Thursday, February 1, 2018

Development News - ABC Orders Pilots for Comedies 'Single Parents' and 'Step'; Plus 3 More Updates!

Development News - February 1, 2018

ABC's Single Parents & Steps; FOX's Untitled David Elliot & Untitled Robert Levine; and NBC's Untitled Aseem Batra.

  • SINGLE PARENTS (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by J.J. Philbin (New Girl). Executive produced by Philbin, Elizabeth Meriwether and Katherine Pope. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Logline: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.
  • STEPS (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Kristin Newman (The Muppets). Executive produced by Newman, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Television. Logline: Four adults in three houses raise three kids after two divorces... together.
  • UNTITLED ASEEM BATRA PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Aseem Batra (Scrubs, Marlon). Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Executive produced by Batra, Robinson, Amy Poehler and Dave Becky. Produced by Kelly Pancho. Produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Logline: One woman's hilarious and unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all.
  • UNTITLED DAVID ELLIOT PROJECT (Drama) - Written by David Elliot (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Executive produced by Elliot, Danny Strong and Stacy Greenberg. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Danny Strong Productions. 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.
  • UNTITLED ROBERT LEVINE PROJECT (Drama) - Written by Robert Levine (Black Sails). Executive produced by Levine and Dennis Lehane. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Miramax Television. 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. Based on the 1998 novel Gone Baby Gone and the 2007 feature film.