Fall 2015-2016: Pilot Pick-Ups

by IMDb-Editors | created - 07 May 2015 | updated - 11 May 2015 | Public

Although ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW won't announce their official schedules until next week, several high-profile pilots have already gone to series. Here's a list of the pilots that will reportedly be joining the TV schedule during the 2015-2016 TV season.

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1. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood

Votes: 98,992

Picked up to series by CBS.

2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Musical

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.

Stars: Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vincent Rodriguez III, Pete Gardner

Votes: 14,318

Picked up to series by The CW.

3. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell

Votes: 82,618

Picked up to series by The CW.

4. Containment (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.

Stars: David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Claudia Black

Votes: 8,996

Picked up to series by The CW.

5. Heartbeat (2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A look at the professional and personal life of heart transplant surgeon, Alex Panttiere.

Stars: Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn

Votes: 2,746

Picked up to series by NBC.

6. Chicago Med (2015– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

The city's most highly skilled medical team saves lives, while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships.

Stars: Yaya DaCosta, Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Brian Tee

Votes: 10,652

Picked up to series by NBC.

7. Blindspot (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jane Doe is found in Times Square with no memory and mysterious tattoos on her body.

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza

Votes: 61,368

Picked up to series by NBC.

8. Crowded (2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

An empty nest couple find out that their adult daughters want to move back home with them.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Miranda Cosgrove, Mia Serafino

Votes: 1,831

Picked up to series by NBC.

9. Truth Be Told (2015)

21 min | Comedy

A look at the life of two best friends, a meek politically correct Caucasian ethics professor and an easy-going African American, and their families.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Vanessa Lachey, Bresha Webb

Votes: 1,304

Picked up to series by NBC.

10. Superstore (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Nico Santos

Votes: 16,669

Picked up to series by NBC.

11. Emerald City (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A modern reimagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Stars: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell

Votes: 10,912

Picked up to series by NBC.

12. Heroes Reborn (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane

Votes: 25,075

Picked up to series by NBC.

13. The Player (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former intelligence and FBI officer, who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas, is recruited by mysterious pit boss Mr. Johnson to, based on his tips, try to prevent crimes, while the rich place bets on his chances of success.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Damon Gupton, Wesley Snipes, Charity Wakefield

Votes: 6,828

Picked up to series by NBC.

14. Game of Silence (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A rising attorney finds his perfectly crafted life threatened when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their past.

Stars: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair

Votes: 2,376

Picked up to series by NBC.

15. Telenovela (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Comedy that goes behind the scenes of a telenovela and its star, whose off-camera life rivals the drama of her onscreen story lines.

Stars: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 2,952

Previously ordered straight to series by NBC.

Also ordered: NBC's revival of "Coach" starring Craig T. Nelson.

16. Scream Queens (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A semi-anthology series that centers on characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Stars: Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer

Votes: 31,859

Previously ordered straight to series by Fox.

17. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 185,787

Previously ordered to series by Fox.

18. Lucifer (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 166,098

Picked up to series by Fox.

19. The Grinder (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood, thinking that his time on TV qualifies him to run his family's law firm.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hana Hayes

Votes: 6,522

Picked up to series by Fox.

20. Minority Report (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington DC one of the three PreCogs attempts to lead on a normal life while still suffering from visions of the future. Will they be able to hold it together or mentally breakdown and give up?

Stars: Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Nick Zano, Daniel London

Votes: 9,348

Picked up to series by Fox.

21. Rosewood (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miami pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. finds secrets in people's bodies using his state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Stars: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle

Votes: 6,477

Picked up to series by Fox.

22. Second Chance (I) (2016)

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A billionaire bio-engineer brings a dead police officer back to life.

Stars: Robert Kazinsky, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Ciara Bravo

Votes: 11,106

Picked up to series by Fox.

23. Grandfathered (2015–2016)

22 min | Comedy

A confirmed bachelor discovers he's a dad--and a grandfather.

Stars: John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck, Christina Milian

Votes: 5,794

Picked up to series by Fox.

24. Quantico (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A look at the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia when one of them is suspected of being a sleeper terrorist.

Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Aunjanue Ellis

Votes: 54,920

Picked up to series by ABC.

25. Blood & Oil (2015)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young married couple of newcomers looks to cash in on the modern-day oil boom in North Dakota and becomes involved with sly local oil baron, Hap Briggs, and his troubled family.

Stars: Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Scott Michael Foster

Votes: 3,893

Picked up to series by ABC.

26. The Catch (2016–2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Follows a female private investigator whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. She is drawn to a man whose career appears to be committing fraud for a living.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Jay Hayden, Rose Rollins

Votes: 9,697

Picked up to series by ABC.

27. The Family (I) (2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

A community is rattled when a politician's son, who was presumed murdered years ago, returns home.

Stars: Joan Allen, Rupert Graves, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham

Votes: 4,490

Picked up to series by ABC.

28. Wicked City (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

A pair of LAPD detectives track down serial killers terrorizing the Sunset Strip.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna, Jaime Ray Newman

Votes: 2,759

Picked up to series by ABC.

29. Dr. Ken (2015–2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.

Stars: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 3,641

Picked up to series by ABC.

30. The Real O'Neals (2016–2017)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A family's bond is strengthened when the youngest son tells his parents that he's gay.

Stars: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively

Votes: 4,763

Picked up to series by ABC.

31. The Muppets. (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Family

Jim Henson's lovable Muppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Bill Barretta, Peter Linz

Votes: 5,279

Picked up to series by ABC.

32. Uncle Buck (2016)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

An unreliable man-child takes care of his brother's kids.

Stars: Mike Epps, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi

Votes: 884

Picked up to series by ABC.

33. Limitless (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 57,294

Picked up to series by CBS.

34. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016–2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An international unit of the FBI charged with coming to the aid of, and solving crimes involving, American citizens in foreign countries. A spin-off from Criminal Minds.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams

Votes: 4,204

Picked up to series by CBS.

35. Rush Hour (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

TV show based on the action-comedy 'Rush Hour' films about an L.A. cop who teams up with a detective from Hong Kong.

Stars: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia, Page Kennedy

Votes: 3,356

Picked up to series by CBS.

36. Code Black (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances.

Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Harry Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 9,821

Picked up to series by CBS.

37. Life in Pieces (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.

Stars: Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski, Zoe Lister-Jones

Votes: 10,896

Picked up to series by CBS.

38. Angel from Hell (2016)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Allison isn't quite sure if her new friend, Amy, is her guardian angel or a crazy person.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,439

Picked up to series by CBS.



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