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: 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 GraceCaitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata, Shiloh Bearman, Jordyn Starr Curet, Chloe Jo Rountree, JeCobi Swain
  • Team: W/EP Michael Colton, John Aboud; EP Topher Grace, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum; Co-EP Jason Wang
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Lionsgate Television, The Tannenbaum Company
  • Premieres: April 7, 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, Dan Bucatinsky (recurring), Daniella Garcia (recurring), Mary McDonnell (recurring), Adam Arkin (recurring), Matthew Glave (recurring), Jalen Thomas Brooks (recurring), Sharon Lawrence (recurring), Mo McRae (recurring), Sarah Grace White (recurring), Nina Millin (recurring), Abigail Spencer (recurring)
  • 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: April 8, 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 WarrenCedric Joe, Glynn Turman, Ray Fisher, Tonya Pinkins (replacing Niecy Nash), Chris Coy, Julia McDermott, Carter Jenkins
  • 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 (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:
  • Team: W/EP Emily Wilson; EP Tom Werner, Sara Gilbert, Marc Provissiero, Mandy Summers
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Anthology
  • Logline: The romantic anthology series reinvents fairytales for a new audience.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Brigitte Hales; EP Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Team: W/EP Maggie Mull, Justin Adler; EP Evan Hayes
  • 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
  • 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: Two Latinx families vie for wealth and power in California's Sonoma Valley.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matt Lopez; EP Adam Kolbrenner
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Lit Entertainment Group
  • 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 
  • 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 (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:
  • Team: W/EP Regina Hicks; EP Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Larry Wilmore
  • Studio: ABC Signature, JuVee Productions
  • 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:
  • 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.