Streaming Has Broadcast Nets Rethinking Pilots

Now more than ever, the broadcast networks are feeling the need to change up their typical pilot season strategy. With existing streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and Amazon and new competitors like HBO Max and Peacock developing shows year-round, the broadcasters are slowly but surely shifting their plans to include more off-cycle pickups.

Comedy Based On Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest Snags ABC Pilot Order

Female-Led ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot, Former Sarah Drew Vehicle Get CW Pilot Orders

Robert Langdon Drama Gets Pilot Pickup At NBC

Queen Latifah-Led ‘Equalizer’ Reboot Nabs CBS Pilot Pickup

Busy Day For Broadcast Network Pilot Pickups

NBC Picks Up Drama Pilots ‘At That Age’ And ‘Echo’

New Details Emerge For The CW’s ‘Arrow’ Backdoor Pilot

Fox Nabs ‘Florida Man’ Rom-Com Procedural As Put Pilot

Sarah Silverman Lands Comedy Special, Latenight Pilot At HBO

‘Arrow’ Spinoff Set As CW Backdoor Pilot

‘Dark Shadows’ Sequel Series In Development At CW

Steven Weber To Star In NBC Comedy ‘Uninsured’

Katherine Heigl To Star In CBS Family Pilot

John Slattery Cast As Lead In Fox Pilot ‘neXT’

Marg Helgenberger Cast In CBS Pilot ‘Courthouse’

Freddie Prinze Jr. To Star In CW’s Nancy Drew Pilot

Michael Imperioli To Star In NBC ‘Lincoln’ Pilot

Mary Stuart Masterson Joins ABC Drama Pilot

All The Latest Pilot Castings As Broadcast Nets Look Toward Upfronts

Jennifer Morrison To Lead CBS Pilot ‘Under The Bridge’

Jane Seymour Cast In ABC Drama Pilot

Pauley Perrette Returning To CBS In Comedy

Walton Goggins To Star In CBS ‘The Unicorn’ Pilot

Jane Curtin To Star In ‘United We Fall’ ABC Comedy Pilot

Jane Leeves To Co-Star In ABC Pilot

Jimmy Smits Joins NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ Pilot

Cobie Smulders To Star In ABC Pilot ‘Stumptown’

Brittany Snow To Star in Fox Pilot ‘Sisters’

Kim Cattrall To Star In Fox ‘Filthy Rich’ Pilot

Brooke Shields To Star In CW’s ‘Glamorous’

CW’s ‘Nancy Drew’ Pilot Finds Its Nancy Drew

Edie Falco To Topline CBS Cop Drama Pilot

Jane Levy To Star In Musical NBC Pilot ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

Broadcast Nets: Big Decline In Pilot Orders

This year’s broadcast pilot season is shaping up to be one of the leanest in recent memory as far as sheer numbers are concerned. Among ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC, 59 pilots have been ordered so far for the 2019-20 season. Compared with the 76 pilots ordered in 2018, this year will more than likely be down 10%-20% from last; that would mark the fewest number of pilot orders going back at least seven years.

CBS Orders Three More Comedy Pilots

Fox Orders Pilots for Rogue A.I. Drama, Single-Cam Comedy ‘Adam & Eve’

Ashleigh Murray To Star In CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Pilot ‘Katy Keene’

ABC Orders Comedy Pilots With Leslie Odom Jr., Katey Sagal

CBS Orders ‘To Whom It May Concern’ Pilot