Friday, February 2, 2018

Development News - ABC Picks Up Pilot for Drama 'Grand Hotel' Produced by Eva Longoria; Plus 6 More Updates!

Development News - February 2, 2018

ABC's Grand Hotel, Three Rivers & Untitled Bobby Bowman; and CBS' The Code, L.A. Confidential, Main Justice & Red Line.

  • GRAND HOTEL (Drama) - Written by Brian Tanen (Desperate Housewives). Executive produced by Tanen, Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Oliver Bachert and Christian Gockel. Produced by ABC Studios, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Beta Film. Logline: A soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Based on the Spanish format Gran Hotel.
  • THREE RIVERS (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer (I Hate My Teenage Daughter). Executive produced by Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer. Produced by ABC Studios. Logline: Rebecca left her family's Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York. After being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad, she's back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca's side. And that's going to be even harder once her father reveals a life-changing family secret.
  • UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Bobby Bowman (My Name Is Earl). Executive produced by Bowman, Dawn Ostroff, Jon Koa and Greg Walter. Produced by ABC Studios, Condé Nast Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment. Logline: A dysfunctional family featuring a father with mental illness perseveres despite their differences and finds happiness in unexpected places.
  • THE CODE (Drama) - Written by Craig Sweeny (Limitless) and Craig Turk (FBI). Executive produced by Sweeny, Turk, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions. Logline: The military's brightest minds take on our country's toughest challenges - inside the courtroom and out - where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator and a Marine.
  • L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (Drama) - Written by Jordan Harper (The Mentalist). Executive produced by Harper and Arnon Milchan. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television and New Regency. Logline: Three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress' paths intersect as the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of gritty, glamorous 1950s Los Angeles. Based on the novel by James Ellroy.
  • MAIN JUSTICE (Drama) - Written by Sascha Penn (Survivor's Remorse). Executive produced by Penn, Eric Holder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Logline: Inspired by the life and work of Eric Holder. In the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney General takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position.
  • RED LINE (Drama) - Written by Caitlin Parrish (Supergirl) and Erica Weiss. Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Co-executive produced by Parrish and Weiss. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, the narrative follows three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.