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ABC Projects for 2018/2019 Pilot Season


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?


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.


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).


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 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….


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.


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.


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…


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Set in the world of fashion…


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…


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.


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


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.


(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.


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.


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.”


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.