Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.
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THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO (20th Century Fox Television/ ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Rachna Fruchbom
Executive Producers: Nahnatchka Khan, Mandy Summers, Tawnia McKiernan
Logline: Inspired by the 1980s TV show of the same name, THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO centers around Meera, a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.
MAN OF THE HOUSE (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producers: Frank Pines, Vijal Patel
Executive Producers: Gail Berman (The Jackal Group), Joe Earley (The Jackal Group), Kerry Washington (Simpson Street), Pilar Savone (Simpson Street)
Logline: A multi-camera hybrid family comedy about two recently divorced sisters who decide to move in together to raise their kids under one roof. The oldest kid and only son is left to figure out what manhood means in a world where he’s now completely surrounded by females.
Cast: Alyson Hannigan
MOST LIKELY TO (Warner Bros. Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Diablo Cody
Executive Producers: Berlanti Productions / Greg Berlanti / Sarah Schechter
Logline: In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. 20 years later, they’re reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates.
SINGLE PARENTS (20th Century Fox Television)
Creator/Writer/Executive Producer: JJ Philbin
Creator/Executive Producer: Liz Meriwether
Executive Producer: Katherine Pope
Logline: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.
STEPS (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Kristin Newman
Executive Producer: Mandeville TV / David Hoberman / Todd Lieberman / Laurie Zaks
Logline: Four adults in three houses raise three kids after two divorces… together. Based on the Swedish format, BONUS FAMILY.
THREE RIVERS (ABC Studios)
Writers/Executive Producers: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer
Logline: Rebecca left her family’s Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York, but after being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she’s back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca’s side. And that’s going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.
UNT. BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Bobby Bowman
Executive Producers: Dawn Ostroff, Jon Koa, Greg Walter
Logline: Inspired by Bobby’s childhood growing up with a father with mental illness, this uplifting single camera comedy features a dysfunctional family that perseveres despite their differences and finds happiness in unexpected places.
UNTITLED KENYA BARRIS PROJECT (ABC Studios)
Writers/Executive Producers: Kenya Barris, Julie Bean
Logline: A dysfunctional family comedy about a stuck-in-his-ways and opinionated fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.
UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Tim Doyle
Logline: The comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.
FALSE PROFITS (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Kayla Alpert
Executive Producer: Jason Reed, Sabrina Wind
Logline: FALSE PROFITS follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.
THE FIX (ABC Studios)
Writers/Executive Producers: Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain and Marcia Clark
Executive Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks
Logline: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars? Part legal thriller, part confessional, part revenge fantasy. Always riveting.
FOR LOVE (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Michael Cooney
Executive Producer: Kim Moses
Logline: Five years ago, Hope Castille’s fiancé was killed. This morning she received a phone call from him. An epic love triangle set against a grounded, secret world of magic in present day New Orleans.
GET CHRISTIE LOVE (Lionsgate TV/Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Courtney A. Kemp
Executive Producers: Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase, Shana Waterman
Logline: Inspired by the revolutionary TV movie and subsequent series that aired on ABC in the ’70’s, GET CHRISTIE LOVE is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love – unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.
Cast: Kylie Bunbury
GRAND HOTEL (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Brian Tanen
Executive Producers: UnbeliEVAble (Eva Longoria and Ben Spector), Beta (Oliver Bachert and Christian Gockel)
Based on the Spanish format.
Logline: A soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (Kapital Entertainment)
Writr/Executive Producer: DJ Nash
Executive Porducers: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor
Logline: A dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake up call the others need to finally start living.
THE ROOKIE (ABC Studios) – Straight to series
Writer/Executive Producer: Alexi Hawley
Executive Producers: Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Nathan Fillion
Director: Liz Friedlander
Logline: Inspired by a true story, The Rookie centers on John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small-town life and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, he must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
Cast: Nathan Fillion
SAFE HARBOR (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Jason Richman
Executive Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
Logline: The series chronicles the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into harrowing, emotional, and often humorous situations.
SALVAGE (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Don Todd
Logline: Ex-cop Jimmy Hill just wants to be left alone after moving back home in rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents, and his own father.
STATIES (ABC Studios)
Writers/Executive Producers: Matt Partney & Corey Evett
Executive Producers: Maniac Productions (Michael Seitzman & Christina Davis)
Logline: Hard-charging NYPD detective, Eliza Cortez, is banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam’s investigative techniques don’t exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish-out-of-water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon.
TAKE TWO (ABC Studios) – Straight to series
Writers/Executive Producers: Andrew Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller
Executive Producer: Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin
Logline: Take Two revolves around Ella (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series who is fresh out of rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Although lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.
Cast: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian
WHISKEY CAVALIER (Warner Bros Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Dave Hemingson
Executive Producers: Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold (Doozer)
Cast/Producer: Scott Foley
Logline: WHISKEY CAVALIER is a high-octane hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super agent Will Chase (codename: “WHISKEY CAVALIER”) who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative FRANCESCA “FRANKIE” TROWBRIDGE (codename: “FIERY TRIBUNE”). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
UNTITLED HOLMES SISTERS (ABC Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Pam Veasey
Executive Producers: Rock’n Robin Productions (Robin Roberts), Royal Ties (Regina King)
Logline: A drama that explores the lives of five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, as they face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family.
25 (Sony Pictures TV/CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Hilary Winston
Executive Producers: Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Logline: Twenty-something Kyle comes to Austin to finally convince his old best friend from camp they are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, she just got engaged. A lot of guys would give up; Kyle is not one of those guys. But to Kyle’s surprise, even though he came to town looking for “the one,” he might end up with much more than that.
FAM (CBS Television Studios/Kapital Entertainment)
Writer/Executive Producer: Corinne Kingsbury
Executive Producers: David Rosenthal; Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; Wendi Trilling
Logline: A woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Jim Reynolds
Executive Producers: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor; Wendi Trilling
Logline: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness.
HISTORY OF THEM (Sony Pictures Television Studio/CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Gloria Calderon Kellett
Director/Executive Producer: Pamela Fryman
Executive Producers: Marc Provissiero
Logline: A multi-cultural ensemble about how two friends, Luna and Adam, meet and fall in love, using the couple’s social media (Instagram/Twitter/FB) as a guide. Inspired by Gloria Calderon-Kellett’s real life events.
Cast: Ana Villafañe, Brett Dier
I MOM SO HARD (Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Michelle Nader
Co-Writers: Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
Executive Producers: Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge
Logline: Based on the popular web series #IMOMSOHARD, two moms show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.
Cast: Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Ajay Sahgal
Logline: A family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City embark on a project to arrange their youngest son’s life, unaware he’s made plans of his own.
UNTITLED AUSTEN EARL AND TIM MCAULIFFE PROJECT (CBS Television Studios)
Writers/Executive Producers: Tim McAuliffe, Austen Earl
Executive Producers: Ben Winston, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry
Logline: A young married couple whose evenings have become comfortable and routine have their lives completely upended when a young musician moves into their spare bedroom and brings with him the complications of being an up and coming mega popstar…and sometimes even the paparazzi
CAGNEY AND LACEY (CBS Television Studios/MGM Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Bridget Carpenter
Logline: In this reboot of the iconic series, two female police detectives and friends keep the streets of L.A. safe.
CHIEFS (Sony Pictures Television Studio/CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: David Hudgins
Executive Producers: Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
Logline: The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful, but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County.
THE CODE (CBS Television Studios)
Executive Producer/Showrunner: Craig Sweeny
Co-Writers/Executive Producers: Craig Sweeny, Craig Turk
Executive Producer: Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
Logline: The military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.
GOD FRIENDED ME (Warner Bros. Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter (Berlanti Productions)
Director/Executive Producer: Marcos Siega
Logline: Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this humorous, uplifting series about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Jordan Harper
Executive Producer: Arnon Milchan
Logline: James Ellroy’s classic novel gets a thoroughly 2018 treatment in terms of tone, music and style. The paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous 1950’s Los Angeles.
MAGNUM P.I. (CBS Television Studios/Universal Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim
Excutive Producers: John Davis and John Fox (Davis Entertainment)
Logline: An update of the classic television series set in Hawaii, MAGNUM P.I. follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
MAIN JUSTICE (CBS Television Studios/Jerry Bruckheimer Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Sascha Penn
Executive Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Former Attorney General Eric Holder
Logline: Centered around the U.S. Attorney General, the show takes us into the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position. Inspired by the life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
MURDER (Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios)
Writer/Executive Producer: Amanda Green
Executive Producer: Dan Lin
Co-Executive Producer: Lindsey Liberatore
Logline: This fresh take on the investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves.
RED LINE (Warner Bros. Television)
Writers/Co-Executive Producers: Caitlin Parrish, Erica Weiss
Executive Producers: Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Logline: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
CHARMED (CBS Television Studios)
Executive Producers/Writers: Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
Executive Producer/Story by: Jennie Urman
Executive Producers: Brad Silberling (director), Ben Silverman
Logline: This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.
DEAD INSIDE (Warner Bros TV Studios)
Executive Producers/Writers: Katie Lovejoy
Executive Producers: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
Logline: After surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time, as they work together to help crime victims both living and dead, and figure out the unfinished business keeping his spirit on Earth.
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (Warner Bros. Television)
Executive Producers/Writers: Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker
Executive Producers: Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge; Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Based on the book The End of the World as We Know It, by Iva-Marie Palmer
Logline: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.
IN THE DARK (CBS Television Studios)
EP/W: Corinne Kingsbury
EPs: Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock (Red Hour Films)
Logline: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind- the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.
PLAYING DEAD (CBS Television Studios)
EP/W: Rina Mimoun and Josh Reims
EP: Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter (Intrigue)
Logline: A dysfunctional family dramedy about a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death.
SKINNY DIP (CBS Television Studios)
Executive Producers/Writers: Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner
Executive Producers: Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Studios)
Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen
Logline: After her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process.
SPENCER (Warner Bros Television)
Executive Producer/Writer: April Blair
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Producer: Robbie Rogers
Consultant: Dane Morck
Logline: When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.
UNTITLED ROSWELL PROJECT (Warner Bros Television)
Executive Producer/Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie
Executive Producers: Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank (Amblin Television); Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown
Based on the Roswell High book series, by Melinda Metz
Logline: After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
BLESS THIS MESS (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Liz Meriwether
Writer/Executive Producer/Director/Star: Lake Bell
Executive Producer: Katherine Pope
Logline: A newlywed couple gives up their drab and unfulfilling lives in NYC and moves to Nebraska to live a simpler life. It doesn’t work out like they planned.
COOL KIDS (20th Century Fox TV, FX Productions)
Writers/Executive Producers: Charlie Day, Paul Fruchbom
Executive Producer: Kevin Abbott, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton; Nick Frenkel
Director/Executive Producer: Don Scardino
Logline: Cool Kids revolves around three guy friends in a retirement community (David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull) who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel (Vicki Lawrence) who’s ready to challenge their place. Described as high school with 70-somethings.
Cast: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull
DADDY ISSUES (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Erin Foster
Executive Producers: Liz Meriwether, Oly Obst, Josh Lieberman
Logline: Loosely based on Erin Foster’s life, “Daddy Issues” revolves around Andi (single, 30-something), who refuses to settle down, and her friendship with her playboy dad. Andi’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her dad’s fallen in love with her best friend.
Cast: Erin Foster
DAN THE WEATHERMAN (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Steve Dildarian
Executive Producers: Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements
Loglin: After getting fired from his cushy job as a weatherman at the local TV station, Dan finds it’s not enough to be a charming white man in this world. He reluctantly ends up at the neighboring Spanish TV station.
OUR PEOPLE (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Vali Chandrasekaran
Executive Producers: Lee Daniels, Pam Williams, Marc Velez, Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar and Liat Shavit
Logline: Based on the Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple” – a man from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy” and his fiancée from a mid-western family try to build a normal life together. Though nobody can agree what that “normal” means.
REL (20th Century Fox Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: Kevin Barnett & Josh Rabinowitz
Writer/Executive Producer/Star: Lil Rel
Showrunner: Mike Scully
Executive Producer: Jerrod Carmichael
Logline: Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Inspired by Lil Rel’s real life.
MIXTAPE (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Josh Safran
Executive Producers: Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle
Logline: A romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.
UNT. ILENE CHAIKEN / MELISSA SCRIVNER LOVE (20th Century Fox Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love
Executive Producers: Judy Smith, Oly Obst
Logline: FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis is in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion – an affair with a prominent general – shatters her life and threatens her career at the FBI. Now labeled “the mistress,” Clementine Otis – wife, mother, patriot – begins to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation.
UNT. DAVID ELLIOT/DANNY STRONG DRAMA (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: David Elliot
Executive Producers: Danny Strong, Stacy Greenberg
Logline: A legal drama set in an wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty. Our lead’s motivation comes from her infamous past; as a young adult she was found guilty and later exonerated in a high-profile case in which she became a tabloid sensation, household name and national celebrity. While a hero and a victim to some, her bold and bullish tactics garner her some enemies— one of whom will do anything to see her go down for a crime we know she did not commit. We will watch her defend others as she fights to maintain her own innocence.
UNT. ROBERT LEVINE DRAMA (20th Century Fox Television/Miramax)
Writer/Executive Producer: Robert Levine
Executive Producer: Dennis Lehane
Logline: Armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester. Based on best-selling novel “GONE BABY GONE” by Dennis Lehane.
ABBY’S (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Josh Malmuth
Executive Producer: Mike Schur, David Miner
Logline: Abby’s is an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.
BRIGHT FUTURES (ABC Studios )
Writer/Executive Producer: Hale Rothstein
Writers/Co-Executive Producers: Danny Segal & Isaac Schamis (all three wrote together)
Executive Producer: Kenya Barris
Logline: A group of friends all stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature twentysomethings they are now to the successful professionals they’re destined to be.
FRIENDS-IN-LAW (Warner Bros. Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Brian Gallivan
Executive Producer: Tom Werner
Logline: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
LIKE FAMILY (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Suzanne Martin
Executive Producers: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Logline: Aubrey and Artie formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care, but are discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated.
SO CLOSE (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Greg Malins
Executive Producer: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Logline: At crossroads in their separate lives, hopeless romantics Riley & Kyle are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and may be each other’s soul mates.
UNTITLED ASEEM BATRA (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Aseem Batra
Director/Executive Producer: Julie Anne Robinson
Executive Producers: Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Josh Maurer
Producers: Kelly Pancho, Kim Lessing
Consulting Producer: Orli Auslender
Logline: A half-hour comedy that shows one woman’s hilarious unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all. inspired by the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything. by Orli Auslander.
THE ENEMY WITHIN (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Ken Woodruff
Executive Producer: Vernon Sanders
Logline: A character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It revolves around former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most-hated woman in America whom the FBI releases from federal super-max prison, enlisting her to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the U.S. today.
IN BETWEEN LIVES (NBC International, Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Moira Kirland
Executive Producers: David Heyman, Nancy Cotton
Logline: A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not.
MANIFEST (Warner Bros Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Jeff Rake
Executive Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke
Co-Executive Producer: Jackie Levine
Logline: In this character-driven, high-concept mystery thriller, a plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.
THE PASSAGE (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Elizabeth Heldens
Executive Producers: Matt Reeves, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan
Director: Jason Esner
Logline: Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on a 10-year-old girl named Amy Bellafonte, who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment and Brad Wolgast, the Federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.
Cast: Vincent Piazza, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Brianne Howey
SUSPICION (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Jessica Goldberg
Executive Producers: Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Joseph Finder
Logline: A Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goldman accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family. Based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder.
THE VILLAGE (Universal Television)
Writer/Executive Producer: Mike Daniels
Logline: Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it. All under one roof we will meet a recovering war vet, a pregnant teenage girl and her single mom, a cop with an unexpected love interest, a woman hiding a terrifying secret from her husband and a millennial lawyer who might find his grandfather is the best and worst roommate he ever could have hoped for.
UNTITLED BAD BOYS SPINOFF (Sony Pictures Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis
Executive Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, Doug Belgrad, Gabrielle Union
Logline: Free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II) has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in the action-packed, character-driven procedural.
Cast: Gabrielle Union
UNTITLED BELLEVUE HOSPITAL DRAMA (Universal Television)
Writers/Executive Producers: David Schulner
Director/Executive Producer: Peter Horton
Executive Producer: Eric Manheimer
Logline: Inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Bellevue Hospital, it’s a character-driven medical drama that revolves around the new director of Bellevue Hospital, whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the president of the United States all under one roof.
Linda Ge | TV Editor