Thursday, January 21, 2016

Development News - NBC Orders Pilot for Time-Travel Drama from Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke; ABC Picks Up 2 New Pilots

Development News - January 21, 2016

ABC's Still Star-Crossed & Untitled Goldberg/Guaracio Project and NBC's Chicago Law & Time.

  • The broadcast network has handed out a pilot order to drama Time written by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural). Ryan and Kripke executive produce with John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman. Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment will produce. The project follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
  • The network has ordered a pilot for an untitled single-camera family comedy from The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg. Goldberg will write the pilot with David Guaracio. They executive produce with Doug Robinson and Patrick Osbourne. Sony Pictures Television and Happy Madison will produce. The project centers on a 30-something bachelorette whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets the love of her life - a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
  • The network has also given a pilot order to drama Still Star-Crossed written by Heather Mitchell. She will executive produce with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Michael Goldstein. ABC Studios and Shondaland will produce. Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the period drama picks up where Romeo & Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate.
  • The network is also confirming that it is actively developing a fourth series to add to the hit Chicago franchise from executive produce Dick Wolf. The new installment will focusing on a group of lawyers in Chicago. The plan as of right now is to introduce a number of characters on Chicago P.D. who may go on to topline their own series sometime during the 2016-17 season. This isn't a formal pilot order though. It's also unclear if one episode will serve as a backdoor pilot for the prospective series. Universal Television and Wolf Films will produce.