Sunday, January 1, 2017

Showtime - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

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


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A coming-of-age drama that follows half a dozen characters navigating the South Side of Chicago, in which growing up can be a matter of life and death.
  • Cast: Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Yolanda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Alex R. Hibbert, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Armando Riesco, Jahking Guillory (recurring), Sonja Sohn (recurring), Jen An (recurring), Steven Williams (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Lena Waithe; SR/EP Elwood Reid; EP Common, Aaron Kaplan; D/EP Rick Famuyiwa
  • Studio: Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: The real-life story of Richard Matt and David Sweat, two inmates who were discovered missing at the maximum security Clinton Correction Facility in New York after being aided in their escape by a female prison employee. The escapes spawned a massive manhunt for the two convicted murderers.
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano, Bonnie HuntEric Lange, David Morse, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Beasley (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin; EP Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca, Nicky Weinstock; D/EP Ben Stiller 
  • Studio: Red Hour Productions, Michael De Luca Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Jeff (aka Mr. Pickles) is an icon of children's TV, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him - who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire. But when his family (his wife, two sons, sister and father) begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
  • Cast: Jim Carrey
  • Team: W/EP Dave Holstein; EP Jim Carrey, Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente, Raffi Adlan, Michael Aguilar; D/EP Michel Gondry
  • Studio: Aggregate Films
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Miniseries
  • Logline: Skewering the upper class, the drama tracks Patrick Melrose's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. Patrick Melrose is an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, Allison Williams, Blythe Danner 
  • Team: W/EP David Nicholls; EP Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland, Michael Jackson, Rachel Horovitz
  • Studio: Sky Atlantic, SunnyMarch Television, Two Cities Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Jonathan Franzen's intricately plotted novel is populated by characters both hungry for the truth and desperate to hide it. From STASI offspring to Oakland anarchists, Franzen tracks his characters' landscapes as varied as East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups and the California Redwoods. Purity is at once supremely ambitious in scope and intensely intimate in its treatment of character - a decades-spanning tragicomedy that builds to a contemporary climax.
  • Cast: Daniel Craig
  • Team: W/EP/D Todd Field; EP Daniel Craig, Jonathan Franzen, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Davie Hare
  • Studio:
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in Boston, a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.
  • Cast: Frankie Shaw, Rosie O'Donnell, Samara Weaving, Connie Britton, Miguel Gomez, Raven Goodwin, Marc Webber, Austin Abrams (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP/D Frankie Shaw; EP Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Janice Williams, Michael London
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Premieres: November 5, 2017

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A talented, young African-American comedian's star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming "white famous."
  • Cast: Jay Pharaoh, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lonnie Chavis, Jamie Foxx (recurring), Stephen Tobolowsky (guest), Jack Davenport (recurring), Michael Rapaport (recurring), Lyndon Smith (recurring), Cleopatra Coleman (recurring), Lucien Laviscount (recurring), Natalie Zea (recurring), Kendrick Sampson (recurring), Meagan Good (guest)
  • Team: W/EP Tom Kapinos; EP Jamie Foxx; D/EP Tim Story
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television
  • Premieres: October 15, 2017


  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set on October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday, the day of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street - the comedy will explore who caused it as it revolves around a group of outsiders who take on Wall Street.
  • Cast: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells
  • Team: W/EP David Caspe, Jordan Cahan; D/EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, and then it all suddenly changed. At the center is an African-American District Attorney who comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and the unlikely alliance he forms with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran who is invested in maintaining the status quo. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to encompass and eventually upend Boston's city-wide criminal justice system.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Chuck MacLean; EP Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd, James Mangold; D/EP Gavin O'Connor
  • Studio: Pearl Street Films
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