UPDATE, 02:36 AM: ABC has now picked up an additional 10 pilots to series, for a total of 12. Those pilots getting the nod are the Once spin-off titled Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, The Goldbergs, Back In The Game, Mind Games, Mixology, Resurrection, Lucky 7, Betrayal, Trophy Wife and Killer Women.
A spin-off of ABC’s Once Upon A Time, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland follows Alice and Cyrus, Alice’s love interest, as the explore wonderland. The drama series is being produced by ABC Studios and stars Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha and Emma Rigy.
Created by Adam F. Goldberg, The Goldbergs is set in the 1980s and follows the exploits a family with and in-your-face mother, a hot-tempered father and three eccentric children. The comedy series is produced by Sony Pictures Television & Happy Madison and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Darien Provost and Troy Gentile.
Back In The Game was written by Robb and Mark Cullen and follows a single mother who 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. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke and Lenora Crichlow.
Penned by Kyle Killen, Mind Games is a provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers (Steve Zahn, Christian Slater) who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Christian Slater, Steve Zahn, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel and Wynn Everett.
Created by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Mixology is set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar and chronicles the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night. The comedy series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Ginger Gonzaga, Kate Simses, Sarah Bolger, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino and Alexis Carra.
Resurrection is written by Aaron Zelman and asks what happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Landan Gimenez and Mark Hildreth.
Based on the British series The Syndicate, Lucky 7 follows seven employees at a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Isiah Whitlock Jr, Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos and Matt Long.
Created by David Zabel, Betrayal follows a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, Chris Johnson, Henry Thomas, James Cromwell and Wendy Moniz.
Trophy Wife was written by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins and follows reformed party girl Kate who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives. The comedy series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales and Ryan Lee.
Created by Hannah Shakespeare, Killer Women follows Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers. She is a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers along the way. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Marta Milans, Michael Trucco and Alex Fernandez.
UPDATE. 01:27 AM: ABC just made its first pick up on the comedy side. The network has picked up Super Fun Night to series with a 13 episode order.
Created by Rebel Wilson, Super Fun Night follows three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night. The comedy series is produced by Warner Bros. Television & Conaco Productions and stars Rebel Wilson, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira, Kelen Coleman and Kevin Bishop. The pilot was directed by John Riggi, with Conan O’Brien, Riggi, David Kissinger and Jeff Ross serving as executive producers.
PREVIOUS, 00:59 AM: ABC has just started notifying pilots that are getting series orders for the 2013-2014 season. The first to get that call is Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The pick up to series comes as no real surprise, the pilot has long been considered a lock for a series order owing to corporate synergy and its strong support amongst ABC execs.
Written by Joss Whedon, S.H.I.E.L.D. follows the daily activities of the intelligence agency knows as Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate (S.H.I.E.L.D.), which has appeared in numerous Marvel comics and feature films. The cast includes Ming-Na, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker and Chloe Bennet. ABC Studios and Marvel TV are producing, with Whedon, Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen serving as executive producers. The network will air a first look of the series during the season finale of Once Upon A Time this Sunday.