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
  • 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

THE FIX
  • 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 MakkarScott CohenMarc Blucas, Alex Saxon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Abraham Lim (recurring), Chasten Harmon (recurring), Vanessa Vasquez (recurring), KJ Smith (recurring), Robert Wisdom (recurring), Molly Quinn (recurring), Erik Palladino (recurring), Skye P. Marshall (recurring), Taylor Kalupa (recurring), Robin Givens (recurring)
  • 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
  • Premieres: March 18, 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: Summer 2019

  • 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 CohanAna OrtizTyler James Williams, Vir Das, Josh Hopkins, Bellamy Young (guest), Marika Dominczyk (recurring), Christa Miller (guest)
  • Team: W/EP Dave Hemingson; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; P Scott Foley; D/EP Peter Atencio
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Premieres: February 27, 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:
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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, Liza Lapira 
  • Team: W/EP Katie Wech; EP Heather Graham, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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 starring Malik Yoba.

  • 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
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Jason Richman; EP Ruben Fleischer, Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Jon Harmon Feldman, Sonny Postiglione; EP Jennifer Gwartz
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Julius Sharpe; EP Julia Gunn, Seth Gordon
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Jessica Gao; EP Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Samie Kim Falvey
  • 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.
  • Team: W/EP Saladin Patterson; EP Leslie Odom Jr., Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone; Co-EP Toure Roberts, Sarah-Jakes Roberts
  • 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
  • Team: W/EP Hannah Simone, Matt Fusfeld, Alex Cuthbertson
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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: