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)


  • 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, Christina Offley
  • 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: 2019

  • 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: 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, Desmond Chiam 
  • Team: W/EP Ken Sanzel; EP Poppy Montgomery
  • Studio: ABC Studios, ABC Studios International
  • Premieres: Summer 2019

  • 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, Brett Dier 
  • Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg. Marc Firek; EP Doug Robinson
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios
  • Premieres: January 9, 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)
  • Team: W/EP Dave Hemingson; EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; P Scott Foley; D/EP Peter Atencio
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
  • Premieres: 2019


  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Abraham Higginbotham, Jon Pollack
  • Studio: ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline:
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ben Watkins; EP Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney, Peter Jankowski
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Universal Television, Wolf Films
  • Notes: Reboot 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: Alona Tal 
  • Team: W/EP Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton; EP Dayna Bochco; D/EP Jesse Bochco
  • Studio: ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes: Reboot of the 1993-2005 ABC drama starring Dennis Franz.