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What is the DEVWATCH?

This section will allow you to track what's in development - whether it be by network, by commitment, by status, by genre or by studio - or just to see a list of all the projects we currently cover.

Each project has its own DEVWATCH page where you can see all the news, dvds, listings, etc. related to it. There you can also add it to your MYFUTON page for easy tracking.

Instructions: Use the filter options to the right to narrow your search. You can also click on a resulting column name to sort the results by that option. For specific title searches or to search by cast or crew member, use the site's main search box located at the top of each page.

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ZONE, THE 10/17/14 10/17/14 NBC script currently in development
(2015-2016 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Tall Girls Prouctions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Kate Schumaecker as EP
· Melissa Rosenberg as EP
· Teddy Tenenbaum as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in a present-day prison colony situated in an uninhabited area of California where there are no guards, no laws, and the prisoners are left to fend for themselves; and a young woman, skilled in combat and survival, who has gotten herself in... [continued]
ZOOBIQUITY 10/30/14 10/30/14 FOX script currently in development
(2015-2016 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Barbara Natterson-Horowitz as BOOK/PROD
· Jonathan Collier as CRTR/EP
· Kathryn Bowers as BOOK/PROD
· Spencer Medof as EP
· Stephen Nathan as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a dynamic group of doctors helping treat patients by searching for correlation in an unexpected place - the animal kingdom
ZE 9/12/13 9/12/13 CW script previously in development
(2014-2015 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Kyle Jarrow as CRTR/EP
· Michael London as EP
[what's it about?]
raw, quirky family drama about a FTM (female-to-male) teen and his family
Z 12/14/12 12/14/12 USA script previously in development
(2013-2014 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Georgeville Television
· Zorro Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· John Gertz as CO-EP
· Louis Leterrier as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Naren Shankar as EP
· Whit Brayton as CRTR/EP
· Zack Rice as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
"Zorro" revival set in modern-day Los Angeles, about the rise of Diego Moreno from an orphaned teen and raising his sister with little supervision, to an infamous hero fighting to save the city
ZOMBIELAND 10/17/11 -
5/16/13
5/16/13 AMAZON ordered to pilot
[network passed on 5/16/13]
previously in development
(2013-2014 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Amazon Studios
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Izabela Vidovic as Little Rock
· Kirk Ward as Tallahassee
· Maiara Walsh as Wichita
· Tyler Ross as Columbus
[who's making it?]
· Eli Craig as DIR (Pilot)
· Gavin Polone as EP
· Paul Wernick as CRTR/EP
· Rhett Reese as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
(from Amazon's press release, March 2013) Zombieland is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film's ... [continued]
Z TEAM, THE 9/6/11 9/6/11 REELZ unspecified previously in development
(2012-2013 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Zoo Productions

[related genres]
· reality
[who's in it?]
· Lorenzo Lamas
· Rudy Reyes
· Tommy "Tiny" Lister
· Torrie Wilson
[who's making it?]
· Barry Poznick as EP
· Gregg Kavet as EP
· John Stevens as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ReelzChannel's press release, September 2011) REELZCHANNEL today announced that the network is turbo charging its commitment to TV About Movies(R) by bringing the focus to its first original reality TV series in a development deal with ZOO Prod... [continued]
ZOMBIES & CHEERLEADERS 10/13/11 10/13/11 DISNEY ordered to pilot previously in development
(2012-2013 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Light as CRTR/CO-EP
· Eric Weinberg as EP
· Joseph Raso as CRTR/CO-EP
· Todd Strauss Schulson as DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
(from Disney Channel's press release, October 2011) Disney Channel has ordered the music-driven pilot "Zombies and Cheerleaders." Production on the pilot begins in December in consideration for a Disney Channel series to premiere in 2012. The story f... [continued]
ZONE LORD 5/16/12 5/16/12 TBS script previously in development
(2012-2013 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Conaco Productions
· Warner Horizon Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Conan O'Brien as EP
· David Kissinger as EP
· Jeff Ross as EP
· Ross Venokur as CRTR/CO-EP
[what's it about?]
(from Turner's press release, May 2012) Conan O'Brien serves as executive producer on this sitcom with an intergalactic twist. Three roommates awake one morning to discover an evil but very hip alien has moved into their building, along with his dimi... [continued]
ZEROS 7/30/10 7/30/10 SYFY script previously in development
(2011-2012 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris Provost as CO-EP
· Dave Hales as CO-EP
· David Kenin as EP
· Steve Brenner as EP
[what's it about?]
(from Syfy's press release, July 2010) In this 1/2-hour single-camera satire, when the zombie population of Marshall City overcomes the 30-foot barrier separating the infected people from the rest of the city, the Zombie Extermination and Removal Ope... [continued]
ZITS 10/8/10 10/8/10 CBS script previously in development
(2011-2012 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Donald Todd as CRTR/EP
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Jerry Scott as BOOK/EP
· Jim Borgman as BOOK/EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· KristieAnne Reed as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
family comedy based on jim borgman & jerry scott's newspaper strip that explores the sardonic wit and hormonal angst of 16-year-old jeremy duncan
ZOMBIES VS VAMPIRES 8/4/10 8/4/10 NBC script previously in development
(2011-2012 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Warner Bros. Television
· Wonderland Sound and Vision

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Austin Winsberg as CRTR/EP
· McG as EP
· Peter Johnson as EP
[what's it about?]
series about two cops - one of which is secretly a vampire - assigned to a squad specifically formed to deal with "zombie crime"
ZEROES 11/2/09 11/2/09 NBC script previously in development
(2010-2011 season)
[who's behind it?]
· BermanBraun
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brian Taylor as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Gail Berman as EP
· Lloyd Braun as EP
· Mark Neveldine as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
a high-intensity drama chronicling the last hour of a crisis situation
ZAPATA TEXAS 5/20/09 5/20/09 TNT script previously in development
(2009-2010 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Kevin Bacon as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Kyra Sedgwick as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
(from Turner's press release, May 2009) The husband-and-wife team of Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) and Kevin Bacon co-conceived and will executive-produce this project, which is the story of a small Texas border town and its newly elected sheriff,... [continued]
ZIP 1/12/07 -
8/27/09
8/27/09 NBC ordered to pilot previously in development
(2008-2009 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Catapult
· Reveille
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· ??? as J.P. Stringer
· ??? as Noreen
· ??? as Pep
· Bernardo De Paula as Hugo Suarez
· Kay Panabaker as Ellie Stringer
· Steven Weber as Tripp Stringer
· Troy Gentile as Nelson Stringer
[who's making it?]
· Marc Abrams as CRTR/EP
· Mark Rizzo as CRTR/SP
· Michael Benson as CRTR/EP
· Richard Shepard as DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
(from NBC's web site) FAMILY MAN. CON MAN. Trip Stringer loves his two kids. He also loves being a rich guy in Beverly Hills the only problem is he doesn't have any money. But Trip is determined to fake it until he makes it. Living just inside the 90... [continued]
ZEN JUSTICE 10/5/04 10/5/04 CBS script previously in development
(2005-2006 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Axelrod-Edwards Company, The
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Elizabeth Cosin as WRTR/EP
· Jonathan Axelrod as EP
· Kelly Edwards as EP
[what's it about?]
drama series based on cosin's series of "zen" novels about an l.a. private detective who, like the writer/producer, is a lung cancer survivor
ZILCH & ZERO 5/6/03 -
11/5/03
11/5/03 SPIKE TV ordered to pilot previously in development
(2004-2005 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Geoffrey Whelan
· John Leguizamo
· Scott McCauley
[what's it about?]
animated series about two best friends and comedic slackers who work in a video store and spend their day critiquing the latest films to come out on dvd
ZOE'S LIST 8/31/04 8/31/04 ABC script previously in development
(2004-2005 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· John Scott Shepherd as WRTR/EP
· Matthew Gross
[what's it about?]
described as a family-based dramedy with a supernatural hook
ZOMBIE CHRONICLES 6/7/04 6/7/04 MTV ordered to pilot previously in development
(2004-2005 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· reality
[who's in it?]
· rob zombie
[who's making it?]
· N/A
[what's it about?]
(from MTV's press release) Developing a horror-themed series with Rob Zombie.
ZERO EFFECT ??? ??? NBC ordered to pilot previously in development
(2002-2003 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· unspecified
[who's in it?]
· Alan Cumming
· david julian hirsh
[who's making it?]
· Jake Kasdan
· Walon Green
[what's it about?]
based on the 1998 film of the same name and is expected to explore the beginnings of the relationship between zero and arlo, showing how the two became a team
ZOMBIE COLLEGE ??? ??? FOX unspecified previously in development
(2001-2002 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[related genres]
· unspecified
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· N/A
[what's it about?]
N/A