Thursday, January 23, 2020

Development News - ABC Picks Up Drama 'Rebel' Starring Katey Sagal; CBS Orders Second Chuck Lorre Pilot; Plus 7 More Updates!

Development News - January 23, 2020

ABC's My Village & Rebel; CBS' B Positive; FOX's The Cleaning Lady; and NBC's American Auto, Crazy For You, Jefferies, Someone Out There & Untitled Phil Augusta Jackson.

  • MY VILLAGE (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written and executive produced by The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer. Produced by ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television. 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.
  • REBEL (Drama) - Starring Katey Sagal (Married... With Children, Sons of Anarchy). Written by Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff. Executive produced by Vernoff, Erin Brockovich, John Davis, John Fox and Alexandre Schmitt. Co-produced by Mike Stein. Produced by ABC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Trip the Light Productions. Logline: Inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich, the drama centers on Annie "Rebel" Bello (Sagal), a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. 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.
  • THE CLEANING LADY (Drama) - Written by Miranda Kwok (The 100). Executive produced by Kwok, Shay Mitchell and Melissa Carter. Produced by Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and Amore & Vita Productions. Logline: Based on the Argentinian format La Chica Que Limpia, a whip-smart doctor comes to the United States for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. When the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.
  • B POSITIVE (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Marco Pennette (Mom). Executive produced by Pennette and Chuck Lorre. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions. Logline: Faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.
  • AMERICAN AUTO (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Superstore creator Justin Spitzer. Executive produced by Spitzer, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Produced by Universal Television and Kapital Entertainment. Logline: Set at the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit, a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written and co-executive produced by Rachele Lynn (Saturday Night Live). Executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. Produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions. Logline: With her life stalling, Daisy re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed. Realizing she is a bit rusty at being "normal" and "appealing" on first dates, she'll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today's quick-to-dismiss dating culture.
  • JEFFERIES (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Starring Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show). Written by Jefferies and Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin. Executive produced by Jefferies, Martin, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray. Produced by Universal Television, Hazy Mills Productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Logline: Jefferies stars as a fictionalized version of himself - a comedian with a unique and often controversial take on modern life, relationships and co-parenting with his best friend.
  • SOMEONE OUT THERE (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Forever creator Matt Hubbard and The Good Place's Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan. Executive produced by Hubbard, Siegal, Morgan, Javier Veiga, Emiliano Calemzuk and Gonzalo Sagardia. Produced by Universal Television. Logline: Based on the Spanish format Pequeñas Coincidencias, two set-in-their-ways adults are challenged by very unexpected strangers to become the best versions of themselves in order to find love and possibly each other.
  • UNTITLED PHIL AUGUSTA JACKSON PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Phil Augusta Jackson with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor supervising. Executive produced by Jackson and Goor. Produced by Universal Television. Logline: An ensemble comedy following black people, dating and wine.