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)


  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of dedicated, passionate teachers - and a slightly tone-deaf principal - are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do - even if they don't love the school district's less-than-stellar 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; D/EP Randall Einhorn
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, 20th Television; Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A young woman tries to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees the fate of her friends, parents, clients and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
  • Cast: Rebecca RittenhouseDavid 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
  • Premieres: 2022

  • 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: EveNaturi NaughtonBrandyNadine VelazquezPepi SonugaTaylor Sele 
  • Team: W/EP Zahir McGhee; EP Sabrina Wind; D/EP Tim Story
  • Studio: ABC Signature, Windpower Entertainment
  • Premieres: October 19, 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 JoeGlynn TurmanRay FisherTonya Pinkins (replacing Niecy Nash), Chris Coy, Julia McDermott, Carter Jenkins, Joshua Caleb JohnsonGil BellowsLeslie 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: 2022

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Set in the late 1960s, the coming-of-age story takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama through the point-of-view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean's hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their "wonder years" in a turbulent time. Reboot of the ABC comedy that aired from 1988-93.
  • Cast: Elisha "EJ" WilliamsSaycon SengblohDulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, Milan Ray, Julian Lerner, Amari O'Neil, Don Cheadle (narrator), Allen Maldonado (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Saladin Patterson; EP Lee Daniels, Marc Velez; D/EP Fred Savage
  • Studio: 20th Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment
  • Premieres: September 22, 2021