Monday, January 1, 2018

FOX - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO PILOT

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 Bell
  • Team: W/EP/D Lake Bell; W/EP Elizabeth Meriwether; EP Katherine Pope
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes: Off-cycle order.

COOL KIDS
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Three guy friends in a retirement community are the top dogs until they're blown out of the water by the newest member of the community: a female rebel whose ready to challenge their place. It's high school with 70-somethings.
  • Cast: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull
  • Team: W/EP Charlie Day; W/Co-EP Paul Fruchbom; SR/EP Kevin Abbott; EP Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Nick Frenkel; D/EP Don Scardino
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, FX Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: The relationship between a womanizing father and his adult daughters: Andi, who is perpetually single and has become her dad's wingman, and Jane, the perfect one who is married and takes joy in Andi's failures. Their lives are turned upside down when their dad starts dating Andi's 30-year-old best friend from college.
  • Cast: Erin Foster, Don Johnson 
  • Team: W/EP Erin Foster; EP Elizabeth Meriwether, Oly Obst, Josh Lieberman; D/EP Kat Coiro
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: After getting fired from his cushy job as a weatherman at the local TV station, Dan finds it's not enough to be a charming white man in this world. He reluctantly ends up at the neighboring Spanish TV station.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Steve Dildarian; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements; D/EP Seth Gordon
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Tomorrow Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • 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.
  • Cast: Madeleine Stowe 
  • Team: W/EP Joshua Safran; EP Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle; Co-EP Ali Krug; D/EP Jesse Peretz
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Annapurna Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A man from a bombastic African family who doesn't have a word in their native language for "privacy" and his fiancĂ©e from a Midwestern family try to build a normal life together. However, nobody can agree what that "normal" means.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Vali Chandrasekaran; EP Lee Daniels, Pam Williams, Marc Velez, Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar, Liat Shavit; D/EP Trent O'Donnell
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Endemol Shine, Lee Daniels Entertainment
  • Notes: Based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An epic, character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race.
  • Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Brianne Howey, Vincent Piazza, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui 
  • Team: W/EP Elizabeth Heldens; EP Matt Reeves, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan; Co-EP Justin Cronin; D/EP Jason Ensler
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Scott Free Productions, 6th and Idaho Productions
  • Notes: Based on the book trilogy by Justin Cronin. Reshoots ordered with new director and several characters re-conceived.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • 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.
  • Cast: Lil Rel Howery, Jordan L. Jones 
  • Team: W/EP Lil Rel Howery, Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz; SR/EP Mike Scully; EP Jerrod Carmichael; D/EP Gerry Cohen
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis is in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion - an affair with a prominent general - shatters her life and threatens her career at the FBI. Now labeled "the mistress," she begins to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ilene Chaiken, Melissa Scrivner Love; EP Judy Smith, Oly Obst
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were "proven" guilty. The lead's motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies - one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. The drama will see her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP David Elliot; EP Danny Strong, Stacy Greenberg; D/EP Patricia Riggen
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Danny Strong Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Armed with their wits, street knowledge and undeniable chemistry, private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro right the wrongs that the law can't in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Robert Levine; EP Dennis Lehane; D/EP Phillip Noyce
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Miramax Television
  • Notes: Based on the 1998 novel Gone Baby Gone and the 2007 feature film.