Friday, January 19, 2018

Development News - FOX Orders 3 Pilots from Lil Rey Howery, Lee Daniels and Joshua Safran; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - January 19, 2018

ABC's Untitled Tim Doyle Project; and FOX's Mixtape, Our People and Rel.

  • UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing). Produced by ABC Studios. 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.
  • OUR PEOPLE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Vali Chandrasekaran (Modern Family). Executive produced by Chandrasekaran, Lee Daniels, Pam Williams, Marc Velez, Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar and Liat Shavit. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Endemol Shine and Lee Daniels Entertainment. Logline: Based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple, a man from a bombastic African family who doesn't have a word in their native language for "privacy" and his fiancée from a Midwestern family try to build a normal life together. However, nobody can agree what that "normal" means.
  • REL (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Starring Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show). Written by Howery, Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz. Executive produced by Howery, Barnett, Rabinowitz, Jerrod Carmichael and showrunner Mike Scully. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Logline: Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to "always believe in yourself and great things will come," finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who is on a quest for love, respect and a new barber.
  • MIXTAPE (Drama) - Written by Joshua Safran (Quantico). Executive produced by Safran, Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. Co-executive produced by Ali Krug. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Annapurna Television. Logline: A romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are.