Thursday, January 8, 2015

Amazon Studios Announces New Pilots: CT's Alysia Reiner of OITNB & HTGAWM stars in Down Dog, NY's Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos Appears in Mad Dogs

With all the different platforms for content these days, viewers have fresh shows at their disposal daily. Amazon Studios has set January 15th to launch it's first batch of pilots for 2015. There are four dramas, two comedies, children's programming and a docu-series.

According to the press release, "We are working with great storytellers on some fascinating ideas for the year's first pilot season," said Amazon Studios veep Roy Price. "We look forward to seeing our customers' response to these new projects."

In 2015 TV fans, studios, networks and platforms are in a new age of viewer feedback where Nielsen ratings are not always king. Viewer feedback on these Amazon shows will help determine their futures. Viewers can vote on the new shows.

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Here are the new pilots for 2015:

A dark comedy starring Sam Trammell (True Blood) as Richard Paxson, about a family who owns a gun business. 

Down Dog
A comedy about a yoga business. In this cast is Josh Casaubon, I Just Want My Pants Back). Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds)  Lyndsy Fonseca (How I Met Your Mother), Will Greenberg (Halt and Catch Fire), Andrea Savage (The Life and Times of Tim), Amir Talai (American Dad), Kris Kristofferson (Lone Star), and Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black). 

Mad Dogs
Mad Dogs is about a group of forty-somethings reuniting after many years and finding out each other's secrets. Starring in the pilot are Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club), Billy Zane (Twin Peaks), Romany Malco (Weeds), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Ben Chaplin.

The Man in the High Castle
This drama presents an alternative history, what if the Allied Power did not win WWII? The cast includes Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars).

Point of Honor
This is a Civil War drama shot in historic Virginia about a family and their choices. The cast includes  Nathan Parsons, True Blood), Christopher O'Shea, Baby Daddy) and Annabelle Stephenson (Revenge).

Salem Rogers
This is a comedy about a super model that gets out of rehab and has to live in the real world. Leslie Bibb (About a Boy) is the supermodel. Other cast members includes SNL's  Rachel Dratc, Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors), and Scott Adsit (30 Rock). 
The New Yorker Presents
This docu-series is the New  Yorker come to life on the screen. It features Alan Cumming  of the The Good Wife and Brett Gelman. 

Children's Programming:

Buddy: Tech Detective (for preschool-aged children)
Sara Solves It (for preschool-aged children)
The Stinky & Dirty Show (for preschool-aged children)
Niko and the Sword of Light (for children ages 6-11) 
Table 58 (for children ages 6-11) 
Just Add Magic (for children ages 6-11)

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