This is catnip for me: a rundown of all the TV pilots the five major networks are making for the fall. Everything sounds intriguing or good (or godawful) at this point and anything is possible. It's like baseball on Opening Day -- everyone's got a shot at the World Series and any one of these shows could make it to air and be great, whether it's the vampire as detective or the immortal as detective or the rebooted Bionic Woman or Denis Leary's latest look at gritty public servants or Spike Lee's look at a rebellious mayor. Who knows?
Go here for a description of ABC's pilots and who is involved.
Go here for CBS.
Go here for NBC.
Go here for FOX.
Go here for CW.
And by the way, ABC seems convinced that Jason O'Mara will be a star. He's had recurring role on "Men In Tree," starred in flops like "In Justice" and "The Agency," done stage work with Ian Holm and is set to be the next Philip Marlowe in a new ABC drama that will be set in the present.
The show I'm most looking forward to? A remake of the clever British series "Life On Mars," in which a cop accidentally travels back in time to the Seventies.