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Deadline's Very, Very Early 2017 Pilot Buzz Article



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We are a month and three days away from the broadcast networks’ upfronts, three days into the current round of negotiations between the WGA and the producers and three weeks from a potential writers strike. The prospect of a possible work stoppage is casting a shadow over this year’s pilot season as producers are looking to get pilots done before the WGA contract expires on May 1 amid uncertainty when their projects will go into production if picked up to series. As is always the case with our very first Pilot Buzz roundup, it is sketchy and preliminary as very few pilots have finished cuts and many are sill filming. The picture will get fuller and more clear in the coming weeks.

The Craig Robinson-Adam Scott paranormal comedy Ghosted is getting strong early buzz. It has been a bumpy flight for LA->Vegas, with strong early going, landing Steve Levitan to direct and Dylan McDermott as the pilot, followed by struggles to cast the lead until locking in Ed Weeks at the last minute after his series The Mindy Project set an end date. But I hear the table read went very well, drama veteran McDermott surprising many with solid comedy chops, and the airplane comedy is a hot prospect again.

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