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Networks Order New Comedy and Drama Pilots For 2015-2016 Season

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

The Major Networks have announced a series of pilot orders for the 2015/2016 TV season.

Among the offerings are a film adaptation, a new drama from Shondaland, a reworked single-camera comedy that was originally pipped to the post by The Millers, and a new lesbian comedy from Ellen Degeneres.

Read on for full details.

Rush Hour (CBS)

“A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.”

This one one-hour drama pilot is based on the 1998 movie of the same name. The original starred  Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker and spawned a couple of sequels.

If the pilot is picked up to series, it will be both executive produced and written by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) and Blake McCormick (Cougar Town).


Super Clyde (CBS)

This single-camera would-be series was originally passed over in 2013 in favour of The Millers, but is back in contention for the 2015-2016 TV season.

Super Clyde follows the exploits of a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling.

The pilot is from executive producer and writer Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, The Millers)


Joe Time (CBS)

Joe Time, about “a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is.” is from writer/executive producer Bill Wrubel (Modern Family, Ugly Betty).


The Catch (ABC)

This drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder executive producers) centres on a gutsy female forensic accountant who exposes fraud for a living and has finally found fulfillment both at work and in love until a case comes along that threatens to turn her world upside down.

The pilot is written by Jennifer Schur (Hannibal).


Broad Squad (ABC)

This drama pilot, inspired by true stories, follows the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978.

The pilot is written by Bess Wohl (Flightplan) who will executive produce alongside Fake Empire’s Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl).


One Big Happy (NBC)

This lesbian-themed multi-camera comedy is set for midseason, and stars Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) as a single gay woman who expands her family with the help of her straight best friend.

The pilot was written by 2 Broke Girls’ Liz Feldman, who executive produces with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.

Nick Zano and Kelly Brook co-star.


Chev & Bev (NBC)

This single-camera comedy reunites Griswalds Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who take on the role of a couple of baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement. However their world is turned upside down when they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.

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