17 January 2013 1:04 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Following a development season high on semi-autobiograpical fare, pilot season has continued that trend with several projects based on the lives of its creators. Elsewhere, established showrunners including Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) are returning to the pilot pool with a single-mom comedy at CBS and an adaptation of Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., respectively. Meanwhile, The CW and CBS are looking to launch spinoffs of established series The Vampire Diaries and NCIS: La, respectively, while NBC is turning

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