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#PilotSeason By The Locations [2019 edition]

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With slighlty less drama pilots ordered this year overall (35 against 41 in 2018 – same as 2014), Los Angeles is the city that suffers the most from the decrease with only 5 pilots (8 in 2018) being produced within its borders. As always, L.A. is compensating with all of the comedy pilots, both singlecam & multicam (25 overall), shot there, as well as many cable and streaming series. In fact, L.A. is poised to hit an all-time record in 2019, mostly thanks to streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Vancouver is having an all-time record, scoring 10 pilots (6 in 2018). And the canadian city already harbors numerous CW series and many more (The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things…). It’s a good year for New York too, with 9 pilots (11 in 2018), while Atlanta is gaining momentum after a difficult year last year. They have 4 (2 in 2018). Chicago is the biggest loser since it has 0 pilot (4 in 2018), while exotic locations are almost nowhere to be found, with the exception of New Zealand for ABC’s Triangle.

A few pilots will get the opportunity to shoot limited exterior scenes in other cities, which is unusual, like Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist in San Francisco, Batwoman in Chicago, The Baker and the Beauty in Miami and Stumptown in Portland.

 

THE FULL LOCATIONS LIST

ALBUQUERQUE

PRISM (NBC) – March 6

ATLANTA

DEPUTY (FOX) – March 12

HEART OF LIFE (ABC) – March 19

LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER (FOX) – March 25

THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (ABC) –

LOS ANGELES

COURTHOUSE (CBS) – March 15

JANE THE NOVELA (The CW)

TOMMY (CBS) – March 12

UNDER THE BRIDGE (CBS) –

UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC) – March 12

MEMPHIS

BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC) – March 11

NEW JERSEY

EMERGENCE (NBC) – March 11

NEW ORLEANS

FILTHY RICH (FOX) – March 7

NEW YORK

EVIL (CBS) – March 12

FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS) – February 21

KATY KEENE (The CW) – March 11

LINCOLN (NBC) – March 11

NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (ABC) – March 12

NYPD BLUE (ABC) – March 5

PRODIGAL SON (FOX)

SISTERS (FOX) – March 25

UNTITLED HANK STEINBERG PROJECT (ABC) – March 18

NEW ZEALAND

TRIANGLE (ABC) – April 15

SAVANNAH 

COUNCIL OF DADS (NBC) – March 6

TORONTO

GLAMOROUS (The CW) – March 15

VANCOUVER

BATWOMAN (The CW) – March 4

FRANKENSTEIN (CBS) – March 19

NEXT (FOX) – March 26

REPUBLIC OF SARAH (CBS) – March 11

STUMPTOWN (ABC) – March 11

SURVEILLANCE (CBS) – November 30

THE HAUNTING OF NANCY DREW (The CW) – March 25

THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY (ABC) – March 10

THE LOST BOYS (The CW) – March 13

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC) – March 14

 

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NBC Projects for 2018/2019 Pilot Season

DRAMA PROJECTS

3,000 HOURS (Warner Bros. Television)

Medical drama by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith (Life Unexpected) & Greg Berlanti. Put pilot commitment.

revolves around a group of master’s psychology candidates who embark on the 3,000 clinical hours they must spend in the field with patients to get their degrees — all while balancing their education, friendships and messy personal lives. Along the way, they’ll not only find unique and surprising ways to help their patients, they’ll also learn how to help each other and, ultimately, themselves.

ADVERSARIES (Warner Bros. Television)

Legal drama by Martin Gero (Blindspot, Deception) & Alex Berger. Put Pilot.

A humorous, aspirational legal drama that argues the path to healing a polarized nation is through listening and empathy. It stars Panjabi as a successful LA attorney who leaves her comfortable, coastal bubble to practice law in America’s heartland, her home state of Wisconsin. She’s forced to confront preconceived stereotypes and realize there’s more that unites us than divides us.

Starring Archie Panjabi.

AT THAT AGE (Universal Television)

Drama by Nikki Reed & Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, Scary Movie 5).

Billed as an exploration of a Harlem family’s legacy; after the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light…

BLACKMISTH (Universal Television)

Thriller drama by Jeff Wadlow (The Strain, Bates Motel, Truth or Dare). Based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman.

Centered on Alex Malloy, known in the intelligence community for building high-tech weapons for U.S. government agencies. When he discovers some of the files containing his weapon designs have fallen into the wrong hands, he sets off on a journey to recover the files before his weapons are used for harm.

THE BLACK TAPES (Universal Television)

Supernatural drama by Matthew Arnold (Emerald City). Based on the podcast of the same name.

Follows a journalist’s investigations into the unexplained supernatural mysteries caught on tape by a skeptical scientist. Each week the two of them embark on a journey exploring the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.

BLOOD TIES (Universal Television)

Procedural crime show by Jennifer Lopez (Shades Of Blue) & Tom Szentgyorgyi (The Mentalist).

When convicted homicide detective Steve Horvath is exonerated, he’s given his job back but finds he now has unconventional insight about the criminals he faces. Teaming up with an unexpected rookie who has a secret agenda of his own, Horvath must learn to adapt to life outside of prison while trying to figure out who framed him and why.

THE BONE COLLECTOR (Sony Pictures Television/Universal Television)

Thriller drama by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.). based on the bestselling book series by Jeffery Deaver and the 1999 movie of the same name. Premium script commitment.

Follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S.

CAPITAL (Universal Television)

Thriller drama by Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) & Julie Anne Robinson (The Middle, The Catch).

centers on Special Agent Joanna Ward who heads up an elite Washington, D.C., unit that catches the world’s most dangerous criminals because she knows that all high-stakes crimes have one thing in common. Money. Someone’s paying for it and someone’s profiting from it. But when her partner gets killed and her team comes under attack, Jo must form an unholy alliance with her arch-enemy: a money launderer-extraordinaire who’s on the run from his most dangerous client.

CONWAY (Universal Television)

Crime drama by Vin DieselJonny Umansky.

Centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

COUNCIL OF DADS (Universal Television)

Drama by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Close to Home), Joan Rater & Tony Phelan (Doubt, Grey’s Anatomy).

the story of Scott Perry, who assembles a unique group of carefully chosen male friends to help his family adjust to a new normal after receiving a potentially terminal diagnosis.

CUL-DE-SAC (Universal Television/Blumhouse Television)

Horrific serialized drama by Laryza Kondracki (The Fix, Rogue).

About three families living in a suburban cul-de-sac who begin to experience terrifying events and come to realize there’s something sinister invading their perfect middle-class dream

EINSTEIN (Universal Television)

Crime drama by Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) & Michael Reisz (Boston Legal, Charmed, Unforgettable). Import of the German series.

Follows a whip-smart, smooth-talking and illegitimate descendant of Albert Einstein who is recruited by the police for his skills at solving particularly complex cases.

EMERGENCE (ABC Studios)

Mystery drama by Michelle Fazekas & Tara Butters (Kevin Probably, Agent Carter, Resurrection). Put pilot.

centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.

GOLDBUG (Universal Cable Productions)

Adventure drama by Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Falling Water) & Daniel Tuch (Burn Notice, Hand of God).

Follows a bookish PhD student who must travel halfway across the world to find the treasure her estranged mother never could

HOOPS (SpringHill Entertainment)

Basketball drama produced by Lebron James & Jennifer Cecil (Notorious, Private Practice). Script commitment with penalty.

After years on the road as both a star player and coach in the WNBA, Stevie Decker jumps at the chance to return to her alma mater to become the first female head coach of a men’s college basketball team. But coming home isn’t easy as her career took a toll on her family, and the school she loves is embroiled in a sex scandal involving her mentor, a legendary former coach.

THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE (20th Century FOX Television)

Supernatural thriller drama based on Seth Grahame-Smith, by Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys).  Script commitment with penalty.

Follows a 500-year-old bloodsucker and bon vivant named Henry Sturges, who’s been held under lock and key for the last forty years, and who’s believed to be the last of his kind. When a series of grizzly murders reveal a resurgence of vampires in the U.S., the FBI teams this affable monster up with Abby, a young FBI analyst, to solve a conspiracy centuries in the making.

THE LAST SPY (CBS Television Studios/Imagine Television)

CIA drama by David Guggenheim (Designated Survivor) & Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man).

The members of an elite deep cover CIA unit are killed after their real-life identities are exposed. In the aftermath, the only operative to escape the onslaught recruits her own team of former spies and assets to complete their missions while also working to unravel the conspiracy behind who betrayed her friends and colleagues.

LAW & ORDER: HATE CRIMES (Universal Television)

Crime drama by Dick Wolf & Warren Leight (Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

Based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

MAJOR (Universal Television)

Dance drama by Jennifer Lopez (Shades Of Blue) & Todd Graff.

set at the most competitive and prestigious university dance department in the country…

ORDINARY JOE (20th Century FOX Television)

Fantasy drama by Matt Reeves (Felicity, The Passage, Planet of the Apes)& Garret Lerner (Altered Carbon). Put pilot commitment.

Joe faces a dramatic crossroads: Will he choose love, loyalty, or his artistic passion? It then jumps forward 10 years and follows three different paths Joe’s life takes based on each choice he could have made a decade earlier.

PRISM (Universal Television)

Legal drama by Daniel and Ben Barnz (Cake, Phoebe in Wonderland), Carol Mendelsohn (CSI).

A provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different person involved. Driven by an ensemble of complicated and original characters, the Rashomon-inspired show will explore bias in the criminal justice system and let the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story.

RED STICK (Sony Pictures Television)

Crime drama by  Samantha Humphrey (SWAT), based on an idea by Patricia Cornwell. Script commitment with penalty.

It follows Dr. Annie Dodge who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after the sudden death of her father, the city’s beloved coroner. Now, as she’s mourning the loss of her childhood hero, Annie finds herself reluctantly stepping into her father’s role to solve an ongoing murder while navigating the complicated waters of Bayou politics, Southern hospitality and a simmering past romance.

STRONG JUSTICE (Warner Bros. Television)

FBI drama by Wendy Calhoun (Empire, Nashville).

centers on FBI’s first-ever mother-daughter duo, Special Agents Etta and Memphis Strong, who strive to be exceptional investigators despite sexist and racist hurdles. Both women tackle dangerous cases and fight for equality over two time periods, but their individual pursuits reveal truths that threaten to ruin their role-model legacy.

TRUST (Universal Television)

Thriller family drama by Joan Rater & Tony Phelan (Doubt, Grey’s Anatomy).

It follows psychology professor Michaela Murphy as she unexpectedly takes over her family’s banking business when her brother suspiciously falls into a coma. In order to save her brother’s life, the bank and her family’s legacy, Michaela must contend with her estranged family and in doing so begins to uncover a host of long-buried secrets.

UNTITLED BLEIWEISS & HARTHAN PROJECT (20th Century Fox Television)

Crime drama by Todd Harthan (The Resident, Rosewood) & Evan Bleiweiss.

centers on a recently widowed NYPD detective and an officer just promoted to the detective division who is dealing with her own personal challenges

UNTITLED CHRISTINA KIM PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)

Drama soap by Christina Kim (Lost, Ghost Whisperer) & Martin Gero (Blindspot, The LA Complex).

Revolves around three half-Korean women who grew up straddling two cultures and identities are forced to pick sides between their Korean mother and Caucasian father after the latter, the head of a global Asian food empire, is thrown in jail. The drama will uncover dark family secrets and follow the sisters as they step out of their father’s shadow to salvage their empire.

UNTITLED CHUCK ROSE PROJECT (Universal Television)

Political murder mystery drama by Chuck Rose (The Art of More) & Julie Anne Robinson (The Middle, The Catch).

When a series of murders are predicted on a radical conspiracy blog, it puts the blogger in the crosshairs of an astute NSA agent. But when they find that they may be the next target, an unlikely alliance forms as the blogger and the NSA agent team up to discover the truth, pulling them into a larger mystery than either of them could have imagined.

UNTITLED GRIMM SPIN-OFF (Universal Television)

Fantasy drama by Melissa Glenn (Iron Fist, Zoo) & Sean Hayes.

Builds off the mythology of the original series and will feature returning fan favorites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and new mysteries.

UNTITLED KEVIN O’HARE DRAMA (Universal Television/Keshet Studios)

Police drama by Dean Georgaris (The Brave).

Based on police pilot programs in major U.S. cities. The drama follows an unlikely group of LAPD officers and detectives incentivized to live and become active members in the community they patrol, all in hopes of changing perceptions and reducing violence.

UNTITLED LAVENDER & ULIN PROJECT (20th Century Fox Television)

Musical drama by Meredith Lavender (Nashville, The Gifted), Craig Brewer (Terriers, Empire) & Milo Ventimiglia. Script commitment with penalty.

About gifted musician Madison, who fears her life in the music business is over after an epic breakdown on stage goes viral; with a new boldness she teams up with her musical prodigy sisters to form a band that might be more than what they bargained for

UNTITLED POLICE WOMEN PROJECT (Universal Television)

Police drama by Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie) & Debra Martin Chase.

Explores the personal and professional lives of four LAPD women officers who have been best friends since the police academy.

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (Universal Television & Lionsgate Television)

Musical dramedy by Paul Feig (Freaks & Geeks, Ghostbusters) & Austin Winberg (Gossip Girl, 9JKL). Script commitment with penalty.

Described as What Women Want meets La La Land. It follows a whip-smart, socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly given an extraordinary ability to know the deepest desires of the people around her through songs.

COMEDY PROJECTS

ALL FANCY (Universal Television)

Multicamera comedy by America Ferrera (Superstore) & Kevin Hart.

The series is seen through the point of view of Veronica Jimenez, a newly successful 30-something Mexican-American woman who often goes against cultural and social expectations, creating chaos and comedy within her marriage, business and extended family.

Starring Anjelah Johnson.

ALL TOGETHER NOW (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera musical comedy by Jason Winer (Single Parents, Modern Family) & Bradley Whitford.

About a rural church choir that gets the gift it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League professor becomes its director.

Starring Bradley Whitford

BROTHERLY LOVE (Warner Bros. Television)

Single-camera comedy by Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off the Boat) & Patrick KangScript commitment with penalty.

Inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family. Together, they pursue their dreams while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling.

BUSINESS AS USUAL (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Phil Lorde & Chris Miller (Last Man On Earth, LEGO movie). Script commitment with penalty.

About everyday employees at a company in crisis, trying to keep their jobs and maintain their relationships as their workplace goes insane.

EXES IN LAW (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Niki Schwartz-Wright (Speechless) & Sean Hayes.

Inspired by a real-life relationship. When Tess and Alex have an explosive break-up and vow never to see each other again, they’re horrified to discover that their younger siblings (and best friends) have been secretly dating and will soon be wed. Now, not only do they have to see each other again, they’re about to be family.

LIKE MAGIC (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Vicky Luu (Superstore, 90210), Bridget Kyle (Superstore, Family Guy), Julie Anne Robinson (The Middle), Matt Hubbard (30 Rock)…

about an optimistic young woman pursuing her dreams in the mysterious world of the Magic Palace.

MAN. WOMAN. CHILD. (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Vanessa McCarthy (Schooled), Sean Hayes (Hot in Cleveland, Grimm) & Will Packer.

Centers around a single man in his 30’s who makes the calculated decision to start a family and have a baby via surrogacy. With loads of opinions and judgment from his friends and family, only one young woman – with her unique entrepreneurial goals and financial needs – would be the perfect match for this man and his approach to having a child.

ME & YOU (20th Century Fox Television)

Single-camera comedy by Sarah Tapscott (New Girl, Single Parents). Script commitment with penalty.

About a pair of late bloomers who start their first real relationship by impulsively moving in together after just two dates

SAVE THE DELI (20th Century FOX Television)

Multicamera comedy by Lauren Bachelis (Single By 30) & Milo Ventimiglia.

On a 30-year-old woman, who much to the shock of her family, friends and mostly herself, becomes the new owner of her Chicago family deli after her grandfather dies. Naturally, her very opinionated staff and family members make the job unbearable since they all have conflicting ideas of how to save the deli.

SAVING LARRY (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Jackie Clarke (Superstore, Happy Endings) & Lorne Michaels (SNL, 30 Rock) . Pilot production commitment. 

About a dad who, after his wife dies, has to be both mother and father to his kids. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him.

Starring Kenan Thompson

SECRET SOCIETY (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Emily Heller (Barry, People of Earth) & Kay Cannon (GIRLBOSS).

Centers on Beth, a struggling reporter who is tired of feeling invisible in her small town and recruits other women to help take over a dying branch of an all-male secret society.

THE EXCEPTIONAL (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Seth Meyers (AP Bio), Josh Meyers, Steven Cragg & Brian Baddle.

The HOA board members of the Exceptional, a Los Angeles condo building, find themselves hopelessly deadlocked. That is, until a fellow resident, Justin (Josh Meyers), reluctantly agrees to join the board and, in his first meeting, stumbles into becoming its president. Now Justin has to leave his self-obsessed bubble and engage with his neighbors, finding himself knee deep not only in the issues of the building but also the personal problems of the condo’s diverse residents — an endeavor that offers both hilarious challenges and surprising benefits.

THE INN CROWD (Warner Bros. Television)

Multi-camera comedy by Jim Parsons (Young Sheldon) & David Holden (Young & Hungry).

Centers around a gay couple who divide a small town when they open a very successful inn.

THE OBSOLESCENTS (Universal Television)

Single-Camera comedy by Lorne Michaels & Andrew Gottlieb (Hope & Faith, Fuller House).

Takes place in a New Jersey suburb where the facade of peace and civility is disrupted by the shocking death of a long-time Township Council member.

Starring Meg Ryan

UNINSURED (Sony Pictures Television)

Single-camera family comedy by Dan Levy & Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs).

Around young uninsured parents Dave and Rebecca, who in addition to raising their two kids, end up taking care of Dave’s parents, Elliot and Linda, who have mishandled their finances and need their help to pay down a sizable debt.

UNTITLED KAL PENN COMEDY (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Kal Penn & Mike Schur (Parks And Rec, The Good Place). Put pilot commitment.

Centers on a disgraced New York City Councilman and former baseball wunderkind Garrett Shah who finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in search of the American Dream.

Starring Kal Penn

UNTITLED GOLDBERG & WILSON MUSICAL COMEDY (Universal Television)

Single-camera musical comedy by Sas Goldberg & Jake Wilson.

It follows Sally who, newly jobless and single after a decade working abroad, returns to New York hoping to relive her college glory days with her friends, only to find the realities of adulthood have eclipsed the carefree days of their 20s.

UNTITLED JUSTIN NOBLE (Universal Television/Keshet Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

About seven residents who live in a modern, communal living space modeled after college dorm

UNTITLED SILBERMAN BROTHERS PROJECT (Universal Television)

Semi-autobiographical comedy by Jon & Josh Silberman.

About a father and son who find themselves starting their midlife and quarter-life crises the same week and make the decision to move in together, so they can move on together

WHITES (Sony Pictures Television)

Single-camera comedy based on the UK format, by Matt Tarses (Alex Inc, Worst Week) & Will Arnett.

Set in the fast-paced and hilarious kitchen at a beautiful restaurant in upstate New York. Roland White, a disgraced wunderkind of the New York culinary scene, has spent the past three years here in exile, and things are complicated when the owner hires Emily, a new pastry chef who is as gluten-free, farm-to-table and gender-neutral-pronoun-using as anyone on the planet.

WOMAN SCOUTS (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Charlie Grandy (Champions) & Seth Meyers (AP Bio)…

Centers on a feminist who, after dropping out of grad school, pledges to kickstart the lives of a group of women by becoming an adult Girl Scout troop. There’s no limit to what life achievement badge they can conquer together, if they can just figure out the whole sisterhood thing first.

CBS Projects for 2018-2019 Pilot Season

DRAMA PROJECTS

APEX (Sony Picctures Television)

Thriller drama by Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys), John Fox & John Davis (The Blacklist, Magnum PI, Timeless).

about the daughter of a notorious serial killer who returns to work hunting down murders and deviants for the FBI years after living an inconspicuous suburban life

BODY CAM COP (CBS Television Studios)

Cop drama by Glenn Geller & David Grae (Gilmore Girls).

When a cop’s heroism inadvertently lands him celebrity status after an on-the-job incident goes viral, he and his new partner are selected to be part of a pilot program that livestreams body cam footage to the public. However they soon find their lives complicated when the cameras create unintended consequences on and off the force…

BODHI (CBS Television Studios)

Supernatural legal drama by Greg Grunberg & Jonathan Shapiro (Goliath).

centers on a high-powered lawyer who inherits his father’s small law firm and discovers not only that his father’s clients are ghosts, but that he himself can now see and communicate with them, all of which forces him to pair with his estranged investigator brother (Grunberg) as they resolve cases that will allow the dead to finally rest in peace.

Starring Greg Grunberg

CHAPLAIN (CBS Television Studios)

Medical drama by Nick WeissLaurie McCarthy (Reign), Dr Phil (Bull) & Jay McGraw.

Centers around a talented, scientifically minded ICU doctor and her free-thinking, faith-oriented brother clash over the best approach to the business of saving lives when he is hired as chaplain at her hospital.

CROOKED BROOKLYN (Lionsgate)

Crime drama by Joel Silver (Veronica Mars) & Adair Cole (Norco).

with an unparalleled drive to ferret out corruption and find justice, the DAs of the Brooklyn Rackets Division are given badges and guns and tasked with both investigating crime on the streets and prosecuting those crimes in the courtroom.

EMBODY (CBS Television Studios)

Sci-fi drama by James CordenChai Hecht.

After a mission gone wrong renders her permanently blind, a special agent volunteers for an experimental government program that can temporarily transfer her consciousness into someone else’s body, giving her the ability to see through their eyes as she infiltrates high-stakes situations and takes down criminals from within.

EVIL (CBS Television Studios)

Fantasy drama by Robert & Michelle King (The Good Wife, The Good Fight).

Focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possession and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

FALSE MEMORIES (Lionsgate/Condé Nast Entertainment)

Crime drama by Steve Maeda (Salvation) & Joel Silver (Veronica Mars).

Xenters on a forensic psychologist who uses her expertise in the malleability of human memory to investigate crime scenes and analyze the memories of victims and witnesses in her quest for justice.

FAMILY EMERGENCY (CBS Television Studios)

Medical drama by Michael Rauch (Jane the Virgin) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Charmed).

Revolves around three sisters who often clash but always have each other’s backs work together in a busy ER, saving patients’ lives while navigating the complications of love, medicine and family.

FAR ROCKAWAY (CBS Television Studios)

Supernatural cop drama by David Wilcox (Fringe, 666 Park Avenue) & Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii 5-O). Remake of spanish show Estoy Vivo.

A workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind.

FIRST LADY (CBS Television Studios)

Drama by Michael Weatherly (Bull), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS:LA) & Jessica Grasl (Designated Survivor)

Centers around the beloved First Lady of the United States, who, determined to reclaim her life, does the unthinkable — she divorces her husband while he’s still in office and uses her prominence to become an advocate for truth and justice by revitalizing her career as an investigative journalist.

H-TOWN (CBS Television Studios)

Cop drama by Samantha Corbin-Miller (K-Ville). Domestic take on the Canadian drama series “19-2”.

domestic take on the Canadian drama series “19-2” in which two Houston detectives from opposing sides of a multi-generational family feud are paired as partners, they find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other even as they investigate a case that may have far-reaching ramifications for both their families

MD-1 (Sony Pictures Television)

Medical Drama By Dr Oz & Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva).

Follows a team of street doctors who take on the biggest catastrophes in New York, saving lives without ever setting foot in an emergency room or hospital. The project is inspired by the “Medical Avengers” program in New Jersey.

MELANIE (CBS Television Studios)

Legal drama by Scott PrendergastDr Phil & Jay McGraw.

Centers on a scattered but astute criminal defense attorney who uses her seemingly inept methods to disarm judges, charm juries, and win cases returns home to join her brother’s white-shoe law firm and help her family of outsiders get back on their feet.

MIA (CBS Television Studios)

Detective drama produced by Michael Weatherly (NCIS, Bull) & Cote de Pablo.

When a newly minted homicide detective is assigned to an experienced, by-the-book partner to solve cases in Miami, she struggles to keep the personal entanglements of her final undercover assignment from jeopardizing her future.

MS. MAYOR (CBS Television Studios)

Female Mayor Drama by Barbara Hall (Madam Secretary, Homeland, Joan of Arc) & Nina Tassler. Put pilot commitment.

When a young activist runs for Mayor of NY on a whim, her surprise victory launches her onto a political stage that she’s not prepared for, but is determined to take on with her idealistic enthusiasm.

NURSES (CBS Television Studios)

Medical drama based on finnish series by Eric Christian Olsen.

About four trauma center nurses charged with everything from triage to surgery who must balance life and death stakes on the job with the drama of their complicated lives outside the hospital

RANGER (CBS Television Studios)

Police procedural by Jason Hall and based on James Patterson.

Centers on a Texas Ranger and his cantankerous father move to South Florida where the Ranger becomes a homicide detective and searches for his brother’s killer.

SECRET SIX (Warner Bros. Television)

DC Comics drama by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) & Rick Muirragui (Suits). Pilot production commitment.

Centers on six morally ambiguous strangers, each with their own unique specialties and secret pasts, who are brought together by an enigmatic figure who blackmails them into working as a team to expose the corruption of the corporate and political elite.

THE SECRET TO A GOOD MARRIAGE (Warner Bros. Television)

Spy drama by Greg Berlanti & Martin Gero (Deception, Blindspot). Pilot production commitment.

Centers on an elite pair of CIA spies who, in the wake of their fractured marriage, are pushed to their limits both professionally and personally, fighting to save the world while they forge a new kind of relationship for themselves and their son.

SURVEILLANCE (20th Century Fox Television.CBS Television Studios)

Thriller drama by Matt Reeves (The Passage, Felicity) & Sophia Bush. Ordered to pilot.

A complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA, a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.

Starring Sophia Bush, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Raphaël Acloque, Matthew Modine, Allan Leech…

UNDER THE BRIDGE (CBS Television Studios)

Medical Drama by Rina Mimoun (Everwood, Dawson’s Creek) & Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI).

When a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage.

UNTITLED JOSH REIMS MEDICAL DRAMA (CBS Television Studios)

Medical military drama by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI) & Josh Reims (Dynasty).

An intimate look at the high-octane, complicated lives of the med students, residents and attending physicians at the elite Uniformed Services University, where every doctor is also a trained soldier whose patients can be anyone from a fellow serviceperson to the President of the United States.

COMEDY PROJECTS

AMERICA, USA (CBS Television Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Michael Kramer (Men in Trees, Life Unexpected) and Lilli Birdsell (TURN).

A young workplace ensemble set at a Colonial-times theme park called America, U.S.A.

AMERIKHANS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Farhand Arshad (Man with a Plan), Brian Grazer

Centers around a young Pakistani-American guy who must make amends with his estranged family when he and his girlfriend take in his cousins and grandfather, turning their previously carefree lives upside down.

BAIT & TACKLE (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Living Bibically), Brian Kelley & Linfa Figueiredo (Stuck In the Middle).

Revolves around three adult siblings who must step up to run the family business—a small town bait & tackle shop—when the family patriarch retires.

BE HERE NOW (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Tommy Johnagin (Man with a Plan, Late Late Show) & James Corden (Carpool Karaoke).

Centers on a young widower who decides to move his life and kids from Los Angeles to a small town in Illinois to be closer to his wife’s large family.

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Chuck Lorre (Mom, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory), Al Higgins (The Kominsky Method) & Gina Yashere. Pilot production commitment. 

The story of a man who has a heart attack and falls in love with his Nigerian nurse. He then sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

Starring Billy Gardell

CAROL’S SECOND ACT (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Patricia Heaton, Emily Halpern (Trophy Wife) & Aaron Kaplan (Life in Pieces, American Housewife)… Put pilot (blind series commitment). 

About Carol Chambers, who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor

Starring Patricia Heaton

THE CREW (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Gracie Glassmeyer.

When the family patriarch dies, his son has to step up and take the wheel as the driver of the father’s racing team

DAD VS. FATHER (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Cedric The Entertainer & Kurt Braunohler (The Neighborhood).

Centers on new parents Karl and Leanne, who move in with Karl’s formerly deadbeat dad, his much younger wife, and their two 14-year-old daughters, starting an intense competition between the men to prove who is the better father.

THE EMPEROR OF MALIBU (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians) & Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls). Put pilot.

Revolves around two very different families — one from Shanghai with new money and one from the U.S. East Coast with old money — who learn to co-exist when their children get married.

THE FOLKS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Kerry Washington & Frank Pines.

About what happens when a momma’s boy marries a daddy’s girl, and their respective parents can’t let go

GENERATION GAP (Warner Bros. Television)

Single-camera comedy by Dan Kopelman (Me, Myself and I, Malcolm). Put pilot.

About the hell of teenage years, as told from the dueling perspectives of a 16-year-old girl and her father…

HALFWAY THERE (ABC Studios)

Multi-camera comedy by Iliza Shelsinger, Ellen Plummer-Kreamer & Sherry Bilsing-Graham (I Hate my Teenage Daughter). Put pilot.

Centers on a comic who prides herself on “guiding women” in her act. She is forced to put that to practical use when her half-sister moves in with her.

Starring  Iliza Shelsinger

JUST LIKE US (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time).

Centers on a widower who takes in his teenage El Salvadorian niece while still raising his two grown daughters, retired parents and running the restaurant he started with his late wife.

LIFE LESSONS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Mark GrossEric Christian Olsen. Small screen take on Dave Keystone and Nolan Sarner’s Canadian digital series “Kids On”.

About a guy who is a professional failure at life and finds advice and friendship in the most unlikely of places… a class of first graders

THE LITTLE THINGS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitsky.

Focuses on the funny coping mechanisms that get you through the harder parenting dilemmas.

Starring Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitsky….

OUR HOUSE (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Nick Stoller (Friends From College, The Carmichael Show) & Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors 1 & 2). Put pilot.

Centers on a devoted mom and dad who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.

QUINTA & JERMAINE (ABC Studios & CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Jermaine Fowler & Larry Wilmore (Blackish, The Bernie Mac Show). Pilot production commitment

Stars the title duo as childhood best friends who find themselves expecting a child while navigating adulthood.

Starring Jermaine Fowler, Quinta Brunson

RATCHET (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Natasha Leggero (Another Period) & Morgan Murphy (Two Broke Girls).

centers on Jessica Rachet, who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly and leaves her to fend for herself.

Starring  Natasha Leggero

RICHES TO RAGS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace, Modern Family) & Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin, Charmed).

When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her sister’s Reseda condo where they delight in the “charms” of the working class but mourn the loss of being the 1% of the 1%.

Starring Jaime Camil

SIBLINGS (CBS Television Studios)

Multicamera comedy by David Hornsby (It’s always sunny in Philadelphia).

Centers on two very different siblings who decide to live together and raise their kids

SHOULDA COULDA WOULDA (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Gloria Calderon-Kellett (One Day at a Time).

After receiving a letter they wrote to themselves in high school, a group of 28-year-old friends plan to hold each other accountable to becoming who they want to be in the next 10 years.

THE SQUEEZE (CBS Television Studios)

Multi-camera comedy by Dana Klein (Friends with better lives) & Aaron Kaplan (9JKL).

Centers on a married couple that struggles to take care of both dependent children and dependent parents.

THE STORY OF US (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Nick Stoller & Mike Royce (One Day at a Time, Everybody Loves Raymond).

A story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN (CBS Television Studios)

Hybrid comedy by Mike Metz & Gail Berman.

About Evan, who sets out with his group of 20-something friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life

TOWNIES (Warner Bros. Television)

Mulitcamera comedy by Katie Greenway (The Millers) & Jared Stern (Dr Ken).

Follows an eclectic group of friends in their twenties who are happily living large in their small Wisconsin hometown.

WIDOWER (CBS Television Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Bill Martin & Mike Schiff (Fam, Grounded for Life, 3rd Rock From the Sun).

centers on a widower who is eager to move on from the worst year of his life, only to find he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own. He’s equally unready for a dating world where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.

FOX Projects for 2018/2019 Pilot Season

 

 

DRAMA PROJECTS


100 DAYS WITHOUT FEAR
(20th Century FOX Television)

Adventure drama by Akiva Goldsman (Titans, Fringe).

Based on the life and blog of Poler, who embarked on a personal journey of self-discovery, vowing to conquer 100 of her biggest fears in 100 days and chronicled her journey on her blog.

CONNECT (20th Century FOX Television)

Procedural by Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24, X-Files), Rashad Raisani (The Gifted, Shades of Blue) & McG. Put pilot.

It’s described as an adrenalized procedural about a brash hero with a gift that he will use to assist his cop brother with whom he has a troubled relationship. Each week we will see these two not only solving crimes but working to reconnect.

DEPUTY (eOne/20th Century FOX Television)

Police procedural by Will Beall (Castle) & David Ayer (Bright, Suicide Squad, Training Day). Script commitment with significant penalty.

on Deputy Bill Hollister, a career lawman who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the L.A. County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.

THE FAMILY PRACTICE (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama by Jason Winer (Single Parents, Modern Family) & Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith (Life Sentence). Put pilot. 

Set in the world of adoption, from the point of view of an eclectic group of attorneys and social workers who grapple with their own familial dysfunction while striving to create perfect families for their clients

FILTHY RICH (20th Century Fox Telecivison/Imagine Television)

Soap drama by Tate Taylor (The Help). Pilot ordered.

A larger than life Southern Gothic dramedy which revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire.

FORREST’S TREASURE (20th Century FOX Television)

Family Adventure Drama by McG (Lethal Weapon) & Elwood Reid (The Chi, Close to Home). Put pilot.

When a family from Chicago moves to a small town in Montana to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives, they find meaning and purpose in the mystery of a hidden treasure.

KING OF STING (eOne/Imagine Television)

Thriller drama by Dave Kalstein (NCIS Los Angeles), Damian Lewis, Brian Grazer & Francie Calfo.

Living a double life, Carlos risks his life infiltrating the inner circles of the world’s most dangerous criminals WHILE trying to keep his marriage together and raise his kids in Miami — this is the story of his American Dream. based on the true story of the most successful undercover operative in DEA history, who happens to be an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala named Carlos Sagastume.

KUNG FU (Warner Bros. Television)

Drama by Albert Kim (Nikita) & Greg Berlanti.Sequel to the 1970s TV series. Put pilot commitment.

About a young Chinese-American woman who inherits her father’s kung fu studio, only to discover it’s actually a secret center dedicated to helping members of the Chinatown community who have nowhere else to turn. With the help of a former star pupil — a smart and driven ex-Marine — she vows to continue the school’s mission. In the process, she discovers things she never knew about her cultural background and family’s heritage, including a connection to a legendary ancestor.

LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER (Endemol Shine North America / 20th Century FOX Television)

Dramedy by Tom Kapinos (Californication, Lucifer). Inspired by the French series Quadras. Put pilot commitment.

the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we’ll learn surprising reveals about both their present and past. We’ll see that things aren’t always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life.

MOVE (The Jackal Group)

Musical dramedy by Mary J. Blige & Silvio Horta (Ugly Betty). Script commitment plus penalty.

Follows an accomplished choreographer who, in order to redeem her damaged reputation in the cutthroat music/dance world, sets her sights on creating a flawless tour for a diva pop singer. To get the coveted gig, though, she’ll have to fend off competition from her arch rival…who happens to be her former assistant. At the same time, she must act as mother hen to her talented, but often difficult, team of dancers who depend on her.

NEXT (20th Century FOX Television)

Thriller drama by Many Coto (Dexter24:Legacy), John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us).

It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop a terrifying A.I. outbreak that threatens us all.

PRODIGAL SON (Warner Bros. Television)

Produced by Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak (Deception, Chuck). Put pilot.

Follows the character of Malcolm Bright, who gift gives him the ability to know how killers think, how their minds work. Why? Back in the ‘90s, his father was one of the worst—a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. Bright uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

PULLER (Sony Pictures Television)

Thriller drama by Gary Oldman, Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva) & Carla Kettner (Bones). Script commitment plus penalty.

about John Puller, an investigator with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. Puller, a decorated former Army Ranger, faces the most difficult case of his life when his brother, a convicted traitor, escapes from a maximum security prison. Together with Veronica Knox, an army intel specialist, Puller searches for his fugitive brother. In the book series, John and Veronica solve the most difficult of crimes while John secretly battles to restore his family honor.

REMEDY (20th Century FOX Television)

Medical drama by Katie Lovejoy. Script commitment with penalty.

About Remedy Shaw, a young female medical professional with a rare neurological condition that allows her to literally feel her patient’s pain. As she enters the impersonal, evidence-based medical system for the first time, she discovers that her unique ability to empathize with patients allows her to do more than cure sickness; it heals people. And in the process, she may even heal herself.

SAFE HARBOR (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama by Sheldon Turner & McG. Put pilot commitment.

an inside look at the country’s most unique military organization. It follows an investigative branch of the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach as they confront a wide array of crimes and catastrophes on land and sea. Willfully putting themselves in harm’s way, these “Coasties” embody the honor and bravery it can take to save a life.

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL (20th Century FOX Television)

Police soap by Robert Specland & Marc Platt (La La Land).

A grounded police soap exploring a tight-knit group of Washington D.C. cops with focus on the wildest, most dangerous shift of the week, giving us an in-depth look at the police force from the top down, Lieutenant to rookies, and how a job like this affects each of their lives, and their lives affect the job.

SISTERS (Endemol Shine North America)

Drama by Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) & Annie Weisman (The Path). Based on the Australian series. Put pilot.

It centers on only child Julia Bechly, who finds her life turned upside down when her father is forced to reveal that over the course of his pioneering career as a fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children. As she dutifully begins to track down her emerging group of siblings, among a sea of brothers, Julia discovers only two sisters – both of whom quickly become a part of her now redefined family.

STRANGERS (Sony Pictures Television)

Thriller drama by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds) & Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva). Based on Dean Koontz’s novel. Script commitment plus penalty.

The story of several different people, thousands of miles apart, from different walks of life, finding themselves struck by unusual fears and sudden phobias. A novelist in California suffers unbearable sleep terrors. In Boston, a surgeon’s intense panic attacks threaten her career. A priest in Chicago dreads the rise of the moon. An ex-Marine develops a paralyzing fear of the dark. They’re all connected by a forgotten trauma, repressed memories now surfacing and leading each of them to one destination: a small motel in Nevada where a dark secret lies hidden–one that could change the course of humanity itself.

SOMEONE LIKE YOU (20th Century FOX Television)

Relationship drama by David Gould (Mars).

Explores our most core human need, the desire for connection. Led by a brilliant social researcher turned CEO, our team of hired multi-generational “Kin” shapeshift into spouses, siblings, parents, sons and daughters…filling the void in the most vulnerable moments, for someone like you…

SWITCH (Warner Bros. Television)

Sci-fi drama by Len Wiseman (Lucifer, Spleepy Hollow).

What if you could quite literally drive the body of another human being? Welcome to the world of Switch – an adrenaline-fueled procedural detailing the exploits of the FBI’s newest undercover unit, the Switch Division, a task force created to allow an agent to go undercover inside the body of another human being. Or at least that’s the theory. Unfortunately, type-A Louise “Lou” Fawkes can’t find an agent insane enough to try her new technology. Enter Harry “Mac” Macallister – a sloppy, loose-cannon, former undercover burnout who will enjoy nothing more than the opportunity to spend each week inside the bodies of various criminals – except perhaps watching Lou pull her hair out trying to control him.

TRIAGE (20th Century FOX Television)

Medical drama by Zoanne Clack (Grey’s Anatomy) & Ilene Chaiken (Empire, The L World). Script commitment with penalty. 

Reinvents the medical drama by interweaving three distinct phases of a group of doctors’ lives, as they explore cutting-edge medical techniques, and face challenges both personal and professional.

THE TRIBE (20th Century FOX Television)

FBI drama by Monica Macer (Queen Sugar). Script commitment plus penalty.

Set inside the New York City field office of the FBI featuring the stories of three female agents as they struggle to balance their professional and personal lives. The series explores the personal lives of our heroines juxtaposed with the demands of protecting America from its greatest threats.

UNTITLED 24 PROJECT (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama by Brian Grazer, Howard Gordon & Jeremy Doner.

Prequel to the original series that will trace the origin story of CTU agent Jack Bauer…

UNTITLED FEMALE RANGERS PROJECT (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama by Ilene Chaiken (The L Word, Empire) & Matt Cook. Script commitment with penalty.

Centers on Lauren Crawford Flynn, one of only two females in the legendary and notoriously tough Texas Rangers, who balances the demands of her intense, high stakes job in a male dominated world with the challenges of being a single mom to a young teenage daughter.

UNTITLED JOSEPH C. WILSON (20th Century Fox Television)

Crime drama by Ice Cube & Joseph C. Wilson.

About a larger-than-life District Commander; with the beating heart of faith driving his commitment to his squad, his community and his family, he sets out to do the impossible – transform one of the most crime-ridden districts in Baltimore by transforming the hearts and minds of both his officers and the residents they’re sworn to protect.

UNTITLED VAUN VILMOTT (20th Century Fox Television)

Thriller drama by Todd Harthan (Crash, Rosewood) & Vaun Wilmott (Prison Break).

About FBI Director Dole Green, who is framed for a brazen, well-orchestrated attack at the agency headquarters in Washington, D.C; with his career in shambles, Dole must fight to protect his family and get his life back through any means necessary

WITNESSES (20th Century Fox Television)

Police drama by Melissa Scrivner-Love & Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Based on french series “Les Témoins”.

In her first weeks back on the Lexington, KY, police force after a mysterious 10-year hiatus, 35-year-old (yet still rookie) Detective Sandra Perkins finds herself working the worst homicide the region has seen in over a decade. In order to end this killer’s spree, Sandra must seek answers from Helen Lane, retired Homicide Detective who should have been Sandra’s mentor, but who is actually the reason Sandra left the force years ago. Our two heroines must work through the dark past they share in order to prevent more innocent victims of a killer they both thought had been put to rest years ago.

 

COMEDY PROJECTS

ALICE (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Diablo Cody (Juno) & Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls). Based on the TV series Alice, which in turn was based on the 1974 feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, directed by Martin Scorsese. Put pilot.

Centers on Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner where the staff becomes their new surrogate family.

AN AMERICAN BAND (20th Century FOX Television)

Musical single-camera comedy by Gail Berman.

About the harmonic and discordant adventures of The Wyldes, a diverse and dysfunctional Northern California family that can’t get a single thing right with each other, except for the music they’ve been making for the last 25 years as a multi-generational family band.

BEST LIVES (CBS Television Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Diasy Gardner (The Goldbergs, Downward Dog).

About a brother and sister who are each starting over after a divorce. The child-free brother, who just left a one-year marriage with a cat, is convinced he’s going through the exact same thing as his overstretched sister, who just left a 10-year marriage with a kid, and doesn’t get that their challenges are completely different scales of magnitude. Ultimately, they manage to pull each other through, and they discover that the elusive best lives they’ve been chasing are with each other.

DANNY ISSUES (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls) & Morgan Murphy. Put pilot commitment.

About two flawed sisters who are reunited with their ne’er-do-well father after the loss of their mother, leading all three to realize that sometimes what they thought was the problem is actually the solution.

EIGHT (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Alison Bennett (You’re the Worst) & Rob Rosell (New Girl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

After a whirlwind romance that resulted in a baby and a wedding (in that order), children of divorce Jillian and Trevor attempt to carve out their own family’s identity, with eight grandparents there to offer eight million different opinions.

HANGING ON (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by Diablo Cody & Sabrina Jalees (Powerless).

to escape the boredom of retirement and a strained relationship, Phyllis and her husband make a cross-country move from North Carolina and into a house across the street from their lesbian daughter and her new fiancé. Unexpectedly, moving far away from their old life and being inspired by their daughter’s relationship brings them closer together.

Starring Sabrina Jalees

HOME ECONOMICS (Lionsgate Television)

Single-camera comedy by Michael Colton, Eric & Kim Tannenbaum. Script commitment with penalty.

Uses sibling rivalry to explore the most taboo but also the most relatable of subjects: money. The series follows three adult siblings: one in the 1 percent, one middle-class, and one barely holding on.

HOOD RIVER (20th Century Fox Television

Multicamera comedy by Travis Bowe (Family Guy)

About a diverse group of people who work and congregate in the town’s brewery. The core relationship is based on two characters, Pete and his mother, Sandy, who are based on Bowe and his mom’s real relationship that he reluctantly admits is more of a mother/daughter relationship.

IT TAKES TWO (Lionsgate Television)

Single-camera comedy inspired by the Property Brothers. Script commitment.

Follows two entrepreneurial twin brothers who decide to join forces in the real estate business when they realize they are stronger together than apart.

I JUST DO (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy by John Beck, Ron Hart (Liv & Maddie) & LeBron JamesScript commitment with penalty.

It’s about an African-American family therapist (Spencer) and his loving and expressive Latina wife living beyond their means in an upper-middleclass neighborhood, where they are raising twin teenagers with the “help” of their intrusive parents. The co-mingling of Black and Latino cultures gives a unique perspective on the universal challenges of marriage and family.

JILL AT HER WORST (Warner Bros. Television)

Single-camera comedy by Tim Hobert (The Middle).

centers on devoted mother Jill, who puts her family’s needs before her own, making her a flawed, funny mess – as narrated by her husband, who loves her dearly.

LAST STOP BAY BRIDGE (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Andy Roth (One Day At A Time) & Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs).

about eight people of different ages and ethnicities who form friendships, and rivalries, as they commute by the subway from their gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn to their respective jobs in Manhattan. It’s inspired by Roth’s own upbringing in Manhattan where he rode the subway to school every day and formed the most unlikely and life changing relationships. The comedy will have characters that represent both side of the aisle, so to speak. The subway is the great equalizer – rich & poor, old & young, etc – all ride it.

MEAN JEAN (20th Century FOX Television)

Multicamera comedy. From the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia team. Ordered to pilot. Pilot rejected.

The unconventional family set-up of a woman, her new wife and her ex-husband all living under the same roof while raising two kids.

Starring Leah Remini, Kaitlin Olson & Rob Riggle.

NEXT DOOR (Sony Pictures Television/20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Nick Stoller, Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Uncle Buck).

A multi-generational comedy about three diverse suburban couples, all at crossroads in their lives, who bond while investigating the murder of the worst person in their neighborhood.

PATTY’S AUTO (Warner Bros. Television)

Multicamera comedy from Elizabeth Banks & Darlene Hunt (The Big C).

About Pennsylvania-based auto repair shop with all female mechanics. It centers on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her.

RICHARD LOVELY (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Billy Finnegan (Grace & Frankie). Put pilot commitment.

About Richard Lovely, a best-selling children’s book author… who hates children. After a series of unfortunate public events — and a little advice from his fictional alter ego — he’s forced to foster a little boy named Georgie to save his career. But Georgie might end up saving his life.

SIGNIFICANT BROTHER (Lionsgate)

Multicamera comedy by Joey DiazScott King (Difficult People) and Moe Jelline (You Again). 

It follows a newlywed couple as their marriage is tested, but ultimately strengthened, when the husband’s estranged gay brother moves in and becomes best friends with his wife.

SUNNY D. (Lionsgate)

Single-camera comedy by Saladin K. Patterson (The Last O.G.), Keenen Ivory Wayans (In Living Color), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Inspired by BBC series of the same name. Script commitment with penalty.

Centers on Dane, a 30-year-old man who is creative, erudite and in touch with his feelings. Unfortunately, to his Caribbean-born, old-school dad, that translates to “You need a real job,” “I should’ve sent you to public school,” and “Are you crying again?” As Dane lives at home with his demanding father, doting mother and twin sister who has been trying to get rid of him since they shared the same womb, he will try to figure out what manhood means to a black millennial not quite ready to face the real world on his own.

TAILS (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Amy Poehler & Riki Lindhome (Another Period). Script commitment with penalty.

Follows Erika, a woman in her late 30s, who despite the pressure she feels from the world around her, refuses to settle in any area of her life.

Starring Riki Lindhome…

UNCLE JOEY (Lionsgate)

Multicamera comedy by Joey DiazSivert Glarum & Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Maron)

Follows a Cuban immigrant with a troubled past who’s given a second chance at life when he moves his family to an upscale suburb. Intent on being the best family man possible, Joey works to raise his young daughter with old school values in today’s rapidly changing world.

Starring Joey Diaz

UNTITLED JACK BURDITT (20th Century Fox Television)

Single-camera comedy by Jack Burditt (Mad About You, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Great News).

Set in a Nashville bar, where singers and songwriters go to chase their dreams, or maybe just to fall in love if only for a night

UNTITLED MICHAEL YO COMEDY(CBS Television Studios/20th Century Fox Television)

Multigenerational comedy by Andy FickmanNick Adams (Bojack Horseman) & Michael Yo.

Centers on a young couple’s life that is made more complicated when the guy’s over-achieving African American, PhD Scientist/Ex-Military father and scheming Asian mother show up to help them take care of their newborn baby and adjust to their new surroundings.

Starring Michael Yo

UNTITLED MOYNIHAN & PRINCE COMEDY (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Chris Moynihan (Marlon) & Jonathan Prince (American Dreams).

cCenters on a couple in their 40s falling in love and blending their families, all of which is complicated by the constant presence of her eccentric billionaire ex-husband.

UNTITLED STEVE KOREN COMEDY (20th Century FOX Television)

Multi-camera comedy by Steve Koren (Saturday Night Live).

Around what happens when two people who have spent years creating a beautiful harmonious happy relationship decide to destroy it all by adding a baby.

ABC Projects for 2018/2019 Pilot Season

DRAMA PROJECTS

THE AMBASSADOR (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama soap. Based on the Spanish series The Embassy. By Ilene Chaiken (Empire, The L Word) & Eva Longoria (Grand Hotel). Put pilot commitment.

When the thrice married, very rich and politically connected US Ambassador to France is killed in a freak speedboat accident, his much younger and arguably unqualified third wife is appointed to replace him. Ambassador Roxanne Eagleton takes on the challenges of her new position as she also navigates the drama and intrigue of her late husband’s family while beginning to suspect that his death was not an accident. The Ambassador takes us behind the curtain of the US Embassy in France – the glamorous but treacherous “upstairs” of the Ambassador’s life in Paris, and the “downstairs” lives of the career diplomats that are there to serve their Ambassador and their country.

THE BAKER & THE BEAUTY (Universal Television & Keshet Studios)

Drama soap by Dean Georgaris (The Brave). Put pilot commitment.

About the impossible Miami love story between a simple baker and an international superstar. Noa Hollander has it all: she’s the most famous woman in the country, the beautiful daughter of a real estate magnate, a successful model with an international career and – up until now – one half of a Hollywood power couple. The son of Cuban immigrants, Daniel is a simple guy who still lives with his parents and works at the family bakery. A chance encounter at a fancy restaurant — where Daniel may or may not propose to his eager girlfriend of 8 years, Vanessa, and where Noa is avoiding public speculation about a break-up from her Hollywood lover – leads to unexpected sparks and an even more unlikely love story. Can their love survive her jet-setting lifestyle, her overbearing agent, his unworldly family, both their exes and the media?

BEST WISHES (ABC Studios)

Fantasy drama. By Jon Harmon Feldman (Dirty Sexy Money, No Ordinary Family), David Posamentier & Geoff Moore.

The story of a pragmatic, once successful man, Nick Day, who thinks the notion of wishes is a waste of time due to a personal tragedy he’s recently endured. But just as everything in his life is crumbling around him, things get more complicated when he’s approached by a potentially crazy woman claiming to be in the business of granting wishes. And she needs Nick’s help.

BLANK (ABC Studios/Kapital Entertainment)

Medical drama by David Semel (Heroes, Star Trek Discovery, Person Of Interest), Glenn Geller & Trey Callaway. Put pilot commitment.

About a successful but egotistical surgeon who suffers a traumatic brain injury that changes his personality and erases his memory, but leaves his surgical skills fully intact. From a**hole to good soul, he shocks and confuses his colleagues and family with a new POV— unburdened by the past and uniquely present in his patients’ lives.

COMPLETENESS (ABC Studios)

Sci-fi drama by James Griffiths (A Million Little Things, The Mayor), Adam Stein & Michael Strahan.

In our increasingly atomized world, a company sets out a shingle to provide its clients with what’s missing in their lives. Whatever you need — a friend, a mother, a grandson, a husband — the Complete Company’s versatile facilitators can become it for you. The resulting relationships are more real than you’d expect, and sometimes way more complicated. Described as This Is Us meets Grey’s Anatomy meets Westworld (without robots).

EXHIBIT A (ABC Studios)

Legal drama by Daniel Dae Kim (The Good Doctor) & Warren Hsu Leonard (How To Get Away With Murder). Based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr. Jo.

It centers on disgraced former prosecutor, Andrew Cho, whose career is sabotaged by the corrupt power brokers he’s working to take down. But in losing everything, Andrew discovers something new: a life of purpose. Along with a clever, driven young associate, and alegal staff of loyal misfits, Andrew becomes the fearless, caring, underdog lawyer he was always meant to be. Together they give voice to the voiceless and speak truth to power, no matter the cost.

FAMILY HISTORY (ABC Studios)

Family genealogy drama by Deborah Schoeneman (Girls, The Newsroom) & Laurie Zaks (Castle, The Family, The Fix). Put pilot commitment.

About a young tech reporter in the Bay area whose life changes when she discovers a family secret via a DNA-testing web site. The show explores nature versus nurture and how technology has caught up to our secrets. We may be the last generation to have secrets….

THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY (ABC Studios)

Drama based on the bestselling book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty & Laurie Zaks (Castle, The Family, The Fix).

Successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend after a string of failed romances, until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend who has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued, and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met.

Starring Heather Graham

LOVE, DAD (Sony Pictures Television)

Family drama by Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, Bates Motel) & Dave Collard (Family Guy).

Emotional family drama that is centered around adult siblings from a blue-collar family in the most blue-collar of cities — Buffalo, New York. As the siblings navigate the ups and downs of their lives, they’re aided (and sometimes impeded) by each other, but also an unlikely source — their dead father, who has left them each an email account that he’s been writing to for their entire lives, so that he would always be there for them… even when he wasn’t.

THE MARRIAGE LIE (ABC Studios)

Drama by Michael Cooney, producer Kim Moses, director Michael Offer. Inspired by Kimberly Belle’s bestselling book of the same name.

Iris and Will have been married for seven years and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris’s happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for upstate New York has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core. Iris’ immaculate life spirals into a rabbit hole when she discovers a connection between her husband and a past layered with secrets that he has kept hidden from her until now.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE (20th Century FOX Television)

Drama by Maggie Friedman (No Tomorrow, Witches of East End, Once & Again) & Eva Longoria (Grand Hotel). Script commitment with penalty.

Described as an addictive character drama about a gifted therapist, accustomed to helping other people navigate their messy lives, who finds herself facing a crisis in her own life. We follow her, her family and her diverse slate of clients as they confront the often poignant and at times hilarious ups and downs of family, friendship, romance, work, parenting, growing up, growing old, and what it means to be human.

NEW YORK UNDERCOVER REBOOT (Universal Television/ABC Studios)

Police drama by Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago PD) & Ben Watkins (Hand of God). Reboot of the 1990s New York cop drama. Pilot production commitment.

Details are being kept under wraps.

NYPD BLUE SEQUEL (20th Century FOX Television/ABC Studios)

Cop drama by Matt Olmstead (Prison Break, Breakout Kings, Chicago PD), Nick Wootton (Golden Boy) & Jesse Bochco. Pilot production commitment.

Sequel following Detective Andy Sipowicz’son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Theo seems to have taken after his father as he too is a hard-drinking, hard-headed and quick-witted cop.

Starring Alona Tal

OHANA (ABC Studios)

Family drama by Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) & Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. Based on bestselling book “Shark Dialogues”.

The story of four hapa women from biracial backgrounds, including Japanese, Filipino, black and white heritage, who reunite when their grandmother, a mystic known as a kahuna, dies mysteriously and leaves them the family plantation…

PANK (20th Century FOX Television)

Family drama by Felicia P. Henderson (The Quad). Script commitment with penalty.

About 33-year-old Faith Jones, who is living and lovin’ her life as a PANK: Professional Auntie No Kids: a new guy, a new promotion, a new house, a fast car and plenty of disposable income; it’s kinda perfect – until the unexpected happens and circumstances force her to care for her brother’s three children…

PUSHOVER (ABC Studios)

Dark dramedy by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (Kevin Probably Saves The World, Agent Carter, Resurrection).

Around a woman who has been “nice” all her life and decides to become a villain, with the help of her landlord, the office custodian, and the IT department.

REEF BREAK (ABC International Studios)

Detective drama by Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs) & Poppy Montgomery. Ordered to series.

About Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue. Cat’s reappearance also makes waves for old friends, enemies and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head. Each episode will be a character-driven cocktail of crime, surf, sex and sunshine, and for Cat, the lines between work and play have never been blurrier.

Starring Poppy Montgomery

THE SORORITY GIRL WHO SAVED YOUR LIFE (ABC Studios)

Thriller drama by Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) & Wendy Mericle (Arrow)…

Details the incredible true story of Tracy Walder. Walder happened upon a CIA recruiter at a jobs fair and was recruited by the agency while a USC student and Delta Gamma sorority sister. She would spend the next five years as a covert operative for CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, assuming aliases, thwarting terrorist attacks, and hiding in the trunks of cars on her way to debrief terrorists at black sites. During her time at the CIA, Walder travelled to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, receiving awards for her service.

THICKER THAN WATER (ABC Studios)

Siblings dramedy by Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) & Michael McDonald (American Crime). Pilot production commitment.

Centers on a single mother who returns to her Tennessee hometown for her estranged father’s funeral, and finds herself graveside with several strangers who happen to be her half-siblings

THREADS (ABC Studios)

Fashion drama by Lindsey Rosin (Cruel Intentions).

Centers around aspiring designer Jessica Lee, who finds herself at the center of the biggest battle for power in the fashion world when the legendary founder of the iconic brand — where she currently works as an assistant — is forced to step down, setting off a cutthroat, high-stakes search for his replacement. Caught between her loyalty and her ambition, Jessica must navigate sex, secrets and succession as the beauty of fashion gets ugly.

TRAILBLAZER (ABC Studios)

Basketball drama by Michael Seitzman (Quantico, Code Black) & Joe Webb (Sleepy Hollow, Quantico).

Centers on Jordan Cruz, the gifted men’s basketball coach at a small D3 college in South Dakota who rises to fame when she’s recruited by UCLA to become the first female coach of a Division 1 men’s team.

UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC Studios)

Romantic drama by Becky Mode (Smash). Import of the Israeli series.

Tells the story of how one couple’s decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives.

UNTITLED BERLANTI & CARROLL PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)

Cop drama. By Greg Berlanti, Elizabeth Banks & Nkechi Carroll (Rosewood, All American). Put pilot commitment.

Centers on recently divorced and unemployed Chelsea Barnum who is looking for a second chance. When she packs up her kids and moves from the big city to the small town of Sutter, North Carolina, to accept a job as the new Police Chief, what she finds is something unimaginable — a criminal justice system run entirely by women of color. What started out as a second chance at a career ends up becoming a second chance at life, as together these women revolutionize crime and punishment while restoring hope, community and humanity to a town that desperately needs it.

UNTITLED CHIARELLI FASHION DRAMA (ABC Studios)

Fashion drama by Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians) & Zac Posen (Project Runway).

Set in the world of fashion…

UNTITLED ISAAC WRIGHT PROJECT (Sony Pictures Television)

Drama by Hank Steinberg (Without A Trace, The Nine, The Last Ship) & 50 Cent (Power).

Based on Isaac Wright, Jr., once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars. In prison, Wright studied the law and worked as a proxy-lawyer, writing briefs and motions to overturn the convictions of over 20 fellow inmates and ultimately to exonerate himself.  He now works as a lawyer defending the wrongly accused…

UNTITLED MARVEL HEINBERG PROJECT (ABC Studios)

Superhero drama by Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Scandal, The Catch) & Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.

Based on lesser-known Marvel characters. There have been a number of fairly obscure female superhero team-ups that have appeared sporadically in Marvel comics over the years, including A-Force, Lady Liberators and Fearless Defenders.

UNTITLED SARAH CHALKE PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)

Family dramedy by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town, Whiskey Cavalier) & Sarah Chalke.

About two very different sisters who take over the adoption agency that their parents, a lawyer and a social worker, have run out of their home for the last 30 years…

Starring Sarah Chalke

WARRIORS (ABC Studios)

High-school drama by Regina KingMichael NarducciMichael McDonald (American Crime).

It takes place in a Midwestern community where two friends–a semi-retired NFL player and an idealistic high school principal–will attempt to overcome their conflicting styles of teaching as they mentor a new generation and confront the long buried sins of their past.

WOLFE (Kapital Entertainment)

Crime drama by Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, Life in Pieces), Kathy Reichs & Michael Peterson (Bones).

Centers on veterinarian Dr. Charles Wolfe, who has a unique perspective on homicide, believing murder is a primal, animalistic act, and killers are animals. After getting elected coroner of Boulder, CO, Wolfe partners with his mirror opposite, FBI profiler Kristin Faulk, who is confident Wolfe is dead wrong and that it is nurture, not nature, that leads a person to murder.

COMEDY PROJECTS


AMERICANIZED
(ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Sara Saedi (iZombie, The Goodwin Games) & Reese Witherspoon.

The story of a loving and off-beat Iranian family who’s been living with a huge secret: they’re undocumented immigrants. Told through an irreverent, heartfelt and a-political lens, the series will give viewers a window into the life of a Middle-Eastern household while exploring the universal truths that bond every type of “American” family.

BECAUSE KIDS (CBS Television Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Alone Together) & Adam Sztyskiel (Undateable). based on the podcast “Atomic Moms”

A lighthearted yet honest examination of the lives of a married couple with two young children…

BEWITCHED (Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios)

Supernatural sitcom by Kenya Barris (Blackish, Grownish, The Game) & Yamara Taylor (Blackish, Instant Mom). Reboot of the famed 1964-1972 series. Pilot production commitment.

A hardworking black single mom who happens to be a witch marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker. They struggle to navigate their differences as she discovers that even when a black girl is literally magic, she’s still not as powerful as a decently tall white man with a full head of hair in America.

BLESS HEAR HEART (Warner Bros. Television)

Multi-camera comedy by Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) & Chuck Tatham (How I Met Your Mother). Put pilot commitment.

Centered on two very different Texas matriarchs who wreak havoc on their children’s lives when they all wind up living together.

CAN-CAN (Universal Television)

Single-camera comedy by Maysoon Zayid & Sean Hayes (Grimm, Hot in Cleveland).

Inspired by the life of Zayid, Can-Can follows the life of a Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, as she struggles to find love, the right career, and discover who she is separate of her opinionated Muslim parents.

Starring Maysoon Zayi

COMMON AREAS (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy by Nick Stoller (Friends From College, The Carmichael Show) & Hillary Winston (Bad Teacher).

In cities where rents have skyrocketed, people are turning to micro-units in luxury buildings, where they can get a bedroom for the price of an apartment in any other city. These dorm residents are getting a lot more than just a tiny bedroom and athlete’s foot, they’re getting a community (but also probably athlete’s foot).

DESIGNING WOMEN (Sony Pictures Television)

Multicamera comedy, sequel series to the former CBS staple, by original creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

The next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm, but still with the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural, and social factions that rarely agree on anything.

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Kevin Hart & Courtney Lilly (Blackish).

About a 40-year old divorced dad who had one hit with a PM Dawn-type hip-hop group back in the ’90s and how he uses his attempt at a comeback to get his swagger back in parenting, relationships and life and prove that no matter where you are, your best days are ahead of you.

EAST WILLYB (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Julia Ahumada Grob & Yamin Segal. Small screen on the web series

Around a truly unconventional family, dysfunctional neighbors who populate the last hold-out dive bar in gentrified Brooklyn

EVERYTHING’S UNDER CONTROL (Sony Pictures Television)

Single-camera comedy by Jamie Tarses (Franklin & Bash, Mr Sunshine, The Mayor).

Centers on a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together, and then their grandmother gets Alzheimer’s.

FAMILY FRIENDLY (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Christine Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein (Telenovela), Jason Winer (Single Parents, Life In Pieces). Put pilot commitment.

Around three working moms, who would have never been friends outside of work, but band together to survive an office that, despite its wholesome public image, is not quite “family friendly.”

FOOD & FAMILIA (ABC Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Peter Murieta & Will Smith.

Inspired by Danny Trejo’s life. When the matriarch of the family passes away, she leaves her restaurant to her son, Danny — who’s about to get out of prison — and her granddaughter, Michelle, who hates her father for abandoning her. This gift from beyond the grave might heal the father and daughter and get them back together but, it’s gonna be rocky as the two of them work their differences out while trying to operate a restaurant, live together, and become a real family again.

Starring Danny Trejo

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Jeremy Bronson (The Mayor) & Todd Holland (The Real O’Neals). Put pilot commitment.

About a group of thirtysomethings trying to overcome the mess they made as twentysomethings.

HAPPY ACCIDENT (20th Century FOX Television/ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Abraham Higginbotham & Jon Pollack (Modern Family). Pilot ordered.

centers around two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.

LAZY RICH ASIANS (CBS Television Studios / Imagine Television)

Single-camera comedy by Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty). Script commitment with penalty.

about Janet Zhao, a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length.

THE LONG GAME (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Chadd Gindin (Santa Clarita Diet, The Cleveland Show) & Randall Einhorn (The Kids Are Alright).

follows a family of scam artists led by Loni — who, 16 years into being a mother, decides it’s time for her to be a good one. She tries to get her family to go straight despite a husband who still slips, a lifetime of bad examples that the kids won’t let her forget and no idea how to accomplish this in a society that seems to have embraced the morally gray area she’s trying to get them away from.

THE SANCHEZ WAY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Isaac Gonzales, Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos.

About a loud, proud, Mexican-American family that lives by a very strict working class code

THE THREAD (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller (Search Party).

 A group of longtime friends, leading diverse, chaotic lives, who stay connected through a long running daily text thread. Through “The Thread”, these friends offer support, advice and ridicule, altering each other’s day to day life choices and changing the course of their lives.

SUE SUE IN THE CITY / THE MIDDLE SPIN-OFF (Warner Bros. Television)

Single-camera comedy by DeAnn Heline & Eileen Hesler (The Middle). Ordered to pilot. Pilot rejected.

Spin-off series focused on Sue Heck as she leaves college and her hometown of Orson, Indiana, for the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in Chicago

Starring Eden Sher, Brock Ciarlelli, Aaron Branch, Kimberley Crossman, Finesse Mitchell, Chris Diamontopoulos

UNTITLED DUSTY SLAY COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Chadd Gindin (Santa Clarita Diet) & Dusty Slay.

Inspired by Slay’s childhood, growing up the youngest of three in an Alabama trailer park. The story centers on a middle-aged single mother, who despite her blue collar lifestyle strives to give her loved ones all the joys of a normal life.

Starring Dusty Slay

UNTITLED FACTORY TOWN PROJECT (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Lee Eisenberg (SMILF), Paul McLalin (Superstore) & Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

follows a blue-collar family in Kalamazoo, Michigan who are adjusting to life after the family’s patriarch is laid off from the local manufacturing plant by his son and both have to adjust to their new roles in the family.

UNTITLED HANNAH SIMONE COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Hannah Simone (New Girl). Put pilot commitment.

Follows the broke, single and nearly thirtysomething Hannah (Simone) as she and her father form a new bond when he announces that he and her mother are separating. It’s described as a unique coming-of-age story where father and daughter are starting over together.

Starring Hannah Simone

UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE (20th Century FOX Television)

Multicamera comedy by Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) & Nate Bargatze. Put pilot commitment.

Deals with Bargatze’s struggle moving back home to Tennessee and being caught between his wife and opinionated parents…

Starring Nate Bargatze

UNTITLED ODOM JR COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Kerry WashingtonSaladin K. Patterson (The Last O.G., The Big Bang Theory). Put pilot commitment.

inspired by the experiences of real-life couple Pastor Touré Roberts and Pastor Sarah Jakes-Roberts. Leslie and Hope are joint pastors at a young, hip, diverse church in Los Angeles. Through their services, online streams and books, they are experts at uniting people across different races, genders, orientations and opinions. But when it comes to uniting the people in their blended family, they are way out of their comfort zone — and as a result, the teachers often find themselves the pupils.

Starring Leslie Odom Jr

UNTITLED ROBIN THEDE COMEDY (Sony Pictures Television)

Single-camera comedy by Robin Thede,  inspired in part by her childhood growing up dirt poor in a trailer park, & Kay Cannon (30 Rock, Girlboss).

The show will explore how a difficult upbringing shaped Robin Sanders, a famous and successful financial advisor, and will vacillate between the character’s adulthood and childhood as it examines how your past always pops up in the present.

Starring Robin Thede

UNTITLED TRAE CROWDER COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Trae Crowder, Andrew Reich (Friends)…

About three best friends in the rural south and the women in their lives.

UNTITLED RACHNA FRUCHBORN COMEDY (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Rachna Fruchborn (Fresh Off The Boat). Script commitment with penalty.

Centers on a confident but prolifically apologetic, newly single stay-at-home mom who decides at 37 to start at the bottom and work her way up to her dream job, where her eccentric co-workers help her stop apologizing and become the person she’s meant to be.

UNTITLED SCHAAL COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Single-camera family comedy by Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman) & Kristen Schaal. Put pilot commitment.

Told from a child’s perspective, about working together, overcoming adversity and getting the monsters in your closet not to eat you.

Starring Kristen Schaal.

UNTITLED TESSA COATES COMEDY (ABC Studios)

Unspecified comedy by Greg Daniels (The Office) & Tessa Coates.

No synopsis available.

Starring Tessa Coates

WHAT IF? (ABC Studios)

Single-camera comedy by Jack Cutmore-Scott (Cooper Barrett’s guide To Surviving Life, Deception), Jay Lacopo & Ruben Flerischer (Zombieland).

Explores how seemingly insignificant choices – with the help of a little bit of luck – can have life-changing consequences.

Starring Jack Cutmore-Scott…

WOMAN UP (20th Century FOX Television)

Single-camera comedy by Zoe Lister-Jones (Life In Pieces), Jason Winer (Modern Family) & Liz Meriwether (New Girl, Single Parents).

About two former teen moms who have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 37, they’re ready to make up for the youth they never had.

WORK WIFE (ABC Studios)

Multicamera comedy by Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest & Mark Consuelos. Put pilot commitment.

Explores the dynamics surrounding our “work spouses,” who have very few boundaries with each other, and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else.

The CW Projects for 2018/2019 Pilot Season


THE 4400 REBOOT 
(CBS Television Studios)

Sci-fi drama by Craig Sweeny (Limitless, Medium) & Taylor Elmore (Justified).

Over the course of recent history, four thousand four hundred young adults in their reproductive prime have gone missing all over the world—some disappearances happened as recently as a few weeks ago, while others date as far back as the infamous day the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957. One day in 2019, all 4,400 show up at the sites of their original abductions. None of them have aged a day; none have any memory of where they’ve been. The so called “4400” must grapple with their return to a changed and hostile world… and also contend with the reality that they’ve come back altered in ways that none of them yet understand.

BATWOMAN (Warner Bros. Television)

Superhero drama from the Arrow-verse by Greg Berlanti & Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville)…

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Starring Ruby Rose

CITY OF GHOSTS (Warner Bros. Television)

Fantasy drama by I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars), Karen Wyscarver (Private Practice) & Sanford Golden (Bones, Taken).

After a near-death experience, college grad Cassidy moves to Scotland to study paranormal psychology at the University of Edinburgh in hopes of learning more about her strange connection to the afterlife. There she meets the enigmatic Dr. Barrow and discovers that her gift is more powerful that she ever thought possible.

THE COVE (Warner Bros. Television)

Family adventure by Chad Fiveash (Kyle XY, Rise, Krypton), James Stoteraux (Switched at Birth, Legend of the Seeker) & Robert Zemeckis (Manifest).

Follows estranged sisters in the aftermath of their father’s death as they return to the Caribbean resort island they frequented as a family, only to discover the sun-drenched paradise is hiding many secrets, including the missing treasure that was their father’s obsession and may ultimately hold the key to eternal life.

DORIAN (Warner Bros. Television)

Fantasy dramedy by Marisa Coughlan & Len Goldstein (The Carrie Diaries, Cult).

It centers on a woman who made a deal with the devil 50 years ago to remain young has spent the subsequent decades living selfishly and without consequences. As the downsides of eternal youth finally land on her, Dorian is ready to grow up and age gracefully, but, to do so, she’ll have to make amends for half a century of bad behavior.

DR MIRAGE (CBS Television Studios)

Fantasy drama by Laurie McCarth (Reign). Based on the Valiant graphic novel.

About a female paranormal investigator who can communicate with dead souls except the one she wants to reach – the love of her life.

FINLEY & JUNE (CBS Television Studios)

Dramedy by Anna Fricke (Men In Trees, Being Human US) & Rina Mimoun (Everwood, Mistresses, Privileged).

When a tightly-wound aspiring children’s book author meets an actual fairy with rage issues in a Griffith Park restroom, the magic of female friendship takes on literal new meaning as the two millennials help each other navigate hipster LA in the quest to fulfill their destinies.

GLAMOROUS (CBS Television Studios)

Dramedy by Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together) & Jordon Nardino (Star Trek Discovery, Quantico, GCB).

It centers on a recent gender non-conforming high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at the Manhattan cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube. But not everyone is happy to have him there, and they are doing everything they can to take him down.

GOOD CHRISTIAN BITCHES (CBS Television Studios/ABC Studios)

Soap drama by Leila Cohan-Miccio (Awkward.), Darren Star (Melrose Place, Sex & The City, Younger) & Aaron Kaplan. Inspired by Kim Gatlin’s book of the same name.

Follows the clergy and parishioners of Flock, a hip church plant in Austin where prayers and worship music cover up a multitude of sins and secrets.

THE L.A. COMPLEX REBOOT (Warner Bros. Television)

Dramedy by Martin Gero (Blindspot) & Brendan Gall.

Revolve around a new crop of tenants who move into the Luxe hotel in the heart of Hollywood – a ragtag commune of twentysomethings all hustling to make it as actors, dancers, producers or comedians

LEAN ON ME (Warner Bros. Television)

Inspired by the 1989 film that starred Morgan Freeman. Highschool drama by Wendy Calhoun (Nashville, Empire, Revenge) & Lebron James.

When a spirited young black teacher Amarie Baldwin scores the principal job at an Akron, Ohio, public high school, she must dig deep to transform a failing campus into an urban oasis. In a time when education and school safety have life-or-death stakes, Amarie will take on a broken system that tests her mettle, love life and family. But can she keep her moxie in check in order to embody the aspirational educator that motivates and uplifts an entire community.

LIFEBOAT CLIQUE (CBS Television Studios)

Drama by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Cold Case, Lucifer), Jonathan Littman, KristieAnn Reed & Katie Wech (Star, Rizzoli & Isles).

About when a freak tsunami hits a Malibu house party, a group of teenagers from diverse social circles are swept out to sea; the place where they wind up is new, but the high school politics and social hierarchies that emerge are not

NANCY DREW (CBS Television Studios)

Mystery Drama by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl, Dynasty, Chuck, The OC).

Centered on 18-year-old Nancy Drew in the summer after her high school graduation. Nancy thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, she uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

NOBODY’S PRINCESS (Warner Bros. Television)

Musical dramedy by James Corden (Carpool Karaoke), Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith (Life Sentence, Significant Mother).

Reimagines the stories of four classic fairy tale princesses for today’s generation. Instead of being set “once upon a time, in a land far away” where princesses were waiting around for true love to find them, the time is now, the setting is New York City, and the princesses are a group of friends in their twenties who are setting out to change the world and create their happily-ever-afters on their own terms.

NO HARD FEELINGS (CBS Television Studios)

Dark comedy by Brad Silberling (Charmed, Dynasty), Gus Hickey (Suburgatory) & Jordan Reddout (Man with a Plan).

About a group of friends who conspire to exact revenge on an old rival who assaulted one of their own and got away with it back in college.

THE PROGENY (CBS Television Studios)

Thriller drama by Chris Roberts (Orphan Black), based on Tosca Lee’s bestselling book.

Centers on a young amnesiac who discovers she’s a descendant of history’s greatest murderess, plunging her into a deadly underground war as she fights to stop a secret society that has preyed on her kind for centuries.

RUTHLESS (CBS Television Studios)

Thriller drama by George Olson & Michael Weatherly (NCIS, Bull).

About an ex-CIA operative, desperate for a normal life after a decade spent as a government killing machine, and a slightly unhinged teenage girl craving an escape from the mundane, who are forced into an unlikely alliance

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST DAUGHTER (CBS Television Studios)

Thriller drama by Glenn Geller & AJ Marechal (The First). Small screen take on the novels by fantasy author Theodora Goss.

Set in Victorian London where two radically different young women – one the daughter of Dr. Jekyll; the other, Mr. Hyde – discover they’re half-sisters when a series of gruesome murders appear connected to their deceased father. They unite with other unsung but remarkable daughters of famous literary figures to rise above societal norms and unearth the mystery of their origins.

STRONG GIRL (CBS Television Studios)

Superhero drama by Melissa Scrivner-Love (Person Of Interest, Fear the Walking Dead), Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ronda Rousey & Ben Silverman (Jane the Virgin, No Tomorrow).

It follows a former war photographer named Rayna who discovers she is indestructible and potentially the strongest woman in the world. Ghosted by her Spec Ops fiance when she reveals her newfound power to him, Rayna is hired as a bodyguard by a billionaire named Oliver, who sees her true potential.

SUPER CLEAN (CBS Television Studios)

Superhero dramedy by Sascha Rothchild (GLOW, The Carrie Diaries). Based on the upcoming graphic novel by Heath Amodio and Cullen Bunn.

Explores the superhero genre from the human side. Becky Masters, an uber-organized and brilliant human, and her ragtag team of non-powered cohorts navigate the danger and drama of “cleaning up” after superheroes and villains, all while Becky works to prove her superhero boyfriend is innocent of a dastardly crime.

SURVIVOR’S CLUB (Warner Bros. Television)

Fantasy drama based on the comics from DC’s Vertigo, by Jared Frieder (Sweet/Vicious) & Len Golstein (The Carrie Diaries, Cult).

In a world where horror franchise monsters are real, twins Jason and Jennifer barely survived a demonic childhood possession that claimed their mother’s life and fractured their bond. Ten years later, when a new evil force awakens, the siblings join forces with other teen survivors to combat the literal and metaphorical monsters that haunt them.

UNTITLED JANE THE VIRGIN SPIN-OFF (CBS Television Studios)

Soapy Dramedy by Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane The Virgin, Charmed), Valentina Garza, Gina Rodriguez, Ben Silverman & Brad Silberling.

The spinoff is envisioned as a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by her.

UNTITLED RIVERDALE SPIN-OFF (Warner Bros. Television)

Drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).

Spin-off series that “will be very different” from “Riverdale”