Mini-Game: Name the Unnamed Show

UPDATE 3/9: It's been pushed to the top again! Leave your titles below!

As you know, pilot season is upon us, and as you also may know, many pilots are left unnamed. So we decided it would be a good idea to play a little game, where we give titles to shows that currently don't have one. The descriptions of the shows are below. All descriptions are from FutonCritic. In your comment, please list the number and the category, because I don't expect you to have the time or creativity to name all of them!

Note: I will not do this for ABC, as there is probably a 99% chance they are done giving out pilot orders based on how many they've given.

CBS Comedy

1. multi-camera comedy which centers on an optimistic and independent woman nearing 40 with an eccentric and supportive family (all of whom live in her building)

2. single-camera comedy about a Midwestern girl who moves to Manhattan and experiences firsthand the magic of New York

3. single-camera comedy which centers on a successful young couple who find themselves starting an unconventional family when a threesome leads to a pregnancy

4. multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a character loosely inspired by his dad, a 27-year-old bringing up children who are around 10."

5. single-camera comedy about a group of 20-somethings who find a unique way of making new friends

6. multi-camera comedy about two very different brothers who merge their medical practices and have to learn how to get along under one roof

7. multi-camera comedy about a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets (ORDERED TO SERIES)

8. multi-camera comedy about a type-A, emotionally reserved newlywed who invites his wife's twin sister to stay with them and suddenly finds himself in a world of over-sharing, and a third wheel in his own marriage

9. a workplace ensemble comedy set at a public high school

CBS Drama

1. drama which centers on an explosive, rule-breaking, fearless female detective with no filter who enlists the help of a polite and gentle brainiac who studies the biology of evil to solve cases for the LA Violent Crimes Unit

2. drama about a young tech genius billionaire who utilizes his cutting-edge technology and resources to partner with a street-smart but old-school San Francisco police detective to solve crimes committed by 21st century criminals

3. drama about an enterprising doctor who breaks the boundaries of medicine and crime-solving by creating a team of physicians, detectives and a forensic psychologist at Brooklyn's busiest hospital who work together to heal victims and obtain justice

4. drama inspired by the life of the famed feminist lawyer about a fearless, outspoken attorney who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media to get justice

5. drama which revolves around two Hollywood special effects artists who are recruited by the CIA to complete seemingly impossible covert ops missions by creatively using the most basic tools from their craft

6. drama about divorced ex-CIA spies who end up having to work with their biggest enemy - each other - when they're tasked with solving the mysterious murder of a mutual friend

7. drama about a unique, highly effective task force comprised entirely of African-American police officers, which was assembled in the early 1970s by the Boston Police Commissioner to more effectively prevent and solve crimes in previously neglected areas of the city

8. drama about a charismatic police officer who, after a tragic scandal, sets out to rebuild his personal life and rewrite the rules of policing in his Pittsburgh neighborhood

9. The Star Trek CBS All-Access show

10. drama about a hotshot young lawyer forced to acknowledge her own family's criminal history when she becomes a federal prosecutor

The CW

1. drama set in 1974 and centers on a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious NY news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters, and has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box

FOX Comedy

This one should be fun (and no, it was not formerly titled Botcop, that's another show):
1. no details are available other than it is an animated comedy

2. single-camera comedy about an undercover cop who grew up on the streets and goes back to his old neighborhood to take down the bad guys who bullied him when they were kids

3. single-camera comedy about a loving wife, mom - and fiercely competitive women's basketball coach. When she gets her dream job at a Division I school, she has to figure out how to juggle her family, her team and everything in between

4. This inter-racial family comedy follows Jay "Havoc" Hammond, an African American, ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood.

5. single-camera comedy about a group of adult underdogs as they try to ignite a spark in their lives and stand up for themselves when their town is overrun by a teenage street gang

6. semi-autobiographical single-camera comedy billed as a father-son workplace comedy set in 1970s Las Vegas

7. comedy described as a comedic take on the spy genre

8. A half-hour workplace comedy that centers around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.

9. single-camera comedy about a larger-than-life federal judge and the overworked twentysomethings who clerk for him

FOX Drama

1. drama which centers on the self-made patriarch of a Kentucky bourbon empire and his family; when he has a public breakdown, his children must overcome their differences and their father's sordid past in order to save the family and their business

2. drama described as a modern Romeo and Juliet tale set against the backdrop of Los Angeles' new Latino wealth in the music and radio industry

3. drama billed as a family saga about class, power, and the price of ambition

4. drama which follows the woman with the most lethal mind in America, a brilliant and ruthless military professor who is recruited by a former student to help a covert branch of the CIA deal with high-priority targets

5. drama about a socially inept billionaire who helps the LAPD solve crimes

6. drama about when a celebrity televangelist dies mysteriously, his family fights to salvage their Houston-based megachurch and inspirational media enterprise

7. drama set in the world of truck driving, which centers around a military vet-turned-truck driver

8. drama about a young, hip and diverse group of aspiring dancers as they fiercely compete for places in a top ballet company

9. drama about three brilliant young doctors who grew up together in Compton and are reunited at an extraordinary cutting-edge hospital in Beverly Hills

10. drama set in the competitive world of dance that highlights how dancers must work, fight and create to achieve their dreams

NBC Comedy

OK, pretty sure there's a clear name for this one, other than that if it flopped people would be making fun of it so much on comment boards:
1. single-camera comedy about a sports news program dubbed "The Hit Show," where a young YouTube personality is hired to co-anchor with a seasoned pro

2. single-camera comedy about a brother and sister illegally use their access to law enforcement information at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to start a private detective agency right under the noses of their bosses and solve the cases that fall in between the cracks

3. single-camera comedy about Andrew and Josie, a happily married interracial couple whose lives take a turn when they move close to Josie's family in Missouri

4. single-camera comedy about a loud, boisterous, and quarrelsome family from the Bronx and what happens when they take in their wide-eyed, hopelessly optimistic 10-year-old nephew

5. single-camera comedy about two best friends who've worked hard their entire lives to reach the careers they've always wanted, and then realize everything sucks and they hate it; so they quit their jobs to figure out what they really want and care about

6. comedy which follows Cathy Cruz, who after inadvertently catching a serial killer, is recruited by the rough-and-tumble Texas Rangers

7. multi-camera comedy about a successful comedian (Rod Man) who uproots his wife and daughter from L.A. to his hometown of Villa Rica, GA, to care for his strong-willed mother because, ironically, the stand-up comic is more stable and responsible than his self-important brother and materialistic sister

8. centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter's workplace, a cable news network.

NBC Drama

1. dramedy featuring a unique ensemble of characters all born on the same day

2. drama set in Los Angeles with early plans to set it in the 1990s, as dance begins to dominate pop culture on the streets and clubs that gave birth to hip-hop dance

3. drama billed as a sexy soapy Cain and Abel story told through the lives of two very different Cuban brothers and their families living in Miami - a world where boxers, models, artists, gangsters and billionaires collide in the pursuit of the American dream

4. drama about the lives - and love lives - of the staff responsible for the number one women's magazine in the world

5. drama about a funeral home business with a dynamic mother/daughter duo at the helm who approach funeral services as positive celebrations of life, not death - complete with song and dance

6. drama about Rupert, a low-level New York office drone obsessed with Imperial City, a comic book series his father created before his death. Rupert has spent his whole life believing he owned all nine issues; but when a mysterious comic book collector reveals the existence of a tenth issue, Rupert discovers that the world of Imperial City is real, and he is the one person who can save it

7. drama inspired by the life of former Texas state senator Wendy Davis about a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor's race, gets her world turned upside down

8. new take on former syndicated staple "Xena: Warrior Princess"

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