Sunday, January 1, 2017

ABC - Upcoming Shows and Pilots



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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Based on the podcast of the same name, 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, Michael Imperioli, Hillary Anne Matthews, Elisha Heig, Audyssie James, Austin Pendleton
  • 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
  • Premieres: 2018

  • 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 (Zahn), a federal agent (Holt) and a mother (Martinez) in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
  • Cast: Sandrine Holt, Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D'Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris, Bailey Skodjoe, Rick Gomez, Luc Roderique, Melinda McGraw (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie; D/EP Rob Bowman
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Premieres: 2018

  • 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 Hadera, Amaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow, Justin Chon, Vinnie Jones, Laila Robins
  • Team: W/EP Chris Fedak; EP Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter; D/EP David Nutter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • 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: Britt Robertson (replacing Britne Oldford), Jasmin Savoy Brown (replacing Lyndon Smith), Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, RegĂ©-Jean Page, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Ben Shenkman, Anna Deavere Smith
  • Team: W/EP Paul William Davies; EP Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; D/EP Tom Verica
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Shondaland
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome (Highmore) 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: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Irene King, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff
  • Team: W/EP David Shore; EP Daniel Dae Kim, Sebastian Lee, David Kim; Co-EP Eric Gunn, Lindsay Goffman; D/EP Seth Gordon
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Shore Z Productions, 3AD
  • Premieres: September 25, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the comic book characters of the same name, the Inhuman Royal Family escapes to Hawaii after a military coup where they must save themselves and the world.
  • Cast: Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ellen Woglom, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, Iwan Rheon
  • Team: W/EP Scott Buck; EP Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb; D/EP Roel ReinĂ©
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Marvel Television, Devilina Productions
  • Premieres: September 29, 2017

  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: Kevin (Ritter) is a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
  • Cast: Jason Ritter, Kimberly Hebert Gregory (replacing Cristela Alonzo), JoAnna Garcia Swisher, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East, J. August Richards
  • Team: W/EP Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters; D/EP Paul McGuigan
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Fazekas & Butters
  • Premieres: October 3, 2017

  • 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, Lea Michele, Bernard Jones, Marcel Spears, Yvette Nicole Brown, David Spade, Arsenio Hall (guest)
  • Team: W/EP Jeremy Bronson; EP Daveed Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark; D/EP James Griffiths
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Bluegrass FanFare
  • Premieres: October 3, 2017

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Based on the 2016 Danish series, a couple's marriage is reignited by their divorce.
  • Cast: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Bobby Lee, Van Crosby, Sander Combs, Geoff Pierson, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Kelsey Abille
  • Team: W/EP Emily Kapnek; EP Ellen DeGeneres, Mette Heeno, Jeff Kleeman, Hella Joof, Mie Andreasen; D/EP Dean Holland
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Piece of Pie Productions, A Very Good Production
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Jane Sadler (Sedgwick) is an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane's world - and her controversial police series - implodes. Life imitates art: everything's a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.
  • Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen, Felix Solis, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Kick Gurry, Ella Thomas, Emily Kinney, Gage Golightly, Josh Randall, Abigail Pniowsky, Mark L. Young, Ali Liebert, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Team: W/EP Tassie Cameron; EP Kyra Sedgwick, Jill Littman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross
  • Studio: Skydance Television
  • Premieres: October 1, 2017

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a Seattle firehouse, the drama follows a group of heroic firefighters. From the captain to the newest recruit, we follow these brave men and women as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.
  • Cast: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George 
  • Team: W/EP Stacy McKee; EP Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; D/EP Paris Barclay
  • Studio: ABC Studios and Shondaland
  • Premieres: 2018