Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Development News - ABC Orders Pilot for 'Get Christie Love!' Reboot Starring Kylie Bunbury; Plus 7 More Updates!

Development News - January 23, 2018

ABC's False Profits & Get Christie Love!; CBS' God Friended Me; and NBC's Abby's, Friends-in-Law, Like Family, Manifest and So Close.

  • FALSE PROFITS (Drama) - Written by Kayla Alpert (Code Black). Executive produced by Alpert, Jason Reed and Sabrina Wind. Produced by ABC Studios and Jason T. Reed Productions. 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.
  • GET CHRISTIE LOVE! (Drama) - Starring Pitch alum Kylie Bunbury. Written by Power creator Courtney Kemp. Executive produced by Kemp, Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Universal Television, End of Episode Inc., One Race Television and Martin Chase Productions. Logline: Inspired by the 1974 blaxploitation TV movie and subsequent series, Christie Love (Bunbury) 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.
  • ABBY'S (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Josh Malmuth (New Girl, Superstore). Executive produced by Malmuth, Mike Schur and David Miner. Produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment. Logline: Set at an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.
  • FRIENDS-IN-LAW (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Brian Gallivan (The McCarthys). Executive produced by Gallivan and Tom Werner. Produced by Warner Bros. Television. Logline: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
  • LIKE FAMILY (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Suzanne Martin (Hot in Cleveland, Crowded). Executive produced by Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions. Logline: Aubrey and Artie formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care, but are discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated.
  • MANIFEST (Drama) - Written by The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake. Executive produced by Rake, Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. Co-executive produced by Jackie Levine. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment. Logline: A plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.
  • SO CLOSE (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Greg Malins (Ground Floor, Your Family or Mine). Executive produced by Malins, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions. Logline: At crossroads in their separate lives, hopeless romantics Riley and Kyle are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and may be each other's soulmates. 
  • GOD FRIENDED ME (Drama) - Written by Alcatraz co-creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. Directed by Marcos Siega. Executive produced by Lilien, Wynbrandt, Siega, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: An outspoken atheist's life is turned upside down when he is "friended" by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.