Monday, January 1, 2018

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: Drama
  • Logline: John Nolan is the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small-town life and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, he must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
  • Cast: Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O'Neil, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz, Mercedes Mason 
  • Team: W/EP Alexi Hawley; EP Nathan Fillion, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg; D/EP Liz Friedlander
  • Studio: ABC Studios, The Mark Gordon Company
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Ella is the former star of a hit cop series fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie as research for a potential comeback role. Although lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella's role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.
  • Cast: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Xavier De Guzman, Aliyah O'Brien, Alice Lee
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller; EP Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin; D/EP John Terlesky
  • Studio: ABC Studios, StudioCanal, Tandem Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in 1990-something, the teachers of William Penn Academy - led by Principal Glascott, Coach Mellor and Lainey Lewis - are heroes to their students despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives.
  • Cast: Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, AJ Michalka
  • Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg. Marc Firek; EP Doug Robinson
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios
  • Premieres: 2018

ORDERED TO PILOT

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A dysfunctional family featuring a father with mental illness perseveres despite their differences and finds happiness in unexpected places.
  • Cast: Brooke ElliottJohnny Sneed, Brenna D'Amico, Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk, Carson E. White
  • Team: W/EP Bobby Bowman; EP Dawn Ostroff, Jon Koa, Greg Walter; D/EP Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Condé Nast Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes: Previously untitled.

FALSE PROFITS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.
  • Cast: Bellamy Young, Vanessa WilliamsShelley HenningKosha Patel, Kapil Talwalkar, Ben Lawson, Mark L. Young, Marcus Coloma 
  • Team: W/EP Kayla Alpert; EP Jason Reed, Sabrina Wind; D/EP Paul McGuigan
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Jason T. Reed Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family.
  • Cast: Amirah VannTisha Campbell-MartinFrances Turner, Leigh-Ann Rose, Aurin Wise, Michael Beach, Eric Balfour, Dorian Missick, Gerald Celasco, Zoë Robins
  • Team: W/EP Pam Veasey; EP Robin Roberts; D/EP Regina King
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Rock 'N' Robin Productions, Royal Ties
  • Notes: Formerly untitled.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years later, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars?
  • Cast: Robin Tunney, Adam Rayner, Breckin Meyer, Merrin Dungey, Mouzam Makkar, Scott Cohen, Marc Blucas, Alex Saxon, Adewale Skinnuoye-Agbaje 
  • Team: W/EP Elizabeth Craft, Sara Fain, Marcia Clark; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Larysa Kondracki
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An epic love triangle set against a grounded, secret world of magic in present day New Orleans. Five years ago, Hope Castille's fiancé was killed. This morning she received a phone call from him.
  • Cast: Lex Scott DavisEthan Peck, Jon Ecker, Luke Arnold, Rachel Skarsten, Isabella Russo, Wolé Parks, Chloe Wepper
  • Team: W/EP Michael Cooney; EP Kim Moses; D/EP John Dahl
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Christie Love is an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it's down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie's first love - unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.
  • Cast: Kylie Bunbury, Khandi AlexanderJulia Kelly, Camille Guaty, Thomas Cocquerel, Shea Buckner, Juan Javier Cardenas, Steven Weber, Lisseth Chavez, Dennis Oh, Amy Rutberg 
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; EP Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase, Shana C. Waterman; D/EP Stephen Williams
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Universal Television, End of Episode Inc., One Race Television, Martin Chase Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by the 1974 blaxploitation TV movie and subsequent series.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.
  • Cast: Demián BichirRoselyn Sanchez, Chris Warren, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Shalim Ortiz, Denyse Tontz, Anne Winters, Bryan Craig, Lincoln Younes, Felix Ramirez, Justina Adorno 
  • Team: W/EP Brian Tanen; EP Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Oliver Bachert, Christian Gockel; D/EP Ken Olin
  • Studio: ABC Studios, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Beta Film
  • Notes: Based on the Spanish format Gran Hotel.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Meera is a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera's life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.
  • Cast: Hannah Simone, George Wendt, Gia Sandhu, Zenobia Shroff, Shoniqua Shandai, Dennis Andres, Humphrey Ker, Ellie Reed
  • Team: W/EP Rachna Fruchbom; EP Nahnatchka Khan, Mandy Summers, Tawnia McKiernan; D/EP Christine Gernon
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios, Fierce Baby Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by the 1981-83 drama.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Two recently divorced sisters decide to move in together to raise their kids under one roof. The oldest kid and only son is left to figure out what manhood means in a world where he's now completely surrounded by females.
  • Cast: Alyson Hannigan, Leslie Bibb, Jake Short, Jenna Ortega, Reece Caddell
  • Team: W/EP Frank Pines, Vijal Patel; EP Kerry Washington, Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Pilar Savone; D/EP Richie Keen
  • Studio: ABC Studios, The Jackal Group, Simpson Street Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into the harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations.
  • Cast: Lynn Collins, Aasif Mandvi, Kris D. Lofton, Josh Randall, Vanessa Vasquez, Wood Harris, Alexander Karim, Chris Conroy, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, Jee Young Han 
  • Team: W/EP Jason Richman; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Michael Offer
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes: Formerly Safe Harbor.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. 20 years later, they're reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates.
  • Cast: Yvette Nicole Brown, Lesli Margherita, Donald Faison, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Max Jenkins, Ashton Arbab, Mia Allan, Ella Allan
  • Team: W/EP Diablo Cody; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Ex-cop Jimmy Hill just wants to be left alone after moving back home to rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to a sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he's drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents and his own father.
  • Cast: Toby Kebbell, Catalina Sandino MorenoCharity Wakefield, Jim Belushi, Will Patton, Lacretta, Emily Althaus, Joelle Carter, Evan Parke, Jim Kaplan
  • Team: W/EP Don Todd; D/EP Uta Briesewitz
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.
  • Cast: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Jake Choi, Kimrie Lewis, Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Devin Campbell, Sadie Hazelett, Grace Hazelett
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Philbin, Elizabeth Meriwether; EP Katherine Pope; D/EP Jason Winer
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Rebecca left her family's Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York. After being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad, she's back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca's side. And that's going to be even harder once her father reveals a life-changing family secret.
  • Cast: Annaleigh AshfordJohn LarroquetteStephanie StylesShakira BarreraAndrew Keenan-Bolger 
  • Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer; D/EP Tristram Shapeero
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: Formerly Three Rivers.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Hard-charging NYPD detective Eliza Cortez is banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam's investigative techniques don't exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish-out-of-water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon.
  • Cast: Annie IlonzehAndy Karl, David Zayas, Jennifer Aspen, Alexander Sokovikov, Ava Capri, Justin Johnson Cortez 
  • Team: W/EP Matt Partney, Corey Evett; EP Michael Seitzman, Christina Davis; D/EP Rob Bowman
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Maniac Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Four adults in three houses raise three kids after two divorces... together.
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Barry Rothbart, Kyle Bornheimer, Julie Hagerty, Cameron Boyce, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Madeleine McGraw, Camryn Jones
  • Team: W/EP Kristin Newman; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Todd Holland
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kenya Barris, Julie Bean; EP Alec Baldwin
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: Originally ordered straight-to-series but reverted to pilot order after Alec Baldwin opted not to play lead role.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the 1970s, an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades.
  • Cast: Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Sam Straley, Caleb Foote, Christopher Paul Richards, Jack Gore, Sawyer Barth, Andy Walken, Santino Barnard, Kennedy Lea Slocum
  • Team: W/EP Tim Doyle; D/EP Randall Einhorn
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A workplace ensemble comedy that centers on two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they're stuck with for eight to sixteen hours a day.
  • Cast: Kat Dennings, Jason Michael SnowElizabeth Ho, Angela Kinsey, Derek Richardson, Nicole Byer 
  • Team: W/EP Justin Noble; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendy Trilling, Richard Schwartz; P Kat Dennings; D/EP Will Gluck
  • Studio: ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV
  • Notes: Based on the book and blog "How May We Hate You."

  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendships, romance and office politics.
  • Cast: Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Vir Das
  • Team: W/EP Dave Hemingson; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; P Scott Foley; D/EP Peter Atencio
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Notes: