Grant Gustin, Ahna O'Reilly
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Friends' David Schwimmer, Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter, Southland's Benjamin McKenzie and Grey's Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl, and from proven producers like The Mentalist's Bruno Heller, Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, How I Met Your Mother bosses Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)
Based on characters published by DC Comics. Scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super-speed after a freak accident that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive. The Arrow spin-off comes from Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and DC Chief Geoff Johns. Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui and John Wesley Shipp will also star.
When a young woman (Ahna O'Reilly) in need of a transplant learns she is related to a powerful family whose son Davis (Matt Barr) is her only hope for a donor organ, the CIA approaches her to investigate the family's involvement in domestic terrorism and to infiltrate their rarified world. Her loyalty, morality and ethics are tested as she's forced to slowly build a case against the family who saved her life. Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive-produce with writer Corinne Brinkerhoff (The Good Wife). Patricia Wettig, Mehcad Brooks, Stephen Hagan and Manish Dayal will also star.
A med student-turned-zombie (Rose McIver) takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but what happens when she starts inheriting the corpse's memories? With the help of her medical-examiner boss (Rahul Kohli) and a police detective (Malcolm Goodwin), she solves homicide cases to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will write and executive-produce the project, based on the DC Comics series. Robert Buckley, David Anders, Nora Dunn and Alexandra Krosney will also star.
Jane the Virgin
After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated. 90210's Jennie Snyder Urman will write and executive-produce the adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela. Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni, Ryan Devlin, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll will also star.
When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse. The Expendables producer Basil Iwanyk will executive-produce with Teen Wolf writer Eoghan O'Donnell. Diogo Morgado, Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Jon Fletcher, Craig Frank, Lane Garrison and Joel Courtney will star.
This Supernatural spin-off explores the clashing hunter and monster cultures of Chicago. Supernatural's Andrew Dabb will write and executive-produce with Eric Kripke, Jeremy Carver and McG. Stephen Martines, Danielle Savre, Sean Faris, Nathaniel Buzolic, Bryce Johnson, Melissa Roxburgh and Lucien Laviscount will star.
Which pilots sound interesting to you?
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS, one of the CW's parent companies.)