10 TV Pilots That Should NOT Be Made Into Series (2014 Edition)


Grant Gustin as Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash, the titular lead character of The CW's Flash pilot.

You've already perused our picks for the 15 pilots we hope get picked up to series for 2014 (right? If you haven't, get to it!). Well, while digging through the pile o' pilots looking for good ones, we also happened upon a few "not-so-good" offerings. So naturally we had to compile a companion list, of 10 pilots we hope DON'T get picked up to series.

What makes a pilot unappealing on paper? This year it's recycled ideas, spin-offs no one asked for, trends that've passed their expiration date, and plain old stupidity. Sure, what's on paper may not be reflective of the finished product, and any one of the 10 pilots listed below could go one to be the next Arrested Development or Breaking Bad. But they'll more likely be the next Work It or FlashForward.


Galavant (ABC)

Genre: Glee and Once Upon a Time had a baby musical-dramedy

Starring: Timothy Omundson (Psych), Joshua Sasse (The NeighborsRogue), Vinnie Jones (the lizard guy from The Cape), Karen David (Castle's Sara), Mallory Jansen. From The Neighbors' Dan Fogelman

What it's about in one sentence: It's a fairy-tale musical—do I need to continue?—about a prince who tries to rescue his true love from an evil king. 

Why we don't want to see it: Did you read that "fairy-tale musical" part? This is the kind of mash-up that's tolerable for the span of a 90-minute movie, but a full television series? After two episodes, we might find ourselves wanting to pull the singers' leotards over their heads and send them to Never Never Land.

Potential saving graces: It's a concept that's so crazy it might just work, and if it works as a parody, it could be like a really long Mel Brooks movie.



How I Met Your Dad (CBS)

Genre: The multi-cam sitcom spin-off no one wanted

Starring: Greta Gerwig (the indie darling who headlined Frances Ha), Drew Tarver (UCB comedy troupe), Tiya Sircar (The Crazy Ones' Allie), Nick D'Agosto (Masters of SexForrest MacNeil's lackey in Review), Andrew Santino (that guys who plays that horrible character from Mixology), the voice of Meg Ryan

What it's about in one sentence: A woman tells her children how she met their dad, what else did you think it was going to be?

Why we don't want to see it: For as good as How I Met Your Mother was in its glory years, did it really warrant a spin-off that simply reverses the gender roles? HIMYM got lucky with its excellent cast, but the chances of that happening twice are about as likely as a HIMYM series finale do-over. And any show that comes pre-saddled with the burden of being compared to another cherished show is just asking for it. Good luck with that, Lady Ted!

Potential saving graces: If How I Met Your Dad learns from the mistakes of its mothership and promises to tell a tighter, more compact story that doesn't drag on for nine seasons, it could work. And Emily Spivey (Up All Night before it was dismantled and reassembled by NBC) is booked to run the show, so there's a good boss on board.



CSI Cyber Crimes Spin-off (CBS)

Genre: Ancient franchise gets modern-day-makeover procedural

Starring: Patricia Arquette (Medium, but first and foremost True Romance), Gil Bellows (Vegas). Either this is a small team, or there's still plenty of casting to go!

What it's about in one sentence: This potential new arm of the venerable CBS franchise investigates the cyber crimes that the CSI guys in Vegas, Miami, and New York need a little help with.

Why we don't want to see it: Television doesn't need another branch of the CSI franchise, especially one about laptop screens filling up with fatal error pop-ups that plays on the hacker stereotype. Arquette's return to our screens in the backdoor pilot was a welcome sight, but the episode itself was the saaaaaaaame ol' sh*t, and failed to convince us that it deserves its own series. 

Potential saving graces: OR it could be an evolutionary adaptation of the franchise, bringing CSI to the forefront of next-gen procedurals by telling compelling and relevant stories about identity theft, hackers, penis pills, and Nigerian princes. 


Untitled Kevin Williamson stalking drama (CBS)

Genre: "Has anyone done a procedural about stalking? No? Okay, let's do a procedural about stalking" drama

Starring: Maggie Q (Nikita, owner of legs for dayyyys), Dylan McDermott (Crisis, Enlightened, and My Best Friend's Weddi—no wait, Hostages, American Horror Story, and The Practice), Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids). Created by Kevin Williamson (The Following, Dawson's Creek

What it's about in one sentence: A couple cops crack down on stalkers as part of the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.

Why we don't want to see it: Stalkers? Hmmm. So like, creepy guys who climb trees and touch themselves while looking in windows? People who have cut-outs of celebrities taped to their walls? Kevin Williamson just doesn't make good television anymore, and the last thing we need is another show like The Following hollowing our brains out. 

Potential saving graces: Maggie Q!



NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

Genre: Big, easy Big Easy procedural

Starring: Scot Bakula (Men of a Certain AgeQuantum Leap), Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money), CCH Pounder (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy), Lucas Black (Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the best of the F&F movies) 

What it's about in one sentence: Imagine CBS's ridiculously popular NCIS... but in New Orleans!

Why we don't want to see it: First it's Los Angeles, then it's New Orleans, then it's the entire country. We are getting closer to the United States of NCIS and we must stop it before it's out of control! Plus, this is another backdoor pilot that already aired, and it was a total failure. If the boring two-part "Crescent City" is what we have to look forward to if CBS greenlights this spin-off, it's instantly on our Do Not Watch list. Poor Bakula.

Potential saving graces: Bakula, for one. His comeback career is complete if this gets picked up. And if NCIS is going to jazz itself up, New Orleans is a fantastic place to do it. Maybe Bakula will run into Klaus!


Babylon Fields (NBC)

Genre: Risen-from-the-dead rise-from-the-dead drama

Starring: Meagan Good (Deception), Skeet Ulrich (Jericho), Virginia Madsen (Witches of East End)

What it's about in one sentence: The dead come back to life in Babylon, New York, and they're getting stronger and stronger—but they don't want to eat people.

Why we don't want to see it: This was actually in development at CBS back in 2007, but the network passed on it. NBC apparently couldn't resist having its own zombie show, and dove through CBS's dumpster to get it. The problem is the undead-coming-back-to-life-but-not-as-flesh-eating-monsters genre is pretty crowded at the moment, thanks to SundanceTV's excellent French import The Returned, ABC's Resurrectionand A&E's upcoming The Returned adaptation. This was a great idea back in 2007 and the CBS pilot was good, but enough with the dead people already

Potential saving graces: Not many people have seen the original The Returned, the best of the genre, and Babylon Fields has an opportunity to tell a story that's just different enough to be a worthwhile addition. 


Identity (The CW)

Genre: Complicated CW drama, say what?

Starring: Ahna O'Reily (The Help), Matt Barr (Hellcats), Stephen Hagan (the land known as Ireland)

What it's about in one sentence: Okay try to follow along: A young woman in need of an organ transplant discovers she's related to a powerful family and that the family's son is her only shot at a viable donor, but then the CIA asks her to secretly investigate the family for their involvement in domestic terrorism, forcing her to turn on the family that saved her life.

Why we don't want to see it: We may not want all CW shows to be superheroes and vampires, but we also don't want it to be this unnecessarily complicated drama that sounds like a shaky combination of Revenge (or more accurately, Deception) and Homeland. Does The CW really have the chops to pull off a show like this? Rhetorical question.

Potential saving graces: Then again, maybe a show like this signals that The CW is ready to grow up a bit? (Honestly, the chances of Identity getting picked up are slim to none, given the network's current portfolio.)



Supernatural: Bloodlines (The CW)

Genre: The Supernatural drama minus Sam and Dean that's kind of like The Originals

Starring: Lucien Laviscount (who cares, his name is awesome!), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries), Sean Faris (Pretty Little Liars), Melissa Roxburgh (Supernatural, Arrow) and every other young actor that the network can reuse

What it's about in one sentence: Set in same universe as Supernatural, Bloodlines follows five monster families (werewolf, vampire, shapeshifter, djinn, and ghouls) that run Chicago and the wannabe cop who wants revenge for the death of his girlfriend who was killed when she was pushed into a store shutter door. 

Why we don't want to see it: Just like with CSI: Cyber Crimes and NCIS: New Orleansthe backdoor pilot already aired as a Supernatural episode, so we have a decent idea of what Supernatural: Bloodlines will look like. And it's not good. The idea has very little connection to its source material outside of the Supernatural title, and its not-so-impressive ensemble cast of not-so-compelling characters hasn't left us wanting more. The crappy Photoshop job above would actually make a better show.

Potential saving graces: Ummm... occasional visits from Sam and Dean to hang out with 20-somethings and be the old dudes in the room?  



Flash (The CW)

Genre: Another superhero show on The CW because there can never be enough superheroes apparently!

Starring: Grant Gustin (Arrow as a set-up for this pilot, Glee90210), Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), Candice Patton (The Craigslist Killer)

What it's about in one sentence: It's the origin story of that superhero who is totally fast, Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash.

Why we don't want to see it: Look, this does not reflect the opinion of the entire TV.com staff, just me: I'm sick of superheroes. They're everywhere. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm an idiot blah blah blah. But superpowered people in costumes is a played-out concept for me, so I just can't get excited for another superhero show. Flash will make Arrow fans happy, and that's fine. Send your complaints, as always, to tim_is_cool@fakeemail.com. Maybe this is the beginning of my origin story as a supervillain?

Potential saving graces: Gustin already made a positive impression on Arrow as the speedy fella, and let's be honest: We all need to root for The Flash, he's like the Aquaman of the land. 


The McCarthys (Fox)

Genre: Bawston blue-collah multi-cam cawmedy

Starring: Jack McGee (The Fighter), Joey McIntyre (YES that Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block), Laurie Metcalf (Getting On)

What it's about in one sentence: A loud-mouthed, sports-crazy Boston family. 

Why we don't want to see it: Boston sports fans are intolerable enough in the real world; imagine hearing a canned laugh track every time one of these characters makes a crack about Eli Manning's four interceptions or puts on a fake Mike Napoli beard. NO THANKS.

Potential saving graces: It should play well in the Boston market! 


Which of these pilots sounds the worst to you? And will anyone else speak up against Flash or will Tim be left to fend for himself?


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Anytime a New Orleans show is put on the do not watch list, it's because of an incorrect stereotype. I didn't see anyone complaining about CSI, CSI: New York, CSI: Miami.....
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Oh it''s CSI United States
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Wait, you put The Flash on this list but not Jane the Virgin??? All in favor of having Tim committed, say "Sure
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Aye* - stupid auto-correct!
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Too much superhero stuff on television? We have Arrow, which is arguably one of the best superhero shows of all time at this point, and we have Agents of SHIELD, which is kind of a let down, but not really a superhero show at its core. What else is out there that I am missing? I'm thankful we're getting more superhero shows recently, as prior to Arrow coming around, there hadn't really been a good one since...No Ordinary Family? Superheroes are hard to do right on television, but I think CW has started to figure out the formula, and I don't want to see that trend end with Arrow.
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The CSI episode was good don't know if I'd watch a new series since the last two CSI's I liked and were cancelled.
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i was pissed yesterday when i saw flash up there. today i saw the article again . i am super pissed again. TIM IS DRUNK .hey tv.com #FIreTim . he thinks there are so many superhero shows that he is tired of it . i cant find any superhero show other than arrow.
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Oh no you didn't Tim!...How could Flash be on the list? =o I really liked Grant's appearance on Arrow, there was something about him that made the show felt lighter and less 'dark' which we know Arrow is. And I liked that Grant made Barry as a fun and quirky character without overdoing it. Plus I'm really looking forward to see how Barry is going to adapt to his powers as well as fighting against 'super-powered' villains! Seeing how successful Arrow is at the moment, I'm positive The Flash won't disappoint! :)

Also, I quite like the pilot for CSI Cyber Crime. I think I'm probably the only one who enjoyed watching the ep, considering I also like watching CSI. I thought it was something new and different, and I'm sure Cyber crime (if you give it time) will progress and give us a glimpse of the deeper issues revolving cyber crime and how it works, considering cyber crime is an international problem at the moment and none of us are immune to it.
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How many superhero show are there on TV? There's only Arrow.
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Marvel Agents of Shield and I think Tim was referring to media in general being saturated with superheros.
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Agents of shield is not a superhero show, which superhero is in agents of shield? who cares about about the media? What matters is what is actually on the TV,
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Deathlok would be a super-villain, technically, but I'm not complaining--how can I, when his name always brings up fond memories of Desslok on StarBlazers?

"Dessssslok! Desslok! Desslok!"
And suddenly I'm in a happy place as a little kid with a bowl of Apple Jacks sitting on shag carpet in front of a convex 4:3 RCA Color TV.
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Supernatural also has "super" villains too, still not a "superhero" show.
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Bite your tongue! NCIS: New Orleans' backdoor pilot was awesome! And it's got Lucas Black to boot. Hello!
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actually I'd like to check out Flash
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STFU. We dont need ur stupid opinions. Tired of superhero shows? how many r there currently? arrow and? please enlighten me? (dont say MAO S.H.I.E.L.D. Its not superhero show) . You have worst opinions on this site. Dont know y they pay u for this..
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#FireTim
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Tim is the BEST writer on TV.com. Dude actually has an opinion and blatantly puts it out there unlike the rest of the staff who primarily sit on the fence about any reviews of anything so they can avoid any kind of real debate from fans. Also Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are the guys who wrote probably one of the worst superhero movies of all time.. Green Lantern and now they are in the middle developing not one but TWO DC hero tv shows. The guys can't write, don't know how to write and should NOT write anything remotely reflecting the rich and nuanced stories involving these iconic superheroes. They cater and jerk off fans by shoehorning as many heroes and hero references as they can in every episode as opposed to... oh you know... adequate character driven stories. Also the cast is duller than watching paint dry. It baffles me that the lead for Arrow was vying for a spot in the Justice League movie roster when you could just as easily dress up a 2 x 4 in leather and a lame mask (with a hood that seems to eradicate any kind of peripheral vision) and the acting would be 10 times as interesting as that 'actor' seems to deliver on a weekly basis. My rant aside, these superhero shows are NOT good! Everyone keeps saying that Arrow is the best superhero show out there but how can that be when its is the ONLY so called 'superhero' show on tv at the moment. Tim is right, movies are enough and are the best way to showcase these stories as opposed to these 24 episode soap opera procedurals with piss poor production quality.
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That is certainly a matter of taste. I find most of Tims work to be all about setting up the puns and jokes, and not so much about making an actual review/commentary. That can get old real fast imho.
That being said, there is of course no need to get personal about it as the above poster did.
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here's my take on it. i haven't seen the supernatural one so i can't comment on how good it is for how bad it is. to be fair. i enjoyed the NCIS one. the last one they tried to last season i think was a creative concept. but it didn't get picked up oh well i guess.

anyways, the CSI one i loved. people get carried away that the CSI shows aren't correct and they are full of shit when it comes to being realistic. i could care less. and here's why if criminals watched and no doubt they do. they'd know how to get away with murder if it's all accuarate. the laws should be real though.

i didn't expect much from the CSI one but i enjoyed it. but than iv'e also been a Patrica A. fan since i was a kid and saw her in Elm Street 3 way back in (1987) so either way i prolly would have given it a chance. i enjoy all 3 shows honestly. the rest i haven't seen so no comment on those.
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The best interpretation of The Flash had to be on Smallville when they turned him into a teenage drifter. But even then, I never thought he was interesting enough for a show of his own. There are plenty of characters more interesting than that one. Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, etc.
He's basically a Superman that's really, really grounded.
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The Flash outfit looks terrible. They could at least give him something better that could hide his identity (if he's even going to do that).

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The biggest problem with Flash is it's just not mainstream enough. It can't relate to the average person who just wants to see a good story; Flash simply isn't interesting enough. It's the type of character that only a Sheldon Cooper type gets into (just like Green Lantern); the type of person who is obsessed with the canon of the character and argues about which character is more powerful. But doesn't really care about the character development or good drama.


But who knows, maybe it will be successful? It would be cool to see another hit on The CW. I never thought Arrow would be this successful (i can't stand the interpretation of the main character; i think they got him all wrong).
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The Aquaman pilot that was made years ago, Mercy Reef, was seriously awesome (and surprisingly not cheesy at all). Worth a check out. What a missed opportunity.
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HIMYD just isn't different enough from HIMYM. Gay couple Marshall & Lily, sassy fashion designer parallel of Barney, and male Robin. It does have one thing though: much buzzed about indie film actress Greta Gerwig. That hire has caused me to think twice about the pilot.
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Big mistake to put The Flash here...
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Galavant = Into The Woods
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Just let LilyRoRoSparks *bowing to the goddess* & Kaitlin Thomas (who I don't always agree with but her opinions are based in reality) do the articles like these & reviews of our fave shows

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Your hate of the CW had reached & surpassed being ridiculous (actually as someone said you hate everything) Are you telling me that you don't like Arrow? It is so obvious you don't know what you are talking about when you say how many superhero shows do they need? You probably think Tomorrow People is a superhero show *cackling with laughter*

Articles like this should be done by more than one person who obviously hates TV & I still don't understand why he still works on this site
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Leave The Flash alone, The CW turned a dud of comic hero (Arrow) into a fine show.
Galavant - Glee and Once Upon a Time had a baby musical-dramedy. That does sound so nutty it might be good for a little while :)
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Well - Green Arrow is not really a dud of a comic hero - except for a few authors that made a mess around him, he is actually pretty good in comics as well :) Just saying.
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"Leave The Flash alone, The CW turned a dud of comic hero (Arrow) into a fine show." OMG ted2332 you are a God, thanks for that
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There is enough cop/detective/agent procedural shows on TV. I wish they'd stop making more unless they were actually different. Too many sitcoms as well. There's not enough sci-fi. :D
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Ugh, this list...

Galavant sounds fun!
Babylon Fields sounds interesting enough.
Supernatural: Bloodlines looks good enough to be on TV, more so than many other crappy shows that get made.
Flash SHOULD be made!
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poor bakula? poor bakula! that bloody bakula is the reason we no longer have serialized star trek on the television! all we get now is those bloody film installments where the good looking people ponce about the place not making a lick of sense! and its all that damn bakula's fault with his complete lack of human mannerisms. i still havent found anything else to do on a tuesday night, it used to be sit down and watch star trek night with no less than two concurring series to look forward, to and there was stargate! now because of that bloody bakula what can i watch? nothing! is the answer to that question, tuesday nights are now curse the day scott bakula was ever born nights, damn you scott bakula, damn you back to hell!
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In defense of NCIS: New Orleans- NCIS: LA had a pretty crappy 2 part backdoor pilot that ended with the lead character getting shot and apparently DYING, but the actual show, despite having a rocky start and ending up having to kill off one of the main characters and replace him with Deeks, still worked, and it's been going on for 5 seasons already with a 6th one locked for next year. The 2-part backdoor pilot to New Orleans was a HELL of a lot better than Supernatural: Bloodlines. Bloodlines had a main character who killed the guy responsible for killing his fiance, then decides to hunt the monsters of Chicago for no real reason. The relationships of Bloodlines are only slightly touched upon, whereas NCIS the relationships are firmly established because they had more time to be with the characters. But to be honest if they were going to do an NCIS series for the deep south I'd rather they go to Savannah, GA than New Orleans. In my opinion Savannah is just prettier.

HIMYD... no, GOD no. After the incredibly disappointing finale, I'd done with anything that has to do with future meetings of spouses. Though if it did wind up getting picked up, I'm hoping the writers have a "Victoria Back Up Plan" (HIMYM did bad its first season so two endings were shot, one that was used for the real finale and an ending that had Victoria as the Mother. After the show was renewed, Victoria got scrapped, though the possibility of her being the Mother was brought up when it looked like season 8 would be the last season, until the producers got one more season, scrapped Victoria being the Mother once and for all, and cast Cristina Milioti as the final Mother.)

Anyone remember the 1990 version of the Flash? True, it was incredibly hammy and was riding on the coattails of the 89 Batman movie, but the characters were memorable and it set the bar for how 90s superhero shows were to be made. The 2014 Flash has quite a lot to live up to, and I know comparisons are going to be made not only with 90s Flash but his smart-alecy animated Justice League version, who actually singlehandedly saved the world when Lex Luthor and Brainiac merged together in one of the season finales.
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I really don't get Bloodlines. From the start the premise is flawed. If there are so many monsters in Chicago, why haven't Sam ad Dean gotten rid of them already?
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You forgot one Tim!

State of Affairs (NBC)

Genre: Katherine Heigl wearing suits and saying important things.

Starring: Katherine Heigl (that woman that slept with a ghost on Grey's Anatomy), Alfre Woodard (the black neighbour from the second season of Desperate Housewives), Adam Kaufman (that jerk Parker from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Shiela Vand (a series regular in that never made Beverly Hills Cop series),

What's it about in one sentence: A key CIA attaché counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life (read: she's promiscuous).

Why I don't want to see it: I don't think anyone should be taking advice from Heigl, let alone watch a series about the President of the United States taking her advice. The series already seems to have an identity crisis - what does it want to be? Something like Commander In Chief or The West Wing? Or something more soapy like Scandal? There's even potential 24 and Homeland elements involved, and to me this is worrying. Maybe I'm just wrong altogether and it's meant to be a comedy like Veep. Heigl also produces, so you know this series is pretty much hers, and will be based all around her, and the things she wants to say and or do in a fictional world where the President takes her advice.

Potential saving graces: Desperate to garner ratings for the flailing series Heigl will resort to nudity.
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This^ has the potential to be the worst drama of the next TV season.
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You should apply for a job here :)
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They are all better than the ones you want picked up.
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Say it again
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The inclusion of The Flash on this list discounts any other opinion you have.
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Come to think of it, are there ANY super hero shows on air right now? I don't really consider Arrow a super hero show. SHIELD definitely isn't one. And that's about it. There is a lot of super heroes movies but Flash would be the first one since Smallville.

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You're right, there isn't really a lot of superhero stuff going on TV right now. The fact that there are Superheroes in the world of SHIELD doesn't make SHIELD a superhero show as all our cast members are fairly regular humans.
Arrow is probably debatable. He's not a SUPERhero per se, as he is a normal human, but the same applies to Batman and that guy is considered to be a superhero.
No matter how you see it, even if you would count SHIELD and Arrow as full Superhero-shows, there's still not a lot of it around. There's far more crime procedurals, singing or other talent contest and talk shows around.
But it's generally a problem with TV. More imaginative shows which require a certain amount of special effects (superheroes & sci-fi) are not as common on TV and so I'm happy for every show that does down these roads.
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I'm excited for Flash. Mostly because I love Grant Gustin and he was set up wonderfully in Arrow.
I also kinda liked the backdoor pilot for Bloodlines. I just don't think it was a wise idea to set it up as a spin off from SPN. It has next to nothing in common with the show and while I understand they hoped for an in-built fanbase, given the reactions I think they shot themselves int eh leg with that one. The premise is interesting enough and I liked the 2 main characters. Especially David was fun and well cast. And Ennis was a good blend of determined and out of his depth.
I like CSI and I like Patricia Arquette but I would not go out of my way to watch that show.
And while I like Scott Bakula I could never stomach watching any NCIS for longer then 3 episodes straight.
Singing Tim Omundson actually sounds intriguing.
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Tim hates everything!! (i am used to that!)..but i cant agree with him on The Flash. That kid was endearing and a bit weird. Just the way i imagine The flash to be. When the news came out i re-watched the old series just to prepare myself. So i can not wait to see how the new series fare.
I don't know many people from New Orleans (I apologize and will rectify this soon), but boy or boy was i annoyed by Scott Bakula accent on NCIS, the other guy wasn't that bad. I think largely because i have seen many of Bakula's work, so throughout the NCIS:NO b-pilot i kept wishing he will start speaking "normal". I watch a lot of TV shows, so maybe NCIS: NO will still make the cut, but it will be mostly for the lady from JAG, their quirky scientist, CCH and to increase my quota of procedurals.
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Nick D'Agosto is the wife's divorce lawyer/new lower in Review! He's not Forrest MacNeil's lackey...
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If a show is going to have a potential saving grace then I can't think of any better than...
Maggie Q!

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If The Flash is as tits as Arrow, it should be ordered to series...
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I agree with you on all of the shows except for Supernatural: Bloodlines and The Flash. They may turn out to be bad, but we won't know until we see them. The Supernatural world is very good and has a lot of fans and if they try hard I am sure they can make the spin off into a nice show that will be fun to watch. As for the Flash, it may turn out to be good, I will give it a shot and then I will decide if I am going to watch it. I only hope they won't make it like the Arrow because I find that show irritating (I am a fan of the arrow from Smallville). The bottom line is that non of the possibilities from above are actual pilots, yet (except for Supernatural: Bloodlines which turned out great) and until we see what they have to offer we can't just dismiss them. By the way, about 90% of the things that you mention in 15 pilots we hope get picked up to series for 2014 are total crap and it will be better if they never get recorded.
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Tim should say he doesn't like The Flash more often, it'll result in so many comments/ page hits.
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Loved CCH in the Shields, Bakula in Quantum Leap and Zoe in JAG but as a fan of NCIS (included LA) i ll pass on a New Orleans spin off. By the way the back door pilot was sucky compared to NCIS in JAG and LA in NCIS. Kinda same as Red Team.
No more comments on bloodlines.
Flash would have to be gritty as Arrow for me to follow.
The others PASS
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While I'm not super-psyched about any of them I would probably watch How I Met Your Dad, Babylon Fields, and Supernatural: Bloodlines if they made it to air. And I have a soft spot for The CW and their attempts at serious soapy dramas (I loved Ringer) so Identity might get a look in, too.
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I can't say I would watch Galavant, but it's a unique premise for a sitcom which is commendable, so I wouldn't mind seeing it made. Plus, didn't that Enchanted film work? It sounds a lot like that. It could end up being ABC's next The Neighbors.
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Strange I just got a reply saying your email to tim_is_cool@fakeemail.com has been forwarded to tim_has_no_idea_what_hes_talking_about@all.com
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Agree about everything except The Flash.It's actually one of the few shows I'm excited about.
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I think NCIS: New Orleans would be all right. Regardless of what happened in the pilot, they introduced some potentially great characters, and a great setting. The city of New Orleans could be as much a character in the show as any of the actors, and the laid back southern jazz and gospel vibe would contrast nicely with the seedier sides of the city. But they don't need 3 shows - if anything they should cancel NCIS: LA. It's always seemed so shallow compared to the original, and I wouldn't shed a single tear if New Orleans took its place.
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I think i would like to see The Flash, comic always good, for the rest of the shows i don't care....
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There is crime drama on every major network. It's 2014, it's about time we put crime drama in capes and spandex on every major network.
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I'm not going to bother to read the (what I'm sure is) outrage over your disdain of the upcoming Flash being another lame superhero on the TV landscape. How many superheroes are on TV these days? By my count Arrow is a beacon and perhaps one.
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Lol from what comes to mind there's basically only Arrow at the moment (and i guess Marvel's SHIELD... but there is quite few in the works upcoming), and Flash is meant to be intentionally different to Arrow in that he's a geeky, ordinary type of guy who has extraordinary powers bestowed upon him and becomes extraordinary as a result and through his powers... whereas Arrow/Oliver Queen is an extraordinary guy that is extraordinary through his extraordinaryness.. So, it's quite the different experience between the two shows in that regard. And Gustin is a much different actor than Stephen Amell also. So, it's like totally not even the same thing really. They're both based on super-hero comics. What is this sorcery.
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Sorry but you lost all credibility the moment you said the flash was like the aquaman of the land. You obviously know nothing about the character.
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I want Gallavant to be picked up so badly.

I just want to watch the pilot.
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I agree with you Tim, on all but two items: The Flash, and Supernatural: Bloodlines. Not wanting another superhero show is not a valid reason to have Flash on the list. The backdoor pilot for Bloodlines wasn't bad. Bloodlines has werewolves, vampires, and magic...rules of reality do not need apply.

NCIS: New Orleans 2-episode pilot was in a single word: HORRIBLE. I love most of what Scott Bakula has done, but not this.
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