Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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 13, 2020

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on the novel The Highway by C.J. Box.
  • Cast: John Carroll Lynch, Dedee Pfeiffer 
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley; EP C.J. Box, Ross Fineman
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, A+E Studios
  • Premieres: 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: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: When a Green Beret returns home to Texas from military service, he and his family struggle with the challenges of adopting his new brother, a 12-year-old Russian boy.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jimmy Kimmel, Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Kimmelot
  • Notes:

  • 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 (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A family comedy about three adult siblings: one in the 1 percent, one middle-class, and one barely holding on.
  • Cast: Topher Grace 
  • Team: W/EP Michael Colton, John Aboud; EP Topher Grace, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum; Co-EP Jason Wang
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Lionsgate Television, The Tannenbaum Company
  • 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: Hunter King 
  • 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, John Corbett, James Lesure, Tamala Jones 
  • 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) following 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, Chris Wood, Odette Annable, Patrick Fugit, Auden Thornton 
  • Team: W/EP/D Ed Zwick; W/EP Marshall Herskovitz
  • Studio: MGM Television, ABC Studios, Bedford Falls Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the world of real estate, platonic male-female team Dani and Scott have taken the leap to start their own team. Now feeling the stress of being the boss, they have to rely on the yin-yang of their dynamic more than ever to keep their professional and personal lives afloat.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP David Windsor, Casey Johnson; EP Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Nina Wass, Andrea Shay; D/EP Todd Holland
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Milojo Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: On the surface, Lillian Linden looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost four years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can't tell the real story - so they lie.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Jacquie Walters; EP Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Mark Martin, Keith Samples; D/EP Marc Webb
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions, Black Lamb Productions
  • Notes: Based on the novel by Emily Bleeker.