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: 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: Kyra SedgwickRachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Emma Caymares, Austin Crute, Patrick Brammall, Sherri Shepherd (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Kari Lizer; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television
  • Premieres: January 13, 2021

REBEL
  • 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. Inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich.
  • Cast: Katey Sagal, Andy GarciaJohn CorbettJames LesureTamala JonesAriela BarerLex Scott Davis, Kevin Zegers, Sam Palladio
  • Team: W/EP Krista Vernoff; EP Erin Brockovich, John Davis, John Fox, Alexandre Schmitt; Co-P Mike Stein; D/EP Tara Nicole Weyr
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, Trip the Light Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Three men were roommates in their 20s until their warring egos drove them apart. They reunite decades later for one more run at the lives they've always wanted.
  • Cast: Alec Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer
  • Team: W/EP Chris Lloyd, Vali Chandrasekaran; EP Alec Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer, Jason Schrift, Matt DelPiano, Tom Russo, Adam Griffin, Jeff Morton
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Mamie Till Mobley devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till following his brutal killing in the Jim Crow South. Based on the novel Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Rovement by Devery S. Anderson.
  • Cast: Adrienne Warren, Niecy Nash 
  • Team: W/EP Marissa Jo Cerar; EP Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jay Brown, Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, James Lassiter, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Michael Lohmann, Rosanna Grace, Alex Foster, John Powers Middleton, David Clark; D/EP Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Studio: Kapital Entertainment, Roc Nation, Westbrook Entertainment, Serendipity Film Group, The Middleton Media Group
  • Premieres: 2021

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: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • 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: Delroy Lindo, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Miguel Gomez, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Adrianna Mitchell, Pepi Sonuga
  • Team: W/EP Zahir McGhee; EP Marcus Samuelsson, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks; D/EP Stephen Williams
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville Television
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • 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, Caitlin McGee, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata, Shiloh Bearman
  • 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: Will film in Fall 2020.

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The elite special agents of the Investigative Services Branch (ISB) are tasked with solving the most complex and heinous crimes committed within the diverse and majestic national parks of the Pacific West region.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Aaron Helbing, Kevin Costner; EP Rod Lake, Ivan Cohen, Ken Halsband, Jon Baird
  • Studio: A+E Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Territory Pictures
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • 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, David Alan Grier, Diana Maria Riva, Dale Dickey 
  • Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer; D/EP Randall Einhorn
  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • Notes: Rolled to TBD date in the future.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A character-driven medical drama that follows a pioneering surgeon, Finley Briar, over three distinct decades at the same hospital. With the evolution of medicine as the backdrop, the show explores the interconnected careers, friendships and romances of Finley and her colleagues, and their tenuous relationship with time.
  • Cast: Parisa Fitz-Henley, Michael EalyBex Taylor-Klaus, Andrew Richardson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gabriel Sloyer, Kathleen Robertson 
  • Team: W/EP David Cornue; SR/EP Erica Messer; EP Steven Marrs, Courtney Hazlett, Caitlin Foito; D/EP Jon M. Chu
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Erica Messer Productions, OutEast Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A diva boss with no patience for working parents adopts a baby and has a change of heart, casting her mother-of-three assistant as an unlikely mentor and upending the office dynamics.
  • Cast: Lucy Liu, Tisha CampbellHayes MacArthur, Hayley Magnus
  • Team: W/EP Shana Goldberg-Meehan; D/EP Christine Gernon
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, CBS Television Studios
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: New York City teenager Lennon Cochrane's life is turned upside down when she stumbles on a family secret.
  • Cast: Quintessa Swindell
  • Team: W/EP Emily Kapnek; D/EP Dean Holland
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Specifica Productions
  • Notes: Rolled to TBD date in the future.

  • 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: Angelique Cabral, Tone Bell, Christopher Gorham, Annapurna Sriram, Matt Shively, Maile Flanagan, Kelly Ripa (recurring)
  • 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: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • 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. Based on the novel by Emily Bleeker.
  • 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: Rolled to TBD date in the future.