Sunday, January 1, 2017

ABC - Projects in Development


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO PILOT

CHARLIE FOXTROT
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Captain Charlie Taylor (Biggs) is a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg who promises to look after his brother's impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his sibling is deployed in Iraq.
  • Cast: Jason Biggs 
  • Team: W/EP Sam Sklaver; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; D/EP Todd Holland 
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

THE CROSSING
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie; EP Jason Reed
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence - the FBI. He'll become the world's first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation, and trap criminals and spies by using deception.
  • Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh HaderaAmaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow 
  • Team: W/EP Chris Fedak; EP Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter; Co-P David Kwong; D/EP David Nutter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government institutes a secret think tank featuring the most creative minds in science and entertainment tasked with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. Because the hypothetical ideas are deemed extremely dangerous, the list is sealed and the program shut down. But when a catastrophe occurs that's ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back years later to prevent the disasters of their own making.
  • Cast: Dan Byrd, Jack Davenport 
  • Team: W/EP Mark Bianculli, VJ Boyd; EP Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Carol Mendelsohn Productions, Pernomium Pictures, Signal Hill Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
  • Cast: Antonia Thomas 
  • Team: W/EP David Shore; EP Daniel Dae Kim, Sebastian Lee, David Kim; Co-EP Eric Gunn, Lindsay Goffman
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Shore Z Productions, 3AD
  • Notes: Based on a South Korean format.

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: Kevin is a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters; P Robert Atwood
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Fazekas & Butters
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A family has the opportunity to buy the house of their dreams but under extremely abnormal circumstances: They must live with the previous owner, an eccentric, larger-than-life actress (Burnett).
  • Cast: Carol Burnett, Matt Oberg 
  • Team: W/EP Michael Saltzman; EP Carol Burnett, Amy Poehler, Brooke Posch, Dave Becky, Michael Pelmont
  • Studio: Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, The Nacelle Company
  • Notes:


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Detective Sonya De La Reina is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family - the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina.
  • Cast: Sonia Braga 
  • Team: W/EP Dean Georgaris; SR/EP Chris Brancato; EP Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper; D Liz Friedlander 
  • Studio: ABC Studios, The Mark Gordon Company
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Malcolm (Vance) is a smooth, confident liberal pundit and father of three who arms himself with cold, hard facts and an irresistible easy charm that wins over everyone he meets. He recently married Libby (Huffman), a strong, brilliant Republican who won his heart by knocking him off his feet. Now they'll forge a new life together at home against all odds while going head-to-head at work on their fiery new political talk show.
  • Cast: Felicity Huffman, Courtney B. Vance, Sayeed Shahidi, Jahi Winston, Monique Green, Caitlin McGee 
  • Team: W/EP Kenya Barris, Vijal Patel; EP Felicity Huffman, Courtney B. Vance, Brian Dobbins; D Anton Cropper
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Three adult siblings and their parents who - between their minds, their marriages, their freedom and life - are all losing it in different ways.
  • Cast: Natalie Morales 
  • Team: W/EP DJ Nash; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; D Julie Anne Robinson
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Sheila Gable is a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Diablo Cody; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Moran, Caroline Moran, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice, Caroline Leddy
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Big Talk Productions
  • Notes: Based on the U.K. series of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A brilliant but misanthropic engineer recruits a skeptical homeland security agent to help him track a mysterious bank robber whose theft of 66 specific safety deposit boxes, belong to the elite and powerful, sets in motion a series of blackmails that may be linked to a greater conspiracy.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Midnight Radio, Keshet, Beta Film
  • Notes: Based on the 2012 Belgian series.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A couple's marriage is reignited by their divorce.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Emily Kapnek; EP Ellen DeGeneres, Mette Heeno, Jeff Kleeman, Hella Joof, Mie Andreasen
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Piece of Pie Productions, A Very Good Production
  • Notes: Based on the 2016 Danish series.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Alex Schuman (Braff) is an inquisitive journalist, husband and father who dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business.
  • Cast: Zach Braff, Tiya Sircar 
  • Team: W/EP Matt Tarses; EP John Davis, John Fox, Chris Gilberti, Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber; D/EP Zach Braff
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, Gimlet Media
  • Notes: Based on the podcast of the same name.

  • Genre: Comedy (Hourlong)
  • Logline: A driven but stubborn detective (Rath) finds unlikely help from her precinct's trustee, a larger-than-life ex-con who is finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Although the two have completely opposing views on crime and punishment, a highly entertaining and successful partnership is born.
  • Cast: Meaghan Rath, Michael Cudlitz 
  • Team: W/EP Jay Scherick, David Ronn; EP Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman; D Michael Engler
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Brownstone Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jackie Fink (Collette), a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom, leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents. Overlooked in the workplace, their invisibility makes them perfect for the CIA's most covert missions.
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Kimberly Hébert Gregory 
  • Team: W/EP Lindsey Shockley; EP Toni Collette, Kenya Barris; D/EP David Gordon Green
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An outspoken, idealistic rapper (Hall) runs for office as a publicity stunt. When he actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
  • Cast: Brandon Michael Hall 
  • Team: W/EP Jeremy Bronson; EP Daveed Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark; D/EP James Griffiths
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Bluegrass FanFare
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Ruby Adair (McEntire) is the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, Kentucky who finds her Red State outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Together they form an uneasy alliance as Ruby takes the agent behind the lace curtains of this Southern gothic community to meet an assortment of bizarre characters, each with a secret of their own.
  • Cast: Reba McEntire, Jack ColemanAmanda Detmer, Ben Esler, Natalie Hall, Ryan McPartlin, Saidah Ekulona 
  • Team: W/EP Marc Cherry; EP Reba McEntire, Sabrina Wind, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel; D/EP Michael Offer
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Cherry-Wind Productions, Acme Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the drama follows brand new lawyers working on opposite sides - for both the defense and the prosecution - as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.
  • Cast: Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport, Anna Deavere Smith 
  • Team: W/EP Paul William Davies; EP Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; D Tom Verica
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Shondaland
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the 1990s, two high school teachers become unlikely father figures to the kids at their Philadelphia school.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg, Marc Firek; EP Doug Robinson, Seth Gordon
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison Productions
  • Notes: Spinoff of The Goldbergs.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: An intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment building.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dannah Phirman, Danielle Schneider; EP Sarah Haskins, Emily Halpern
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: