TV News: FOX prepping an X-Men TV Series, ABC taps Shondaland again

Pilot Season! Duck Season! Pilot Season! Rabbit Season!

The Catch and more. ABC‘s pilot pickups continued today led by The Catch, a new forensic accountant drama from Shondaland (Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder) and executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Also announced are Broad Squad, a drama about the first female graduates from Boston’s Police Academy; an untitled comedy from Dan Savage based on his life; and Chev & Bev, a comedy reuniting Chevy Chase and Beverley D’Angelo.  (THR)

Sharing. NBC continues to add to its pilot season, including two new comedies from Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon. Fallon’s Sharing is a workplace comedy about people in a shared office space. DeGeneres’s comedy stars Monica Potter (Parenthood) and deals with the dating life of a woman with three ex-husbands. (Variety)

Untitled FOX Comedy. FOX has added a fourth comedy to its 2015 pilot stable. The untitled project comes from executive producers Dana Klein (Friends) and Aaron Kaplan (Mysteries of Laura) and will feature a working mom in competition with her stay-at-home sister-in-law. (Variety)

Wrecked. TBS has provided more details around its upcoming comedy Wrecked from new writers Justin Shipley and Jordan Shipley. The comedy deals with a diverse group of plane crash survivors on a remote desert island. Sort of a comic version of Lost. (Deadline)

New Shows

Scream Queens. The recently omnipresent Nick Jonas (Kingdom) has signed to join Ryan Murphy‘s FOX horror comedy Scream Queens. As previously reported, the hour-long anthology will premiere in the Fall and will feature a variety of stars. (THR)

Heroes Reborn. This summer’s reboot of NBC‘s Heroes will not feature one of its more famous original cast members. Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story) played Sylar, the serial killer with superhuman powers, and wants to continue seeking other opportunities. (Variety) 


In Development

X-Men. Apparently FOX is working to prepare a television series based on its popular X-Men series of films. According to FOX entertainment chairman Gary Newman, the network is in discussions with Disney/Marvel which much approve any live-action TV projects based on the characters. Don’t expect the series any time soon, though. FOX is targeting the 2016 pilot season for the project, assuming all discussions go smoothly. (TVLine)

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