The Turner networks’ upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City didn’t have much in the way of news, but did reveal TNT plans to finally premiere Frank Darabont’s “Lost Angels” (starring Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead” and formerly known as “L.A. Noir”) in late 2013 and TBS is developing a reality show starring Oscar-winning “Juno” writer Diablo Cody.
TNT already made most of its notable programming decisions — renewing “Dallas” and “Boston’s Finest,” cancelling “Southland” and “Monday Mornings” and ordering “The Last Ship” and “Legends” — ahead of the upfronts.
But both TNT and TBS unveiled a laundry list of shows in development that may or may not ever see the light of day as pilots, let alone series.
Among those titles at TNT:
– “Portal House” executive produced by Steven Spielberg, about a group of young scientists who “stumble upon a portal into the time-space continuum”
– An update of classic P.I. series “Peter Gunn,” also exec produced by Spielberg
– “The Last Cop,” based on a German series about a cop who spent 20 years in a coma, executive produced by Sylvester Stallone
– “A Bend in the Road” following the sheriff of a small resort town and based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks
– “Guilt By Association” based on the novel by O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark about a trio of female legal professionals in L.A.
– A “reality” version of “Monopoly” in which eight two-person teams compete for huge cash prizes
And at TBS:
– Bumbling cops comedy “Tribeca” executive produced by Steve and Nancy Carell
– “Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me” executive produced by Jamie Foxx and inspired by his relationship with his 18-year-old daughter
– Ensemble Boston barbershop comedy “Clipsters” from the creators of “Will & Grace”
– Cody’s unscripted docu-series titled “Me Time with Diablo Cody”