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

BLESS THIS MESS
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A newlywed couple gives up their unfulfilling New York City lives for a move to Nebraska. They anticipate the move will bring a simpler life, but that does not go according to plan.
  • Cast: Lake BellDax ShepardEd Begley Jr.Pam Grier, JT Neal, Madison Curry
  • Team: W/EP/D Lake Bell; W/EP Elizabeth Meriwether; EP Dax Shepard, Katherine Pope, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios
  • Premieres: April 16, 2019


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Cat Chambers is a former thief turned fixer for the governor of a Pacific island paradise. The impulsive, reckless and irresistible Cat has an instinctive gift for understanding criminals, thanks to her own past, and uses that instinct to help solve problems on the island.
  • Cast: Poppy Montgomery, Ray StevensonDesmond Chiam 
  • Team: W/EP Ken Sanzel; EP Poppy Montgomery
  • Studio: ABC Studios, ABC Studios International
  • Premieres: June 20, 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The story of an unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar. Theirs is a relationship that not only upends their own lives, but the lives of their two very different families.
  • Cast: Nathalie Kelley, Victor RasukCarlos Gomez, Lisa Vidal, Dan Bucatinsky, Belissa Escobedo, Michelle Veintimilla, David Del Rio 
  • Team: W/EP Dean Georgaris; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan; D/EP David Frankel
  • Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Studios
  • Notes: Based on an Israeli format.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Two Pittsburgh families - a father with three adult daughters and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son - are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.
  • Cast: Matt Walsh, Vanessa WilliamsJoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kether Donohue, Jessie Pinnick, Elliot Knight, Robert Smith
  • Team: W/EP Abraham Higginbotham, Jon Pollack; D/EP Kat Coiro
  • Studio: ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds discover they're related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate childhoods, they'll experience the difficulty in overcoming the sins of the past, and learn the joys of reuniting with long-lost family.
  • Cast: Harry Shum Jr., Katie Findlay, Dave Annable, Jessica Stroup, Nick Thune 
  • Team: W/EP Ben Queen; EP John Mayer, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Paul Weitz; D/EP Anne Fletcher
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios
  • Notes: Inspired by the song of the same name by John Mayer.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After a string of failed romances, successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend, until he reveals a disturbing secret: a stalker ex-girlfriend Sasha, who has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued, and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they've already met. Based on the book by Liane Moriarty.
  • Cast: Heather Graham, Juliet RylanceAdan CantoLiza Lapira, Jane Seymour, Nathaniel Buescher
  • Team: W/EP Katie Wech; EP Heather Graham, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Francesca Gregorini
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Hybrid)
  • Logline: A recently widowed father is forced to invite his brash, bawdy mother-in-law into his home to help raise the two granddaughters she hardly knows.
  • Cast: Katey Sagal, Ben Lawson (replacing Josh Cooke), Bill Bellamy, Gemma Allen, Kimberly Quinn, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport
  • Team: W/EP Lon Zimmet; EP Ted Melfi, Kimberly Quinn, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster; Co-EP Katey Sagal; D/EP Andy Ackerman
  • Studio: ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Goldenlight Films, Alcon Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz investigate the city's most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park. 
  • Cast: Malik Yoba, Luna Lauren Velez, Otmara Marrero, Toby Sandeman, MC Lyte, Anna Enger, Octavio Pizano, Fat Joe 
  • Team: W/EP Ben Watkins; EP Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney, Peter Jankowski; D/EP Anthony Hemingway
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Universal Television, Wolf Films
  • Notes: Revival of the 1994-98 FOX drama.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Theo Sipowicz tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father, Andy Sipowicz.
  • Cast: Fabien FrankelKim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup, Alona Tal, Rick Gomez, Ashley Thomas, Sofia Barclay 
  • Team: W/EP Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton; EP Dayna Bochco; D/EP Jesse Bochco
  • Studio: ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes: Revival of the 1993-2005 ABC drama starring Dennis Franz.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Dex Parios is a strong, assertive and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a private investigator in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people's messes with a blind eye toward her own.
  • Cast: Cobie Smulders, Michael Ealy, Mark Webber, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim, Cole Sibus, Tantoo Cardinal
  • Team: W/EP Jason Richman; EP Ruben Fleischer, Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood; D/EP James Griffiths
  • Studio: ABC Studios, The District
  • Notes: Inspired by the graphic novels of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: What if the Bermuda Triangle was not a watery grave in the middle of the ocean, but a land lost in time that has trapped travelers over the course of human history? When a family is shipwrecked in this strange land, they must band together with a group of like-minded inhabitants - from throughout history - to survive and somehow find a way home.
  • Cast: Mike Vogel, Edwin Hodge, Mallory Jansen, Matt Passmore, Lorenzo Richelmy, Amit Shah, Sibongile Mlambo, Diana Bermudez, Sarah Catherine Hook
  • Team: W/EP Jon Harmon Feldman, Sonny Postiglione; EP Jennifer Gwartz; D/EP McG
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Random Hill Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The story of how one couple's decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. The show will explore the intimate relationships of a group of friends and family as they are forced to reckon with their own romantic lives and come to terms with the realities of love and marriage.
  • Cast: Olivia Thirlby, E.J. Bonilla, Britt Lower, Michael Stahl-David, Trent Garrett, Liza Colon-Zayas, Juani Feliz, Vered Blonstein, Michael Benjamin Washington, Christian Coulson, Christian Borle 
  • Team: W/EP Becky Mode; EP Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Alon Aranya, Avner Bernheimer, Anat Weizman, Avi Zvi; D/EP Susannah Grant
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions, Paper Plane Productions, Reshet Media
  • Notes: Based on an Israeli format.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: When two people with young children and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible.
  • Cast: Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane Curtin, Jason Michael Snow 
  • Team: W/EP Julius Sharpe; EP Julia Gunn, Seth Gordon; D/EP Mark Cendrowski
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Exhibit A Film
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Janet Zhao is a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she's spent her life trying to keep at arm's length.
  • Cast: Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Park, Kelly Hu, Helen Hong, Ki Hong Lee, Ashley Park, John Gemberling
  • Team: W/EP Jessica Gao; EP Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Samie Kim Falvey; D/EP Jude Weng
  • Studio: ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios, Imagine Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A married couple run a modern ministry together and share an even more eclectic and chaotic home life with their combined four children.
  • Cast: Leslie Odom Jr., Kelly Jenrette, Alexis Fields, Hailey Kilgore, Lilah Richcreek, Milan Carter, Kezii Curtis, Brandon Severs, Somali Rose
  • Team: W/EP Saladin Patterson; EP Leslie Odom Jr., Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone; Co-EP Toure Roberts, Sarah-Jakes Roberts; D/EP Fred Savage
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Simpson Street Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Hannah and her Indian-American immigrant father have always been close, but after she admits to herself that she's in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they're starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close... or just crazy.
  • Cast: Hannah Simone, Art MalikJane Leeves, Alanna Ubach, Deniz Akdeniz, Liza Treyger, Hank Chen
  • Team: W/EP Hannah Simone, Matt Fusfeld, Alex Cuthbertson; D/EP Todd Holland
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: 

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A prisoner becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems are examined.
  • Cast: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Tyla Harris, Dorian Missick 
  • Team: W/EP Hank Steinberg; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Doug Robinson, Isaac Wright Jr., Alison Greenspan; D/EP George Tillman Jr.
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson Productions
  • Notes: Based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Two former teen moms have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they're ready to make up for the youth they never had.
  • Cast: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Tawny Newsome, Kym Whitley, Gabrielle Elyse, Abby Quinn, Leon Thomas, Bryce Charles, Tate Moore
  • Team: W/EP/D Zoe Lister-Jones; EP Liz Meriwether, Jason Winer
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Ms. Lister Films, Small Dog Picture Company
  • Notes: