Pilots for the 2015-16 season that I would want to watch

The Broad Squad
Inspired by true stories, the project follows the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. Bess Wohl will write and executive-produce with Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Len Goldstein and Aaron Kaplan.

When his sister is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university, a young man adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty, and high-profile alums – in order to investigate her death. Sallie Patrick will write and executive-produce.

A one-hour dramedy that explores the realities of modern-day families—multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions—set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Jennifer Cecil will write and executive-produce with Le Train Train, Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

Chev & Bev
A comedy starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upsisde down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren. Brad Copeland will write and executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan.

Untitled Dan Savage project
Based on the life of boundary-pushing columnist Dan Savage, a picture perfect family is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. David Windsor and Casey Johnson will write and executive-produce with Savage, Brian Pines and Dan McDermott.

Joe Time
Joe is a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Bill Wrubel will write and executive-produce.

Based on the French-Canadian series of the same name, the comedy follows a misanthropic and politically incorrect New York City cab driver (John Leguizamo). Tad Quill will write and executive-produce with Leguizamo, Francois Flamand, Patrick Huard, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, James Gandolfini, Jeff Golenberg, Sam Maydew.

Studio City
Inspired by Krista Vernoff’s real-life experience, it’s the story of a young singer’s path to stardom as she comes of age living with her songwriter father, who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. Vernoff will write and executive-prodice with John Wells and Andrew Stearn.

Inspired by the real life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at the age of 30 to quit his band and go back to college. Steve Franks will write and executive-produce with Cuomo, Willie Mercer, Chris Henze and Dan Field.

Fantasy Life
When a hard-working guy (Kevin Connolly) lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Matthew Berry, the project will be written by Tim McAuliffe, who will also executive-produce with Berry, Connolly, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien.

Love Is a Four Letter Word
Race, sexuality and gender roles collide when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test. Diana Son will write and executive-produce with Mikkel Bondesen and Kristen Campo.

People Are Talking
A multi-camera comedy examining sex, race, and everything else your parents told you never to talk about. DJ Nash will write and executive-produce with Will Packer and Korin Huggins.

Employees at a big box store quickly learn that there’s much more to their ho-hum jobs—like love, friendship and the surprises of everyday moments—than they thought. Justin Spitzer will write and executive-produce with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad.

Take It From Us
A couple tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the 90’s in hopes that he avoids making the same mistakes. Greg Malins and Barry Schwartz will write and executive-produce with Jonathan Berry.


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