It’s that time of year again when The Big Five networks are knee deep in pilot season.
This year will be seeing a lot more of the usual suspects, with big name producers taking on even more new projects.
Some things to look out for: “The Catch” by uber-producer Shonda Rhimes (ABC), Greg Berlanti’s much talked about “Supergirl” (CBS), John Wells“>John Wells’s “Studio City,” Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” (Fox), and Ellen DeGeneres’s latest untitled project starring Monica Potter (NBC).
TheWrap‘s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project by ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, and NBC are planning. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so. We’ve used “TBA” to indicate when information is still coming.
Check back often for regular updates.
THE KING OF 7B (Rhode Island Ave. Productions, ABC Studios)
Writer: Howard Franklin
Producer: Dan Fogelman, Ben Karlin (showrunner)
Director: David Frankel
Logline: An agoraphobic recluse ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street. Prentiss Porter will embark on an incredible journey of discovery right outside his front door in this ensemble comedy.
Cast: Craig Ferguson – “Prentiss Porter”
Carla Jiminez – “Juana”
Kirby Howell-Baptiste – “Greta”
UNT. MOLYNEUX PROJECT (fka THE BRAINY BUNCH) (20th Century Fox Television, Imagine TV)
Writer: Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux
Producer: Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo
Logline: Through a combination of genetics and dynamic home schooling, Kip and Mona Lisa Mitchell find themselves raising extraordinarily intelligent kids. When Kip returns home from the military to be a stay at home dad, he experiences firsthand the challenges of parenting kids who have genius IQ’s, but limited life and social skills.
Cast: Melanie Griffith – “Celeste”
James Roday – “Kip”
Majandra Delfino – “MonaLisa”
Spencer Tomich – “Gregory”
Harrison Holzer – “Matthew”
Katherine Reis – “Marissa”
Zoe Colletti – “Phoebe”
Raphael Alejandro – “Thunder”
UNTITLED JUDAH MILLER (20th Century Fox Television, 3 Arts)
Writer: Judah Miller
Producer: Judah Miller, Tom Lassally, Jonathan Berry
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Logline: When a Tony award-winning mother and a risk averse, cerebral father are blessed with a son who is a natural born competitive athlete, they are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high octane world of youth sports.
Cast: Megan Hilty – “Irene”
Tony Rock – “Ty”
Greg Grunberg – “Gary”
Efren Ramirez – “Jose Luis”
Mary Lynn Rajskub – “Susie”
Marissa Jaret Winokur – “Donna”
Greg Grunberg – “Gary”
Mary Lynn Rajskub – “Susie”
Marissa Jaret Winokur – “Donna Banelli”
Matthew McCann – “Gus”
IRREVERSIBLE (Reshet TV, Sony Pictures Television, Fedora Entertainment)
Writer: Segahl Avin
Producers: Segahl Avin, Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer
Director: Segahl Avin
Logline: Based on the Israeli series “Bilti Hafich,” the comedy follows Sarah and Andy, an eccentric couple, and their trials and tribulations which they mostly bring on themselves. The comedy is No. 1 in Israeli broadcast TV.
Cast: Justin Long
UNCLE BUCK (Will Packer Productions, Universal Television, ABC Studios)
Writer: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley
Producer: Will Packer
Logline: Based on the 1989 movie, Uncle Buck is a multi-camera family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.
Cast: Mike Epps – “Buck”
Nia Long – “Alexis”
Aalyrah Caldwell – “Maizy”
FAMILY FORTUNE (Universal Television, 3 Arts)
Writer: Matt Hubbard, Fortune Feimster
Producer: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard
Logline: A comedy about a popular gym teacher in Georgia who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. She doesn’t realize she’ll have to deal with her bickering and happily divorced parents also ‘coming out’ that they are sleeping together again.
Cast: Fortune Feimster – “Fortune”
Annie Potts – “Ginger”
John Carroll Lynch – “Mike”
Lacey Chabert – “Nichole”
Parker Young – “Tyler”
DR. KEN (Sony Television, ABC Studios)
Writer: Jared Stern, Mike O’Connell, Ken Jeong
Producer: Jared Stern, Mike O’Connell, Ken Jeong, John Davis“>John Davis, John Fox, Mike Sikowitz
Logline: The half-hour comedy follows Ken Jeong who is a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage and parenting, and succeeding at none of them.
Cast: Ken Jeong – “Dr. Ken”
Albert Tsai – “Dave”
Dave Foley – “Pat”
Suzy Nakamura – “Allison”
Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Damona”
Krista Marie Yu – “Molly”
Jonathan Slavin – “Hector”
FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Hypomania Content, DiBonaventura Pictures Television, ABC Studios)
Writer: David Windsor, Casey Johnson
Producer: Dan Savage, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott
Logline: Dan Savage’s semi-autobiographical revolves around a picture-perfect family turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
Cast: Jay R. Ferguson – “Pat O’Neal”
Bebe Wood – “Shannon”
Mathew Shively – “Jimmy”
Noah Galvin – “Kenny”
Mary Hollis Inboden – “Maureen”
Martha Plimpton – “Eileen O’Neal”
CHEV & BEV (ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment)
Writer: Brad Copeland, Aaron Kaplan
Producer: Ben Taylor
Logline: Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo star as two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.
Ed Oxenbould – “Taylor”
Cooper Friedman – “Elliot”
Aly Michalka – “Molly”
Maulik Pancholy – “Amir”
Grace Kaufman – “Hope”
DELORES & JERMAINE (3 Arts, ABC Studios)
Writer: Danny Chin, Jermaine Fowler
Producer: Michael Rotenberg, Avi Gilbert
Logline: Based on the life of comedian Jermaine Fowler, who stars as a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive who moves in with his estranged grandmother — a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting.
Cast: Jermaine Fowler – “Jermaine”
Whoopi Goldberg – “Delores”
Jennia Fredrique – “Marsha”
Roy Wood Jr. “Jerome”
Gary Perez “Mr. Ross”
Christina Moore “Ebony”
The 46 PERCENTERS (Warner Bros. Television, Gavin&Roxie&Hap Productions)
Writer: Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
Producer: Sherry Bilsing-Graham
Logline: An anti-romantic, romantic comedy about the 46 percent of the population who choose to stay married. Told through the point of view of three couples.
Cast: Angela Kinsey – “Marni”
Ian Gomez – “Robert”
Jason Antoon – “Hari”
Nazneen Contractor – “Kiri”
Malcom Barrett – “Jay”
UNTITLED JOHNNY KNOXVILLE PROJECT (3 Arts, ABC Studios)
Writer: Victor Fresco
Producer: Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Johnny Knoxville
Logline: Narrated by Johnny Knoxville and based on his life, the family comedy follows the exploits of 12-year-old Johnny navigating the “outlaw culture” of his family and small hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., and documents the childhood experiences that inspired him to become one of the greatest pranksters of a generation.
Cast: Johnny Knoxville – “Self/Voiceover”
Brad Carter – “Jukebox”
Julie Ann Emery – “Genevieve”
Brittany Beery – “Audrey”
Lavell Crawford – “Big Stevie”
David Koechner – “Ray”
UNTITLED NBA PROJECT (Mandalay Sports Media, Kapital Entertainment, Rhode Island Ave. Productions, ABC Studios)
Writer: David Windsor, Casey Johnson
Producer: Dan Fogelman, Mike Tollin, Peter Gruber, Aaron Kaplan
Logline: A buddy comedy set in the world of the NBA about a rookie who doesn’t speak English and a translator who doesn’t speak basketball.
Cast: Skylar Astin – “Jason”
Jami Gertz – “Bonnie Bloomberg”
Blondy Baruti – “Mo”
Laura Steinel – “Marty”
Matthew Glave – “Bob Bloomberg”
Ving Rhames – “Don D’Alessario”
THE ADVOCATE (Vendetta Productions, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Sheldon Turner
Producer: Sheldon Turner, Jennifer Klein, Dr. Valerie Ulene, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan
Logline: Tough, resourceful and at the top of her game, a type-A business woman has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine.
Cast: Kim Raver – “Frankie”
Coby Bell – “Chris”
Freddie Thorpe – “Tommy”
BOOM (ABC Studios)
Writer: Josh Pete, Rodes Fishburne
Producer: Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne
Logline: The biggest oil discovery in American history (bigger than Texas and as big as Saudi Arabia) has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the American 1849 Gold Rush. This series tracks the epic pilgrimage of a young, ambitious couple to the oil fields of the Bakken seeking their fortune and a better life — it’s a classic tale with modern twists. As we follow their trials and tribulations in a modern day “Wild West”, they negotiate a colorful ensemble of roughnecks, grifters, oil barons, criminals, and fellow prospectors against a stark and beautiful backdrop.
Cast: Don Johnson – “Hap Boyd”
Chace Crawford – “Billy”
Scott Michael Foster – “Wick”
Rebecca Rittenhouse – “Cody”
India De Beaufort – “Jules”
Delroy Lindo – “Tip Hamilton”
Caitlin Carver – “Lacey”
Yani Gellman – “AJ”
Amber Valletta – “Carla”
THE ADVERSARIES (ABC Studios)
Writer: David Zabel
Producer: David Zabel
Logline: When the patriarch of a New York legal dynasty becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, his federal prosecutor daughter must decide which side she will fight on.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn – “Charlie”
Christine Lahti – “Katherine Hayward”
Lenny Platt – “Danny”
Enuka Okuma – “Aisha”
Kristen Hager – “Jess”
Christine Evangelista – “Emma”
THE KINGMAKERS (ABC Studios)
Writer: Sallie Patrick
Producer: Sallie Patrick
Logline: When his sister is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university, a young man adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty, and high-profile alums – in order to investigate her death.
Cast: Colm Feore – “Dean Vandermeer”
Khary Payton – “Professor Ben Wheeler”
Tracey Fairaway – “Phoebe Cross”
Parminder Nagra – “Radha Mittal”
Kristin Bauer – “Maeve Vandermeer”
Adrian Pasdar – “Senator Walden”
Gus Halper – “Jacob/Eli”
THE CATCH (ABC Studios, Shondaland)
Writer: Jennifer Schuur
Producer: Shonda Rhimes, Besty Beers, Helen Gregory, Kate Atkinson, Julie Anne Robinson
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Logline: A thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé, our heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiancé’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Based on the novel from Kate Atkinson.
Cast: Mireille Enos – “Alice Vaughan”
Jacky Ido – “Delgado”
Jay Hayden – “James McGrath”
Elvy Yost – “Maria”
Damon Dayoub – “Kieran”
Alimi Ballard – “Evan”
Rose Rollins – “Abby”
BROAD SQUAD (ABC Studios, Fake Empire)
Writer: Bess Wohl
Producer: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Len Goldstein, AaronKaplan, Alexandra Lyndon
Logline: Inspired by true stories, the pilot follows the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978.
Cast: Charlotte Spencer – “Molly”
Cody Horn – “Lisa”
Rutina Wesley – “Joanne”
Lauren Ambrose – “Eileen”
Kenneth Mitchell – “Jim Pearce”
Michael Gaston – “Captain Donahue”
Alberto Frezza – “Frank Butler”
Morgan Spector – “Tommy Anthony”
MIX (Warner Bros Television)
Writer: Jennifer Cecil
Producers: Jennifer Cecil, Le Train Train, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack
Logline: A one-hour dramedy that explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads.
Cast: Camille Guaty – “Lola Ruiz Wells”
Walter Perez – “Mateo”
Blake Lee – “Finn”
Yobdee – “Zala”
Joaquim de Almeida – “Ray”
Sam Page – “James”
Britne Oldford – “Remy”
Sharon Lawrence – “Stella Knox”
QUANTICO (ABC Studios)
Writer: Josh Safran
Producer: The Mark Gordon“>Mark Gordon Company
Logline: A group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. As we intercut between their hidden pasts and their present training, we also flash-forward to the near future, where one of the recruits will turn out to be a sleeper terrorist responsible for the most devastating terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11.
Cast: Tate Ellington – “Simon Asher”
Graham Rogers – “Caleb Haas”
Jake McLaughlin -“Ryan”
Priyanka Chopra “Alex”
Dougray Scott – “Liam”
Aunjanue Ellis – “Miranda”
Johanna Braddy – “Shelby”
Yasmine Al Massri – “Nimah”
UNTITLED JENNA BANS (ABC Studios, Mandeville Television)
Writer: Jenna Bans
Producers: Jenna Bans, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks
Logline: The pilot explores the shockwaves that ripple a son thought dead for more than 10 years suddenly returns. The son of a local politician, the young man’s return not only rattles his tight-knit family to its core, it prompts the release of the neighbor imprisoned for his murder, while the cop responsible is forced to reexamine what truly happened all those years ago
Cast: Joan Allen – “Claire”
Zach Gilford – “Danny”
Liam James – “Adam”
Alison Pill – “Willa”
Margot Bingham – “Sergeant Nina Meyer”
Floriana Lima – “Bridey”
Madeleine Arthur – “Young Willa”
RUNNER (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Michael Cooney
Producers: Michael Cooney, Ian Sander and Kim Moses with Jon Cowan attached to Executive Produce and Showrun the series.
Director: Michael Offer
Logline: Lauren Marks believes she is leading a perfect life. It’s ripped apart by one simple twist of fate; to uncover the truth she must follow a trail of lies that take her into the world of cartels and the illegal gun trade between the US and Mexico. Based on the Turkish series “Son.”
Cast: Paula Patton – “Lauren”
Adam Rodriguez – “Troy”
Brent Sexton – “Simon”
Vondie Curtis-Hall – “Danzinger”
Matthew Le Nevez – “Adam”
Chris Johnson – “Josh”
Megan Dodds – “Emily”
L.A. CRIME (ABC Studios)
Writer: Steven Baigelman
Producer: Mandeville Television.
Logline: A character-driven, true-crime procedural that explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in L.A. history. Season one focuses on two LA cops in search for a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial killing team amidst the rock-and-roll, coke-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.
Cast: : Erika Christensen – “Betty”
Darrell Britt‐Gibson – “Diver”
Taissa Farmiga – “Karen”
Holley Fain – “Trish”
Karolina Wydra – “Dianne”
Adam Rothenberg – “Jack”
Anne Winters – “Vicki”
Gabriel Luna – “Paco”
Ed Westwick – “Kent”
OF KINGS AND PROPHETS (ABC Studios)
Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Producers: Jason Reed, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi
Logline: An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.
Cast: Ray Winstone – “King Saul”
Haaz Sleiman – “Jonathan”
Mohammad Bakri – “Samuel”
Maisie Richardson‐Sellers – “Michal”
Oliver Rix – “David”
Tomer Kapon – “Joab’
THE HALF OF IT (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Mike Gibbons
Producer: Mike Gibbons
Logline: A multi-camera comedy, a newly divorced dad revels in the fact that he now gets to keep half his stuff, which is more than he ever had when he was married.
SUPER CLYDE (CBS Television Studios, Amigos de Garcia)
Writer: Greg Garcia
Producer: Greg Garcia
Logline: A remake of the 2013 pilot, the single-carmera comedy follows a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling
HAPPY LIFE (Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Bill Wrubel
Producer: Bill Wrubel
Logline: A multicamera, Joe is a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is.
Cast: Steven Weber – “Joe”
Bill Smitrovich – “Mitch”
Eric Petersen – “Scott”
Rita Moreno – “Judy”
RUSH HOUR (Warner Bros. Television, Doozer)
Writer: Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick
Producer: Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold
Logline: Based on the New Line Cinema film, a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
UNTITLED O’SHANNON/WARREN PROJECT (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Dan O’Shannon, Peter Warren
Producer: Dan O’Shannon, Peter Warren, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum
Logline: Follows a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Tad Quill
Producer: Tad Quill
Logline: When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.
LIFE IN PIECES (Kapital Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Justin Adler
Producers: Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer
Director: Jason Winer
Logline: The single-camera comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.
Cast: Colin Hanks – “Greg”
Betsy Brandt – “Heather”
Dianne Wiest – “Joan”
Zoe Lister Jones – “Jen”
Thomas Sadoski – “Matt”
James Brolin – “John”
Dan Bakkedahl – “Tim”
Angelique Cabral – “Colleen”
Giselle Eisenberg – “Sophia”
Holly Barrett – “Samantha”
Niall Cunningham – “Tyler”
UNTITLED TOMMY JOHNAGIN PILOT (Doozer, Warner Bros. Television)
Writers: Tommy Johnagin, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker
Producers: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Tommy Johnagin
Logline: Inspired by the life of comedian Tommy Johnagin, a stand-up comic raising a family in the small Midwestern town where he grew up.
Cast: Tommy Johnagin
THE MISTAKE (Warner Bros. Television, Silver and Gold Productions, Woltz International)
Writer: Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Scott Silveri, David Mandel
Producers: Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Scott Silveri, David Mandel, Andy Ackerman
Logline: A couple who just “finished” raising their kids find out they’re expecting.
TAXI-22 (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Tad Quill
Producers: Tad Quill, Francois Flamand, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Patrick Huard, James Gandolfini, John Leguizamo, Jeff Golenberg, Sam Maydew
Logline: Follows a New York City cab driver, based on the hit French-Canadian series “Taxi 0-22.”
Cast: John Leguizamo
SUPERGIRL (Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler
Producer: Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler Sarah Schecter
Logline: Revolves around Kara Zor-El, who escaped Krypton amid its destruction years ago, and has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, since arriving on Earth. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be.
Cast: “Kara” – Melissa Benoist
“James Olsen” – Mehcad Brooks
DOUBT (CBS TV Studios)
Writer: Tony Phelan, Joan Rater
Producer: Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
Logline: Cameron Wirth is a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who gets romantically involved with a client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Cast: “Cameron Wirth” – Laverne Cox
LFE (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Producer: Paul Downs Colaizzo, Dan Jinks
Logline: A high-octane medical procedural centering on second-year residents at New York City’s top hospital as they attempt to balance their god complexes with their humanity.
CODE BLACK (ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Michael Seitzman
Producer: Michael Seitzman, David Semel, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry
Director: David Semel
Logline: Based on the documentary, a medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation – LA County Hospital – where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
LIMITLESS (CBS Television Studios, K/O Paper Products, Relativity Media)
Writer: Craig Sweeny
Producer: Craig Sweeny, Neil Berger, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Coopery, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus and Ray Ricord
Director: Neil Berger
Logline: Based on the 2011 feature, the series follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
CRIMINAL MINDS SPINOFF (ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios, The Mark Gordon Company)
Writer: Erica Messer
Producers: Erica Messer, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
Logline: Follows Jack Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the FBI, who is in charge of the bureau’s top team handling American cases abroad.
Cast: “Jack Garrett” — Gary Sinise
AUSTEN’S RAZOR (CBS Television Studios, Legendary Television)
Writer: Arthur L. Caplan, David Klass, Perri Klass
Producers: David Klass, Perri Klass, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott
Logline: The drama follows a bioethicist who is called to solve the most complicated, dynamic and confounding medical issues. Based on Caplan’s own work in bioethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.
CORDON (My So-Called Company, Eyeworks, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Julie Plec
Producer: Julie Plec, David Nutter
Director: David Nutter
Logline: Based on the Belgian series, when a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a large city quarantine is quickly enforced, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. “Cordon” tells the story of loved ones tragically torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.
Cast: “Major Alex ‘Lex Carnahan” – David Gyasi; “Jana” – Christina Moses; “Katie Frank” – Kristen Gutoskie; “Jake” – Chris Wood
DEAD PEOPLE (Bad Robot Productions, Aggressive Mediocrity, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Producer: Tom Kapinos
Logline: After a near-death experience, a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife who he has never gotten over.
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE (CBS TV Studio, KO Paper Products)
Writer: Joe Hill
Producer: Joe Hill, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, Jerry Golod
Logline: Reinvention of the horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series from the 1980s.
CHEERLEADER DEATH SQUAD (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Marc Cherry, Neal Baer, Dan Truly
Producer: Marc Cherry, Neal Baer, Dan Truly, Sabrina Wind
Logline: When a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school realizes his students have high level access through personal connections, he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency.
Cast: Gia Mantegna
THE PERFECT STANLEYS (Kapital Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Dana Klein
Producer: Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan
Director: Pam Fryman
Logline: A family comedy told from the point-of-view of a working mother who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay at home sister-in-law.
Cast: Jenna Elfman – “Ellen”
Matt Letscher – “Matt”
Bret Harrison – “Jack”
Liza Lapira – “Amy”
Nancy Lenehan – “Anita”
Izzy Watts – “Frankie”
Peter Riegert – “Ira”
Jason Maybaum – “Oliver”
Lauren Donzis – “Pippa”
Lucas Jaye – “Hudson”
COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING YOUR 20’s (Jackal Group, 20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Jay Lacopo
Producer: Jay Lacopo, Gail Berman
Logline: After a particularly calamitous experience, 26-year-old Cooper Barrett turns to camera and, using cautionary tales from his own life, episode by episode, helps the youth of America survive the ridiculous disaster that is life and love in your 20’s.
Cast: Jack Cutmore Scott – “Cooper”
Meaghan Rath – “Kelly”
James Earl – “Barry”
Charlie Saxton – “Neal”
FANTASY LIFE (20th Century Fox Television, 3 Arts)
Writer: Tim McAuliffe
Producer: Tim McAuliffe, Kevin Connolly, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien
Director: Mark Cendrowski
Logline: A multi-cam hybrid comedy following a hard-working guy lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. Based on the best-selling book, “Fantasy Life,” by Matthew Berry.
Cast: Kevin Connolly – “Mitch”
James Caan – “Chuck”
Kimberly Crossman – “Summer”
Vanessa Williams – “Terry”
Utkarsh Ambudkar – “Max”
Jamie Lynn Sigler – “Abby”
Chaz Shepherd – “Michael aka MC2”
DETOUR (20th Century Fox Television, Tagline Pictures)
Writer: Steve Franks
Producer: Steve Franks, Willie Mercer, Chris Henze, Rivers Cuomo, Dan Field
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Logline: Inspired by the real life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at the age of 30 to quit his band and go back to college
Cast: Ben Aldridge – “Michael”
Joseph Morgan – “Walter”
Olivia Thirlby – “Gabrielle”
Peter Gallagher – “Professr Zaring”
Affion Crockett – “Dominic”
Alice Lee – “Annika”
THE GRINDER (20th Century Fox Television Studios)
Writer: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul
Producer: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel, Nicholas Stoller, Jake Kasdan, Rob Lowe
Director: Jake Kasdan
Logline: Rob Lowe stars as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka “The Grinder”). When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home has the experience to take over his family’s law firm.
Order: Put pilot
Cast: Rob Lowe – “Dean Sanderson”
Fred Savage – “Stewart”
Mary Elizabeth Ellis – “Debbie”
Natalie Morales – “Claire”
William Devane – “Dean Sr.”
Hana Hayes – “Rebecca”
Connor Kalopsis – “Ethan”
UNTITLED JOHN STAMOS COMEDY (ABC Studios)
Writer: Danny Chun
Producer: Danny Chun, John Stamos, Dan Fogelman
Logline: The single-cam comedy follows a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father – and a grandfather.
Cast: John Stamos – “Jimmy”
Josh Peck – “Gerald”
48 HOURS ‘TIL MONDAY (Universal Television, TBD Productions)
Writer: Charlie Grandy
Producer: Charlie Grandy, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
Logline: The single-camera comedy focuses on a husband’s struggle to not let weekends go to hell.
Cast: Jane Curtin
SCREAM QUEENS (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
Producer: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante Di Loreto
Director: Ryan Murphy
Logline: The anthology series revolves around a college campus grappling with a series of murders.
Order: 15 episodes
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis
FRANKENSTEIN (20th Century Fox Television)
Writer:Rand Ravich, Howard Gordon
Producer: Rand Ravich
Director: Michael Cuesta
Logline: The drama follows the morally corrupt and retired cop Ray Pritchard. He’s given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. He’ll have to choose between his old lifestyle and a new sense of purpose with a second chance at life while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators”: an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister.
Cast: Adhir Kalyan – “Otto”
Rob Kazinsky – “Pritchard”
Dilshad Vasaria – “Mary”
Tim DeKay – “Duval”
Claire Bravo – “Gracie”
MINORITY REPORT (20th Century Fox Television, Amblin Television, Paramount Television)
Writer: Max Borenstein
Producer: Max Borenstein, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Kevin Falls
Director: Mark Mylod
Logline: The drama takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C., when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. Based on the feature film.
Cast: Daniel London – “Wally”
Li Jun Li – “Akeela”
Laura Regan – “Agatha”
Meagan Good – “Lara Vega”
Stark Sands – “Dash/Arthur”
Wilmer Valderrama – “Blake”
Zhane Hall – “Rico”
LUTHER (20th Century Fox, BBC Worldwide Production, Chernin Entertainment)
Writer: Neil Cross
Producer: Neil Cross, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Idris Elba
Logline: Based on the award-winning BBC series. Centers on John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
STUDIO CITY (John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Krista Vernoff
Producer: Krista Vernoff, John Wells, Andrew Stearn
Logline: Inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience, the one-hour drama tells the story of a young singer’s path to stardom as she comes of age while living with her father – who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars.
UNTITLED TODD HARTHAN (20th Century Television Fox, Temple Hill Entertainment)
Writer: Todd Harthan
Producer: Todd Harthan, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen
Logline: The investigative drama centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. In his lab, he finds secrets in the bodies of those usually dismissed. Despite being surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and it frustrates the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results his perspective provides.
Cast: Morris Chestnut – “Beaumont”
Jaina Lee Ortiz – “Villa”
Maggie Elizabeth Jones – “Bella”
Anna Konkle – “Kathy”
Gabrielle Dennis – “Pippy”
LUCIFER (Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity)
Writer: Tom Kapinos
Producer: Tom Kapinos, Jonathan Littman, Jerry Bruckheimer
Director: Len Weisman
Logline: Based on the DC Comics character Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
UNT. ASEEM BATRA (Universal Television, Russo Bros. Productions)
Writer: Aseem Batra
Producers: Aseem Batra, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Logline: A politically incorrect office comedy centered on best friends Dale and Georgie whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Christine Woods – “Georgie”
Michael Cassidy – “Dale”
SHARING (Universal Television, Eight Million Plus)
Writer: Jeremy Bronson
Producer: Jeremy Bronson, Damian Lanigan, Jimmy Fallon, Rick Schwartz
Logline: A single-camera comedy centers on a workplace with different groups of people working side by side in a shared office space.
Cast: Greta Lee
UNTITLED MONICA POTTER PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television, A Very Good Production)
Writer: Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
Producer: Monica Potter, Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman
Logline: A woman juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.
Cast: Monica Potter
CUCKOO (Lionsgate Television, Roughtcut TV)
Writer: Tim Lon, Robin French, Kieron Quirke
Producer: Tim Long, Robin French, Keiron Quirke, Ash Atalla
Logline: Based on the British series, a daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance.
STRANGE CALLS (20th Century Fox Television, Kapital Entertainment, Hoodlum)
Writer: Blake McCormick
Producer: Blake McCormick, Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson
Director: Jason Winer
Logline: A single-camera comedy, Based on the Australian series, an affable but down on his luck young police officer is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of a peculiar elderly night watchman — he starts to realize the town has a bizarre supernatural underbelly.
Cast: Patrick Brammall – “Lloyd”
Danny Pudi – “Toby”
Daniel Stern – “Gregor”
Allison Miller – “Kath”
Aliyah Royale – “Lynn”
HOW WE LIVE (Universal Studios, David Janollari Entertainment)
Writer: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley
Producer: Steven Cragg, David Janollari, Brian Bradley
Logline: The single-cam comedy follows an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.
Cast: Briga Heelan
GO JERROD GO (Universal Television)
Writer: Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller
Producer: Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller, Ravi Nandan
Director: Scott Ellis
Logline: A multi-cam comedy inspired by the stand-up comedian’s life and relationships with his family and girlfriend
Cast: Jerrod Carmichael
David Alan Grier
UNTITLED SUZANNE MARTIN COMEDY (Universal Television, Hazy Mills)
Writer: Suzanne Martin
Producer: Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Logline: The multi-generational family comedy follows recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home and everything backfires.
Cast: Patrick Warburton
SUPERSTORE (Universal Television, The District)
Writer: Justin Spitzer
Producer: Justin Spitzer, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Logline: The single-cam comedy follows a group of employees at a big box store who quickly learn that there’s much more to their ho-hum jobs – like love, friendship, and the surprises of everyday moments – than they thought.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING (Universal Television, Will Packer Productions)
Writer: DJ Nash
Producer: DJ Nash, Will Packer
Logline: A multi-cam comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you to never talk about
TAKE IT FROM US (Sony Pictures Television, 3 Arts)
Writer: Greg Malins, Barry Schwartz
Producer: Greg Malins, Barry Schwartz, Jonathan Berry
Logline: A couple tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the 90s in hopes that he avoids making the same mistakes
BLINDSPOT (Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions)
Writer: Martin Gero
Producers: Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti
Logline: A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI who begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy of crime while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
HEART MATTERS (Universal Television)
Writer: Jill Gordon
Producers: Jill Gordon, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer, Kathy Magliato
Logline: Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, “Heart Matters” is a medical soap that follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.
Cast: Melissa George
UNVEILED (Universal Television and Lightworks Media)
Writers: John Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart
Producers: John Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey
Logiline: From prolific producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey comes “Unveiled,” a one-hour drama following an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.
Cast: Liam McIntyre
ENDGAME (Sony, Davis Entertainment)
Writer: John Rogers
Producers: John Rogers, John Davis, John Fox
Logline: In the high stakes world of Las Vegas, a former sniper turned security expert is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.
GAME OF SILENCE (Sony/Carol Mendelsohn Productions)
Writer: David Hudgins
Producers: David Hudgins, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
Logline: A rising attorney on the brink of success could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.
WARRIOR (Universal Television)
Writer: David DiGilio
Producers: Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald
Logline: The one-hour drama follows a heroine on the hunt to bring down an international crime lord. Throughout her journey, she receives physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master.
TELENOVELA (Universal Television and Unbelievable Entertainment)
Writer: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein, Eva Longoria, Ben Spector
Producer: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein, Eva Longoria, Ben Spector
Logline: A behind-the-scenes look of making a telenovela and following the high jinks everyone must endure to put together a daily show.
Order: Ordered to 13 episode-series for this fall
Cast: “Ana Maria”–Eva Longoria
Producer: Stevie Wonder
Logline: A miniseries about the underground railroad and the slavery era, focusing on three epic journeys and love stories based on actual people, adapted from Betty DeRamus’s book “Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad.”
Order: Eight hour miniseries
Producer: Tim Kring
Order: 13 episodes
Cast: “Noah Bennett” — Jack Coleman
THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN (Warner Bros. Television, Silent H)
Writer: Silvio Horta
Producers: Silvio Horta, Andrew Maher
Logline: Follows what happens when a magical and mysterious young man inexplicably emerges from the ocean and breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola, her ailing mother Esperanza and her troubled daughter Soledad
LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD (20th Century Fox and Fabrik)
Writer: Diana Son
Producer: Diana Son, Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo
Director: George Tillman
Logline: The pilot examines race, sexuality and gender roles when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test
Cast: Brian Tee – “Adam”
Cynthia McWilliams – “Julie”
Nadine Velzquez – “Rebecca”
Rockmond Dunbar – “Nick”
Monet Mazur – “Fiona”
Colin Donnell – “Sean”
Lauryn Hardy – “Ruby”
Alex Henderson – “Keith”
Iyanna Arrigo – “Daisy”