Let’s continue to keep tabs on this year’s pilots.
Two new CBS pilots:
Richard Murphy has adapted for TV his own book, Confessions of a Contractor, about an L.A. contractor. The series will be exec by Shawn Ryan.
There’s also another medical drama for the net (the third medic pilot for now), The Eastmans, written by Side Order of Life‘s Margaret Nagle. The show focuses on a family of doctors.
Four new ones over at ABC:
Planet Lucky, by Gaby Allan and adapted from Fiona Neill’s Slummy Mummy, tells the story of a woman who gave up a prominent professional career to be a housewife, raising her three kids.
So is Linette leaving Desperate Housewives?
Cedric the Entertainer may have his own show, as ABC just ordered to pilot Bob Fisher’s The Law, starring Cedric, and focusing on LAPD weekend cops and their off-duty lives.
There is also Canned, written by Desperate Housewives/Reaper‘s Kevin Etten, about a group of friends all getting fired on the same day.
An untitled Anita Renfroe show is also going to pilot and puts to screen the saying that family comes first. The pilot was penned by Robert Hanning and Courting Alex‘s Amy Welsh.
Two go-aheads as well for Bill Lawrence’s Cougartwon with Cox, and Everybody Loves Raymond‘s Tucker Cawley comedy pilot starring Kelsey Grammer.
On the pilot-director front, we have The West Wing‘s Alex Graves shooting NBC’s Day One.
ABC’s Inside the Box will be directed by NYPD Blue‘s Mark Tinker, and Happy Town by October Road‘s Gary Fleder.
My Name is Earl‘s Marc Buckland will direct the still-unnamed Tad Quill comedy pilot.