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

ABBY'S
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Set at the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today's party scene. There are rules at Abby's: no cell phones (not even to "look something up"), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary "not-beer" drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby's is a coveted honor. But once you're in, you're family. The show will be shot outside in front of a live audience.
  • Cast: Natalie MoralesNelson Franklin, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, Neil FlynnKimia Behpoornia 
  • Team: W/EP Josh Malmuth; EP Mike Schur, David Miner; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: March 28, 2019

THE ENEMY WITHIN
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Brilliant former CIA operative Erica Shepherd is now known as the most notorious traitor in American history and serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it's not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy: They must think like one.
  • Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza JaffreyKelli Garner, Noah Mills, James Carpinello (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Ken Woodruff; SR/EP Matt Corman, Chris Ord; EP Vernon Sanders; D/EP Mark Pellington
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: February 25, 2019

  • 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; D/EP Michael Engler
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: 2019

THE INBETWEEN
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Cassie Bishop was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems - whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Detective Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city's most challenging cases.
  • Cast: Harriet Dyer, Justin Cornwell (replacing Yusuf Gatewood), Paul BlackthorneCindy LunaAnne-Marie Johnson, Chad James Buchanan
  • Team: W/EP Moira Kirland; EP David Heyman, Nancy Cotton; D/EP Charlotte Sieling
  • Studio: Universal Television, Heyday Television, NBC International
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dick Wolf, Warren Leight; EP Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney
  • Studio: Universal Television, Wolf Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The people who reside in a Brooklyn apartment building have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah's a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe's a young law student with a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick's a veteran who's returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything - even if it's the one you make with the people around you.
  • Cast: Lorraine Toussaint, Dominic Chianese, Moran AtiasMichaela McManus, Jerod Haynes, Frankie Faison, Grace Van DienWarren ChristieDaren Kagasoff, Nadine Nicole (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Mike Daniels; EP Jessica Rhoades; D/EP Minkie Spiro
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Premieres: March 19, 2019

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A father and daughter work together at an elite Memphis law firm specializing in controversial, landmark civil-rights cases. They take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.
  • Cast: Caitlin McGee 
  • Team: W/EP Dean Georgaris; EP David Janollari, Michael Aguilar
  • Studio: Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Scott Perry and his family are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin, assemble a unique group of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life's many challenges.
  • Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Michele Weaver, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman
  • Team: W/EP Joan Rater, Tony Phelan; EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed; P Bruce Feiler, James Oh
  • Studio: Universal Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Midwest Livestock Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by the bestselling memoir by Bruce Feiler.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A sheriff takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the center of it all.
  • Cast: Allison Tolman 
  • Team: W/EP Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters; P Robert Atwood; D/EP Paul McGuigan
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Fazekas & Butters
  • 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
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television
  • Notes: Redeveloped from 2018 cycle.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An optimistic young woman pursues her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace.
  • Cast: Jee Young Han, Rory O'Malley 
  • Team: W/EP Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu; EP Matt Hubbard, Kelly Pancho; D/EP Julie Anne Robinson
  • Studio: Universal Television, CannyLads Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
  • Studio: Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes: Based on the Bone Collector books and film starring Denzel Washington & Angelina Jolie.

PRISM
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A murder trial in which every episode will be told from the perspective of a different person involved in the case. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking, is the right person on trial? The show will let the audience ask whether the truth is more important than who can tell the most compelling story.
  • Cast: Malin Akerman, Ramon Rodriguez, Mykelti Williamson
  • Team: W/EP/D Daniel Barnz; EP Carol Mendelsohn, Ben Barnz, Julie Weitz
  • Studio: Universal Television, Carol Mendelsohn Productions, We're Not Brothers Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A newly widowed dad is determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.
  • Cast: Kenan Thompson
  • Team: W/EP Jackie Clarke; EP Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer; D/EP Chris Rock
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave's parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dan Levy; EP Doug Robinson, Alison Greenspan
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Doug Robinson Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.
  • Cast: Kal Penn
  • Team: W/EP Kal Penn, Matt Murray; EP Mike Schur, Dan Spilo, David Miner
  • Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon, Industry Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A rural church choir gets the director it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League music professor stumbles through their door.
  • Cast: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp 
  • Team: W/EP Lesley Wake Webster; EP Bradley Whitford, Adam Anders, Jon Radler; D/EP Jason Winer
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Small Dog Picture Company
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Amber is the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter who's looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in.
  • Cast: Amber Ruffin
  • Team: W/EP Amber Ruffin, Shelly Gossman; EP Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Mike Shoemaker, Andrew Singer
  • Studio: Universal Television, Sethmaker Shoemakers Productions, Broadway Video
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her "gift" to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.
  • Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell
  • Team: W/EP Austin Winsberg; EP Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Jason Wang; D/EP Richard Shepard
  • Studio: Lionsgate Television, Universal Music Group, FeigCo, The Tannenbaum Company.
  • Notes: