But Wait, There’s More… Pilots

Oops. Here are a few pilots that fell through the gaps of previous posts (see HERE for a full roundup of recent pilot orders plus links to earlier pilot watch articles).


Boardwalk Empire: Directed by Martin Scorsese no less, and written by Sopranos writer Terence Winter, the show tells the story of Prohibition-era Atlantic City, New Jersey, and its rise as a gambling mecca, as seen through the eyes of bootlegger Nucky Johnson (played by Steve Buscemi).

Untitled Ellen Barkin project: This one only has an order for a half-hour pilot script so far but it would star Ellen Barkin, in her first TV role, as a 50-something woman famous for her high-profile marriage who divorces and re-enters the singles market, then finds herself developing a close, platonic bond with the 24-year-old son of her ex-husband.


MasterWork: Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring is involved in this drama about a team trying to recover precious artifacts from around the world. If it goes to a full series, the show is expected to film in several international locations.


Off Duty: West Wing star Bradley Whitford headlines this comedy about a once-legendary, washed-up detective who is paired with the PD’s rising star (Weeds’ Romany Malco). Cashmere Mafia star Bonnie Somerville takes the female lead, as Malco’s wife.

Lost in the ’80s: A Wonder Years-style dramedy, set in the 1980s, about a car dealer and his four sons.


An American Family: A documentary-style comedy about three different families.

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