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: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Based on the podcast of the same name, Alex Schuman 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: March 28, 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, a federal agent and a mother 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, Georgina Haig, Melinda McGraw (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie; D/EP Rob Bowman
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Premieres: April 2, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black 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: March 11, 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, Regé-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: March 13, 2018

  • 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 
  • 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: 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: March 27, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a Seattle firehouse, this Grey's Anatomy spinoff 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 OrtizJason GeorgeGrey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden, Miguel SandovalAlberto Frezza 
  • Team: W/EP Stacy McKee; EP Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; Co-EP Ellen Pompeo; D/EP Paris Barclay
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Shondaland
  • Premieres: March 22, 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 
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller; EP Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin
  • Studio: ABC Studios, StudioCanal, Tandem Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

ORDERED TO PILOT

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
  • Genre: Comedic Drama
  • Logline: For different reasons and in different ways, a group of friends are all stuck in their lives. When one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to finally start living.
  • Cast: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco 
  • Team: W/EP DJ Nash; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

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: Kosha Patel, Kapil Talwalkar
  • Team: W/EP Kayla Alpert; EP Jason Reed, Sabrina Wind
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Jason T. Reed Productions
  • Notes:

  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Elizabeth Craft, Sara Fain, Marcia Clark; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Team: W/EP Courtney Kemp; EP Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase, Shana C. Waterman
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Brian Tanen; EP Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Oliver Bachert, Christian Gockel
  • 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 
  • 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: 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:
  • Team: W/EP Diablo Cody; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti 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
  • Team: W/EP Jason Richman; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Michael Offer
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Don Todd
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP J.J. Philbin; EP Elizabeth Meriwether, Katherine Pope; D/EP Jason Winer
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes:

  • 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: Andy Karl 
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Kristin Newman; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville 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 Ashford 
  • Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • 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: A dysfunctional family featuring a father with mental illness perseveres despite their differences and finds happiness in unexpected places.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Bobby Bowman; EP Dawn Ostroff, Jon Koa, Greg Walter
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Condé Nast Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Team: W/Co-EP Justin Noble; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendy Trilling; P Kat Dennings
  • Studio: ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV
  • Notes: Based on the book and blog "How May We Hate You."

  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Pam Veasey; EP Robin Roberts, Regina King
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Rock 'N' Robin Productions, Royal Ties
  • Notes:

  • 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
  • Team: W/EP Dave Hemingson; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; P Scott Foley; D/EP Peter Atencio
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Notes: