Network: ABC’s end-of-days pilot.
Filming: March 11th to 31st.
About: The Doomsday Project is a think tank formed after 9/11 and tasked with coming up with and figuring out how to stop possible terrorist plots and other doomsday disasters. Years after the program is shut down, the team reunites to respond to a disaster straight out of their sealed doomsday playbook.
Rachelle Lefevre is the Deputy Director of Homeland Security in charge of the reassemled Doomsday team. Taye Diggs is Dr. Davis, the youngest-ever head of FEMA disaster prevention who was recruited to the Doomsday Project.
Cast: Rachelle Lefevre, Taye Diggs, Jack Davenport, Claire Holt, Danny Boyd.
Rachelle Lefevre. Under the Dome image.
Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) is producing Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd (Justified)’s pilot.
Network: NBC virtual reality pilot.
Filming: March 13th to 30th.
About: Mara (Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi),a college professor trained in counter terrorism is brought onto an immersive, customized virtual reality project called Reverie by her old boss Charlie Ventanaana (Dennis Haysbert). Her job is to enter a person’s consciousness to bring them back to reality. Some don’t want to come back because the virtual reality is preferable to their own lives.
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy.
Mickey Fisher is the writer/producer.
Network: ABC female buddy cop pilot.
Filming: March 13, 2017 – April 4, 2017
About: The Trustee brings together narcotics detective Eliza Radley (Meaghan Rath) and her precinct’s trustee Amanda Jones (Laverne Cox) — a con completing her prison sentence by doing odd jobs and filing for the police — in an unlikely partnership. Police captain (Michael Cudlitz).
Cast: Meaghan Rath, Laverne Cox, Michael Cudlitz. Lance Gross.
Meaghan Rath. Banshee image.
Transgender actress Laverne Cox. Orange is the New Black image.
Michael Cudlitz. The Walking Dead image.
Co-written Jay Scherick and David Ronn and executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman through their Brownstone Productions company (Pitch Perfect franchise).
Network:ABC sci-fi refugee pilot.
Filming: March 14th to 31st.
About: Hundreds of bodies wash up on a sunny East Coast shore in America. Survivors claim to be American refugees from a war 250 years in the future. The local Sheriff Jude (Steve Zahn) in the fishing village of Port Canaan, a federal agent Emma (Sandrine Holt) and a local kid are determined to find out what’s happening as federal investigators try to keep the bizarre event from the public.
From Criminal Minds producers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie and producer Jason Reed and directed by Rob Bowman.
Wisdom of the Crowd
Network: CBS tech pilot.
Filming: March 20th to April 7th.
About: Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) creates a crowd-sourcing hub to solve his daughter’s murder and revolutionizes crime solving in San Francisco along the way. Based on an Israeli format.
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones, Blake Lee, Jake Matthews, Natalia Tena.
Monica Potter. Parenthood image.
Adam Davidson, who directed AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead in Vancouver, is directing Wisdom of the Crowd from the former The Good Wife writer Ted Humphrey.
The Good Doctor
Network: ABC medical pilot.
Filming: March 21st to April 6th.
About: Young, autistic medical savant Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is up for a job as surgeon at the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Ira Glassman. Not surprisingly, Murphy is brilliant at medicine but not great at relating to people. Exception: he does make a special connection with Dr. Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas). The boss of surgical residents at the hospital is Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez).