Monday, January 1, 2018

NBC - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Vince is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince's teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.
  • Cast: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, JJ Totah, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia, Mindy Kaling, Fortune Feimster, Ginger Gonzaga (recurring), Yassir Lester
  • Team: W/EP Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling; EP Howard Klein; D/EP Michael Spiller
  • Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
  • Premieres: March 8, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The Gilded Age in 1880s New York City was a period of immense social upheaval, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of palaces that spanned the length of Fifth Avenue. Marion Brook is the wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family who will embark on infiltrating the wealthy neighboring family dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish and available son Larry, and his ambitious wife Bertha, whose "new money" is a barrier to acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Marian is about to experience a whole new world springing up right outside her front door.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Julian Fellowes; EP Gareth Neame
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances, they decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
  • Cast: Christina Hendricks (replacing Kathleen Rose Perkins), Mae Whitman, Retta, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson, Matthew Lillard, Zach Gilford, Lidya Jewerr, Izzy Stannard
  • Team: W/EP Jenna Bans; D/EP Dean Parisot
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: February 26, 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Mara Kint is a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.
  • Cast: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Kathryn Morris, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jon Fletcher (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Mickey Fisher; EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Brooklyn Weaver; D/EP Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Studio: Universal Television, Amblin Television
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and life rights of Lou Volpe. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.
  • Cast: Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli'i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Shannon Purser, Damon Gillespie, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippet, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Casey Johnson, Marley Shelton, Stephanie J. Block (recurring), Mark Tallman (recurring), Diallo Riddle (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Jason Katims; EP Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, Michelle Lee; D/EP Mike Cahill
  • Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Seller Suarez Productions
  • Premieres: March 13, 2018

ORDERED TO PILOT

ABBY'S
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • 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.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Josh Malmuth; EP Mike Schur, David Miner; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of friends stumble through the transition from the clueless, immature 20-somethings they are now to the successful professionals they're destined to be.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Hale Rothstein; W/Co-EP Danny Segal, Isaac Schamis; EP Kenya Barris
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Khalabo Ink Society
  • Notes:

THE ENEMY WITHIN
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Former CIA agent Erica Wolfe is the most notorious traitor in modern history who is brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.
  • Cast: Raza Jaffrey 
  • Team: W/EP Ken Woodruff; EP Vernon Sanders; D/EP Mark Pellington
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Brian Gallivan; EP Tom Werner; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges we all experience at any stage of life.
  • Cast: Hector Elizondo, Holland Taylor, Christopher LloydBeth Lacke, Adrian Martinez
  • Team: W/EP Norman Lear, Peter Tolan; EP Brent Miller
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Act III Productions, The Cloudland Company
  • Notes:

IN BETWEEN LIVES
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Moira Kirland; EP David Heyman, Nancy Cotton
  • Studio: Universal Television, Heyday Television, NBC International
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • 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.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Suzanne Martin; EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
  • Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • 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.
  • Cast: Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh
  • Team: W/EP Jeff Rake; EP Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke; Co-EP Jackie Levine; D/EP David Frankel
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Compari Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • 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. 
  • Cast: Punam Patel 
  • Team: W/EP Greg Malins; EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
  • Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After Danny Goldman accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jessica Goldberg; EP Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Joseph Finder
  • Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Studios
  • Notes: Based on the book by Joseph Finder.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can't help but look at Syd's freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in this action-packed, character-driven procedural.
  • Cast: Gabrielle Union, Ernie Hudson, Zach Gilford, Duane Martin
  • Team: W/EP Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis; EP Gabrielle Union, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, Doug Belgrad; D/EP Anton Cropper
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave Entertainment, 2.0 Entertainment
  • Notes: Spinoff of the feature film franchise Bad Boys.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: One woman's hilarious and unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Aseem Batra; EP Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Josh Maurer; P Kelly Pancho, Kim Lessing; D/EP Julie Anne Robinson
  • Studio: Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes: Inspired by the novel I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The new director of Bellevue Hospital's maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the President of the United States all under one roof.
  • Cast: Janet MontgomeryFreema Agyeman, Anupam Kher
  • Team: W/EP David Schulner; P Eric Manheimer; D/EP Peter Horton
  • Studio: Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Bellevue Hospital.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Despite a difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life's challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it's the one you make wherever you find it. All under one roof, we will meet a recovering war vet, a pregnant teenage girl and her single mom, a cop with an unexpected love interest, a woman hiding a terrifying secret from her husband and a millennial lawyer who might find his grandfather is the best and worst roommate he ever could have hoped for.
  • Cast: Moran Atias, Michaela McManus, Jerod Haynes, Frankie Faison
  • Team: W/EP Mike Daniels
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes: