Friday, January 1, 2021

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: 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 WarrenCedric Joe, Glynn Turman, Ray Fisher, Tonya Pinkins (replacing Niecy Nash), Chris Coy, Julia McDermott, Carter Jenkins, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Gil Bellows, Leslie Silva (recurring), Chris Butler (recurring), Alex Désert (recurring), Miles Fowler (recurring), Tongayi Chirisa (recurring), Jason Turner (recurring), Daniel Abeles (recurring)
  • 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: Drama
  • Logline: A unique spin on the crime procedural.
  • Cast: Candace Grace, Molly Price, Peter Mark Kendall, Josiah Cross
  • Team: W/EP/D Sam Esmail; EP Chad Hamilton
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions, ABC Signature, Esmail Corp
  • Notes:

  • 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: Shawn Vance, Bruce Campbell, Wendie Malick, Maxim Swinton, Tate Moore, Sofia Pernas, Reyn Doi
  • Team: W/EP Jimmy Kimmel, Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin
  • Studio: ABC Studios, Kimmelot
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Three former sorority sisters who lost touch after college reunite during a pivotal point in their lives. They realize sometimes it's okay to crack and when you do, no one will be there for you like your friends.
  • Cast: Sherri Shepherd, Essence Atkins, Tisha Campbell, Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant, Isaiah Mustafa
  • Team: W/EP Regina Hicks; EP Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Larry Wilmore; P Sherri Shepherd; D/EP Kelly Park
  • Studio: ABC Signature, JuVee Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: After being dumped by her boyfriend and kicked out of her apartment on the eve of a big promotion, Amy finds refuge at her mom's house in the blue-collar neighborhood where she grew up. She reconnects with her teenage niece living there due to her sister's latest rehab stint and resolves to stay when she realizes that her mom and niece aren't quite equipped to go it alone.
  • Cast: Shannon Woodward, Jane Lynch, Nicole Richie, Erik Griffin, Annie Gonzalez, Sofia Capanna
  • Team: W/EP Emily Wilson; EP Tom Werner, Sara Gilbert, Marc Provissiero, Mandy Summers; D/EP Betsy Thomas
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Alex Irving, a passionate Indigenous woman, sets off on an unconventional journey into politics. As she reckons with her own troubled past, she juggles obligations to her family, to her culture and to a political system that's never seen anybody quite like her.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP William Jehu Garroutte; SR/EP Jessica Goldberg; EP Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Griffiths, Darren Dale, Miranda Dear
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Universal Television, Keshet Studios, Blackfella Films
  • Notes: Based on the Australian drama Total Control.

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: The romantic anthology series reinvents fairytales for a new audience.
  • Cast: Brittany O'GradyEleanor Fanyinka 
  • Team: W/EP Brigitte Hales; EP Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz; D/EP James Griffiths
  • Studio: ABC Signature
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of teachers are brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching. They will rely on one another to make it through the day and find a way to counteract the school district's bullsh*t attitude toward educating children.
  • Cast: Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph
  • Team: W/EP Quinta Brunson; EP Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young woman tries to cope with life while coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic. She can see everyone's future, but her present is a mess.
  • Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, David Del Rio, Chris Elliott, Ray Ford, Leonardo Nam, Nichole Sakura, Angelique Cabral, Chloe Bridges, Kerri Kenney
  • Team: W/EP Maggie Mull, Justin Adler; EP Evan Hayes; D/EP Natalia Anderson
  • Studio: 20th Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A small group of elite national parks service agents solve crimes while protecting the parks - which, while being known for their sweeping, beautiful landscapes, also attract a vast array of criminal activity.
  • Cast: Billy Campbell, Angel Parker, Gerardo Celasco, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Blu Hunt, Tiffany Dupont, Guillermo Diaz
  • Team: W/EP Kevin Costner, Aaron Helbing, Jon Baird; EP Rod Lake, Ivan Cohen, Ken Halsband, Barry Jossen, Tana Jamieson; D/EP Anthony Hemingway
  • Studio: 20th Television, A+E Studios, Territory Pictures Entertainment, Anthony Hemingway Productions
  • Notes:


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Estranged and out-of-touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches - their '90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
  • Cast: Eve, Naturi Naughton, Brandy, Nadine VelazquezPepi Sonuga, Taylor Sele 
  • Team: W/EP Zahir McGhee; EP Sabrina Wind; D/EP Tim Story
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Windpower Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • 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-HenleyMichael EalyBex Taylor-KlausAndrew RichardsonJamie-Lynn SiglerVondie 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 (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960s make sure it is "the wonder years" for them too.
  • Cast: Elisha "EJ" WilliamsSaycon Sengbloh, Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, Milan Ray, Julian Lerner, Amari O'Neil, Don Cheadle (narrator)
  • Team: W/EP Saladin Patterson; EP Lee Daniels, Marc Velez; D/EP Fred Savage
  • Studio: 20th Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment
  • Notes: Reboot of the ABC comedy that aired from 1988-93.