IN: Small-town cop shows: Even before HBO’s True Detective turned heads, this trend was in the works: More intimate small-town portraits, less flashy urban chaos. Aside from Fox’s series-ordered Broadchurch remake Gracepoint (pic above), ABC has the Sea of Fire pilot, starring Jennifer Carpenter as an FBI agent investigating a murder surrounding a teen porn video, while CBS’s mismatched rural Michigan cops drama Battle Creek starring Janet McTeer and Kal Penn is one of the season’s buzziest projects, thanks to creator Vince Gilligan (who’s just coming off of Breaking Bad.)
10 pilot season trends for fall
- 'Dancing With the Stars' season 19 champ is...
- 'The Voice': Two eliminated singers are...
- 'Insurgent' music gig to Joseph Trapanese
- Joel McHale's 'Comments Section' pilot at E!
- 'Birdman' gets six Indie Spirit Award noms
- 'Hart of Dixie' return moved up to Dec. 15
- Bill Cosby biographer tweets: 'I was wrong'
- George Eads exiting 'CSI'
- 'Oz' Cowardly Lion costume sells for $3M
- 'Star Wars VII' trailer debuts this weekend