Friday, January 26, 2018

Development News - Courtney B. Vance and Mary-Louise Parker to Star in FX Comedy Pilot 'Compliance'; Plus 13 More Updates!

Development News - January 26, 2018

ABC's A Million Little Things, The Fix, Most Likely To, Safe Harbor, Staties, Untitled Pam Veasey & Whiskey Cavalier; CBS' Cagney & Lacey, Chiefs, Fam, Here Comes the Neighborhood, Magnum P.I. & Pandas in New York; and FX's Compliance.

  • Emmy winners Courtney B. Vance and Mary-Louise Parker have been cast in the lead roles on the comedy pilot written by Sarah Burgess. Vance won his Emmy for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Parker won her Emmy for HBO miniseries Angels in America and was nominated multiple times for Showtime's Weeds.
  • The project revolves around a private-equity manager (Vance) and his government-appointed compliance monitor (Parker).
  • A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (Comedic Drama) - Written by DJ Nash (Truth Be Told, Growing Up Fisher). Executive produced by Nash, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment. Logline: For different reasons and in different ways, a group of friends are all stuck in their lives. When one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to finally start living.
  • THE FIX (Drama) - Written by Elizabeth Craft, Sara Fain and Marcia Clark. Executive produced by Craft, Fain, Clark, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Films. 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?
  • MOST LIKELY TO (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by by Diablo Cody (Juno, One Mississippi). Executive produced by Cody, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. 20 years later, they're reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates.
  • SAFE HARBOR (Drama) - Written by Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7). Executive produced by Richman, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Films. Logline: The colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into the harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations.
  • STATIES (Drama) - Written by Matt Partney and Corey Evett (Code Black). Executive produced by Partney, Evett, Michael Seitzman and Christina Davis. Produced by ABC Studios and Maniac Productions. Logline: Hard-charging NYPD detective Eliza Cortez is banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam's investigative techniques don't exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish-out-of-water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon.
  • UNTITLED PAM VEASEY PROJECT (Drama) - Written by CSI: NY showrunner Pam Veasey. Executive produced by Veasey, Robin Roberts and Regina King. Produced by ABC Studios, Rock 'N' Robin Productions and Royal Ties. Logline: Five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family.
  • WHISKEY CAVALIER (Comedic Drama) - Starring Scandal's Scott Foley. Written by Dave Hemingson. Executive produced by Hemingson, Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold. Produced by Foley. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions. 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.
  • CAGNEY AND LACEY (Drama) - Reboot of the 1982-1988 drama starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless. Written by Bridget Carpenter (11.22.63). Executive produced by Carpenter. Produced by CBS Television Studios and MGM Television. Logline: Two female police detectives and friends keep the streets of Los Angeles safe.
  • CHIEFS (Drama) - Written by David Hudgins (Game of Silence, Shut Eye). Executive produced by Hudgins, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Carol Mendelsohn Productions. Logline: The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County. They band together to create a task force to catch a dangerous serial killer.
  • FAM (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Corinne Kingsbury (The Newsroom, Back in the Game). Executive produced by David Rosenthal, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Trill TV. Logline: A woman's dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancĂ© and his family are dashed when her younger half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
  • HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Jim Reynolds (The Big Bang Theory). Executive produced by Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Trill TV. Logline: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness. 
  • MAGNUM P.I. (Drama) - Reboot of the 1980-88 drama starring Tom Selleck. Written by Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim (Hawaii Five-0). Executive produced by Lenkov, Guggenheim, John Davis and John Fox. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Universal Television and Davis Entertainment. Logline: Upon returning home from Afghanistan, decorated ex-Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore "TC" Calvin and Orville "Rick" Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, the drama also explores a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.
  • PANDAS IN NEW YORK (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show). Executive produced by Sahgal. Produced by CBS Television Studios. Logline: A family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City embark on a project to arrange their youngest son's life, unaware he's made plans of his own.