Friday, January 1, 2021

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: 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 GasteyerHarriet DyerX MayoTye White, Michael Benjamin Washington, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker
  • Team: W/EP Justin Spitzer; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; D/EP Jeff Blitz
  • Studio: Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment, Spitzer Holding Company
  • Premieres: 2021

GRAND CREW
  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of Black friends unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar.
  • Cast: Echo Kellum, Carl Tart, Justin Cunningham, Nicole Byer, Aaron Jennings
  • Team: W/EP Phil Augusta Jackson; EP Dan Goor; D/EP Maurice Marable
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • 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, John Cameron Mitchell 
  • Team: W/EP Etan Frankel; EP Kate McKinnon, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Aaron Hart
  • Studio: Universal Content Productions
  • Premieres: 2021

  • 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 finds 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, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Zyra Gorecki, Chiké Okonkwo, Veronica St. Clair, Jack Martin, Lily Santiago, Nicholas Gonzalez, Rohan Mirchandaney, Josh McKenzie, Chloe De Los Santos, Ione Skye (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP David Applebaum; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Ken Woodruff
  • Studio: Universal Television, Keshet Studios
  • Premieres: 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An unbiased look inside a criminal defense firm puts the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Dick Wolf; SR/EP Carol Mendelsohn; EP Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz, Peter Jankowski
  • Studio: Universal Television, Wolf Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

ORDINARY JOE
  • 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 WolkNatalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett, Elizabeth Lail
  • Team: W/EP Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner; EP Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Howard Klein; D/EP Adam Davidson
  • Studio: 20th Television, Universal Television, 6th & Idaho Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Premieres: 2022

  • Genre: Limited Series
  • Logline: Based on the stranger-than-fiction story behind the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that was featured on Dateline, which resulted in her husband Russ' conviction. He always insisted that he did not kill her. His conviction was later overturned as the brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.
  • Cast: Renée Zellweger
  • Team: W/EP Jessika Borsiczky; EP Renée Zellweger, Carmella Casinelli, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Jenny Klein
  • Studio: Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios, Big Picture Company
  • Premieres: 2022

ORDERED TO PILOT

  • 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: Sinqua Walls 
  • Team: W/EP Carla Banks-Waddles; EP Malcolm D. Lee, Debra Martin Chase
  • Studio: Universal Television, Blackmaled Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals take the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female army vet, will do everything they can to stay alive.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP JJ Bailey, Moira Kirland; EP John Davis, John Fox
  • Studio: Universal Television, Davis Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A group of friends who belong to a food issues group help each other as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that's going to make it all better.
  • Cast: Demi Lovato
  • Team: W/EP Suzanne Martin; EP Demi Lovato, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Scooter Braun, Scott Manson, James Shin
  • Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills Productions, SB Projects
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, follows in her father's footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding.
  • Cast: Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette
  • Team: W/EP Dan Rubin; EP Melissa Rauch, John Larroquette, Winston Rauch
  • Studio: Universal Television, Warner Bros. Television, After January Productions
  • Notes: Reboot of the NBC comedy that aired from 1984-92.

  • 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.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matt Hubbard, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan; EP Javier Veiga, Emiliano Calemzuk
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes: Based on the Spanish format Pequeñas Coincidencias.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A recently captured brilliant criminal mastermind orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists for a mysterious purpose. She clashes with the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jake Coburn, Nick Wootton; EP Julie Plec, Emily Cummins
  • Studio: Universal Television, My So-Called Company
  • Notes: