town; Angie Harmon stars
Six DegreesTouchstone TV/Bad RobotStu Zicherman, Raven Metzner, J.J. Abrams, Thom Sherman, Bryan Burk, Jim ParriotEnsemble soap about the intertwined stories of a group of strangers in New York; Jay Hernandez, Erika Christensen co-star
Sixty Minute ManTouchstone TVGraham Yost, Chris Brancato, Bert SalkeSuburban family man (David James Elliott) can't recall his actions during one hour of each day and suspects he might be the key player in a conspiracy that could alter the course of U.S. history
Untitled SteinbergsWarner Bros. TVHank Steinberg, K.J. Steinberg, Alex GravesChronicles the experiences of nine strangers after they are caught in a 52-hour hostage crisis stemming from a botched bank robbery; Chi McBride, Kim Raver, Scott Wolf, Jessica Collins co-star
TravelerWarner Bros. TVDavid DiGilio, Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen, David NutterThriller about three graduate students who become wrapped up in a national security emergency after one frames the other two for blowing up a landmark building in New York
Twenty QuestionsTouchstone TVThomas Hines, Matt Gross, John Wirth, Michael EnglerIdealistic young State Department employee (Jesse Bradford) stumbles onto a deadline conspiracy to undermine the U.S.
Ugly BettyTouchstone TVSalma Hayek, Jose Tamez, Ben Silverman, Silvio HortaUnattracitve young woman (America Ferrera) who works at a fashion magazine
Women in LawSony TV/25 C Prods.Sarah Timberman, Carl BeverlyDramedy about women working at a law firm; Regina King, Kelli Williams co-star