Tuesday, January 1, 2019

ABC - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Daniel Garcia works in the family bakery and does everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?
  • Cast: Nathalie KelleyVictor RasukCarlos Gomez, Lisa Vidal, Dan Bucatinsky, Belissa Escobedo, Michelle VeintimillaDavid Del Rio, Georgina Reilly (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Dean Georgaris; SR/EP Becky Hartman Edwards; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan; D/EP David Frankel
  • Studio: Universal Television, ABC Studios, Keshet Studios
  • Premieres: April 6, 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A prisoner becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems are examined. Based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr.
  • Cast: Nicholas PinnockIndira VarmaJoy BryantMary Stuart MastersonBoris McGiver, Tyla Harris, Dorian Missick, Glenn Fleshler, Timothy Busfield 
  • Team: W/EP Hank Steinberg; EP Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Doug Robinson, Isaac Wright Jr., Alison Greenspan; D/EP George Tillman Jr.
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson Productions
  • Premieres: February 11, 2020

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Jo and Bill are parents of two young kids trying to make it day-to-day as a functioning family. Bill's very judgmental live-in mother and Jo's large Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let the couple know they're seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other's backs, united against everyone - other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and especially their kids.
  • Cast: Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane CurtinJason Michael Snow, Emma Grace Helton, Allyson Juliette, Guillermo Diaz 
  • Team: W/EP Julius Sharpe; EP Julia Gunn, Seth Gordon; D/EP Mark Cendrowski
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Exhibit A Film
  • Premieres: 2020

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A sexy contemporary reimagining of Dracula, the vampire soap centers on a trio of empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy - and their nontraditional family.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Maggie Kiley
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in a fine dining restaurant in Harlem, Ellis Rice runs the successful restaurant with his wife and three daughters. But an unexpected death thrusts the family into turmoil and puts the restaurant's future in jeopardy as long-buried secrets are revealed.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Zahir McGhee; EP Marcus Samuelsson, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: An empty-nester mother wonders how she ended up alone while her children are living their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Kari Lizer
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An idealistic young woman moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher, but her ideals are quickly tested when she learns that her students are rowdy ranch hands, not children.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer; D/EP Randall Einhorn
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Annie "Rebel" Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She is a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
  • Cast: Katey Sagal
  • Team: W/EP Krista Vernoff; EP Erin Brockovich, John Davis, John Fox, Alexandre Schmitt; Co-P Mike Stein
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, Trip the Light Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Sequel series to ABC's Thirtysomething (1987-91), follow the children of the main characters from the initial series, who are now in their 30s themselves.
  • Cast: Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wettig
  • Team: W/EP/D Ed Zwick; W/EP Marshall Herskovitz
  • Studio: MGM Television, ABC Studios, Bedford Falls Productions
  • Notes: