Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NBC - 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: Two agents from two different continents - and with two different mindsets - must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
  • Cast: Jonathan TuckerRiann SteeleNorbert Leo Butz 
  • Team: W/EP J.H. Wyman; EP Jason Hoffs
  • Studio: Universal Television, Legendary Television, Frequency Films
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Big cat enthusiast Carole Baskin learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own. When the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous. Based on the Wondery podcast Over My Dead Body. Also airing on Peacock and USA.
  • Cast: Kate McKinnon
  • Team: W/EP Etan Frankel; EP Kate McKinnon, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Aaron Hart
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A recently widowed host of Atlanta's #2 morning show struggles to balance his job and his young daughters despite all the "help" he gets from his father-in-law and his brother.
  • Cast: Kenan Thompson, Don Johnson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett
  • Team: W/EP David Caspe, Jackie Clarke; EP Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In this Law & Order: SVU spinoff, Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he's been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler strives for absolution and to rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.
  • Cast: Christopher Meloni
  • Team: W/EP Dick Wolf; EP Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski
  • Studio: Universal Television, Wolf Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A wealthy businessman runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population.
  • Cast: Ted Danson, Holly HunterBobby Moynihan, Vella Lovell, Mike Cabellon, Kyla Kenedy 
  • Team: W/EP Tina Fey, Robert Carlock; EP Jeff Richmond, David Miner
  • Studio: Universal Television, Little Stranger, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Inspired by the formative years of actor Dwayne Johnson.
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson
  • Team: W/EP Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang; EP Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Jennifer Carreras
  • Studio: Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions, Fierce Baby Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • 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.
  • Cast: Ana Gasteyer, Harriet Dyer, X Mayo, Tye White, Michael Benjamin Washington, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker
  • Team: W/EP Justin Spitzer; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor
  • Studio: Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After the Cooper family's golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Carla Banks-Waddles; EP Malcolm D. Lee, Debra Martin Chase
  • Studio: Universal Television, Blackmaled Productions
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • 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.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Rachele Lynn; EP Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker
  • Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A team of investigators solve the highest-profile crimes by sending the protagonist into the past - in the body of the victim. They assume the victim's identity and must race against time to prevent the crime before it happens.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP JJ Bailey; EP John Davis, John Fox
  • Studio: Universal Television, Davis Entertainment
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: An ensemble comedy following black people, dating and wine.
  • Cast: Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Nicole Byer, Aaron Jennings
  • Team: W/EP Phil Augusta Jackson; EP Dan Goor
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Jim 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.
  • Cast: Jim Jefferies
  • Team: W/EP Jim Jefferies, Suzanne Martin; EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Tim Sarkes, Alex Murray
  • Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills Productions, Brillstein Entertainment Partners
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.
  • Cast: Natalie Zea, Zyra Gorecki 
  • Team: W/EP David Appelbaum; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan; D/EP Thor Freudenthal
  • Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Studios
  • Notes: Moved to script-to-series model. Majority of cast released.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. Based on the novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
  • Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Valorie Curry, Eddie Izzard, Sumalee Montano, Rick Gonzalez, Beau Knapp
  • Team: W/EP Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie; EP Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Falvey, Anna Culp
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Imagine Television
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A unique mix of adults at night school GED prep class unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom. Based on the 2018 film starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
  • Cast: Shanola Hampton, Josh SegarraIan Gomez, Collette Wolfe, James Earl, Joe Massingill
  • Team: W/EP Christopher Moynihan; EP Kevin Hart, Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee
  • Studio: Universal Television, Hartbeat Productions, Will Packer Productions, Bicycle Path Productions
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life, the drama explores the three parallel lives of its main character. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion.
  • Cast: James Wolk, Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett
  • Team: W/EP Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner; EP Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Howard Klein; D/EP Adam Davidson
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 6th & Idaho Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes: Will film in Fall 2020.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: 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. Based on the Spanish format Pequeñas Coincidencias.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matt Hubbard, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan; EP Javier Veiga, Emiliano Calemzuk, Gonzalo Sagardia
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes: Rolled to 2021 development cycle.