Friday, May 10, 2019

Development News - ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC Pass on Several Drama and Comedy Pilots

Development News - May 10, 2019

ABC's Happy Accident, The Hypnotist's Love Story, Nana & New York Undercover; CBS' Alive, The Republic of Sarah, Super Simple Love Story & Under the Bridge; FOX's Patty's Auto & Richard Lovely; and NBC's Friends-in-Law.

  • HAPPY ACCIDENT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack. Directed by Kat Coiro. Produced by ABC Studios and 20th Century Fox Television. Starring Matt Walsh, Vanessa Williams, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kether Donohue, Jessie Pinnick, Elliot Knight and Robert Smith.
  • THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY (Drama) - Written by Katie Wech. Directed by Francesca Gregorini. Executive produced by Wech, Gregorini, Heather Graham, David Hoberman, Todd Tieberman and Laurie Zaks. Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Television. Starring Heather Graham, Juliet Rylance, Adan Canto, Liza Lapira, Nathaniel Buescher and Jane Seymour.
  • NANA (Comedy, Hybrid) - Written by Lon Zimmet. Directed by Andy Ackerman. Executive produced by Zimmet, Ackerman, Ted Melfi, Kimberly Quinn, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Laura Lancaster. Co-executive produced by Katey Sagal. Produced by ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Goldenlight Films and Alcon Entertainment. Starring Katey Sagal, Ben Lawson, Bill Bellamy, Gemma Allen, Kimberly Quinn and Jolie Hoang Rappaport.
  • NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (Drama) - Revival of the 1994-98 FOX drama. Written by Ben Watkins. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Executive produced by Watkins, Hemingway, Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski. Produced by ABC Studios, Universal Television and Wolf Films. Starring Malik Yoba, Luna Lauren Velez, Otmara Marrero, Toby Sandeman, MC Lyte, Anna Enger, Octavio Pizano and Fat Joe. Being shopped to other outlets.
  • ALIVE (Drama) - Written by Jason Tracey. Directed by Uta Briesewitz. Executive produced by Tracey, Briesewitz and Rob Doherty. Produced by CBS Television Studios. Starring Ryan Phillippe, Katrina Law, Saidah Arrika Ekulona and Aaron Staton.
  • THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH (Drama) - Written by Jeffrey Paul King. Directed by Marc Webb. Executive produced by King, Webb, Leo Pearlman and Jeff Grosvenor. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Starring Sarah Drew, Jonathan Slavin, Carlos Leal, Kimberly Guerrero, Annie Funke, Daniel Ings, James Lesure and Kirsten Nelson.
  • SUPER SIMPLE LOVE STORY (Comedy, Hybrid) - Written by Mike Royce. Directed by Pamela Fryman. Executive produced by Royce, Fryman, Nick Stoller and Conor Welch. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Stoller Global Solutions. Starring Elizabeth Alderfer, David Walton, Parker Young, Ronny Chieng, Susan Wokoma, Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano.
  • UNDER THE BRIDGE (Drama) - Written by Rina Mimoun. Directed by Victoria Mahoney. Executive produced by Mimoun, Mahoney, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Starring Jennifer Morrison, Justin Kirk, David Ajala, Sarayu Blue and Reggie Lee.
  • PATTY'S AUTO (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Darlene Hunt. Directed by Betsy Thomas. Executive produced by Hunt, Thomas, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Brownstone Productions. Starring Carra Patterson, Joanna Adler, Sarah Levy, Paola Lázaro, Kyla Pratt, H. Michael Croner and Jonathan Sadowski.
  • RICHARD LOVELY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Billy Finnegan. Directed by Alex Hardcastle. Executive produced by Finnegan, Hardcastle and Kat Coiro. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Starring Thomas Lennon, Wendie Malick, Nicole Richie, Asif Ali, Nicole Sun, Mason Shneiderman, Kai Cech, Thom Nemer and Jason Alexander.
  • FRIENDS-IN-LAW (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Brian Gallivan. Directed by Pamela Fryman. Executive produced by Gallivan, Fryman and Tom Werner. Produced by Warner Bros. Television. Starring Michael Urie, Zach Cregger, Vella Lovell and Gil Ozeri.