23 January 2013 9:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's pilot season, which means the broadcast networks are in an order frenzy for episodes of potential new shows for the fall season. While the more covered likes of Shawn Ryan's "Beverly Hills Cop" and Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." are out there in the mix, here's a look at five of the most intriguing projects we hadn't heard of to have gotten orders to far, based on descriptions, what they're being adapted from and who's involved. Some of these will be heading to a TV near you someday -- and some will be lost in limbo forever. The Returned (ABC) Based on a novel by Jason Mott that's due out in September, "The Returned" is a drama being written by Aaron Zelman ("The Killing," "Damages") and produced by Plan B, Brillstein Entertainment and ABC Studios. "The Returned" focuses on residents of a small town as their deceased loved ones come back into their lives, »

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