Magazine article Variety

Navigating the Pilots

Magazine article Variety

Navigating the Pilots

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The bulk of orders this season come from heavy hitters, but there are some newer voices as well.

Established Pros

"Black Lightning," CW

Originally developed at Fox, the CW saved this superhero series with a pilot order that marks Greg Berlanti's sixth show at the network - not to mention his other three pilots across the major networks.

"Libby & Malcolm," ABC

Created by Kenya Barris and "Black-ish" writer/producer Vijal Patel, this comedy starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance as married but polar-opposite political pundits was the first pilot ordered for the 2017-18 season.

"Me, Myself and I," CBS

Written by Don Kopelman, this sitcom about a man's life over 50 years is one of six pilot orders for mega-producer Aaron Kaplan.

Untitled X-Men pilot, Fox

Matt Nix, who's at the helm of Fox's new drama "APB," penned the pilot for the latest Marvel series, to be directed by Bryan Singer.

"Happy Peppers," NBC

"Will & Grace" creator Max Mutchnick is already on NBC's slate with the 10-episode revival of the beloved sitcom, but he also nabbed a pilot order for this new comedy. …

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