- In ABC's "Trophy Wife" a reformed party girl falls in love with a man who has three kids
- Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in Chuck Lorre's "Mom," which could air on CBS
- Williams and Gellar will star in CBS' "Crazy Ones" about a father and daughter
As usual, lots of comedy pilots will focus on the family — including one headlined by Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
But this development season is not without a few welcome surprises, like the addition of "Bridesmaids'" breakout star Rebel Wilson to one project, or CBS' coup in nabbing "House Bunny" Anna Faris for her first-ever starring role in a network comedy.
As is the case with any pilot, not every one is assured a pickup come May when the networks announce their fall TV lineups in New York.
See if you can guess what is likely to make the cut — and what deserves a special place in the dumpster. (And if you're looking for the drama pilots, those are here):
Spy (Simeon Goulden). Rob Corddry stars in this single-camera comedy pilot based on a British comedy series that centers on a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite.
Untitled Cullen Project (Mark & Robb Cullen). When Terry Gannon, a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son's underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind. James Caan stars.
Murder in Manhattan (Maria Maggenti). Hour-long dramedy set in NYC centering on a mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths.
Bad Management (Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh). A slightly self-centered female boss at a high end luxury goods department store finds her ways challenged when the boss's son comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus. Horgan is also starring (as the boss).
Untitled Andrea Abbate.