Sunday, January 1, 2017

NBC - Projects in Development


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

ORDERED TO PILOT

DRAMA HIGH
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, Michelle Lee
  • Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Seller Suarez Productions
  • Notes: Based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and life rights of Lou Volpe.

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A heart-pounding look into the complex world of the country's bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.
  • Cast: Mike Vogel, Natacha Karam 
  • Team: W/EP Dean Georgaris; EP Avi Nir, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
  • Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Media Group
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers (Perkins, Whitman, Retta) suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances, they decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
  • Cast: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Mae Whitman, RettaManny Montana, Reno Wilson, Matthew Lillard 
  • Team: W/EP Jenna Bans; D Dean Parisot
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A pair of former operatives get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kelly Sue DeConnick, Shaun Cassidy; EP David Janollari
  • Studio: Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment
  • Notes: Based on the short stories by Charlaine Harris

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: An adult brother and sister (Angelson) wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other's wingmen, shoulders to cry on, best friends and punching bags as they navigate love, loss and work, while helping to get each other "un-stuck."
  • Cast: Genevieve Angelson 
  • Team: W/EP Jeff Astrof, Max Mutchnick; D/EP James Burrows
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Too Mutch Ink, Barge Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A former detective specializing in human behavior (Shahi) is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
  • Cast: Sarah Shahi, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy 
  • Team: W/EP Mickey Fisher; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Brooklyn Weaver; D Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Studio: Universal Television, Amblin Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The Sackett family is reunited when two estranged sisters (Philipps) perform an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together.
  • Cast: Busy Philipps 
  • Team: W/EP Luke Del Tredici; EP Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner
  • Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A working-class genius' struggle to fit in with an established team is made more difficult when their job is building a rocket to Mars.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Adam Sztykiel; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Vince (Holm) is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael (Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya (Kaling), one of his old high school flings.
  • Cast: Anders Holm, Andy FavreauMindy Kaling, Mouzam Makkar 
  • Team: W/EP Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling; EP Howard Klein; D Michael Spiller
  • Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Katie (Russo) is the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She deals with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus on her life goal: to become a Laker Girl like her idol, Paula Abdul.
  • Cast: Isabella Russo, Kenneth Choi, Rebecca Creskoff 
  • Team: W/EP Kourtney Kang; EP Nahnatchka Khan, Mandy Summers; D/EP Fred Savage
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Fierce Baby Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A real-time medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough's last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Warren Leight; EP Paul Haggis; D/EP Charles McDougall
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher. There, he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Mike O'Brien; EP Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer, Mike Shoemaker
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A psychotherapist tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Joe Port, Joe Wiseman
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: Based on the 1991 film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss