Sunday, January 1, 2017

NBC - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school AP biology teacher. At his new job, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.
  • Cast: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Bennett, Jean Villepique 
  • Team: W/EP Mike O'Brien; EP Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer, Mike Shoemaker; D/EP Osmany Rodriguez
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Vince is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince's teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.
  • Cast: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, JJ Totah, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia, Mindy Kaling, Fortune Feimster 
  • Team: W/EP Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling; EP Howard Klein; D/EP Michael Spiller
  • Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances, they decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
  • Cast: Christina Hendricks (replacing Kathleen Rose Perkins), Mae Whitman, Retta, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson, Matthew Lillard, Zach Gilford, Lidya Jewerr, Izzy Stannard
  • Team: W/EP Jenna Bans; D/EP Dean Parisot
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: February 26, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Mara Kint is a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.
  • Cast: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Kathryn Morris, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy
  • Team: W/EP Mickey Fisher; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Brooklyn Weaver; D/EP Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Studio: Universal Television, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and life rights of Lou Volpe. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.
  • Cast: Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli'i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Shannon Purser, Damon Gillespie, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippet, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Casey Johnson, Marley Shelton, Stephanie J. Block (recurring), Mark Tallman (recurring), Diallo Riddle (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, Michelle Lee; D/EP Mike Cahill
  • Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Seller Suarez Productions
  • Premieres: March 13, 2018