Pilot season is warming up again and so it is time for Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams to pitch new shows to add to his growing TV portfolio. And today the CW announced they ordered a pilot called Shelter from Abrams Bad Robot production company. More details below.
Abrams and Burk sell ‘Shelter’ Pilot To CW
Today the CW announced they ordered pilots for three hour-long dramas, including one from executive producers (and Star Trek producers) JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk. The new show is called Shelter and it is set in a "historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own." One Tree Hill executive producer Mark Schwahn is writing the pilot and will also be an executive producer.
If Shelter is picked up, it will be Abrams’ first show on the CW, although his first series Felicity was on the CW’s predecessor, the WB. This project continues the latest for Abrams and Bad Robot’s collaboration with Warner Brothers Television. While Bad Robot has a production deal for films with Paramount (including the Star Trek films), since 2006 he has also had a deal with WBTV to create new TV series. Bad Robot currently has 3 TV shows on the air: Person of Interest on CBS along with Fringe and the recently premiered Alcatraz on Fox.
JJ Abrams with "Alcatraz" star Jorge Garcia – at Television Critics Association event in January, 2012 – producer just sold new "Shelter" pilot to CW