The TV networks will be announcing their fall lineups in mere weeks, meaning dozens of pilots currently in contention to feed on the bones of Kidnapped, Smith, and Runaway will never see the light of day. Last week, USA Today published a roundup (click here to read it) of contending shows from stars like Brooke "Healthy Mouth" Shields, Molly Shannon, Patricia Heaton, Parker Posey, and Michael Vartan, as well as new takes on The Terminator, Footballers’ Wives, Life on Mars, and the Geico "caveman" commercials. And even though most of us haven’t actually seen the pilots in question, I figured it would be
a great way to procrastinate an interesting exercise for everyone to choose the one pilot that sounds most promising — on paper anyway.
I’m putting my early money on ABC’s Peter Krause (pictured) vehicle Dirty Sexy Money, about an attorney working for a shady, wealthy family whose members include Donald Sutherland, Jill Clayburgh, and Billy Baldwin. For starters, this one’s got a great title and a great cast, it comes from producer Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), and it might help balance out my chick-heavy current DVR schedule. Place your bets now, PopWatchers… then we can check back in May to see how many of our (not completely informed) picks got picked up!