The Most Promising Network TV Pilots of 2012

Why you should be excited for new shows from Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and Mindy Kaling.

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Now that they've gotten their mid-season shows off the ground, it's pilot-buyin' time for the major networks. That means that, in the past few weeks, we've been deluged with news about shows in development, with headlines featuring such names as Louis C.K., Mindy Kaling, J.J. Abrams, and Roseanne Barr.

Thankfully, for those of us who've had some trouble keeping up, The Hollywood Reporter was kind enough to post a full list of what we can look forward to from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and The CW in the 2012-13 season. Since that roundup is still pretty daunting, we've narrowed the list to the 11 shows we're most looking forward to.

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