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2013-2014 Primetime Network Pilot Season Scorecard
Welcome to the 2nd annual Pilot Season Scorecard edition of The Scoggins Report. The networks’ upfront presentations a week and a half ago were like Christmas morning for Cindy, who’d paid very close attention to development and pilot seasons again this year so we (which is to say, she) could deliver Scoggins Report-style year-over-year numbers for each of the five broadcast networks. Because there’s simply nothing we like better than year-over-year numbers. We followed last year’s format again this year, starting with this season’s raw, overall numbers of script, pilot and series orders in each format (half hour and one hour) at each network. The rest of the document is the deep dive into each network’s development and purchase patterns, separated into comedy and drama categories. We know the bulk of our readers focus more on features than on TV, but since we absolutely love the TV business we get a kick out of putting this Scorecard together. We hope you find our annual TV one shot interesting and enlightening as well.

Pilot Season Overview Half Hour
ABC Scripts Pilots % Picked up to Pilot 2013 Series Orders % Ordered to Series 2012 New Series % Change 70 13 19% 5 38% 4 25% CBS 38 14 37% 5 36% 2 150% Fox 57 10 18% 6 60% 4 50% NBC 56 18 32% 6 33% 6 0% 0 0 The CW 0 0 Total 221 55 25% 22 40% 16 38% 2012 304 52 17% 16 31%

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There are lots of interesting contrasts going on in the above grid, but here are our favorite year-over-year takeaways: • • • Collectively, the networks bought 27% fewer comedy projects last Summer than the previous development season... ...but then picked up a handful more to pilot this Spring than in 2012... ...and ended up ordering 38% more half hours to series than in 2012.

One Hour
ABC Scripts Pilots % Picked up to Pilot 2013 Series Orders % Ordered to Series 2012 New Series % Change 68 13 19% 7 54% 5 40% CBS 37 11 30% 3 27% 4 -25% Fox 41 9 22% 4 44% 2 100% NBC 62 17 27% 10 59% 3 233% The CW 28 8 29% 5 63% 5 0% Total 236 58 25% 29 50% 19 53% 2012 263 44 17% 19 43%

As you can see, the dynamics for one hours were similar to half hours, though in slightly different ways: Fewer scripts ordered (-10%), but way more pilots picked up (+32%), and even more one hours ordered to series (+52%) than the previous year.

Totals
ABC Total Scripts Total Pilots % Picked up to Pilot 2013 New Scripted Series Orders % Ordered to Series 2012 New Series % Change 138 26 19% 12 46% 9 33% CBS 75 25 33% 8 32% 6 33% Fox 97 18 19% 10 56% 6 67% NBC 118 35 30% 16 46% 9 78% The CW 28 8 29% 5 63% 5 0% Total 456 112 25% 51 46% 35 46% 2012 567 96 17% 35 36%

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When you combine the half hours and one hours, the extremes from 2012 to 2013 are even more apparent: All in, the networks bought over one hundred fewer scripts this development season compared to 2012’s (-20%), but picked up 17% more pilots than than the previous year, and ended up ordering 46% more new scripted series than the year earlier.

ABC
Only one of ABC’s 7 new dramas from last season made the cut this year – Nashville – and considering the network axed the weakening Private Practice as well as sophomore Body of Proof, it’s no wonder it ordered 7 new one hours this year, up from 5 in 2012. Joss Whedon’s much buzzed about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is joined by Lucky 7, planted spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Betrayal, Resurrection, Killer Women and Mind Games. On the comedy side, while we’re devastated by the loss of Happy Endings, we’re open to the idea that one of ABC’s 5 new comedies might replace the void it will leave in our…hearts. (We were about to say “DVR,” but it bounced around so much this season, even we die-hard fans couldn’t keep track.) Eulogies for the ah-mah-zing show aside, ABC’s 2013-2014 lineup includes 11 comedies, with new titles The Goldbergs, Super Fun Night (rolled over from last year’s development season), Trophy Wife, Back in the Game and Mixology. ABC’s lineup is rounded out by non-scripted staples Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, sophomore The Taste, and newcomer The Quest. 2013 2012 2011 13 9 22

New Series

ABC: Comedy
Single Multi Shows Camera Camera 2011 Series Orders 9 6 3 2012 Series Orders 4 2 2 Cancelled 4 3 1 Returning 6 4 2 2013 Script Orders 70 2013 Pilot Orders 13 2013 New Series Orders 5 5 0

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Shows Episodic Serial 2011 Series Orders 13 2 11 2012 Series Orders 5 0 5 Cancelled 6 1 5 Returning 6 1 5 2013 Script Orders 68 2013 Pilot Orders 13 2013 New Series Orders 7 2 5

CBS
Armed with the strongest schedule of all five networks, it’s no surprise that CBS renewed the majority of last season’s shows. That said, it’s worth noting that only one of its new series from the 2012-2013 season made the cut for renewal -- Elementary -and one, Friend Me, never aired, possibly due to the tragic death of its creator, Alan Kirschenbaum. Veteran Rules of Engagement, which had been on the bubble throughout its 7 season run, was finally put to pasture, but at least it made it into syndication territory. All of the Tiffany network’s other shows return, to be joined by new dramas Hostages, Intelligence and Reckless and new comedies We Are Men, Mom, The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Friends with Better Lives. As you’ll see below, CBS is leveraging its strengths in multi-camera comedy and one hour procedurals to test “alternative” (for CBS) formats this Fall: Two single camera half hours are in the lineup -- We Are Men and The Crazy Ones -- as are two serialized dramas, Hostages and Reckless.

New Series

2013 2012 2011 8 5 22

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CBS: Comedy
Single Multi Shows Camera Camera 2011 Series Orders 8 0 8 2012 Series Orders 2 0 2 Cancelled 3 0 3 Returning 5 0 5 2013 Script Orders 38 2013 Pilot Orders 14 2013 New Series Orders 5 2 3

CBS: Drama
Shows Episodic Serial 2011 Series Orders 14 12 2 2012 Series Orders 4 4 0 Cancelled 3 3 0 Returning 10 9 1 2013 Script Orders 37 2013 Pilot Orders 11 2013 New Series Orders 3 1 2

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Fox
Fox axed three of its five new 2012 series -- The Mob Doctor, the adorable Ben and Kate and the promisingly smart Goodwin Games. (Are we biased? No…) Also leaving the schedule are veterans Fringe and The Cleveland Show as well as sophomore drama Touch. Still, there wasn’t that much room on the schedule, which made it fairly surprising when Fox’s ordered 250% more shows this year than last. The lucky 10 new shows include 6 comedies -- Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Surviving Jack, Us & Them and the animated Murder Police -- and 4 dramas -- Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, Rake and Gang Related. The House That Non-Scripted Built (farewell, Mike Darnell) will also bolster its Gordon Ramsey franchise with Junior MasterChef. 2013 2012 2011 12 5 19

New Series

Fox: Comedy
Single Multi Shows Camera Camera Animated 2011 Series Orders 11 3 1 7 2012 Series Orders 4 3 0 1 Cancelled 3 2 0 1 Returning 7 3 0 4 2013 Script Orders 57 2013 Pilot Orders 10 2013 New Series Orders 6 5 0 1

Fox: Drama
Shows Episodic Serial 2011 Series Orders 8 4 4 2012 Series Orders 2 1 1 Cancelled 3 1 2 Returning 3 1 2 2013 Script Orders 41 2013 Pilot Orders 9 2013 New Series Orders 4 2 2
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NBC
Of NBC’s 12 new shows for 2012, only three are returning, and they’re all dramas: Hannibal, Chicago Fire and Revolution. In fact, only 2 of NBC’s 13 half hour shows from last season will return this fall: Community and Parks and Recreation. Last year’s comedy crop was blighted -- Animal Practice got clipped almost immediately, Save Me is being burned off this summer, and Next Caller Please didn’t even make it to air -- and we’ve been forced to say goodbye to the underrated (in every way) Go On, Guys with Kids and especially Whitney. (Yes, we’re nearly alone in this sentiment. No, we don’t care.) More importantly, though, the Peacock’s two most culturally-relevant comedies of the past decade -- 30 Rock and The Office -- each had their series finales this year. While neither show was ever a ratings juggernaut they were both among the smartest comedies on TV and thus will be difficult to replace. The six contenders are Welcome to the Family, The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World, The Family Guide, About a Boy and Undateable. NBC’s new dramas are the highly anticipated The Blacklist, Chicago Fire’s delightful planted spinoff Chicago PD, Ironside, Dracula, Believe, Crisis, Crossbones and The Night Shift. The schedule is rounded out by summer series Crossing Lines and Camp plus three new and one revived non-scripted series: American Dream Builders, Food Fighters, The Million Second Quiz and The Sing-Off.

New Series

2013 2012 2011 20 12 21

NBC: Comedy
Single Multi Shows Camera Camera 2011 Series Orders 10 8 2 2012 Series Orders 6 5 1 Cancelled 11 9 2 Returning 2 2 0 2013 Script Orders 56 2013 Pilot Orders 18 2013 New Series Orders 6 4 2

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Shows Episodic Serial 2011 Series Orders 11 5 6 2012 Series Orders 3 1 2 Cancelled 3 1 2 Returning 6 3 3 2013 Script Orders 62 2013 Pilot Orders 17 2013 New Series Orders 10 5 5

The CW
The CW let go of two of its most recognizable shows this year -- Gossip Girl and 90210 -- but held on to 3 of its 5 freshman series from last season and placed one last order of Nikita. Predictably, then, the network ordered five new dramas for the 2013-2014 season. Unlike the previous development season, not a single dollar was wasted on comedies, though they may test those waters this season with unscripted comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? For now, the network is sticking to its knitting -- which is to say, soapy and/or supernatural teen fare. This year’s flavors include Vampire Diaries-spinoff The Originals, Reign, The Tomorrow People, The 100 and Star-Crossed. Also airing this Fall will be the new unscripted show Famous in 12 and veteran America’s Next Top Model.

New Series

2013 2012 2011 6 5 10

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The CW: Drama
Shows Episodic Serial 2011 Series Orders 10 0 10 2012 Series Orders 5 0 5 Cancelled 4 0 4 Returning 7 0 7 2013 Script Orders 28 2013 Pilot Orders 8 2013 New Series Orders 5 0 5

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