Posted: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
By Dan Clarendon
While the mercury dips lower than we thought possible, we're keeping ourselves toasty with the following hot prospects for the 2014-2015 television season. Here are the pilots the networks are mulling over — and the shows they've already decided to air! Meet your next potential TV addictions:ABC
An American Education: A naive British teacher takes a job in the San Diego public school, his unconventional methods clashing with his standardized superiors. Starring Jack Whitehall.
Galavant: A fairy-tale musical about a handsome prince plotting against the king who stole his true love.
Irreversible: A sitcom — based on hit Israeli comedy Bilti Hafich — about an eccentric and self-absorbed couple and the trouble into which they get themselves.
Strange Calls: A Boston cop transferred to a post on a Nantucket Island lighthouse teams up with the lighthouse operator, an expert on the paranormal, to investigate the island's unexplained phenomena.
How to Get Away With Murder: Ambitious law students and their enigmatic professor get ensnared in a murder plot on campus. Executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes.
Sea of Fire: The discovery of a pornographic film starring three teenage girls ravages a small town, causing a rash of violent crimes and revelations.Secrets & Lies: When a patriarch finds the body of a young boy, he becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Ordered for at least 10 episodes.CBS
How I Met Your Dad: A spin-off of How I Met Your Mother that introduces new characters and a new, female voice.
The McCarthys: A family sitcom focusing on a loud-mouthed family obsessed with Boston sports. Starring Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn.
Untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy: A semi-autobiographical comedy about comedian Jim Gaffigan as a loving but overworked father of five. Starring Jim Gaffigan, Adam Goldberg, Ashley Williams, Tongayi Chirisa.
DRAMASBattle Creek: Two detectives in Battle Creek, Michigan, have polar-opposite views on how to purge the town of its crime: one believes in deception and cynicism, the other banks on trust and faith in humanity. Ordered to series. Written by Vince Gilligan.FOX
Fatrick: In this time-hopping comedy, Patrick must come to terms with the fact that his life is not what he imagined — and face down his bullied past as "Fatrick." Starring Marcia Cross, Ray Ford, Dante Hoagland, Lucy Rust.
Here's Your Damn Family: A longtime-single mom moves her new husband and three teenage kids in with her thirtysomething son.
Mulaney: A semi-autobiographical comedy about aspiring comedian John Mulaney and his boss, roommates, and neighbors. Starring John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman. Ordered to series.
Untitled Tina Fey-Matt Hubbard-Robert Carlock comedy: A hitherto-women's college welcomes men for the first time. Starring Bonnie Dennison, Jack Cutmore-Scott. Executive-produced by Tina Fey.
Gotham:An origin story for Batman's Gotham City — focusing on Commissioner James Gordon and his adversaries, the metropolis's famed villains. Ordered to series.
Hieroglyphic: In ancient Egypt, a legendary thief is sprung from prison to assist the Pharaoh in the palace — entering a world of deception, sex, and sorcery.The Middle Man: A rule-bending FBI agent and an Irish-American gangster informant team up to take down the Italian-American mafia but, in so doing, accidentally let the Irish-American mob take power.NBC
Bad Judge: A law-breaking, sexually-adventurous, hard-partying woman is actually a San Bernardino Criminal Court judge. Starring Kate Walsh. Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Anne Heche.
Mr. Robinson: An itinerant musician lands a job as a middle school music teacher and, through questionable means, shows the kids the whole world of music. Starring Craig Robinson. Ordered for at least six episodes.
Untitled Tina Fey/Ellie Kemper comedy:A woman starts a new life in New York City after breaking free of a doomsday cult. Starring Ellie Kemper. Written and executive-produced by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock. Ordered to series.
Working the Engels: A family of non-lawyers band together to keep their late patriarch's law firm afloat. Starring Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, Benjamin Arthur. Ordered to series.
Babylon Fields: Babylon Fields, New York, is rocked when the town's dead rise from the grave and seem to evolve faster than their never-died brethren.
Odyssey: An international military conspiracy affects not only three distressed individuals —a female soldier, a corporate attorney, and a political activist — but their families, as well. Starring Nate Mooney.Tin Man: A young attorney is forced to defend a fugitive robot accused of first-degree murder, who happens to be vital to human evolution. Starring Patrick Heusinger, Shaun Toub.The CW
Flash: A spin-off of Arrow, serving as the origin story of Barry Allen, aka The Flash. Starring Grant Gustin.Source:The Hollywood Reporter