Pilot Season 2016: TheWrap’s Complete Guide

Our complete list of network pilots… with an assist from “Pulp Fiction”

It’s pilot season — when networks decide which of dozens of prospective shows should become full-fledged series.

You know who explains it pretty well? Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) from “Pulp Fiction.” Go ahead and watch the video below, if you like.

What Jules doesn’t explain is how one person can possibly keep track of all the pilots out there. The answer: You’re looking at it.

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.

Check back often for regular updates. Here’s hoping your favorite pilot is more a Jules than a Vincent.

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CHUNK & BEAN (ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Brian Donovan, Ed Herro
Producer(s): Dave Hemingson
Director: Chris Koch
Logline: A dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. (Single-camera)
Cast: Cyrus Arnold, Adam Rodriguez, Andy Daly, Anna Gunn, Hassie Harrison, Simon Belz, Hassie Harrison, Sofia Marie Gonzalez

DOWNWARD DOG (Legendary TV, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Samm Hodges, Michael Killen
Producer(s): Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Kathy Dubziek
Director: Michael Killen
Logline: Based on the web series of the same name, it follows a down-on-her-luck woman named Nan whose devoted dog speaks its mind in confessional-style interviews. (Single-camera)
Cast: Allison Tolman, Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptise, Barry Rothbart, Mo Collins

DREAM TEAM (Warner Bros. TV, Kari’s Logo Here, Here Comes Scrappy)
Writer(s): Kari Lizer, Bill Wrubel
Director: Marc Buckland
Logline: Marty Schumacher coached his last club soccer team for 10 years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of 8-year-olds, and their disparate parents. (Single-camera)
Cast: Justin Long, Michael Mosley, Lindsey Kraft, Michelle Buteau, Wynn Everett, Carlos Leal, Wanda Sykes

Writer(s): Tim Doyle, Jay Lavender
Producer(s): Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Meloche, Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein
LoglineGabriel Iglesias plays a stepfather and boss to his family and friends who navigates his home life during the few days each week he isn’t on the road. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Gabriel Iglesias, Gloria Garayua, Juliocesar Chavez, Tommy Savas, Richard Gant

HAIL MARY (Sony Pictures TV, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Brian Gallivan
Producer(s): Seth Gordon, Tariq Jalil
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Logline: A young small-town mayor named Mary Wolf has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town, and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her. So … she fakes one. Based on the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation series “Braunschlag,” created by David Schalko. (Single-camera)
Cast: Casey Wilson, Gareth Reynolds, Sarah Baker, Retta, Tom Stourton

PEARL (ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Andrew Reich
Logline: When a larger-than-life family matriarch finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies. (Single-camera)
Cast: Candice Bergen, Zach Knighton, Richard Masur, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ren Colley, Halina James

Writer(s): Sarah Dunn
Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Logline: A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring. (Single-camera)
Cast: Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes, Ali Wong

SPEECHLESS (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Scott Silveri
Producer(s): Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar
Logline: A family with a special-needs child is good at dealing with the challenges it faces — and excellent at creating new ones. (Single-camera)
Cast: Minnie Driver, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kennedy, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough

Writer(s): Vijal Patel
Director: Mike Fresco
Logline: A man from a family of logic-driven engineers is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues — whether they like it or not. (Single-camera)
Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Katie Walder, Isabella Day, Callan Farris, Bernard White, Nina Wadia, Noureen DeWulf

TOAST (ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg
Producer(s): Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers
Director: Gail Mancuso
Logline: Over the course of Max and Page’s wedding rehearsal dinner, their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple — but flashbacks reveal the toasts don’t always get it right, as the comedy explores the real story of their complicated, funny and relatable road to marriage. (Hybrid)
Cast: Jerrika Hinton, Jono Kenyon, Punam Patel, Tessa Ferrer

UNTITLED GOLDBERG/GUARACIO (Sony Pictures TV, Happy Madison)
Writer(s): Adam F. Goldberg, David Guaracio
Producer(s): Patrick Osbourne, Doug Robinson
Director: Shawn Levy
Logline: A thirtysomething bachelorette’s life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. (Single-camera)
Cast: Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schneider, Jillian Bell, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay

UNTITLED WEEKS/MACKAY (Kindle Entertainment, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Ed Weeks, Hannah Mackay
Producer(s): Andrew Reich, Siobhan Bachman
Director: Leslye Headland
Logline: A lesbian woman and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating. (Single-camera)
Cast: Andy Ridings, Christine Horn, Julie Goldman

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BROKEN (Pacific Standard, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Meaghan Oppenheimer
Producer(s): Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea
Logline: A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.
Cast: Anna Paquin, Charity Wakefield, Thad Luckinbill, Enrique Murciano, Blair Underwood, T.R. Knight, Penelope Ann Miller, Zeb Sanders

CONVICTION (The Mark Gordon Company, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Liz Friedman
Producer(s)Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
Director: Liz Friedlander
Logline: A young attorney, the brilliant but ne’er-do-well daughter of a former president, is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She, along with her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts, work together to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime.
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, Daniel DiTomasso

Writer(s): Charise Castro Smith
Producer(s): Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters
Logline: An immigrant who rose from rags to riches, Eva Sofia Valdez, is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. It’s “MacBeth” with a Cuban twist.
Cast: Gina Torres, Eric Close, Christian A. Ochoa, Raul Castillo, Marta Milans, Zabryna Guevara, Melora Hardin, Christina Pickles, Debra Mooney, Jeimy Osorio, Angelica Celaya, Alison Fernandez

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR — Ordered straight to series (The Mark Gordon Company, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): David GuggenheimAmy B. Harris
Producer(s): Simon Kinberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Suzan Bymel
Director: Paul McGuigan
Logline: Centers on a lower-level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly handed the presidency after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union address kills everyone above him in the presidential line of succession.
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Tanner Buchanan, LaMonica Garrett

THE JURY (Sony Pictures TV)
Writer(s): VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli
Producer(s): Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
Director: Neil Burger
Logline: “12 Angry Men” meets the podcast “Serial,” “The Jury” follows a single murder trial as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way.
Cast: Archie Panjabi, Jeremy Sisto, Brian Howe, Eve Harlow, Kevin Rankin, Ben Esler, JD Pardo, Nikki Deloach, Brandon Jay McLaren, Adina Porter, Hina Abdullah, Jayne Taini

Writer(s): Paul Zbyszewski
Producer(s): Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb
Logline: “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff following the characters of Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter.
Cast: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Delroy Lindo

MODEL WOMAN (TriStar TV, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Helen Childress
Producer(s): Rosalie Swedlin, Scarlett Lacey
Director: Richard Shepard
Logline: A fictionalized family soap inspired by Robert Lacey’s book, “Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty.” Set in the late 1970s during the notorious Model Wars, the show is centered on Bertie Geiss — a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.
Cast: Andie MacDowell, Steven Weber, Dan Byrd, Chris Mason, Caitlin Carver, Madeline Blake, Kaley Ronayne, Jamie Bamber, Nicole Ari Parker, Marcus Callender

NOTORIOUS (Sony Pictures TV, ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Josh Berman, Allie Hagan
Producer(s): Mark Geragos, Wendy Walker, Kenny Meiselas, Brian Gersh, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry
Director: Michael Engler
Logline: Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, the drama is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.
Cast: Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards, Aimee Teegarden

Writer(s): John Ridley
Producer(s): Michael McDonald
Logline: Follows former Army veteran Presence Foster, who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator.
Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Marcus Anderson, Rick Gonzalez, Colin Woodell

SPARK (ABC Studios)
Writer(s): Michael Cooney
Producer(s): Ian Sander, Kim Moses
Logline: Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, this genre soap centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires.
Cast: Antonia Thomas, Tom Brittney, Austin Hebert, Rege-Jean Page, Alex Lanipekun, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Lena Olin, Tracy Ifeachor, Rachel Hurd-Wood

Writer(s): Heather Mitchell
Producer(s): Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Michael Goldstein
Director: Michael Offer
Logline: A period drama that picks up where “Romeo & Juliet” left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub.
Cast: Wade Briggs, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman, Medalion Rahimi, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand

Writer(s): Kevin Williamson
Director: Marcos Siega
Logline: Using the 1979 movie and novel by Karl Alexander as a starting point, the series chronicles the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
Cast: Josh Bowman, Freddie Stroma, Genesis Rodriguez, Regina Taylor

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Writer(s): Mike Gibbons
Logline: An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Joel McHale, Shaun Brown

Writer(s): Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo
Producer(s): Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg, Troy Zien
Director: James Burrows
Logline: A contractor learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Matt LeBlanc

THE KICKER (Universal TV)
Writer(s): Jack Burditt
Producer(s): Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner
Logline: An oddball athlete drives his family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself cut from his pro football team. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Geoff Stults, David Spade, Joanna Garcia Swisher

MY TIME/YOUR TIME (Sony Pictures TV, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Hilary Winston
Producer(s): Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Director: Pam Fryman
Logline: Chronicles the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance. Based on the web series 7P/10E” by Avital Ash. (Hybrid)
Cast: Jane Levy, Nicholas Braun, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Writer(s): Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Bob Daily
Producer(s): Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman, Jermaine Fowler
Director: James Burrows
Logline: Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Jermaine Fowler, Brian d’Arcy, Maz Jobrani

FURST BORN (ABC Studios, Dark Toy Entertainment, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope
Director: Todd Holland
Logline: An extended family show inspired by the Australian format “Upper Middle Bogan” about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers. (Single-camera)
Cast: Poppy MontgomeryKatey Sagal, Swoosie Kurtz, John Carroll Lynch, Brooke Elliott

UNTITLED KEVIN JAMES — Ordered straight to series (Sony Pictures TV, Hey Eddie Productions, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Kevin James, Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben
Producer(s): Jeff Sussman
Director: Andy Fickman
Logline: A newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids discovers he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo

UNTITLED STEPHNIE WEIR (Amigos de Garcia Productions, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Stephnie Weir
Producer(s): Greg Garcia, Alix Jaffe
Logline: A conservative, small-town Texas family is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover that their children’s lives are less than perfect. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Nick Zano

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (Warner Bros. TV, Kapital Entertainment)
Writer(s): Dan Kopelman
Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan
Director: Tim Story
Logline: Two 40-something parents who were wild and reckless teenagers now face their worst nightmare–raising three teenagers of their own. (Single-camera)
Cast: Jason Lee

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BULL (CBS TV Studios, Stage 29 Productions, Amblin TV)
Writer(s): Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw
Producer(s): Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw
Logline: Based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial-consulting services of all time.

BUNKER HILL (Universal TV, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Jason Katims
Producer(s): Michelle Lee
Director: David Semel
Logline: Follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, “new school” approach to medicine.
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Augustus Prew, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Odette Annable

DOUBT (Timberman/Beverly Productons, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Tony Phelan, Joan Rater
Producer(s): Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
Director: Adam Bernstein
Logline: Centers on a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould, Dreama Walker

DREW (CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Joan Rater, Tony Phelan
Producer(s): Dan Jinks
Logline: A contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD who solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Anthony Edwards, Felix Solis, Vanessa Ferlito, Steve Kazee

FOUR STARS (Timberman/Beverly Productons, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Becky Mode
Producer(s): Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
Director: RJ Cutler
Logline: Two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.
Cast: Wilmer Valderrama, Ashley Zukerman, Anna Cruz Kayne

MACGYVER (Atomic Monster, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Paul Downs Colaizzo
Producer(s): Michael Clear, Henry Winkler
Director: James Wan
Logline: A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
Cast: Lucas Till, George Eads, Joshua Boone,

SENSORY (TriStar TV, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): David Zabel
Producer(s): Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Roger Freet
Logline: Two-hander centered around a veteran neurologist and her protégé who has mirror-touch synesthesia, a neurological trait that causes him to experience other people’s sensations. Inspired by the true story of neurologist Joel Salinas.

TRAINING DAY (Warner Bros. TV, Jerry Bruckheimer TV)
Writer(s): Will Beall
Producer(s): Antoine Fuqua, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
Director: Danny Cannon
Logline: In this reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, an idealistic young African-American police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.
Cast: Bill Paxton

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FREQUENCY (Lin Pictures, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Jeremy Carver
Producer(s): Toby Emmerich; John Rickard, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
Logline: In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, also a detective, who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Cast: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Lenny Jacobs, Anthony Ruivivar

NO TOMORROW (Electus Entertainment, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCabe, Tory Stanton
Producer(s): Ben Silverman
Director: Brad Silberling
Logline: A risk-averse, straight-arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent. Comedy and poignant moments result as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their bucket lists.

RIVERDALE (Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater
Logline: Set in the present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Cast: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes

TRANSYLVANIA (Midnight Radio, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Hugh Sterbakov
Producer(s): Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg
Director: Jason Ensler
Logline: In 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania, where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard detective. Together, they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.
Cast: Laura Brent

UNTITLED MARS PROJECT (The Kennedy-Marshall Company, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Doris Egan
Producer(s): Frank Marshall, Robert Zotnowski
Logline: A team of explorers arrives on Mars to join its first human colony, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration/settlement to investigation/survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.
Cast: Neal Bledsoe, Mouzam Makkar, Carl Beukes, Tongayi Chirisa, Peter Mark Kendall

UNTITLED PARANORMAL PROJECT (Outerbanks Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Kevin Williamson
Producer(s): Lauren Wagner
Director: David Nutter
Logline: A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.
Cast: Bailey Chase, Jessica Szohr

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CHAD: AN AMERICAN BOY (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Nasim Pedrad, Rob Rosell
Producer(s): Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky
Director: Jason Winer
Logline: A 14-year-old boy in the throes of adolescence is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks. (Single-camera)
Cast: Nasim Pedrad

CHARITY CASE (ABC Studios, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Robert Padnick
Producer(s): Courteney Cox
Director: James Griffiths
Logline: When Hailey inherits her late billionaire husband’s charity, she quickly finds that changing the world is far less glamorous than she had imagined. (Single-camera)
Cast: Courteney Cox, Kyle Bornheimer, Isiah Whitlock, Dan Gill

Writer(s): Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
Director: Gail Mancuso
Logline: A female buddy comedy about two wildly different single mothers with dreams of being police officers who find themselves partnered as inspectors in the Code Enforcement Department. Instead of fighting crime, they have been relegated to handling petty code breaking, like noise complaints, tree trimming and water misuse. (Single-camera)
Cast: Christine Woods, Niecy Nash, Ian Gomez, Matt Oberg

MAKING HISTORY (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Julius Sharpe
Producer(s): Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen
Logline: Three friends find a way to travel through time for truth, justice and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide. (Single-camera)
Cast: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester

THE MICK (3 Arts, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): John Chernin, Dave Chernin
Producer(s): Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst
Director: Randall Einhorn
Logline: A hard-living, foul-mouthed woman moves to affluent Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful. (Single-camera)
Cast: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D’Elia

SON OF ZORN — Ordered straight to series (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Producer(s): Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne, Seth Cohen
Director: Eric Appel
Logline: Centers on an animated Barbarian father who comes home for the first time in 10 years to his live-action son and ex-wife. He finds that reconnecting with his family, struggling through his mundane office job and dealing with the banality of suburban life is much harder than waging actual war in his distant, animated world. (Hybrid)
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Artemis Pebdani, Johnny Pemberton

UNTITLED CHRIS CASE (Entertainment 360, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Chris Case
Producer(s): Chris Spencer, Evan Silverberg, Daniel Rappaport
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Logline: This interracial family comedy follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond, an African-American, ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of life: fatherhood. (Single-camera)
Cast: Becki Newton

Writer(s): Laura Steinel
Producer(s): Sue Naegle
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Logline: A half-hour workplace comedy that centers around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. (Single-camera)
Cast: Judy Greer

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24: LEGACY (20th Century Fox TV)
Producer(s): Manny Coto, Evan Katz, Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Kiefer Sutherland
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Logline: Drama revolves around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Cast: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits, Anna Diop, Teddy Sears

A.P.B. (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): David Slack
Director: Len Wiseman
Logline: A tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. But can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach fix the broken ways of these blue-blooded veterans?
Cast: Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley

THE EXORCIST (Morgan Creek Productions, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Jeremy Slater
Producer(s): James Robinson, David Robinson, Barbara Wall
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Logline: A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book, the drama is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka

LETHAL WEAPON (Lin Pictures, Good Session Productions, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Matt Miller
Producer(s): Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
Director: McG
Logline: When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.
Cast: Damon Wayans Sr., Golden Brooks, Jordana Brewster, Clayne Crawford

PITCH (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Dan Fogelman, Rick Singer
Producer(s): Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett
Director: Paris Barclay
Logline: Follows a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
Cast: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo

PRISON BREAK — Ordered straight to series (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Paul T. Scheuring
Producer(s): Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Olmstead
Director: Nelson McCormick
Logline: A 10-episode follow-up to the 2005 series of the same name.
Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Mark Feuerstein

RECON (Outerbanks Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Caroline Dries
Producer(s): Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec
Director: Adam Davidson
Logline: A rookie FBI agent embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family.
Cast: Tracy Spiridakos, Sarita Choudhury, Karan Oberoi, Alexander Siddig

SHOTS FIRED — Ordered straight to series (Imagine TV, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Gina Prince-Blythewood, Reggie Rock Blythewood
Producer(s): Francie Calfo, Brian Grazer
Director: Gina Prince-Blythewood
LoglineEvent series explores the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, DeWanda Wise, Conor Leslie, Stephan James

Writer(s): Lee Daniels, Tom Donaghy
Producer(s): Pamela Oas Williams, Effie Brown
Director: Lee Daniels
Logline: Set in Atlanta, this drama revolves around three girls who come together to form a band. The series details their rise to the top in a challenging business.
Cast: Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Nicholas Gonzalez

ZOOBIQUITY (20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Stephen Nathan, Jon Collier
Producer(s): Spencer Medof, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Kathryn Bowers
Director: Kevin Bray
Logline: The light, unconventional medical procedural follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that’s never been tried before.
Cast: Marsha Thomason, Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver, Antonia Bernath

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CRUNCH TIME (Universal TV)
Writer(s): Betsy Thomas
Producer(s): Phil Gurin, David Janollari
Logline: A hybrid game show/comedy that intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace that centers on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Craig Ferguson, Andrea Anders, Kellee Stewart, Kyle Howard

GOOD FORTUNE (Le Train Train, 20th Century Fox TV)
Writer(s): Craig Gerard, Matt Zinman
Producer(s): Rashida Jones, Will McCormack
Director: Pam Fryman
Logline: An ensemble comedy that focuses on a hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Jessy Hodges, Tone Bell, Beau Mirchoff, Diane Guerrero, Blake Lee

GOOD PLACE — Ordered straight to series (Fremulon, 3 Arts, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Mike Schur
Producer(s): David Miner
Director: Drew Goddard
Logline: Centers on a woman wrestling with what it means to be good. (Single-camera)
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

IMAGINARY FRIEND (Hazy Mills, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Kassia Miller
Producer(s): Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Director: Paul Briganti
Logline: An intelligent yet unmotivated woman discovers a special and unexpected way of dealing with her mediocre life. (Single-camera)
Cast: Kalia Prescott, Megan Neuringer, Brandon Scott, Allan McLeod, Morgan Grace Jarrett, Alex Newell

MARLON (Universal TV)
Writer(s): Chris Moynihan
Producer(s): Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg
Logline: Loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans‘ life, this multi-camera comedy centers on an inappropriate but loving father committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb

ME AND MEAN MARGARET (Chernin Entertainment, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Adam Barr
Producer(s): Peter Chernin
Logline: An unlikely buddy comedy that follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Stockard Channing, Gavin Stenhouse

POWERLESS (Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Ben Queen
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Logline: Set in the DC Comics universe full of superheroes, villains and people just like us, this office comedy focuses on exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power. (Single-camera)
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk

SEBASTIAN (Amigos de Garcia, CBS TV Studios)
Writer(s): Austen Earl, Sebastian Maniscalco
Producer(s): Greg Garcia, Judi Marmel, Norman Aladjem, Alix Jaffe
Director: Scott Ellis
Logline: Sebastian’s old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father, are constantly put to the test by his new wife, her family, and the absurdities of the modern world. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Sebastian Maniscalco, Tony Danza, Steve Talley

SUNSET PPL (Universal TV)
Writer(s): Adriano Valentini, Aaron Colom
Logline: A group of millennial friends struggle with their own made-up rules for personal and professional success. (Single-camera)
Cast: Julianna Guill, Cass Buggle, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Alesha Renee, Carmine DiBenedetto, Paul Palmeri

THE TRAIL (Barge Productions, Good Session Productions, Warner Bros. TV)
Writer(s): Jeff Astrof, Matt Miller
Director: Jeff Blitz
Logline: A serialized comedy following a young big-city lawyer and his oddball defense team during a high-profile murder trial in a small Southern town. (Single-camera)
Cast: Nick D’Agosto, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, Krysta Rodriguez

Writer(s): Charlie Grandy
Producer(s): Amy Poehler, Brooke Posch, Dave Becky
Director: Amy Poehler
Logline: After years of partying that earned him the “black sheep” label, Karl returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. (Single-camera)
Cast: Nico Evers-Swindell, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, Tim Baltz, Jessie Ennis, Tiya Sircar, Patrick Gallagher

Writer(s): Matt Hubbard
Producer(s): Mike Schur, David Miner
Director: Claire Scanlon
Logline: Loosely based on Matt’s life, this is a show about a guy learning to manage the expectations and strong cultural traditions of his in-laws after he moves his family to his wife’s hometown. (Single-camera)
Cast: Jack McBrayer, Chris Smith, Elizabeth Ho, Francois Chau, Susan Chuang, Concetta Tomei

UNTITLED TRACY WIGFIELD (Little Stranger, 3 Arts, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Tracey Wigfield
Producer(s): Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner
Logline: An already inseparable mother/daughter relationship becomes more complicated when mom accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace. (Single-camera)
Cast: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Adam Campbell

Writer(s): Vladimir Caamano, Adam Sztykiel
Producer(s): Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
Logline: Vlad, the son of Dominican immigrants, wants to carve his own path in life which proves difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship. (Multi-camera)
Cast: Vladimir Caamano, Maria Canals-Barrera

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CHICAGO LAW (Wolf Films, Universal TV)
Producer(s): Dick Wolf
Director: Jean de Segonzac
Logline: “Chicago P.D.” spin-off. (Single-camera)
Cast: Philip Winchester

CRUEL INTENTIONS (Sony Pictures TV, Original Film)
Writer(s): Roger Kumble, Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin
Producer(s): Neil Moritz, Pavun Shetty
Director: Roger Kumble
Logline: Picking up over 15 years after the end of the movie, it follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, who was the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kate Levering, Taylor John Smith (American Crime), Samantha Logan, Sophina Brown, Nathalie Kelley

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (David Janollari Entertainment, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Monica Owusu-Breen
Producer(s): David Janollari
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Logline: Based on the NY Times best-selling trilogy from the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, it’s “Twin Peaks” meets “True Blood” in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, and even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.
Cast: Sarah Ramos, Dylan Bruce, Arielle Kebbel

MIRANDA’S RIGHTS (John Glenn Entertainment, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Katie Lovejoy
Producer(s): John Glenn
Director: Jennifer Getzinger
Logline: A one-hour legal soap about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm.
Cast: Rebecca Breeds

TAKEN — Ordered straight to series (Europa Corp TV, Universal TV)
Writer(s): Alexander Cary
Producer(s)Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard De Vesinne, Thomas Anargyros
Director: Alex Graves
Logline: The prequel series will follow a younger version of Bryan Mills, before he was married or had children, as he develops his “very particular set of skills.”
Cast: Clive Standen, Gaius Charles, Monique Gabriela Curnen, James Landry Hebert, Michael Irby

TIME (Davis Entertainment, Sony Pictures TV)
Writer(s): Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke
Producer(s): John Davis, John Fox, Marney Hochman
Director: Neil Marshall
Logline: This high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Cast: Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer, Claudia Doumit, Paterson Joseph, Malcolm Barrett

Writer(s): Dan Fogelman
Producer(s): Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak
Director: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Logline: The drama follows a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
Cast: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling Brown, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson

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