Thursday, January 31, 2019

Development News - Kether Donohue Joins 'Happy Accident'; 'New York Undercover' Revival Ordered to Pilot; Plus 6 More Updates!

Development News - January 31, 2019

ABC's Happy Accident, Heart of Life, New York Undercover Woman Up; and CBS' Courthouse, Frankenstein, Republic of Sarah & To Whom It May Concern.

  • HEART OF LIFE (Drama) - Written by Ben Queen (A to Z). Executive produced by Queen, John Mayer, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan and Paul Weitz. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. Logline: Inspired by the song by John Mayer, two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds discover they're related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate childhoods, they'll experience the difficulty in overcoming the sins of the past, and learn the joys of reuniting with long-lost family.
  • NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (Drama) - Revival of the 1994-98 FOX drama with some cast members likely returning. Written by Ben Watkins (Hand of God). Directed by Anthony Hemingway (The Purge). Executive produced by Watkins, Hemingway, Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. Produced by Universal Television, ABC Studios and Wolf Films. Logline: Detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz investigate the city's most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park. 
  • WOMAN UP (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces). Executive produced by Lister-Jones, Liz Meriwether and Jason Winer. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Ms. Lister Films and Small Dog Picture Company. Logline: Two former teen moms have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they're ready to make up for the youth they never had.
  • Kether Donohue will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Matt Walsh and Vanessa Williams. She currently stars in FXX's You're the Worst, which is airing its fifth and final season. She has also recurred on FOX's LA to Vegas and appeared in the FOX's live musical version of Grease.
  • She will play Danielle Bennett, Bud's (Walsh) middle child. She is a single mother who is emotionally sloppy, neurotic and dedicated to her neo-feminist politics to the point of self-defeating exhaustion.
  • COURTHOUSE (Drama) - Written by Greg Spottiswood (Remedy). Executive produced by Spottiswood, Leonard Goldstein and Mike Robin. Produced by Warner Bros. Television. Logline: Pulling back the curtain on the court system, the drama follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.
  • FRANKENSTEIN (Drama) - Written by Jason Tracey (Elementary). Executive produced by Tracey and Rob Doherty. Produced by CBS Television Studios. Logline: A San Francisco homicide detective is mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. As he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn't the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection - Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
  • REPUBLIC OF SARAH (Drama) - Written by Jeff King (Blindspot). Executive produced by King, Leo Pearlman, Jeff Grosvenor and Marc Webb. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Logline: A small New Hampshire town is thrust onto the world stage when the discovery of a valuable resource within its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation, thus setting the unlikely young mayor and her cabinet of inexperienced locals on the path of running a brand-new country.
  • TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (Comedy, Hybrid) - Written and co-executive produced by Mike Metz. Executive produced by Gail Berman. Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Jackal Group. Logline: Evan sets out with his group of 20-something friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life.