Westside (TV pilot)

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Created byByron Balasco
Developed byIlene Chaiken
StarringOdette Annable
Luke Bracey
Jennifer Beals
Bruce Greenwood
Michael Graziadei
Lincoln Lewis
Dean Winters
Lexi Ainsworth
Brooklyn Sudano
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)McG
Ilene Chaiken
Peter Johnson
Byron Balasco
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Television
Wonderland Sound and Vision
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

Westside is an American drama television pilot which was created by Byron Balasco and produced by Balasco, McG, Ilene Chaiken, and Peter Johnson. It was developed by Ilene Chaiken for ABC.[1] ABC had ordered the pilot episode on January 22, 2013.[2] The pilot was directed by McG,[3] but it was not picked up to series.[4]


The show revolves around the haves and have-nots of Venice, Los Angeles, and focuses on two rival families in a classic story of Romeo and Juliet.[1][2][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c Lynette Rice (February 12, 2013). "ABC drama pilot stages 'L Word' reunion". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva (January 22, 2013). "ABC Picks Up Comedy 'Pulling', Dramas From McG, David Zabel & Brad Pitt". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  3. ^ Joe Cunningham (26 January 2013). "McG To Direct Pilot For Modern 'Romeo And Juliet'-Esque Show 'Venice'". Indiewire Television. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  4. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 10, 2013). "ABC Notifies Pilots That Didn't Make It". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva (August 6, 2012). "ABC Buys McG-Produced Drama With Put Pilot Commitment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  6. ^ a b c Nellie Andreeva (February 22, 2013). "Odette Annable & Bruce Greenwood To Star In ABC's Pilot 'Venice' Directed By McG". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  7. ^ Morgan Jeffery (August 7, 2012). "McG develops 'Romeo & Juliet' TV drama for ABC". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  8. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 13, 2013). "Luke Bracey To Star In ABC's 'Westside', Mimi Kennedy Joins Fox's 'Two Wrongs'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 28, 2013). "Michael Graziadei Joins ABC Pilot 'Venice', Enver Gjokaj & Brendan Hines In 'Murder'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 1, 2013). "Rebecca De Mornay To Lead 'Hatfields & McCoys', 'Venice' & 'Killer Women' Add Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  11. ^ Lesley Goldberg (March 5, 2013). "'30 Rock's' Dean Winters to Co-Star in ABC's Jennifer Beals Drama (Exclusive)". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 14, 2013). "Actors Board Pilots 'Undateable', 'Reckless' & 'Westside'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
  13. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 18, 2013). "Elizabeth Marvel To Star In CW's 'Blink', Brooklyn Sudano Cast In ABC's 'Venice'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 18, 2013.

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