Some cool and/or interesting pilot news has been revealed over the past week or so.
Most recently, Syfy has ordered a ninety-minute pilot from Pushing Daisies’ Bryan Fuller. Based on a 1969 science fiction novel, High Moon looks at a future where colonies have been established on the moon to mine its resources, and what happens when a new life form is discovered.
Syfy also has ordered a put pilot (a pilot contracted to make it onto TV, or the network will have to pay stiff penalties) from M. Night Shyamalan and Marti Noxon (best known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Proof focuses on the son of a billionaire tech genius who, after his parents’ passing, offers a huge reward for anyone who can provide proof of life after death.
CBS is looking at rebooting The Brady Bunch, with help from Vince Vaughn. The potential show (only a script has been ordered so far) would be a multi-camera comedy (which is one filmed on a soundstage, with live audience/laugh track) focusing on Bobby Brady (the youngest son in the original show), now a divorced and remarried father. His wife also has children from a previous relationship, and the two have one child together. The show will juggle both the blended family and issues with both of the couple’s exes.
CBS has also contracted former Community showrunner Dan Harmon for a multi-camera comedy script. This is in addition to Fox’s near-contact with him for another comedy, also likely multi-camera.