With the 2017 broadcast pilot season in full swing and 70 out of the hundreds of scripts developed going to production, here is Deadline’s sixth annual honor roll of those who beat the odds, and then some, juggling multiple pilots.
Aaron Kaplan‘s Kapital Entertainment, which recently announced a joint venture with CBS Corp., has six pilots — all comedy — at three networks with five different studios: CBS’ 9J, 9K and 9L from CBS TV Studios, which is the first project under the joint venture agreement; Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices from Sony TV; and Me, Myself from Warner Bros. TV; ABC’s Charlie Foxtrot and Losing It, both with ABC Studios; and Fox’s Linda From HR, from 20th TV. Kaplan exec produces all six pilots with Dana Honor, who joined the company in the summer. Additionally, Kapital has comedy pilots Brown Girls, also exec produced by Honor, at Freeform and animated presentation Botcop at Fox. The company has six series on the air, ABC’s American Housewife and Secrets and Lies, CBS’ Life In Pieces, HBO’s Divorce, Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and Showtime’s upcoming The Chi.