3 Dec 2016

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StudiobriefsPilotSeason

Pilot development season is ramping up for both network, cable and streaming service networks.    Here is a first look at the 2016-2017 television season pilots, which we will be updating as the season progresses.  Bookmark and check back often for updates!

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A&E

The Infamous – ordered to pilot, drama.   Set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles leading up to the LA Riots, and centers on two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South Central and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down.  Stars Bokeem Woodbine.  Created by Joshua Zetumer who is executive producing with Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson.  Rupert Wyatt is on board to direct the pilot.  Produced by A+E Studios and Color Force.

 

 

ABC

ABC Comedies:

Accidentes – script order, comedy.   About a disgraced Wall Street lawyer who had distanced himself from his Latino roots and goes back home to work at his family’s strip-mall law firm in the heart of Little Havana.   Created by Mark Perez who is executive producing with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Tannenbaum Company.

Aunt Jill – Put pilot order – A comedy about a smart, confident, hilarious and lovable 50-year-old who chose a different path than most women her age by focusing on her career and social life instead of getting married and having a family.   Created by Jordan Roter and executive produced by Roter, Amy Poehler, Brook Posch, Dave Becky and Mo Collins.   Mo Collins has been cast in the series. Hails from 3 Arts Entertainment, Paper Kite Productions and Universal Television.

Bad News – Script with penalty order – A single-camera comedy about a hard-hitting and well-respected NYC news anchor who, after being fired, is forced to take a job as a human interest reporter at a fifth-rate news station in small-town Nebraska.  Created by Dana Klein who will executive produce along with Aaron Kaplan.  Hails from 20th Century Fox Television and Kapital Entertainment.

The Better Half – script order.   A multi-camera comedy which centers on a Mexican-American working mother who is well intentioned and sometimes-misgided citizen disrupter.   Co-created by Emilia Serrano and Patti Vasquez.  Executive produced by Michael Schreiber, Peter Abrams and Robert Levy.  Co-Executive produced by Serrano and Produced by Vasquez.   Hails from ABC Studios and Tapestry Television.

Braunschlag – script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.   Domestic take on David Schalko’s Austrian comedy, about a young small-town mayor named Emma Wolf has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck.    Co-created and executive produced by Brian Gallivant and Steve Hely.  Schalko is also co-creating.   Seth Gordon is directing and executive producing.   Tariq Jalil is executive producing.  Hails from Intrigue and Sony Pictures Television.

Chuck and Bean – Pilot ordered, single-camera comedy.   Centers on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chuck and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.   Written by and produced by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan.  Executive produced by Dave Hemingson.

Crystal – script order, comedy.   About a hustler from the wrong side of the trailer park who, fresh out of prison, lands a job in the suburbs as an in-home health aide.   Created by and Supervising Producer Elizabeth Laime.  Executive produced by Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael.   Produced by ABC Studios.

Damage Control – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   About the overworked, underpaid, clean up crew of the Marvel Universe specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from superhero conflicts.  Created by Ben Karlin and executive produced by Karlin, David Miner and Jeph Loeb.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Downward Dog -Ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  Based on the web series of the same name, centers on a woman, Nan (Allison Tolman) and her dog. The twist is that it features a Modern Family-style confessional device — for the dog.   This single-camera series has cast Allison Tolman and Lucas Neff with Executive producers Samm Hodges, Michael Killen, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Kathy Dziubek.   ABC Studios and Legendary Television are co-developing the project.

Dream Team – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy. Coach Marty Schumacher knows how to win in the world of girls’ club soccer. His last team went to the national championship, and those women are off playing in college, semipro, even the Olympic team.  Co-created and executive produced by Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer.   Produced by Here Comes Scrappy, Kari’s Logo Here and Warner Bros. Television.

Fair & Balanced – script order, single-camera comedy.   About an aspiring NPR reporter who is swayed to work at a Fox News-type channel.   Co-created by Hayden Schlossberg and Jon Hurwitz who both executive produce along with Dan Spilo and Kal Penn.   Matt Lottman co-produces.   Produced by Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, Industry Entertainment, and Lionsgate Television.

Family Show – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy – Set behind the scenes of a fictional family sitcom, following crew members on set and at home.   Created and executive produced by Danny Zucker.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

The Fluffy Shop – Put pilot order, multi-camera comedy.  Starring and inspired by Gabriel Iglesias’ life experience including challenges of managing a home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.  Co-created and executive produced by Iglesias, Jay Lavender,  and Tim Doyle.   Also executive producing are Becky Clements, Joe Meloche and Marty Edelstein.   Produced by ABC Studios and Tomorrow Studios.

For Now – script order, single-camera comedy.  About a group of twenty-somethings living in New York City and explores dating, friendships and finding themselves.  Stars Connor Hines.   Created and executive produced by Connor Hines who also directed the pilot.

Hail Mary – Pilot ordered, single-camera comedy.   A young, small-town mayor named Mary Wolf has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck.  Only a miracle can help her, so she fakes one.   Base don the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation series Braunschlag.  Created by David Schalko, written by Brian Gallivant who also will executive produce  with Tariq Jalil and Seth Gordon.  Gordon is also directing.   ABC Studios is co-producing with Sony.

The Homefront – script order, single-camera comedy.   About a retired Green Beret who comes back to the U.S. and moves near his grown daughter and grandkids, only to find that it’s easier to face death every day than to live in the suburbs.  Created by Colleen McGuinness who executive produced with Todd Holland.  Holland directed the pilot.   ABC Studios and Dark Toy Entertainment are producing.

Housesitters – script order, multi-camera comedy.   A modern-day Three’s Company meets Two Broke Girls.  Created by Ricky Blitt who executive produces along with Gail Berman, Tim Mullen, Todd Graner and Tom Mullen.   Stars Michael Bolton.   ABC Studios and The Jackal Group produce.

The Hustle – script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.  About a small-town girl who lands a job working as an assistant to a street-educated billionaire business mogul where she is instantly thrown into a foreign world of extravagance, debauchery and adventure.  Created by Stacy Harman who executive produces with Jeremy Garelick and Sean Combs.  The pilot is directed by Jeremy Garlic. Sarah Sneaker is producing and consulting.

I’ll Have What She’s Having – script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.  About a unique approach to self-actualization in which a writer emulates the lives of America’s celebrities, notable figures and icons in her weekly column.  Based on Rebecca Harrington’s book.   Co-created by Harrington and Aisha Muharrar who also executive produces.   Produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Imaginary Friend -Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  Centers on a  thirty-something bachelor whose life is turned upside-down when he finally meets the love of his life – a divorced working mom with three kids; this triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend he created as an only child suddenly reappears in his life to help him navigate the transition from single guy to family man.  Co-created and executive produced by Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio and Patric Osborne.  Produced by Happy madison Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

The Job Squad – script with penalty order, comedy.   Based on the UK Comedy ‘The Job Lot’ about an unemplo9yent office in Burlington, VT with Stephanie Weir starring as Trish, the office manager who heads up a staff of colorful characters doing their best to turn Un-Employment into Fun-Employment.   Stars Stephanie Weir.  Created by Weir who executive produces along with Greg Garcia, Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice.  Produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions, Big Talk Productions and CBS Television Studios.

Kill Jill – script order, single-camera comedy.  About an idealistic graduate who’s desperate to escape her small hometown; she takes a job with a glamorous West Coast businesswoman who appears to have it all – including a plot against her life.   Created by Laura Solon who executive produces along with Dvid Hunt and Patricia Heaton.   Produced by FourBoys Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Kirbyland – script order, single-camera comedy.  About a Griswold-esque middle class family which declares its property a sovereign nation in order to dodge IRS troubles.  Created by Josh Heald who executive produces along with Gail Berman and Magnus Martens.   Martens directs the pilot.   Produced by ABC Studios and The Jackal Group.

Laid Off – script order, comedy.   About a guy who wakes up one day to find that he has been “laid off” from life, literally; he’s alive, but he’s contributed so little to the world, that to everyone else he doesn’t exist; he learns from others like him that he is stuck in this Groundhog Day-like existence until he eventually redeems himself by contributing something worthy of re-entry to the normal everyday world, a day that may never come.  Created by Ryan Jaffe who executive produces with Dan Lin.  Produced by Lin Pictures and Warner Bros. Television.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – script order, single-camera comedy.   Based on Jenny Lawson’s memoir of the same about her unorthodox upbringing in rural Texas and the anxiety attacks that plague her adult life.   Co-createdf by Hiliary Winston and 2013 co-creators Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein.   Executive produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Marty Bowen, Winston, and Wyck Godfrey along with 2013 executive producers Pietrosh, Goldstein and Michael Prevett.   Produced by ABC Studios, Gifted and Talented Camp, The Gotham Group, Sony Pictures Television and Temple Hill Entertainment.

My Best Friend’s Wedding – script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.   An adaptation of the 1997 feature film, Julianne Potter navigating her life in New York City with best Friend George as her guide.   Co-created and executive produced by Jessica Amento and Ron Bass.  Doug Robinson, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Mike Menchel also executive produce.  Produced by Happy Maddison Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

The Next Chapter – script order, comedy.  About op-selling romance novelist Ben Diamond who goes through a divorce and not only begins to question his belief in love, but he also must learn to date again and live on his own – all while dealing with the pressures of his public persona as the world’s most foremost expert on love.  Created by Austin Winsberg who executive produces with Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park.   Produced by Nicholas Sparks Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Ordinary People – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   About an interracial couple with very different personalities and big ambitions.   Created by Tracy Oliver who executive produces with Brian Dobbins, Chrissy Tiegen, John Legend, Kenya Barris, Mike Jackson, Paul Young, Peter Principato and Ty Stiklorius.   Produced by ABC Studios, The Get Lifted Film Company, Legendary television, and Principato-Young Entertainment.

Outnumbered – script order, single-camera comedy – About a woman in a male-dominated workplace.  Created by Cherry Shevapravatdumrong who is executive producing with Dianne Fraser, Helena Heyman and June Fran.  Produced by ABC Studios and Industry Entertainment.

Pearl– Pilot ordered, single-camera comedy – Centers on a larger-than-life family matriarch who finds out she has cancer and becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.   Written and Produced by Andrew Reich.  Produced by ABC Studios.

Picante – script order, comedy.  About the owner of a food manufacturing and distribution plant who juggles running a business with the obligation of employing his entire Mexican-American family.   Created by Lindy Gomez who executive produces with Ed Helms and Mike Falbo.   Produced by The Pacific Electric Picture Company and Universal Television.

Plus One – script order, single-camera comedy.  Told from the point of view of three millennial siblings who find their places in the family upended when they discover they have a fourth sibling who is everything they are – and more.  Created by Valentina Garza and executive produced by Garza, America Ferrera and Gabrielle Niemand.  Produced by ABC Studios and Take Fountain Productions.

Read Bottom Up – Put pilot order, comedy.  Based on Neel Shah and Sloane Crosley’s novel, which follows young New Yorkers Madeline and Elliot, who meet then embark on a relationship, much of it playing out online and under the scrutiny and well-intentioned interference of their respective best friends and confidants Emily and David.  Co-Created and adapted by Shah and Crosley who both executive produce along with Ben Karlin, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.   Lis Rowinski co-executive produces.  Produced by ABC Studios and Fake Empire.

The R.O.M.E.O.S. – script order, single-camera comedy.  About two completely dissimilar 65-year-old neighbors who join forces to take full advantage of their second acts – driving each other, and everyone around them, crazy in the process.  Co-created and executive produced by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.   Produced by ABC Studios.

The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport – Pilot order, single-camera comedy.  Narrated by Katie,who is being described as a (slightly) larger wife and mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.  Created by Sara Dunn who is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan.  Produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

Small Town Love – script order, comedy.   Import of the Swedish comedy about a mother and daughter who become pregnant at the same time from their deadbeat boyfriends.   Co-created  and executive produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with Aaron Kaplan also executive producing.   Produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

Speechless – Pilot ordered, single-camera comedy.   A family with a special needs child who is good at dealing with the challenges they face, and excellent at creating new ones.   Written by and executive produced by Scott Silveri and executive produced by Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.   Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Splitsville – script order, single-camera comedy.   About he single residents of a suburban cul-de-sac, in the wake of a wave of divorces, who join forces to raise their kids and get through it together. Co-created and executive produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers also executive producing. Produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland Productions.

Square Roots – Pilot ordered, comedy.   Focuses on a man from a family of logic driven engineers who is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues, whether they like it or not.   Written by and executive produced by Vijal Patel.

Toast – Pilot order, hybrid comedy.   Follows a couple’s road to marriage.  Over the course of Max and Page’s wedding rehearsal dinner, their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple, but flashbacks reveal the toasts don’t always get it right, as we watch the real story of their complicated, funny, and relatable road to marriage.   Written by Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg.  Executive produced by Foley, Grunberg, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.  Produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland Productions.

Untitlted Blondy Baruti Project – talent deal, comedy starring Blondy Baruti.  No further details are available other than ABC Studios is producing.

Untitled Bobby Bowman Project – script order, comedy.   About an ambitious and meticulous Latino chef who runs a café with his unpredictable white father-in-law.  Created by Bobby Bowman who is executive producing with Eva Longoria and Ben Spector.   Produced by UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Television.

Untitled Ed Weeks and Hannah MacKay Project – Pilot ordered, single-camera comedy.   Revolves around an unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, who navigate their dysfunctional co-dependent friendship and the world of dating.   Created by Ed Weeks and Hannah McKay, who both will co-executive produce.   Executive producers are Andrew Reich and Siobhan Bachman.   Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitled Kat Coiro Project – script order, single-camera comedy.  A semi-autobiographical family comedy set in a South Beach Haitian restaurant.   Created by Kat Coiro who is executive producing along with David Miner, Julie Anne Robinson, Oly Obst and Tom Lassally.  Robinson is directing the pilot.   Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and ABC Studios.

Untitled Schwartz & Wiener Project A – script with penalty order, comedy.  Inspired by Schwartz’s real-life story and revolves around a gay couple that gets divorced with both men remarrying and raising their budding teenage daughters together, despite the pitfalls of their different families.  Co-created and executive produced by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener.  Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitlted Schwartz & Wiener Project B – script with penalty, comedy.  About a woman who burns all of her bridges when she finds out she has terminal cancer, only to learn that she’s actually in remission, forcing her to turn to her family and move in with her estranged sister and kids.  Co-created and executive produced by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener.   Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitled Spencer Porter Project – script order, comedy.  Loosely based on Porter’s personal life and relationship with his wife and her family.  Created by Spencer Porter and executive produced by Porter, Blake Goza, Jonathan Komack Martin and Ryan Reynolds.  Produced by Dark Trick Films and Universal Television.

Wheeler Dealer – script order, comedy. About a a suburban housewife and mother who inherits her deceased husband’s struggling car dealership in rural West Texas and in an attempt to make a fresh start, she moves her family out of their plush gated community to run the business, something she knows nothing about.  Created by Damon Jones who is executive producing with Annie Mumolo, JB Roberts, Tim Lovestedt and Willie Mercer.  Produced by ABC Studios and Thurline Television.

ABC Dramas:

$100,000 Pyramid – 10-episode order of the re-boot classic games show where celebrities will team up with players across the country to give and guess cause in a word-association game. Kelly and Michael’s Michael Strahan will host the Disney/ABC produced event.

Big Ballet – script with penalty order, drama.  Scripted take on the U.K. reality series set in Detroit and centers on a flamboyant retired ballet dancer and a reluctant prima ballerina who work to assemble a troupe of dancers of all shapes and sizes to perform Swan Lake.   Created by Liz Heldens who will executive produce along with Emily Henshaw-Smith, Peter Dale and Sue Naegle.   Hails from rare Day and TriStar Television.

Black Heart – script order, drama.   About the unlikely ascension of the second son to the throne of a multi-billion dollar, family-owned energy company.  Created and executive produced by Kelly Masterson.  Also executive producing are Jeff Kwtinetz and Josh Barry.   Hails from ABC Studios and Prospect Park.

Black Stiletto – script order, drama.  Based on Raymond Benson’s series of novels about a young woman’s evolution into a modern-day hero when a family secret from the past is revealed and puts the only family she’s ever known in imminent danger.   Co-Created by  Benson and Javier Grillo-Marxauch.  Executive produced by Cami Curtis, Lisa Sterbakov, Mila Kunis, Nancy Moonves, Susan Curtis and Tony Eldridge.   Hails from ABC Studios and Orchard Farm Productions.

Caesar – Put pilot order – A drama which reimagines Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar in modern-day Los Angeles, where the murder of the powerful Hispanic mayor sends shockwaves through the city’s elite circles – and launches the search for a killer.  Created by Matt Lopez who will executive produce with John Glenn.  Hails from John Glenn Entertainment and Universal Television.

Canary – script order, drama.  About a woman who risks everything to help a whistleblower come forward with secret information that will impact the lives of millions.  Created by Zack Estrin who will executive produce with Nick Hamm and Sabrina Eisenstadt.  Hails from ABC Studios and Momentum Television.

Conviction – Put pilot order.   Drama bout Carter Morrison, the brilliant but rebellious daughter of a Clinton-like political family who is forced into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit.  Created and pilot directed by Liz Friedlander.   Executive produced by Friedlander, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.  Produced by ABC Studios, Entertainment One Television and The Mark Gordon Company.

The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez – Pilot order, drama.  A sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist about a Cuban-American family on the rise as they navigate multiple business ventures in Miami, familial rivalries and dark secrets from the past that come back to haunt them.  Created and co-executive produced by Charise Castro Smith.  Executive produced by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.   Produced by ABC Studios.

Déjà Vu – script order drama – About a successful businesswoman who, after losing her husband and soulmate 22 years ago, finally gets a second chance at love; but things get complicated when, on the eve of her engagement party, she meets a man believed to be the reincarnated version of her dead husband, who happens to be dating her daughter.  Co-created and executive produced by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.  Pilot directed by Richard Shepard.   Executive produced also by David Hoberman, Laurie Zaks and Todd Lieberman.  Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Films & Television.

Dirty Dancing – Greenlight given, three-hour drama special.   Remake of the 1987 movie that centers on Baby, n innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskills and falls for the resort’s working-class dance instructor.  Stars Debra Messing who will play Marjorie Houseman (Baby’s mother); Baby is being played by Abigail Breslin.  Executive produced by Allison Shearer and Elanor Bernstein.  Adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer.   To be directed by Wayne Blair.  Adam Anders and Judy Cairo will produce.

Fantasy Island – Script with penalty order.  Revival of the 1970’s drama series about a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with his or her most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy. Created by and executive produced by Sheldon Turner.  Also executive producing are Jennifer Klein and Josh Berman.  Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Vendetta Productions.

 

House of Moore – Put pilot order, drama.  About he sexy, twisted lives of an iconic fashion family, looking at our beauty-obsessed culture through a darkly comedic lens.  Stars Felicity Huffman.  Created by Daniel Barnz who executive produces with Aaron Kaplan, Ben Barnz and Huffman.  Daniel Barnz directed the pilot.   Produced by ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment and We’re Not Brothers Productions.

Indivisible – script order – A drama which revolves around the tenuous friendship of a single mother newly transplanted to New York and her devout Islamic neighbor; the pair’s relationship is tested when the love affair between their children sets off a global jihad.  Created by Rina Mimoun who executive produces with Gary Randall.   Produced by ABC Studios.

The Invaders – script order – A drama which examines the dark underbelly of an exclusive beachfront community by following its inhabitants as they fight to belong while keeping their secrets hidden from view.  Based on Karolina Waclawiak’s book.  Created by Waclawiak and Ellen Farley.  Executive produced by David Hoberman, Fairey, Laurie Zaks and Todd Lieberman.   Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Films & Television.

Janus – script order – Austrian drama importation about a large pharmaceutical corporation that will stop at nothing to protect its image and maximize profits.   Created by Kevin O’Hare who executive produces  along with Edouard de Vesinne, Luc Besson, Matthew Gross and Thomas Anargyros.   Thor Fruendenthal co-executive produces and directs the pilot.  Produced by EuropaCorp Television.

The Jury – follow a single murder trial as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way.   It is not clear whether this series will be an anthology or not with a different case each season.   Cast includes Archie Panjabi.  Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and Executive produced by Boyd, Carol Mendelssohn and Julie Weitz.   Bianculli will co-executive produce.  Sony Pictures Television will oversee the project which has been given a pilot order by ABC.

Marvel’s Most Wanted -Once considered a spinoff of Agents of SHIELD, the drama follows the adventures of Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter.   Stars Adrianne Palicki, Delroy Lindo,  and Nick Blood with Executive Producers Paul Zbyszewski, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.   ABC Studios and Marvel Television are co-developing the project.

Model Woman – Pilot ordered, drama.   Inspired by the 2015 titular biography by Robert Lacey of Ford Models co-founder Eileen Ford, the pilot is a fictionalized family soap set in the late 1970’s during the notorious “model wars.” The show is centered on a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.  Itrevolves around Ford as she launched the twentieth century’s largest and most successful modeling agency, which rose to the top of the fashion and beauty industries. The agency represented Suzy Parker, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Lauren Hutton, Rene Russo, Christie Brinkley, Jerry Hall, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, and the book tells a tale of determined female entrepreneur and the empire she built.  Adapted by Helen Childress who will also executive produce with Rosalie Sweden and Scarlett Lacey.  TriStar Television is producing.

Monstropolis – Put pilot order, drama.  Monsters are real, living amongst the humans in the city of New Manhattan (aka Monstropolis); but now someone is killing monsters, and it is up to one disgraced detective to stop the killer… or become the next victim.  Co-created and executive produced by Marcus Dustan and Patric Melton.  Aaron Kaplan also executive produces.   Produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

Negotiations – script order, drama.   About life, Politics and romance in one of the world’s largest law firms.  Created by Paul Lieberstein who executive produces with Howard Klein.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and ABC Studios.

Notorious – Put pilot order, drama.  Follows the professional and personal relationship between a charismatic attorney and a powerhouse television producer as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately – each other.  Co-created by Allie Hagan and Josh Berman.  Executive produced by Berman, Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry, Kenny Meiselas, Mark Geragos, and Wendy Walker.  Hagan co-executive produces.  Produced by The Firm, Osprey Productions, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Party – script order, drama.  A twisted family drama that follows a murder investigation told over the course of 24 hours; the case begins at a celebration that is interrupted when a body is found floating in the pool; through flashbacks, the mystery paints every guest as a possible suspect.  Co-created and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.  Co-executive produced by Lis Rowinski.  Produced by ABC Studios and Fake Empire.

Personal Motives – script order,drama.  An import of Carlos Vila and Javier Holgado’s 2005 Spanish series about a high profile news anchor who has the unfortunate experience of seeing her husband arrested for murder live on-air during the evening newscast.  Co-created by Andy Stern, Carlos Villa and Javier Holgado.   Executive produced by Stern, Ellen Pompeo, Laura Holstein and Todd Litchi.   Produced by ABC Studios, Calamity Jane and New Media Vision.

Presence (unlic) -ordered to pilot, drama.  Centers on a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator.  Cast is yet to be determined and John Ridley and Michael McDonald are Executive producing.   ABC Studios, International Famous Players Radio Picture Corp., and Stearns Castle are co-developing the project.

Spark – Pilot order, drama.   Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, this genre soap centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both of their empires.   Written and executive produced by Michael Cooney.  Also executive producing are Ian Sander and Kim Moses.  ABC Studios is producing.

Still Star-Crossed – Pilot ordered, drama.  A sequel to “Romeo & Juliet” and follows the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues in the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.  Created by Heather Mitchell who is executive producing with Betsy Beers, Michael R. Goldstein and Shonda Rhimes.   Produced by ABC Studios, The MrG Production Company, and Shondaland Productions.

The Thousandth Floor – script order, drama.  Set in 2118, in a thousand-story supertower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side; a young woman’s fall from the 1,000th floor ignites a scandal that ensnares the top-floor elite and the bottom-floor drones.  Based on Katharine McGee’s book.   Co-created by McGtee and Maggie Friedman.   Executive produced by Friedman, Gina Girolamo, Greg Berlanti, Leslie Morgenstein and Sarah Schrechter.  Produced by Alloy Entertainment, Bertlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.

Time After Time – Pilot order, drama.   Based on arl Alexander’s 1979 novel-turned-movie of the same name in which H.G. Wells builds a real time machine to travels to the future in search of Jack the Ripper.  Adapted by Karl Alexander and executive produced by Kevin Williamson.  Produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled Alison Schapker Project – script order, drama.  About a group of Catholic nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx-based convent who must suddenly deal with three young novices whose arrival unearths long-buried secrets.  Created by Alison Schapker and executive produced by Schapker, Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes.  Produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland Productions.

Untiled Bess Wohl Project – Script order, drama.  A dramedy which focuses on a clique of young nannies, a trio of interconnected families and their various support staffs, all trying to help the kids grow up when they haven’t quite grown up themselves.  Created by Bess Wohl and executive produced by Wohl, Adam Shapiro, Betsy Beers, Katie Lowes, Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes.  Produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland Productions.

Untitled Diego Gutierrez Project – script with penalty order, drama.  The heirs to a  wealthy Mexican conglomerate are in the throes of a battle for its future when they all becomes suspects in the murder of their father.  Created by Diego Gutierrez who is executive producing with Jose Tamez, Michael McDonald and Salma Hayek.

Untitlted Fina Ludlow Project – script order, drama.   Based on Ingrid Thoft’s Fina Ludlow book series about the brash, intelligent, hot-mess daughter of Carl and Elaine Ludlow, who left Harvard Law School and found her “voice” as the firm’s brash and controversial legal investigator.  Adapted by Alexi Hawley, Clifton Campbell,  and Ilene Staple who are executive producing with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.  Produced by ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.

Untitled Ray Kelly Project – script order, drama.  About two Joint Terrorism Task Force Agents, a FBI Special Agent and a NYPD detective, both very different people with secrets who are thrown together to solve the terror crime of the century before it happens.  Co-created and executive produced by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Michael Finch.  Also executive producing are Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.  Ray Kelly is producing, with Nachmanoff directing the pilot.  Produced by ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.

Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Bruna Papandrea project – Pilot order, dram.   A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.   Written by Meaghan Oppenheimer.  Executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.  Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitled Rob Long Project – script order, drama.  About a billionaire,m newly acquitted for the murder of his wife and her lover, and the female detective who almost succeeded in putting him away.  Created by Rob Long who is also executive producing with Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Rick Porras.  Produced by ABC Studios and Pacific Standard.

Untitled Watergate Event series – script order, limited series.  Told through the eyes of John Dean, the then-White House counsel for President Nixon. The potential series takes place during the sexual revolution and is described as a thriller about a man who thinks he’s getting the job of a lifetime but discovers the White House’s Oval Office to be a snake pit where he’s being set up to become the fall guy for the president. The series takes a page from Dean’s The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It,published in 2014, as well as Alden Duer Cohen’s The Women of Watergate and The System, a treatment by Jason Grote.  To be written by Jon Maas.   Executive produced by Maas, Bob Cooper’s Storyscape Entertainment, Dan Halsted, Eric Hamburg and Jeff Field.  Produced by ABC Network Television and Entertainment One.

Untitled Zoanne Clack Project – script order, drama.   About a US Army Medieval (medical evacuation) team whose job it is to save lives while risking their own.  Created by Zoanne Clack who is executive producing with Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes.  Produced by ABC Studios and Shondaland Productions.

The Will – script with penalty order, drama.  A mystery revolving around the surviving members of an eccentric and wealthy patriarch who dies and leaves his massive inheritance to the various members of his family, but with strict, mysterious, and sometimes bizarre conditions attached to the gifts.  Created by KJ Sternberg who is executive producing with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.  Produced by Amblin Television, Good Talk Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Adult Swim

Apollo Gauntlet – Ordered to pilot, animated comedy.   Trapped in another world, a cop from Earth can finally fight crime the way he wants after acquiring talking magical gauntlets. Animated quarter-hour pilot created and executive produced by Myles Langlois and produced by Six Point Harness.

Bad Guys – Ordered to pilot, animated comedy.   Taste. Design. Marketing. Looking fresh to death. These are things that are lost on modern-day terrorists, but one man is going to change the game forever. Bad Guys is a quarter-hour animated series about a bombastic, megalomaniac terrorist and his upstart terrorist organization; and their quest for global domination. World Governments and Fashionistas your days are numbered.  Co-created and executive produced by Nick Giovannetti and Paul Sheer.  Hails from Bento Box Entertainment.

Ballmastrz 9669 – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  Thousands of years in the future no one cares about traditional sports anymore. The only game that matters is THE GAME, and the new breed of heroes that play it: BALLMASTRZ. Inside giant battle arenas the size of a small city, teams of Ballmastrz face off against each other using their own hyper-creative artificially intelligent combat weapons to attack, defend, and score. These are the BALLS. Obstacles and challenges test the physical, mental, and psychological limits of the players while entertaining the masses. The player or team that masters their Ball will master The Game in the most spectacular action sport ever played.  Created and executive produced by Christy Karacas.  Produced by Titmouse, Inc.

Bubblegoose & Juice – ordrered to pilot, animated comedy.   wo best friends, a neurotic “Bubblegoose” and slacker “Juice” sharing a tiny no bedroom apartment as they try to maneuver through an unpredictable, supernatural, bizarro world, while still keeping up with the latest kicks.  Created and executive produced by Carl Jones.

Creataceous Caligula – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  Los Angeles has been crushed by a title wave of radiated water. From the depths of the La Brea tar pits comes out a gang of dinosaur freaks led by a T-Rex Caligula. They want to take over mutant Gross Angeles and destroy anything in their way.  Created and executive produced by JJ Villard.   Produced by Titmouse, Inc.

Doble Fried – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  A 6-pack of carnival freaks who run a low-rent amusement park smack drab on the border of Mexico and Not-Mexico. Whether it’s 4:20, beer-thirty, or crazy clown time, these dudes are constantly trying to scam money and score lady lizard honey. It’s a rickety roller coaster ride from the deep fried, clogged heartland of our failure.  Created and executive produced by Matt Furie.  Produced by PFFR.

Dream Corp LLC – ordered to series, animated comedy.  an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility, continues Adult Swim’s commitment to expanding their original programming slate with innovative animated shows like Rick and Morty and building their primetime audience. The first Adult Swim original series to utilize the latest rotoscope technology, Dream Corp, LLC. will be an innovative standout in the current animation landscape. Each week viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists.  Stars Jon Gries.  Created by Daniel Stessen who is executive producing along with Allyson Seeger, John Krasinski and Stephan Merchant.  Produced by Sunday Night Productions.

Fisthead – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  The relationship between two brothers is put to the test, as one, a loose-cannon action hero with a fist for a head, indiscriminately destroys not only villains, but his normal brother’s life as well.  Co-created and executive produced by Chris Prynoski and Sean Glaze.  Produced by Titmouse, Inc.

Hot Streets – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  FBI Agent Mark Branski and his partner David French investigate supernatural phenomena, secretly aided by his niece and her cowardly dog, Chubbie Webbers. There will be alien invasions, government conspiracies, monster infestations, and more.  Co-created by Brian Lysol, Eric Towner, John Harvaantine IV, Matt Senreich and Seth Green who all executive produce along with Justin Roiland.   Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Mr. Neighbor’s House – ordered to pilot, improve/sketch comedy.   Mr. Neighbor’s House is a children’s show hosted by Brian Huskey (Childrens Hospital, Veep). He’s like any other host of kids programming, except that he is barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. From the safe confines of his home, he throws to various “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements that all blend together into one 15 minute show… that is NOT for kids.  Hosted by Brian Huskey.   Co-created by Huskey, Jason antzoukas, and Jesse Falcon who executive produce with Rob Corddry.

OMG! Earth – ordered to pilot, animated comedy. A stop-motion animated comedy series featuring small plastic action figures going on larger-than-life adventures in the real world. The show takes place against a backdrop of all the classic adventure environments, including the old west, the deep blue sea, and even the final frontier!  Co-created by Ashley Arechiga, Bradley Schaffer, Eric Twoner,  and John Harvaantine IV.  Executive produced by Towner, Harvatine IV, Matt Senreich and Seth Green.  Co-executive produced by Arechiga and Schaffer.  Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

The Pound Hole – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  First ever late night dance party; a contemporary Soul Train. Think The Grind meets Project X, where DJ Douggpound (played by Doug Lussenhop) remixes both the audio and visuals of this club into surreal, and sometimes violent, but always danceable situations.  Stars Doug Lussenhop.  Co-created and executive produced by Daniel Weidenfeld and Lussenhop, with The Daniels directing the pilot.

Samaurai Jack – ordered to series, in production at Cartoon Network studios, animated comedy.   Story of Samurai Jack with a new season that will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2016.  Created and executive produced by Genndy Tartakovsky.

TV Sucks – ordered to series, animated comedy.  Features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts, and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Beware however, as this show hates you.  Created by Brad Neely who is executive producing with Daniel Weidenfeld.   Dave Newberg is co-executive producing.  Produced by Titmouse, Inc.

Untitled Million Dollar Extreme Project – ordered to pilot, improv/sketch comedy.   Sketch show in an almost-present-day post-apocalyptic nightmare world.  Produced by Million Dollar Extreme.

 

 

 

Amazon

The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop – Ordered to pilot.  An animated comedy The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop is artfully animated by the award-winning Karrot Animation (Sarah & Duck). Knickerbock Teetertop, the smallest kid on the enchanted Wonderpine Mountain, wants to be a big adventurer just like his grandpa. Joined by friends on his magical Wonderboggan, Knickerbock, Holly, and Otto have wondrous, challenging adventures discovering new places and creatures–and it’s not easy. Knickerbock bounces along rugged terrain, pushes against the elements, and challenges himself to overcome obstacles. As he encounters problems Knickerbock uses perseverance, grit, and some encouragement from Grandpa to “adventure on, adventure through.”  Co-Created by Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio who both executive produce the show.   The pilot is directed by Rhode Montijo.  Hails from Karrot Animation and Amazon Studios.

Bear in Underwear – Ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  If there’s one thing any forest creature needs before stepping out to greet the day it’s…underwear? At least that is the way the lovable cast of Bear in Underwear sees things! Welcome to Shady Glade Woods where Eddie Behr, an eternally optimistic, high energy bear, and his quirky group of animal friends and family reside. Eddie aspires to be a forest legend just like his dad, who discovered “pants” at an abandoned campsite (well, actually, what he really discovered were tighty whiteys….but no one knows the difference!). Although Eddie is eager to make just as positive an impact on his community as his father did, he soon realizes that success may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. Delightful hijinks ensue in a world full of forest animals who look at everything from a slightly skewed point of view. Bear in Underwear is based on the bestselling books by Todd Goldman, written by Goldman and Dave Schiff  and animated by Bento Box.

Danger & Eggs– Ordered to pilot, animated comedy.   Follows the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg named Phillip. D.D., an energetic future stuntwoman, is always chasing her next big thrill. Lucky for her, Phillip is always there with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to more responsibly-and sometimes absurdly-make her thrill seeking dreams come true.  Cast includes Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel.  Co-created and executive produced by Mike Owens and Shadi Pesky.  Chis Hardwick also executive producing.  Produced by Amazon Studios and Puny Entertainment.

Dino Dana – order to series, animated comedy – A preschool program that takes viewers on a whole new level of dinosaur encounters. The series will feature 16 new prehistoric creatures, an adopted baby dino and, for the first time, two sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field Guide, Dana, a “paleontologist in training,” and her teenage sister Emily, begin to see dinosaurs all around them, leading to plenty of action and adventure.  Created by Cristin Simms who is also co-executive producing.   Also created by Matt Bishop who is executive producing with Blair Powers, and who directed the pilot.  Produced by Amazon Studios and Sinking Ship.

Eddie of the realms Eternal – Ordered to pilot, animated comedy.   When lazy, unfocused wizard elf Hobi is faced with the return of the evil Shadow Queen to the Realms Eternal, he summons the greatest hero in all of the planes of reality, “Edward Armstrong.” Unexpectedly, Hobi gets a meek teen named Eddie who, much like him, has absolutely no idea what he’s doing. Together, Eddie and Hobi must work together to banish the Shadow Queen from the Realms for eternity while Eddie balances a hero’s life with the ordinary pressures of middle school life.  Co-created and executive produced by Bill Motz and Bob Roth.  Produced by Amazon Studios and Cartoon Saloon.

Edge – ordered to pilot, drama.  Based on George G. Gilman’s best-selling book series of the same name, which has been described as “the most violent western in print,” Edge showcases the sly, raw power of the western genre. Set in 1868, Max Martini (Pacific Rim, Captain Phillips) stars as Josiah ‘Edge’ Hedges–a Union officer turned cowboy, who prowls the post-Civil War American West doling out his own peculiar (and savage) brand of justice. When we meet Edge in the pilot, his mission is personal and his vengeance hath no fury.  Stars Alicja Bachleda (Pilar), Max Martini (Josiah “Edge” Hedges), Ryan Kwanten (Merritt Harknett) and Yvonne Strahovski (Beth).   Co-created by Gilman (Book), Fred Dekker and Shane Black.  Executive produced by Dekker, Black, Barry Josephson, and David Greenblatt. Black directed the pilot.   Produced by Amazon Studios.

Everstar  – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  When adventurous 12-year-old Ainslie Wickett accidentally intercepts an intergalactic SOS signal from a lighthouse in Maine, she and her best friend George are brought aboard a rogue spaceship called the Everstar. After defending the ship from pirates, they embark on a journey across the universe where she and her crew encounter aliens, uncover the mysteries of the Everstar and search for a way back home.  Created by Becky tinker who is executive producing with Jennifer Court and John Rogers.  Produced by Amazon Studios.

Galaxy Quest –  script order, drama.  small screen take on the cult 1999 film about the cast of a cheesy-yet-endearing Star Trek-like series finding themselves abducted and forced to run a real starship by a race of embattled aliens that mistook their show for a documentary.  Created by Robert Gordon and executive produced by Gordon, Dean Parisot, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.  Pilot directed by Parisot.  Produced by Gran Via Productions and Paramount Television.

Good Girls Revolt – ordered to series, drama.   Based on Lyn Povich’s book, in 1969, while a cultural revolution with a soundtrack to match swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers at “News of the Week,” who simply ask to be treated fairly. Their revolutionary request will spark convulsive changes and upend marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives, and friendships.  Cast includes Anna Camp (Jane), Chris Diamanthopoulous (Finn), Erin Darke (Cindy), Genevieve Angelson (Patti), Grace Gummer (Nora Ephron), Hunter Parrish (Doug), Jim Belushi (Wick McFadden) and Joy Bryant (Elanor Holmes Norton).   Adapted by Dana Calvo who is executive producing with Darlene Hunt, Don Kurt, Jeff Okin and Lynda Obst. Liza Johnson directs the pilot.   Produced by Amazon Studios and TriStar Television.

Highland – script order, comedy.   Recently released from court-ordered drug rehab, a woman moves back in with her family who runs a marijuana dispensary.  Stars Margaret Cho.   Created by Elizabeth Sarnoff.  Executive produced by Marty Edelstein.   Produced by Marty Edelstein Productions, Tomorrow Studios and Amazon Studios.

Highston – ordered to series, single-camera comedy.  Highston Liggetts (newcomer Lewis Pullman) is a 19-year-old with a wide circle of celebrity friends–that only he can see. His parents, Jean (Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24), and Wilbur (Chris Parnell, Saturday Night Live) force him to get psychiatric help, but his Uncle Billy (Curtis Armstrong, American Dad!) thinks he’s just fine. Highston is a comedy about what it means to be normal in a world that’s anything but. The pilot guest stars Shaquille O’Neal (Thunderstruck) and Flea (The Big Lewbowski), and is written by Oscar-nominee Bob Nelson (Nebraska), directed by Independent Spirit Award winners Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), and executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator), Todd Hoffman (Love Stinks), Nelson, and Todd Schulman (Bruno).

A History of Radness – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  Captures the authentic experience of aspiring musicians forming their band. The story follows siblings Jack and Tessie from their less-than-cool middle school beginnings at Pleasant Meadows Middle School to the start of their music careers as they put together a band of like-minded musicians, considered outsiders by fellow classmates.  Cast includes Bethany Cosentino, Dan Reynolds and Henry Rollins.   Created by Andrew Green who also executive produces with Skot Bright.   Produced by Amazon Studios.

If you Give A Mouse A Cookie – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  When you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll probably ask for a glass of milk, and then…who knows what he’ll ask for next? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie follows the adventures of Mouse, Oliver and other familiar friends as they discover that when you’ve got a curious Mouse for a friend (not to mention a Moose, a Pig, a Cat and a Dog), one thing always leads to another, then another, and then another! You never know what to expect, but you do know it’s going to be fun–and maybe a little bit messy. Much like the books, the story will start in one place and lead to unexpectedly delightful twists and turns until we are back at home where we started. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is based on the beloved books by Laura Numeroff  and Felicia Bond and written and developed by Ken Scarborough.  Scarborough is executive producing.  Produced by Amazon Studios.

Jack Ryan – Ordered to pilot, blind series commitment, drama.   Popular Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan as the new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material.  Adapted by carlton Cuse and Graham Roland who are both executive producing along with Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufield and Michael Bay.  Produced by Carlton Cuse Productions, Paramount Television, Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media.

Lily the Unicorn – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  Based on the Dallas Clayton book, Lily is not only a remarkable, colorful, and comical gal–she is truly one-in-a-million. Her unique perspective and independent spirit can brighten up any situation and often leads her and her loyal friends into unexpected shenanigans. In Lily’s world, anything is possible: a simple song she hums can go viral and top the charts. A quiet surprise picnic for her best buddy Roger can lead to a city-wide adventure featuring falafel waffles (yum) and a wise guru (of course). Lily the Unicorn puts a hilarious spin on everyday situations as Lily transforms even the most typical day into something extraordinary.  Produced by Amazon Studios and The Jim Henson Company.

Lost in Oz – ordered to series, animated comedy.   Based on L. Frank Baum’s book, Lost in Oz is an animated, action-adventure comedy for children ages 6 to 11 set in a modern, metropolitan Emerald City. Stranded in this spectacular world, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale befriends West, a young, street-smart witch grappling with dark temptations, and Ojo, a giant munchkin. With Dorothy’s dog Toto, this unlikely crew embarks on an epic journey, seeking out the magic Dorothy needs to get back to Kansas. The challenge for Dorothy, and everyone else in this world, is that Oz is facing the greatest magic crisis in eons. Developed and produced by Bureau of Magic’s Mark Warshaw, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Abram Makowka, this contemporary re-imagining of L. Frank Baum’s extraordinary universe is designed by Flaunt Productions, music by Adam Berry with theme music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Produced by Amazon Studios, Arc Productions, Bureau of Magic, and Flaunt Productions.

The Numberlys– ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  Based on the award-winning book by Brandon Oldenburg and William Joyce, short film, and app, The Numberlys are five best friends who discover something they’ve never seen before–a tiny sprout in their concrete and metal city. Though they don’t know what it is, they decide to protect this unique little thing against all obstacles. Through invention, stumbles and bumbles, they help the sprout become a beautiful tree, making a lasting, joyful change in their world.  Adapted by Joe Fallon who executive produces with Lampton Enochs.  Saul Blinkoff directed the pilot.  Produced by Amazon Studios and Moonbot Studios.

One Mississippi – ordered to series, single-camera comedy. A dark comedy, loosely inspired by comedian Tig Notaro’s life, One Mississippi follows Tig as she deals with the complex reentry into her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her mother, the interminable life of the party, Caroline. Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her, with help from her older but not always wiser brother, Remy, played by Noah Harpster, and her emotionally distant stepfather, Bill, played by John Rothman. A surprise visit from Tig’s girlfriend, Brooke, played by Casey Wilson (Gone Girl) only compounds the reality of how out of place Tig is in a world without her mother. A co-production with FX Productions, One Mississippi is written and executive produced by Notaro and Diablo Cody, executive produced by Louis CK, Blair Breard, and Dave Becky, with pilot directed and executive produced by Nicole Holofcener.

The Patriot – ordered to series, drama.    Follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner.  His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear, requiring him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” — that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. A bout with PTSD, the Federal government’s incompetence, and the intricacies of keeping a day job in the “front” industrial piping company, cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize Tavner’s mission.  Pilot cast included Aliette Opheium, Kathleen Munroe, Kurtwood Smith,  Michael Chernus, Michael Dorman and Terry O’Quinn.   Created y Steve Conrad who also executive produced with Charlie Gogolak, Gil Bellows, Glenn Ficarra, and John Sequa.   Conrad also directed the pilot.  Produced by Amazon Studios.

Untitled Woody Allen Project – Ordered to Series, 6-half hour episode commitment – Takes place in the 1960’s.  No further information available on the plot.   Cast includes Woody Allen, Elaine May and Miley Cyrus.  Written by Allen who is executive producing the series.  Begins shooting in March 2016.

Yoyotoki HappyEars! – ordered to pilot, animated comedy.  When Yoyotoki HappyEars and her fox family accidentally land on Mytholopia, they find themselves in a land where mythical creatures rule and magic is the norm. Although they try to keep their lives as normal as possible (and their jellybean pot pie business up and running), the unusual citizens of Mytholopia stir up their lives in extraordinary ways. Together with her buddies Steak and Hotwings, Yoyotoki discovers the magic in just being herself–and learns the hard way that you should never trust a Medusa snake to give you directions.  Created and executive produced by Niki Yang.  Produced by Amazon Studios.

Z – Ordered to series, single-camera comedy.  bio-series pilot based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Sayre, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse, Allegiance), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage–made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years. Z dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time, an artist determined to establish her own identity in the tempestuous wake of a world-famous husband. The show pulls back the curtain on her triumphs and dark secrets. It’s a modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time, played out in salons and speak-easies from Montgomery, Alabama to the Cote D’Azur.  Pilot Cast includes Christina Ricci, David Strahairn, Gavin Sten house, Holly Curran, Jamie Anne Allman, Kristine Nielsen, Maya Kazan and Sarah Schenkkan.  Co-Created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin who both also executive produced with Christina Ricci, Christine Vachon, and  Pamela Koffler.  Tim Blake Nelson directed the pilot.Produced by Amazon Studios and Killer Films.

AMC

Feed the Beast – ordered to series for 10 episodes, drama.  Based on the Danish series “Bankerot” and will be adapted by writer/showrunner Clyde Phillips (“Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”), who also serves as executive producer. “Feed the Beast” is a drama about two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. The 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in May 2016. “Feed the Beast” focuses on the characters Dion Pappas and Tommy Shannon, who are like brothers. With all the love – and all the complications – that comes with it. Dion can’t stay out of trouble. Tommy can’t move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. They push each other to follow through on their dreams, welcome love into their lives, and overcome their demons. They also betray, backstab, manipulate and coerce each other into the most dangerous situations imaginable. For Tommy, a successful haute Hellenic restaurant is his means to give his son a life he never had. For Dion, this venture is a perfect opportunity to secretly repay his debt to the Mob. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters. With the vig running, there’s more than food, wine and fresh starts on the line. One wrong move, and people get chopped.  Co-created by Kim Fupz Aakeson (Original Series) and Clyde Phillips.  Executive produced by Phillips, Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov and Piv Bernth.  Produced by AMC Studios, Clyde Phillips Productions and Lionsgate Television.

Foodies – script order, single-camera comedy.  Follows a group of obsessive foodies who’ll go to any length to indulge their favorite pastime in Los Angeles’ fast-paced culinary world.   Created by Duncan Birmingham who will executive produce with Michael London.   Produced y Groundswell Productions.

Goliath – straight to series drama is based on David R. Dow’s book The Autobiography of an Execution. Executive produced by Dow, Dave Kajganich, DeDe Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Sean Durkin. Pilot directed by Sean Durkin. Produced by Plan B Entertainment for AMC Networks.

Lodge 49 – Straight to series drama about a young “knucklehead” from Long Beach who joins a dusty old fraternal lodge. Created by Jim Gavin and Executive Produced by Gavin, Dan Carey and Paul Giamatti.

NOS4A2 – A supernatural saga base don the titular Joe Hill book.  A young woman with the ability for finding lost things, a gift that is slowly destroying her mind. In her quest for help, she meets a psychopathic child abductor who lures youths into a Rolls Royce with the creepy license plate referencing the blood-sucking monster. Produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante TV and AMC Studios, the search is on for a writer to pen the adaptation.

Ride with Norman Reedus – ordered to series  for six-one hour episodes, reality.   Six one-hour episodes will follow actor and biker-enthusiast Reedus as he takes viewers on a ride on the open road to explore local motorcycle culture and its history and celebrate some of the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and motorcycle craftsmen around the country. The series is produced by Left/Right Productions. Each episode of “Ride” will begin in a different city where Reedus and his riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, friend, or local chopper fanatic who shares his passion for motorcycles – will journey to a new destination. Along the way, they will stop at various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse… with plenty of time for unplanned detours and tire changes. The series will also showcase different types of motorcycles each week including vintage, minis and cruisers.  Hosted by Norman Reedus.  Executive produced by Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman.  Produced by Left-Right Productions.

The Son– Ordered to series, 10 episodes, drama.  Based on the book by Philipp Meyer, a multi-generational drama about America’s birth as a superpower told through the rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.   Written and produced by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy; produced by Michael Connolly.

The West – Ordered to series, 8 one-hour episodes.  A docudrama offering a unique blend of dramatic scenes, documentary footage and visual effects, “The West” will transport viewers into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men and chronicle the intimate, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, the limited event series will show how, in the aftermath of the Civil War, the opportunity of land transforms the United States into the “land of opportunity” and creates modern America. “The West” will also feature exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including James Caan, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris and more.  Executive produced by Laur Michalchyshyn, Robert Redford and Stephen David.  Produced by Stephen David Entertainment and Sundance Productions.

BBC America

Class – A Doctor Who spinoff series CBS which promises new and fresh twist on the Doctor Who universe with new heroes, villains, and aliens, in an unconventional take on the crime drama that keeps you guessing at every turn.   The 8-part series is from Patrick Ness (a young-adult author of the book series A Monster Calls) and is produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin along with BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales.  The series is filmed in Cardiff, UK.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – An 8-episode order to the adaptation of Douglas Adams titular novel series follows the surreal adventures of the highly unconventional detective, Dirk Gentley, and his reluctant assistant Todd as they navigate one big metaphysical mystery per season. The adaptation is written by Max Landis. Co-produced by AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment. Circle of Confusion is producing. Executive producers are Landis, Ideate’s Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah, IDW Entertainment’s Ted Adams and David Ozer. David Alpert and Rick Jacobs are executive producing from Circle of Confusion. Cast TBA.

The Greater Good – script order, drama – The provocative, fictionalized story of Cora Jones, lone survivor of the Jonestown massacre where 918 of her fellow cult members died. She was saved, she believes, to rid the world of false prophets but, as her own fame as an atheist preacher grows, she begins to morph into the very thing she’s been railing against. This compelling drama about faith, family, hubris, paranoia and healing is also a cautionary tale about the rise and fall of an American leader.  Created and executive produced by Dana Shapiro.  Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and Lakeshore Entertainment.

The Hunt – ordered to series, seven one-hour episodes commitment, reality.  The Hunt uses character driven stories to illustrate in dramatic detail the strategies predators use to catch their prey and those that the prey use to escape – with each episode based on one of our planet’s key habitats. From open grasslands and dense forests to the arctic and the open ocean, the series will reveal the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.  Executive produced by Alastair Fothergill and produced by Huw Cordey.   Hails from BBC Worldwide Productions, NDR Naturfilm, and Silverback Films.

Moths – script order, drama.   Follows a young American woman whose reckless quest for thrill and adventure takes her to the epicenter of Tokyo’s Shibuya sub-culture scene. After an unthinkable crime occurs, she finds herself face-to-face with an unfamiliar, ancient and intractable world.  Executive produced by Tony Wood.  Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and Cineflix.

Prey -stars John Simm as Detective Constable Marcus Farrow, a man on the run, who will do things he never thought possible to clear his name for the sake of his family. The second half is helmed by Lewis Arnold and stars Philip Glenister whose life spirals out of control when he receives an unexpected phone call threatening the life of his pregnant daughter. Rosie Cavaliero plays Detective Sergeant Susan Reinhardt, a recurring character tasked with catching both.  Directed by Nick Murphy and produced by Thom Sherry, and executive produced by  Red Production Company founder Nicola Schindler.

Undercover – Six-part original co-produciton features Maya, played by Sophie Okonedo, who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest-ranking public prosecutor role in England. Then she discovers her husband (Adrian Lester), the father of her children, has been concealing a secret for years. It’s based on big news in Britain, about police officers going undercover the past couple decades to form relationships with women, using fake identities, in order to spy on them and organizations for which the women work. Created by Peter Moffat.  Other cast includes Dennis Haysbert who plays an American convict on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Untitled Anders August Project – script order, drama.   Comic-noir thriller from Anders August set in a 1950s resort follows the social climbing of a disarming young woman who turns out to be a dangerous sociopath.  Created by Anders August who executive produces with Michael London.   Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

Untitled Anna Winger Project – script order, drama.   A family drama, an amped up adventure, and a celebration of the city of Berlin today, this journey is a darkly humorous exploration of colliding worlds, the unifying bonds of loss, and the dangerous pursuit of answers in a utopian city.  Created and executive produced by Anna Winger.  Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

Untitled Sebastian Silva Project – script order, drama.  Using unconventional storytelling – including real people – Silva explores humorous, absurd and uncomfortably raw stories of 21st century dating in our impulsive era of swiping and liking.  Created and executive produced by Sebastian Silva.  Produced by A24 Films and BBC Worldwide Productions.

 

Bravo

Heir Heads – unspecified, reality.  or these families, all business is personal as they look to transition their companies’ leadership to the next generation. With the help of a savvy business expert, these heirs apparent will get their shot to inherit the keys to their own kingdom during a trial period as CEO.  Executive produced by Derek McLean, Eli Holzman, Kate Little, Phil Harris and Stephen Lambert.  Produced y All3Media America and Lime Pictures.

My So Called Wife – ordered to pilot, drama.  A dark comedy following Ava, a master-of-disguise con-artist who gets men and women to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police. But things get complicated when she falls in love with her latest mark, and three of her last victims join together to track her down.  Cast includes Adam Korson, Brian Benben, Inbar Lavi, Katharine LaNasa, Mark Harelik, Megan Park, Parker Young, Rob Heaps and Stephen Bishop.   Co-created and executive produced by Adam Brooks and Paul Edelstein.  Pilot directed by Brooks.  Produced by Universal Cable Productions.

The Real Housewives of Dallas – ordered to series, reality.  “The Real Housewives of Dallas” proves that bigger is in fact better. “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” follows a group of sophisticated southern socialites, as they claw their way to the top of the city’s social scene. The series gives an exclusive look into their glamorous galas, scintillating scandals, and enormous egos, to prove exactly why everything is bigger in Texas.  Executive produced by Andrew Hoegl, Andy Cohen and Rich Bye.  Co-executive produced by Adam Karpel, John Paparazzo and Samantha Billiett.  Produced by Goodbye Pictures.

Tabatha’s Life Takeover – unspecified, reality.  From helping a shop-o-holic who is putting her addiction before her family to a couple in a broken marriage that are seeking a second chance, Tabatha Coffey will use her unique brand of no-nonsense tough love to help people at a major cross roads complete a life makeover. In her unapologetic, but compassionate fashion, Tabatha will inspire, cajole and sometimes scare them into seeing their lives and situations in a whole new light.  Stars Tabitha Coffey.  Executive produced by Eli Holzman, Heather Schuster, Stephen Lambert and Coffey.   Produced by All3Media America and Morocco Junction Entertainment.

True Fiction – ordered to pilot, drama.  A once best-selling novelist turned prestigious East Coast college professor has been struggling with her much anticipated, and embarrassingly belated follow-up book. But the sudden death of her most arrogant and hated student creates an opportunity for her to claim his manuscript as her own. She is haunted by whether to take credit for his work and finally get her career back on track or come forward with a rapidly unraveling truth that is juicier and more scandalous than any work of fiction.  Cast includes Ana Coto, Chelsea Zhang, Chris Butler, James Le Gros, James Ransone, Jamie Ray Newman, Olivia Grant,  and Stephen Friedrich.   Co-created  and executive produced by Brian Dannelly and Michael Urban.  Dannelly directs the pilot.

Yours Mine Or Ours – unspecified, reality.   Committed couples looking to cohabitate enlist the help of boisterous real estate agent Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset) and interior designer and decorator Taylor Spellman to figure out which residence they should call home. Taylor will present stunning design renderings showcasing how to transform their existing spaces while Reza tempts them with brilliant new properties they can make all their own. The couples will have to weigh their options before making the ultimate decision of yours, mine or ours.  Stars Reza Farahan and Taylor Spellman.   Executive produced by Courtney Campbell and Kirk Hipkiss.  Produced by JV Productions.

 

Cartoon Network

Ben 10 – Ordered to series, animated comedy.  Based on the highly successful franchise about an alien-powered kid hero, is being produced by Cartoon Network Studios and will premiere on Cartoon Network international channels in the fall of 2016 and in North America in 2017. Man of Action will executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios and John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) is on board as supervising producer. Cartoon Network’s fresh take on Ben 10 will center upon a new animated series re-introducing the energetic, fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson. At the core of the new Ben is a healthy serving of action, excitement, and all-around fun. Featuring many new and fan-favorite aliens, the series kicks off with the adventures of Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the mysterious Omnitrix, a world of alien superpowers opens up to him.  Mano f Action is executive producing and John Fang is the Supervising Producer.

The Powerpuff Girls – ordered to series, animated comedy.   Newly re-imagined The Powerpuff Girls.  Stars Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides and Tom Kenny.   Executive produced by Nick Jenning.   Produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

 

 

CBS

CBS Comedies:

Adult Children – Script ordered.   A comedy about a sunny, single, self-possessed woman in her thirties who has her neat and tidy life turned upside down when her washed-up father, a self-described seventies rock icon, forces himself back into her life and reconnects her with a collection of emotionally challenged half-siblings.  Co-created by Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden who both will executive produce along with Aaron Kaplan and Wendi Trilling.  Hails from CBS Television Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

Dick Ernest – script with penalty order, multi-camera comedy.  Set in 1957 about Dick Ernest, the patriarch of the Ernest family, has his mainstream values challenged when his beatnik nephew moves in and starts putting “modern” ideas into the heads of the rest of the family.  Co-created by and executive produced by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.  Produced by ABC Studios.

The Great Indoors – Pilot ordered, multi-camera comedy. Centers around an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.  Created by and executive produced by Mike Gibbons.  Produced by CBS Television Studios.

The Happy Peppers – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About and adult brother and sister who move in together after one of their spouses dies.   Co-created and executive produced by Jeff Astrof and Max Mutchnick.  Produced by Barge Productions, Too Mutch Ink and Warner Bros. Television.

Hello Again – Put pilot order, multi-camera comedy.  About a mostly happily married woman whose life gets turned upside down when the only other man she’s ever loved moves in next door.  Created by Liz Feldman who is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan.  Produced by Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Hot Sauce – script order, single-camera comedy.  About a high-powered, no-nonsense mom who must relocate her family to small-town Louisiana to work for the most popular hot sauce company in the world, she finds herself pitted against a culture and community she doesn’t want infiltrating her family.  Co-created by Gary Lundry and Nick Weiss.  Weiss will direct the pilot.  Executive producing are Weiss and Kristin Newman.  Laundry is co-executive producing.  Produced by ABC Studios and Dormfire Productions.

How to Speak American – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About a coddled millennial who teaches ESL to a variety of immigrants, who in turn, teach him about grit, courage and hustle.  Created by Bobby Bowman who is executive producing with Greg Garcia.  Produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios.

The Kicker – Pilot order, multi-camera comedy.   Revolves around an oddball athlete who drives family, friends and strangers crazy after he’s unexpectedly cut from his pro-football team.   Written by Jack Burditt.   Executive produced by Tinay Fay, Robert Carlock and Dazvid Miner.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television.

Married with Roomates – script order, multi-camera comedy.  Based on a book by Michelle Higgins about a young, recently married couple in New York City who realize they can’t afford their own place and decide the best option is to start their life together… in an apartment with three roommates.  Co-created by Higgins, Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger.  Executive produced by Lisbe, Reger, David Janollari, Dennis Kim and Todd Hoffman.  Produced by David Janollari Entertainment, Storied Media Group and Universal Television.

My Time/Your Time – Pilot ordered, romantic comedy.   Based on Avital Ash’s web series, the hybrid comedy chronicles the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance.  Created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and executive produced by Hiliary Winston.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Side by Side – script order, comedy.  Import of Terje Solli’s Norwegian series, about a young couple that buys their dream home and gets caught between two feuding families.  Co-Created by Terje Solli (Original Series) and Donic Cary.  Executive produced by Cary, Christina Rezk Resar, Eli Holzman, Jimmy Fox, Layla Smith, Marit Åselin, and Sigmund Falch.  Produced by All3Media America, CBS Television Studios, and Objective Productions.

Squad Goals – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About a group of late 20-something friends who met in college and realize it’s time to finally grow up.  Co-created by Aaron Karo and Lindsey Rosen who are both co-executive producing.  Nina Wass and Ryan Seacrest executive producing with CBS Television Studios and Ryan Seacrest Productions producing.

Superior Donuts – Pilot ordered, multi-camera comedy.   Based on the 2008 play of the same name by tracy Letts, which follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, and his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.   Adapted by Bob Daily, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, all who will executive produce along with Mark Teitelbaum and John Montgomery.  Produced by CBS Television Studios.

Talk Nerdy to Me – Put pilot order production commitment, awaiting green light, multi-camera comedy.  About four smart, ambitious, twenty-something women – two computer programmers, a musician and a doctor – who share a house on the canals in Venice, CA, and support one another as they reach for their dreams professionally and personally.  Created y Morgan Murphy who will executive produce with Bill Wrubel, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman. KristinAnne Reed will co-executive  produce.  Jen Friel will consult.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled Alyssa Shelasky Project – Script ordered.  A multi-camera comedy which centers on an optimistic and independent woman nearing the age of 40, whose supportive family all live in the same building as she, who help raise her out-of-wedlock baby.   Created by Shelasky and Marisa Coughlan.  Produced by Shelasky and executive produced by Coughlan along with The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons under his banner That’s Wonderful Productions’ and Todd Spiewak, along with Warner Brothers Television.   Cast and director TBD.

Untitled Jack Burditt Project – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About an oddball athlete who drives family, friends and strangers bonkers after he unexpectedly finds himself retired.  Created by Jack Burditt who ill executive produce with David Miner, Robert Carlock and Tina Fey.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger and Universal Television.

Untitled Jermaine Fowler Project – script order, multi-camera comedy.  Comedian Jermaine Fowler is set to star in a potential multi-camera comedy at the Eye about “a character loosely inspired by his dad, a 27-year-old bringing up children who are around 10.” Said effort, to be penned by Fowler, comes from CBS Television Studios with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman also on board to executive produce.  Stars Jermaine Fowler who is creator of the project.  Executive produced by Fowler, Josh Lieberman and Michael Rotenberg.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.

Untitled Jhoni Marchinko Project – script order, single-camera comedy. About a group of 20-somethings who find a unique way of making new friends.  Created  by and executive produced by Jhoni Marchinko.  Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitled Kevin James Project – Put pilot, blind 13-episode series commitment, multi-camera comedy.   About a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Co-created and executive produced by Kevin James, Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben.  Jeff Sussman also executive producing.   Produced by CBS Television Studios, Hey Eddie Productions, and Sony Pictures Television.

Untitled Scott King Project – script order, multi-camera comedy   About a type-A, emotionally reserved newlywed who invites his wife’s twin sister to stay with them and suddenly finds himself in a world of over-sharing, and a third wheel in his own marriage.  Created by Scott King who will executive produce with Johnny Galecki.   Produced by Alcide Bava Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled Tom Hertz Project – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About a workplace ensemble set in a  public high school  Created by Tom Hertz who will executive produce with Gerry Dee, Mike Volpe, Peter Principato and Will Arnett.  Jed Weitzman to produce.   Hails from CBS Television Studios, Electric Avenue and Principate-Young Entertainment.

Workplace – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   Set in a three-story building with three seemingly separate businesses: a one-hit-wonder app developer; a real estate company grudgingly shared by a divorced couple; and a cafe run by two sisters, one of whom hasn’t worked a day in her life.  Co-created by Brad Walsh and Paul Corrigan who are both executive producing.  Produced by 20th Century Fox.

Y’All In the Family – script order, multi-camera comedy.  Set in Texas and centers on a conservative, small town family who is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.  Created by Stephnie Eeir who will executive produce with Greg Garcia.  Produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios.

CBS Dramas:

40-Year-Old Rookie – Script ordered.   A drama billed as a father/son story about a former criminal defense attorney who, in order to clear his conscience and be on the right side of justice, becomes a 40-year-old rookie cop working alongside his son in the same precinct.   Created by Brian Burns who is executive producing along with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.   Hails from The Tannenbaum Company.

Báthory – Script order.  A drama about 16th Century Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory, billed as one of the darkest female figures in European history.  Created by David Eick show ill executive produce along with Joel Silver.   Hails from Lionsgate Television and Silver Pictures.

Bunker Hill – Pilot ordered, drama.  Revolves around a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge; new-school approach to medicine.  Executive produced by Jason Kati’s and Michelle Lee.  Produced by Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.

Doubt – ordered to pilot, drama. Centers on Sadie (Katherine Heigl), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer (Heigl) at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.  This pilot has been redeveloped from last season and stars Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libbi, Elliott Gould, and Dreama Walker.  Executive producers include Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Adam Bernstein.   CBS Television Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions are co-developing the project which will be filmed in New York.

The Down Beat – script order, drama.  About a former business mogul on a warpath for personal retribution who is determined to take down two warring gangs in the mean streets of Atlanta by offering possible teen recruits an unlikely refuge: a high school marching band.   Created by Paul Downs Colaizzo who is executive producing with Chris “Luadcris” Bridges and Ryan Seacrest.  CBS Television Studios and Ryan Seacrest Productions are producing.

Drew (originally Nancy Drew) – pilot order, drama. Contemporary take on Edward Stratemeyer’s iconic literary character, now in her 30s, who is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. Co-creators Edward Statemeyer (book), Joan Rater and Tony Phelan. Executive produced by Phalen, Rater, and Dan Jinks. Produced by Nick Nantell. Hails from CBS Television Studios and The Dan Jinks Company.

Genes – Put pilot order, drama.  Medical soap about a brilliant doctor who saves his dying patient’s life using a miraculous gene therapy – infused with his own DNA – only to realize the side effects have turned her into a dangerous sociopath.  Co-created by Michael Crichton and Rick Eid. Executive producing are Eid, Laurent Bouzereau and Sherri Chrichton. Produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Jet Set – script order, drama.  A young, rich socialite partners with a blue-collar FBI agent to pose as the new “it” couple to investigate and apprehend suspects who have hidden behind wealth and influence to escape other charges.  Co-created and executive produced by Chad Damiani and JP Lavin with Jon Turtletaub also executive producing.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment.

Legalease – script oder, drama.  About a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol’ boy white attorney while working in a very particular justice system that will ultimately expose the biases we all harbor.  Created by Steven Litchman who is executive producing with Dan Thomas, Halle Berry, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.  CBS Television Studios is producing.

MacGyver – script order, drama.  Reboot of the 1985-92 series in which twenty-something Angus MacGyver gets recruited into the clandestine organization from the original series where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.  Co-created by Lee David Zlotoff and R. Scott Gemmill.  James Wan to direct pilot.  Executive produced by Henry Winkler, Wan, Michael Clear and Gemmill.  Produced by Atomic Monster and CBS Television Studios.

Marple – script order, drama.  Agatha Christie’s iconic character, newly conceived as a young woman who, after inheriting her grandmother’s bookstore and realizing that things in this small California town aren’t what they seem, begins working as a private investigator to get to the bottom of the town’s mysteries.  Adapted from Agatha Christie’s books by David Wolstencroft who is executive producing with Hilary Strong and Matthew Prichard.  Produced by Agatha Christie Limited and CBS Television Studios.

Moreau – script order, drama.  Small screen take on H.G. Wells’s classic sci-fi novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” which imagines disgraced London physiologist Dr. Moreau – who retreats to an island to work on his experiments creating animal-human hybrids – is a woman.  Adapted by Phillip Iscove who is executive producing with Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Robert Zotnowski.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Kennedy-Marshall Company.

Out of Body – Put pilot order, drama.  About a former criminal who inexplicably begins to jump into bodies of people in danger and has to use his skills to prevent them from being murdered or he could end up in a body bag himself.  Created by Jennifer Johnson who is executive producing with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Todd Garner.  Produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

The Red Circle  – script order, drama.  Based on Brandon Webb and John David Mann’s best-selling novel, subtitled “My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen.”  Book authors Brandon Webb and John David Mann, adapted by Todd Robinson and executive produced by Robinson and Mark Harmon.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and Wings Productions.

Sawyer & Huck – Put pilot order, drama.  A eimagining of the iconic characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as adults in modern day America at a time that harkens back to the racial and class divides that inspired Mark Twain’s books.  Created y Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier who both are executive producing along with Anthony Hemingway, Josh Berman and Marc Taylor.  Hemingway to direct pilot.  Produced by CBS Television Studios, Osprey Production sand Sony Pictures Televsision.

Smoke & Mirrors – script order, drama.  About a mysterious detective in the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division, a contemporary Houdini-like character who uses her knowledge of deception and misdirection to solve seemingly impossible crimes committed by criminal masterminds.  Created by Dave Kalstein who is executive producing along with Alex Goldstone, Bard Dorros, Marc Webb, and Michael Sugar.  Webb to direct the pilot5 and Rafael Kayanan will produce.   Produced by Anonymous Content and CBS Television Studios.

Stay – script order, drama.  About a stay-at-home dad who has spent years hiding his past in the U.S. Special Forces; when his family is targeted by a crime lord, he is pulled back into his old life in order to protect them.  Based on Victor Gishler’s book.   Adapted by Luke Schelhaas who is executive producing with Dan Jinks.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Dan Jinks Company.

Training Day – put pilot production commitment, awaiting green light, drama.  Small screen take on Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 feature about a rookie LAPD cop who goes on a day-long training course with a rogue detective from narcotics.  Created by Will Beall who is executive producing with Antoine Fuqua, Jerry Brucheimer, and Jonathan Littman.  Kristine Reed is co-executive producing.  Fuqua is directing the pilot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled Amy Holden Jones Project – Put pilot order, drama.  Centers on an explosive, rule-breaking, fearless female detective with no filter who enlists the help of a polite and gentle brainiac who studies the biology of evil to solve cases for the LA Violent Crimes Unit.  Created by Amy Holden Jones who is executive producing with Matt Nix.  20th Century Fox Television and Flying Glass of Milk Productions is producing.

Untitled Chris Fedak Project – Put pilot order, drama.   About a young tech genius billionaire who utilizes his cutting-edge technology and resources to partner with a street-smart but old-school San Francisco police detective to solve crimes committed by 21st century criminals.  Created by Chris Fedak and executive produced by Fedak, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.  Produced by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled David Rambo Project – script order, drama. About an enterprising doctor who breaks the boundaries of medicine and crime-solving by creating a team of physicians, detectives and a forensic psychologist at Brooklyn’s busiest hospital who work together to heal victims and obtain justice.  Created by David Rambo will will executive produce with Dan Jinks.   Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Dan Jinks Company.

Untitled Gloria Allred Project – script order, drama. Inspired by the life of the famed feminist lawyer about a fearless, outspoken attorney who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media to get justice.  Created y Deborah Shoenenan who is executive producing with Allred, Paul Young and Peter Principato.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and Principate-Young Entertainment.

Untitled Hyneman & Savage Project – script order, drama. Revolves around two Hollywood special effects artists who are recruited by the CIA to complete seemingly impossible covert ops missions by creatively using the most basic tools from their craft.  Co-createdb y Lilia Zuckerman and Nora Zuckerman who both will executive produce along with Adam Savage, Gail Berman, and Jamie Hyneman.  Produced by CBS Television Studios, The Jackal Group, and MGM Television.

Untitled Kruger & Shapiro Project – script order, drama.  About divorced ex-CIA spies who end up having to work with their biggest enemy – each other – when they’re tasked with solving the mysterious murder of a mutual friend.   Co-created and executive produced by Craig Shapiro and Elizabeth Kruger with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive producing as well.  Produced by Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

Untitled Paul Downs Colaizzo Project – script order, drama.  About a charismatic police officer who, after a tragic scandal, sets out to rebuild his personal life and rewrite the rules of policing in his Pittsburgh neighborhood.  Created and executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo with Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman also executive producing.   Produced by CBS Television Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions.

Untitled Star Trek Project – ordered to series, drama.   CBS Television Studios announced  it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous “Star Trek” television series. The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.  Executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Secret Hideout.

CBS Reality:

Hunted – ordered to series, reality.   A new one-hour alternative series where participants are challenged to go on the run as some of the world’s most highly skilled investigators and trackers pursue them in a nationwide manhunt. The series is being developed for broadcast based on the format of the UK show, which was created and produced by Shine TV. The new CBS series will be produced by Endemol Shine North America. “HUNTED is a compelling new alternative series format, which our Alternative department had been tracking for a while, that feels tailor-made for CBS,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “It combines the suspense of a crime drama with the thrill of a competition reality series and some very topical social issues.” HUNTED follows ordinary people attempting the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world, as professional investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to narrow down the search area. From searching their target’s home and scouring Internet and cell phone histories to identifying behavioral patterns, they look for clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture.  Produced by Endemol Shine North America.

COMEDY CENTRAL

Bad Couple – Ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.   Follows Flint and Noël, an inseparable, highly opinionated couple who constantly clash with modern social mores, making life difficult for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and themselves.  C0-created by Flint Wainess and Noël Wells who both executive produce.  Noël Wells has been cast as Noël.

Jeff & Some Aliens – Ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, animated comedy.   Based on the recurring “TripTank” sketches, “Jeff and Some Aliens” follows Jeff, the world’s most average guy, and the three aliens sent to study him to determine whether or not humanity should be destroyed. Jeff’s mundane life is constantly thrown into chaos by his extraterrestrial guests – it isn’t always easy having roommates who force you to participate in grueling intergalatic decathalons or perform Azurian honor killings to restore interstellar balance.  Cast includes Brett Gelman.   Co-directed by Alessandro Minoli and Sean Donnelly who both executive produce and directed the pilot.   Corey Campondonico and Alex Bulkley also executive produce.  Produced by ShadowMachine Films.

Legends of Chamberlain Heights – ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, animated comedy.   An urban coming-of-age animated tale.   Stars Josiah Johnson and Quinn Hawking.   Co-created by Brad Abelson, Josiah Johnson, Michael Starrbury, Mike Clements and Quinn Hawking who each executive produce along with Joel Kuwahara, Mark McJimsey and Scott Greenberg.  Produced by Bento Box Entertainment.

Not Safe With Nikki Glaser – Comedian and self-described “perv” Nikki Glaser will headline a comedy show where she and other comics will examine all things relative to sex. Glaser insists the show will seek out scientific research.

Overanalyzers – Ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.   Follows the misadventures of a diverse group of friends in their mid-twenties as they navigate the fast-moving technological and cultural changes that make life as a young-ish person such a confusing and hilarious nightmare.  Cast includes Echo Vellum, Jessy Hodges, John Gemberling, Justin Chon, and Milana Vayntrub.Created by Brian Schacter who executive produces along with Brooke Pobjoy, Echo Kellum and Marc Provissiero.  Pilot directed by Bryan Poyser.  Produced by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.

Time Traveling Bong – Given three-episode limited series order. An odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City whose adventures always lead down unexpected and outlandish paths. Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton is a fan, and she’ll make a guest appearance in the Season 3 premiere on February 17. The limited-run series centers on two cousins (Glazer and Downs) who discover a time-traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space-time continuum, learning to appreciate there’s no time like the present. includes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Created by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello.  Jacobson and Glazer executive produce along with Paper Kite Productions’ Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch, 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns. Eric Slovin, Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs co-executive produce.The limited series is executive produced and written by Glazer, Downs and Aniello, who is also set to direct, and executive produced by Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment and Sam Reich.

 

Cinemax

The Skin Trade – script order, drama.  Small screen take on George R.R. Martin’s novella about Willie Flambeaux, a collections agent who happens to be a werewolf, and his friend, Randi Wade, a private investigator, who discover a dark secret behind a series of grisly murders in their decaying industrial city.  Adapted by Kalinda Vasquez who executive produces with Martin, Lizandro Cruz, Mark Be Newbauer, Paul Samson, Rich Angell and Vince Geradis.

Warrior – script order, drama.  Visceral crime drama that traces the path of a gifted but morally corrupt fighter thrown into crisis after a lifelong quest for vengeance is undermined.  Created by Jonathan Tropper who executive produces along with Danielle Woodrow, Justin Lin, Shannon Lee and Tony Crag Poon.  Lin directs the pilot.  Produced by Bruce Lee Enterprises and Perfect Storm Entertainment.

 

 

CNN

Beleiver – Ordered to series, reality – Internationally renowned author and scholar of religious studies Reza Aslan hosts Believer (working title), a new spiritual adventure series on CNN. In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer. The series will feature Aslan participating in endurance worship, spellbinding rituals, and unusual rites of passage to learn about rarefied worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition. (Produced by Whalerock Industries).

 

CMT

The Dude Perfect Show  – ordered to series, reality.   The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Dude Perfect, comprised of 5 best friends and their beloved panda mascot, as they dream up their next viral video, work with celebrity guests, prep performances and meet fans at live events, or create hilarity in their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  Stars Coby Cotto, Cody Jones, Cory Cotto, Garrett Hilbert and Tyler Toney.  Executive produced by Jayson Dinsmore, Matthew Trierweiler, Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson.   Produced by Superjacket Productions.

 

CNN

Believer – ordered to series, reality.  Internationally renowned author and scholar of religious studies Reza Aslan hosts Believer (working title), a new spiritual adventure series on CNN. In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer. The series will feature Aslan participating in endurance worship, spellbinding rituals, and unusual rites of passage to learn about rarefied worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition.  Reza Aslan hosts.   Produced by Whalerock Industries.

Declassified – ordered to series, 8-episode commitment, reality – A docuseries hosted by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers about America’s covert operations around the world.  Mike Rogers hosts.  Executive produced by Aaron Sandman, Eli Holzman, Mike Rogers and Stephen Lambert.  Produced by All3Media America.

The Eighties – ordered to series, reality.  Explores the individuals and events that shaped the decade.  Executive produced by Gary Goetzman, Mark Herzog and Tom Hanks.  Produced by Herzog & Company and Playtone.

Race for the White House, ordered to series, reality.  A thrilling mini docuseries narrated by Kevin Spacey and executive-produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti, about the most iconic historical campaigns for the Presidency of the United States.   Kevin Spacey as Narrator.   Executive produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti.   Produced by Raw TV and Trigger Street Productions.

United Shades of America – ordered to series, reality.  A race and culture series.   Hosted by W Kamau Bell.  Produced by Objective Productions.

 

 

The CW

Containment – Ordered to Series (begins mid-2016) -Based on a Belgian format, the series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. The drama tells the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the cordon reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.  Written by Julie Plec, Michael Jones-Morales, Matt Corman and Chris Ord.  Executive produced by Plec, Carl Joos and David Nutter.   Produced by Lance Anderson and Cyrus Yavneh.   Directed by Charles Beeson, Chris Grimmer, Michael A. Allowitz, David Boyd and Nutter.

Dates – script order, drama.   Hour-long version of the UK series in which each episode focuses on the first date between two people who meet through an online dating service.   Created y Bryan Elsey who executive produces with Howard Klein.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

The Drop – script order, drama.   About a  Miami DJ teetering on the edge of ruin who finds hope (and more) in a gifted protégé who is female and African-American, both rarities in the EDM world.   Created by Kyle Jarrow who is executive producing with Frank Marshall, RJ Cutler, Robert Zotnowski and Steve Angello.   Cutler is also directing the pilot.   Produced by CBS Television Studios and The Kennedy-Marshall Company.

Frequency- script order, drama.   Small screen take on the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid-led 2000 feature, in which an NYPD detective connects with his son, 30 years in the future and the two must work together to change the history of tragic events to come while also getting the chance to heal their complicated relationship.    Adapted by Jeremy Carver who is executive producing with Dan Lin, Jennifer Swartz, John Richard and Toby Emmerich.   Produced by Lin Pictures and Warner Bros. Television.

Friday the 13th – script order, drama.  Small screen take on the feature franchise, about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.  Co-created by Craig Van Sickle and Steve Mitchell who are executive producing with George Furia, Mark Canton , Randall Emmett an Sean S. Cunningham.  Produced by CBS Television Studios and Emmett Furia Oasis Films.

Little Women – Script ordered.   A hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined – all while trying not to kill each other in the process.   Based on Louisa May Alcott’s book, created by Alexis C. Jolly who will also executive produce along with Michael Weatherly (NCIS‘s DiNozzo), and produced by Tiffany Grant.   Hails from CBS television Studios and Solar Drive Productions.

Friday the 13th – Script ordered.   Small screen take on the feature franchise about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.   Created by Craig Van Sickle and Steve Mitchell who both will executive produce along with George Furla, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Sean S. Cunningham.   Hails from CBS Television Studios, Crystal Lake Entertainment and Emmett Furla Oasis Films.

The Notebook – Script ordered.  A drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel about the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters, Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.   Based on the Sparks novel and created by Todd Graff who will executive produce with Theresa Park.   Hails from Nicholas Sparks Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Riverdale – Script, with penalty ordered.   Based on the Archie Comicbook, a drama that is a a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends from the comics, exploring the surreality of small-town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.   Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who will also executive produce along with Greg Berlanti, Jon Goldwater and Sarah Schechter.  Hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Weaveworld – script order, drama.  Based on Clive Barker’s horror/fantasy novel about an app designer teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that she is destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion.   Adapted by Jack Kenny who is executive producing with Barker and Angela Mancuso.  Produced by CBS Television Studios.

 

CNBC

The Partner – Announced at TCA this spin-off commitment with CNBC, reality.  The host searches for someone to help him run businesses he’s saved from brink of disaster in his mothership show.  The chosen person is offered a contract for $163K and 1% equity stake.  Hosted by Marcus Lemonis.

 

Crackle

Start-up – Ordered to series, 10-episode commitment, one-hour drama.   Explores what happens when a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of tech entrepreneurs. Forced to fund a tech company with dirty money while forming ties with a Haitian gang, their fight to build a business pales in comparison to the fight to stay alive, especially when there’s a vehement FBI agent who wields the power to make or break those he comes in contact with — and not always for the right reasons.  Stars Martin Freeman and Adam Brody.  Freeman plays FBI agent Phil Rask who specializes in financial crimes and crosses paths with Brody’s Nick Talman, a sharp and intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami. Other cast include Edi Gather and Otmara Marrero.   Created y Ben Ketai who will direct and executive produce.   Other executive producers include Andrew Marcus, Tom Forman, Ray Ricord, Gianni Nunnery and Shannon Gaulding.   Producers include Adam Brody and Ann Clements.  Critical Content is Producing with Hollywood Gang Productions.

 

 

DISCOVERY

Harley and the Davidsons – scripted drama based on a  true story of Milwaukee schoolyard pals William (Bill) Harley and Arthur Davidson rode motorcycles and built their company from their backyard into what would become an American legend.   Stars Game of Thrones  and Nashville alum Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, and British actor Robert Aramayo. The series will be produced by Raw Television.

Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove – ordered to series, reality.  Newport, Oregon is one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the notoriously violent ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’ that stretches from Oregon to British Columbia. Here, generations of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families sacrifice everything that they have, including life itself, to carve an existence from the sea.  Thousands of vessels and lives have been lost while battling the seas in what’s considered the deadliest commercial fishery in the world. The Oregon coast bursts with sea life, but also a labyrinth of sandbars and currents.  Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove goes on board the vessels that navigate this stretch of sea that churns up massive waves and unpredictable conditions. But what is it like for those left behind?  The series will also explore the lives of the families themselves – many of whom have called the village home for generations. Every year fishermen are lost to the turbulent waters, but the families of Newport knowingly bear that burden as they fight to keep the legacy of their town alive.  Executive produced by John Gray, Johnny Beechler, Joseph Boyle (Discovery), Philip D. Segal, and Sarah Whalen.  Produced by Original Productions.

 

Discovery Family Channel (DFC)

Dream Defenders – ordered to series, 26 episode commitment, animated comedy.  The series follows 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer through their dual dimension adventures – in both the ‘Realworld’ of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the ‘Dreamworld’. A premiere date for the series will be announced at a later date. In the Realworld, Zoey and Zane have just moved to the American town of Meridian, where they uncover an exciting discovery in the attic of their new home – supercomputer ZEUS, who has opened a portal to the Dreamworld, where humans to rest and recharge. With ZEUS as their trusty sidekick, Zoey and Zane now have access to this mysterious new realm – but when something does not seem to be quite right in Meridian, the twins quickly realize the link to the evil happenings in Dreamworld. Villainess Icela and the other sinister inhabitants of Dreamworld are determined to turn dreams into nightmares, and suddenly, Zoey and Zane’s mission becomes clear. They are the DREAM DEFENDERS, two heroes who will secretly fight menacing monsters from a nightmare dimension to protect the citizens of Meridian. Produced by Tiny Island Productions.

 

 

DISNEY

Bizaardvark – ordered to series, multi-camera comedy.  Introduces newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu as the lead characters Paige and Frankie, respectively. Production begins early 2016 for a summer premiere.  Paige and Frankie are quirky 13-year-old best friends who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, Bizaardvark. Now with 10,000 subscribers, the girls get to work from a creative studio space that they hope will take their videos to the next level. In this cool new environment – and with the help of family and friends -they’ll embark on a series of comedic adventures in their quest to become online stars.  Co-created and co-executive produced by Josh Lehman and Kyle Stegina.  Executive produced by Eric Friedman and Marc Warren.

Stuck in the Middle – ordered to series, multi-camera comedy.  An engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids.  Stars Ariana Greenblatt, Cerina Vincent, Isaak Presley, Jenna Ortega, Joe Nieves, Kayla Maisonet, Malachi Barton, Nicholas Bechtel and Ronni Hawk.  Co-created and executive produced by Alison Brown and Linda Vedette Figueriedo.  Pilot directed by Jonathan Judge.

Tangled – ordered to series, animated comedy.  Based on the Walt Disney Studios’ acclaimed feature film of same name, the animated series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world drives her to the realization that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny. She boldly puts her crown and impending marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of the King who, after missing out on Rapunzel’s youth, must accept that his daughter is now an independent young woman. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey will be Eugene; the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the no-nonsense horse, Maximus; the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel’s.  Stars voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.   Executive produced by Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore.  Produced by Disney Television Animation.

Untitled Terri Minsky Project – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy. Introduces Andi Marcus as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. She’s eager to have a little teenage fun and adventure – just a little – but that may never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep Andi from turning out like her older sister, Bex. As a teenager, Bex dropped out of school, left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life. But when Bex returns home and swears she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and leaves her questioning everything she’s ever known.Stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee.  Created and executive produced by Terri Minsky and the pilot directed by Betty Thomas.

Upside Down Magic – script order, book optioned, multi-camera comedy.   Based on Scholastic best selling book of same name authored by Emily Jenkins, Lauren Miracle and Sarah Milynowski, the story follows the misadventures of Nory, the youngest in a family of elite magicians, who finds herself relegated to a class for misfits after one magical mishap too many. There Nory meets a group of kids with equally wonky powers. Surrounded by people who believe in her, she starts to question if her so-called “upside-down magic” might actually be right side up after all.

DirectTV

You Me Her -ordered to series, 10-espidoe commitment, single-camera comedy.   Based on John H. Richard’s book, a “polyromantic” comedy that centers on a new three-way relationship – two of the parties a suburban married couple.   Stars Greg Poehler, Melanie Papalia, Priscilla Faia and Rachel Blanchard.   Adapted by John Scott Shepard who executive produces along with Alan Gasmer, Gerard Bocaccio, John Moryaniss, and Peter Jeysen.  Pilot directed by Nisha Ganatra.

 

DIY

American Rehab: Utah – Ordered to series; reality show.  Follows families who renovate homes together. Amish Dream Homes (w.t.) features the Miller family who work to balance their traditional cultural values and operate a construction business. In American Rehab: Utah, Andy and Candis Meredith run a family business in which they purchase historic properties across the state and restore them to their original beauty for generations to come.  Hosted by Andy Meredith and Candis Meredith.

Amish Dream Homes – Ordered to series, reality show.   Features the Miller family who work to balance their traditional cultural values and operate a construction business. In American Rehab: Utah, Andy and Candis Meredith run a family business in which they purchase historic properties across the state and restore them to their original beauty for generations to come.

 

E!

The Arrangement – Ordered to Series, drama.  A Cinderella story for modern times, with a dramatic and complicated Hollywood twist. The drama follows Megan Morrison, a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West, the hottest actor of the moment. After an amazing audition segues into a dream-like first date, Megan’s Cinderella story takes a turn to the bizarre when she is presented with a contract that details an entire relationship with Kyle. Megan must weigh her options and the benefits and consequences to her career and her life overall… and decide whether or not she will accept “The Arrangement.”  Cast includes Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson and Michael Vartan.   Created and executive produced by Jonathan Abrahams.  Also executive producing are Eli Holzman, Jimmy Fox and Stephen Lambert.   Hails from All3Media America, Objective Productions USA, and Universal Cable Productions.

Botched by Nature – ordered to series, eight one-hour episodes.  In each episode, the doctors will travel to seek their prospective patients, surprising them with the ultimate house call. The doctors will embed themselves in their patients’ lives to understand the physical and psychological scope of the situation. From disproportionate body parts to birth defects to major life accidents, the doctors will weigh the possible risks and benefits and invite patients to Los Angeles to embark on the ultimate cosmetic transformation.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr Terry Dubrow.   Executive produced by Nassif, Dubrow, Alex Baskin, Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart, and Matt Westmore.  Co-executive produced by Robert Carroll.  Hails from Evolution Media.

FOX

Fox Comedies:

Belles & Whistles – Script order, single-camera comedy.  About an unfulfilled father who, when fired from his comfortable tech job in Silicon Valley, decides to move his dysfunctional family to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his lifelong dream of music stardom.  Created by Alex McAulay who will executive produce along with Dwight Yoakam, Jack Black and Spencer Berman.   Hails from 20th Century Fox Television and Electric Dynamite.

Champion:  The Jeff Beekman Story – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  Chronicles the everyday experiences of a hyper-competitive but perpetual underdog dad presented like a sports documentary, with commentary and analysis.  Co-created by John Aboud and Michael Colton who both executive produce along with Cami Curtis, Lisa Sterbakov, Mila Kunis and Susan Curtis.  Produced by ABC Studios and Orchard Farm Productions.

Citizen Floyd – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  A workplace commodity with political, action and suspense elements.   Created by Dan Sterling who executive produces along with Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Seth Rogen.   Goldberg and Rogen both direct the pilot.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Point Grey Pictures.

Eat Pray Thug – script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.  About a  successful rapper who chooses to live with his Indian-American parents in Queens.  Stars Utkarsh Ambudkar who also co-executive produces along with Himanshu “Hees” Suri.  Created and executive produced by Sanjay Shah.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

ESL – script order, comedy.  About the students and teacher in a class on English as a second language.  Co-created and co-executived produced by both Masi Oka and Zak Shaikh.  Executive produced by Ben Queen.  Produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Front Man – Put pilot order, pilot production commitment, awaiting green light, single-camera comedy.  A soon-to-be thirtysomething  is forced to acknowledge that his dream of becoming a famous singer/songwriter isn’t happening and takes the gig of front man for a local wedding band and learns more than wedding reception staples in the process.  Created by Emily Kapnek.  Pilot directed by Elizabeth Banks.  Executive produced by Banks, Kapnek and Max Handleman.  Produced by Brownstone Productions, Piece of Pie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Hosed – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  About volunteer firefighters in America’s second-rankest town.   Created by Luvh Rakhe who executive produces along with Joel Spence, Johnny Meeks, Mel Cowan and Ty Burrell.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Wedding Punch.

House Sitter – script order, single-camera comedy.   About Beans, a house sitter who lives life according to his own set of rules; he turns your day-to-day existence into his vacation, your mundane into his adventure, and your bathrobe into his… Bathrobe.  Co-Created by Matt Bass and Teddy Bressman who co-executive produce.  Executive produced by Jake Johnson, Json Carden and Max Winkler.  Brian “Captain Beans” Farrell is a consultant.  Produced by 20th Century Fox television, N/A, and The Walcott Company.

Hypochondriac – script order, single-camera comedy.  About a Type A hypochondriac who receives a fatal diagnosis; she then sets herself – and her friends and family – on a path of comedic destruction in pursuit of her authentic self.  Created by Robin Shorr who executive produces along with George Salinas, Jaime Aymerich and Julie Bowen.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Crossover Entertainment.

The Pack – Script order, comedy.  About a millennial who escapes his sports-obsessed small town in Wisconsin to achieve his big-city dreams – only to end up becoming a regular at a Green Bay Packers bar in Manhattan where he’ll learn that who you’re rooting for is not nearly as important as who you’re rooting with.  Created by Chadd Gindin  who ill executive produce along with Greg Garcia.  Produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios.

Son of Zorn – Pilot ordered, greenlit, animated comedy.Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, ZORN (the voice of Jason Sudeikis), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, ALAN (Johnny Pemberton), and ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows also stars. Co-created by Eli Jorne and Reed Agnew who executive produce along with Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, and Seth Cohen. Eric Appel directed the pilot and co-executive produces. Produced by 20th Century Fox television and Lord Miller.

Straight Outta Calabasas – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   About two profoundly white, liberal LA parents discover that their 10 year-old son is a basketball prodigy.  Co-created and executive produced by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Televsion.

Sugarland – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   About two friends who try and fail to keep work life and personal life separate while working for two difficult bosses.  Co-created by Alex Cuthbertson and Matt Fusfeld who both executive produce along with Aaron Kaplan.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Kapital Entertainment.

Think Like A Man – script order, single-camera comedy based on Steve Harvey’s book.   About the never-ending battle of the sexes from four very different points of view: newly married, moving in, breaking up and hooking up.  Adapted by Keith Merryman and David Newman who both executive produce along with Harvey, Gerald Washington, Tim Story and Will Packer.  Korin D. Huggins co-executive produces.  Pilot directed by Story.   Produced by East 112th Street Productions, Sony Pictures Television, and Will Packer Productions.

Untitled Andrew Bachelor Project -Script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.   About an undercover cop who grew up on the streets and goes back to his old neighborhood to take down the bad guys who bullied him when they were kids.  Stars Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor.  Created y Alex Rubens who executive produces with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.  Produced by 20th Century Television.

Untitled Brian Rubenstein Project – script order, single-camera comedy.   About a loving wife, mom – and fiercely competitive women’s basketball coach. When she gets her dream job at a Division I school, she has to figure out how to juggle her family, her team and everything in between.  Created by Brian Rubinstein who executive produces along with Brian Volk-Weiss, Matt Ochacher and Michel Pelmont.  Produced by New Wave Entertainment.

Untitled Chernins Project – Script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.  About a coarse, blue-collar woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the outrageously spoiled kids of her wealthy sister and brother-in-law, who have fled the country to avoid prosecution for illegal activities.   Co-createdb y Dave Chernin and John Chernin who both executive produce along with Nicholas Frenkel and Oly Obst.   Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Untitled Chris Case Project – Script order, single-camera comedy.  About an African-American ex-NFL player with an old-school take on parenthood who quickly marries his white Bohemian psychologist girlfriend and is forced to adjust to domestic life with her and her entitled, difficult children.  Created by Chris Chase who executive produces with Chris Spencer, Daniel Rapport and Evan Silverberg.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Management 360.

Untitled Daley & Goldstein Project – Script with penalty order, single-camera comedy.   About a group of adult underdogs as they try to ignite a spark in their lives and stand up for themselves when their town is overrun by a teenage street gang.   Co-Created by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who both executive produce along with Dante Di Loreto, Jenno Topping and Peter Chernin.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment.

Untitled Elizabeth Beckwith Project – Script order, single-camera comedy.   Semi-autobiographical about a father-son workplace set in 1970’s Las Vegas.   Created y Elizabeth Beckwith who executive produces along with Chris Henze, John Davis, John Fox and Willie Mercer.  Produced by Davis Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Thruline Entertainment.

Untitled Jon Gabrus Project – Script order, comedy.  Described as a comedic take on the spy genre.   Co-created by Jon Gabrus and Paul Lieberstein who both executive produce along with Adam Pally and Howard Klein.  Starring Jon Gabrus.   Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, ABC Studios and Clone Wolf Productions.

Untitled Lord & Miller Time Travel Comedy (Formerly known as In Time)- pilot ordered, greenlit, single-camera comedy. It revolves around three friends who find a way to travel through time for truth, justice, and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide. Executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with the first half-hour pilot written by Julius Sharpe, who also executive produces. Produced by 20t5h Century Fox Television.

Untitled Matt Murray Project – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  About a  larger-than-life federal judge and the overworked twenty-somethings who clerk for him.   Created by Matt Murray who executive produces along with David Miner and Michael Shur.   Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon, and Universal Television.

Weird Like Us – Script order, single-camera comedy.  About a pair of biodiesel-driving, backyard beekeeping, counterculture rebels who face a family crisis when their own children rebel – by going mainstream.  Created y Max Werner who executive produces with Ed Helms and Mike Falbo.  Produced by The Pacific Electric Picture Company and Universal Television.

Where Are They Now? – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.  The hilarious ins-and-ors of an Internet company are revealed as police investigate why everyone who worked there has disappeared.   Co-created  and executive produced by Alec Sulking and Julius Sharpe.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Fox Dramas:

24: Legacy – a spin-off of the original series, 24.  The lead role is expected to be an African-American in his 20’s and the role would be as different from Jack Bauer as possible.  The project will revolve around a military hero (the lead) who recently returns to the US and the trouble that follows his return.   He teams up with he original series’ CTU agency to help save his life and stop a large-scale terror attack on American soil.  Corey Hawkins  and Miranda Ottohave been cast in the lead roles.  Stephen Hopkins is on board to direct the pilot.   Executive producing are Howard Gordon, Manny Cotto and Evan Katz.   Producing is 20th Century Fox Television.

305 – Script with penalty ordered.   A drama about a teen pulled down from his rundown high school an sent to live with his uncle, a celebrity chef, and attend the wealthiest private school in Miami where he attempts to acclimate himself to his new surroundings while dealing with relationships, family drama, work and all the problems that more money brings.  Created by Sascha Penn and executive produced by Penn, Armando “Pitbull” Perez.   Co-executive produced by David Ortiz.   Pilot is directed by Jonathan Levine, who also executive produces.  Hails from Endemic Shine Studios and Honey I’m Home.

The 808 – Script ordered. A drama billed as a sexy soap set against the backdrop of Maui surf culture, which centers on two feuding families.   Created by Sheldon Turner who will be executive producing along with Jennifer Klein.   Hails from Sony Pictures Television and Vendetta Productions.

Affirmative Action – Script ordered.   A drama about an all-minority federal task force led by a woman, Addison Cain, embedded in the predominantly white Houston Police Department to combat an unprecedented spike in violent crime.  Created by Kevin Costello who executive produces along with Jennifer Klein and Sheldon Turner.  Hails from Vendetta Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

A.P.B. – Pilot ordered, drama.   About a tech billionaire who purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder.  The series will explore if the eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach can fix the broken ways of the blue blooded veterans.   Written and executive produced by David Slack.  Len Wiseman will also executive produce.   Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Behind Enemy Lines – Ordered put pilot.   A rama based on the 2001 movie, about an American flight crew that is shot down while on a secret mission over the jungles of Latin America, their commanding officer aboard an aircraft carrier fighting to bring them home, and a female CIA officer in Washington who stumbles into a sprawling conspiracy that unites them all.  Created and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff who will executive produce along with John Davis, John Fox, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.  Hails from 20th Century Fox Television, Davis Entertainment and Temple Hill Entertainment.

The Crusaders – script order, drama.  About an extended family of second-generation Africans living in the U.S. who specialize in locating and returning valuable objects stolen from Africa during colonial occupation.  Created by Thomas Ikimi who directed the pilot and executive produces along with Dan McDermott, Idris Elba and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  Produced by Di Bonaventura Television, Green Door Pictures, Legendary Television and T&T Studios.

The Divine Monster – script order, drama.  Import of the Belgian drama, which chronicles the fall of the wealthy Vega family of Miami, whose real estate empire is built upon decades of greed, corruption, generally bad behavior and an alarming number of curious deaths.  Created by Silvio Horta who executive produced with Brett Ratner.  Rather directs the pilot.  Produced by RatPac Television, Silent H Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

The Exorcist – Pilot ordered, drama.   Adaptation of the classic horror film  with a modern twist.  Described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tracking one family’s case of a horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.  Adapted by Jeremy Slater who also executive produces with James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall.  Produced by Morgan Creek Prods. and 20th Century Fox Television.

Fatal Attraction – script order, limited series drama.  Inspired by Adrian Lyne’s famed 1987 film, which saw Michael Douglas’ successful and married attorney embark on an ill-advised weekend affair with Glenn Close’s publishing exec only for her to begin stalking him and his family.  Co-adapted by Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton who both executive produce along with Rosalie Sweden and Stanely R. Jaffe.  Produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.

Hellfire – script order, drama based on a comic book.  Follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club” – to take over the world.  Co-created by Evan Katz, JD Payne, Manny Coto and Patrick McKay who all executive produce along with Bryan Singer, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, Lauren Schuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.

Horrorstor – Put pilot order, drama.  Small screen take on Grady Hendrix’s novel about 26-year-old Amy, who, newly sober, she lands a job at ORSK, the U.S. Flagship of the European furniture superstore, only to discover the store actually preys upon its customers’ desires to a supernatural degree, selling products that make their wishes and fantasies come true in unexpected and insidious ways.  Adaptation co-written by Josh Schwartz and Michael Vukadinovich.   Executive produced by Schwartz, Charlie Kaufman, David B orgenicht, Gail Berman, and Stephanie Savage.  Vukadinovich co-executive produces.  Hendrix consults on the project that is produced by ABC Studios, Fake Empire and The Jackal Group.

Hungry – script order, drama.  About a young, aspiring chef who lands the thankless job as a line cook for one of Manhattan’s most famous and infamous culinary stars.   Created by Nina Colman who executive produces along with Marti Noxon and Meryl Poster.  Produced by 20th Century Fox television, Superb Entertainment and Tiny Pyro.

In Deep – script order, drama – About undecover FBI agents who live double lives, as they investigate a new case each season.  Co-created and executive produced by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard.  Produced by 20th Century Fox television and Lionsgate Television.

In the Wild – script order, drama.  B used on the Nellie Bowles book, chronicles the almost-adult lives of the industry’s newest recruits as they learn how to live on their own for the first time while navigating the high stakes VC tech world.  Adapted by Natalie Krinsky who executive produces with Adam Kassan and Matt Reeves.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and & 6th & Idaho.

Incrimination  – script order, drama.  About Sienna, a young woman with narcissistic personality disorder who infiltrates a law firm in order to find the truth behind her sister’s murder.  Created by Justin Lo who executive produces with Rina Mimoun.  Produced by ABC Studios.

Lethal Weapon – Put pilot order, drama.  Small screen take on the Mel Gibson/Danny Glover-led film franchise which would follow Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs who moves to Los Angeles to start anew after the loss of his wife and baby; there, he gets partnered with LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a minor heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.  Created by Matt Miller who will executive produce along with Dan Lin and Jennifer Swartz.  Produced by Good Session Productions, Lin Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

On the Line – Script order, drama.   About a female chef, Juna Kim, a man-izing, motorcycle-riding force of nature who must battle the banging and brawling chaos of her restaurant staff, the disdain of her old-school Korean parents, and the return of her estranged ex-husband, all while struggling to push her career beyond the famous burger that made her a star.   Created y Ingrid Escajeda who will executive produce with Sang Yoo.   Produced by 20th Century Fox.

Paradiso – Script with penalty order, drama.   About a  girl pursuing her dream of performing at the Paradiso, the most glamorous nightclub in San Lorenzo (a fictional but contemporary city based on 1950s Havana).   Gillian Ferrabee and Jacques Méthé will executive produce.  Produced from 20th century Fox Television and Cirque du Soleil Media.

Prison Break – ordered to series, expected 9-episodes, drama.   Reboot of the original series.  The story unravels on an international landscape. It’s not a domestic show.  The writers will address Michael’s death from brain cancer; Michael is not dead.    Wenthworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are both signed on to reprise the roles of brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows.  Paul T. Scheuring, who created the original series, is on board to write again and showrun the series..  Executive Producers Nel Moritz, Marty adelstein and Dawn Olmsted are on board to produce.

Protocol Orphans – Script order, drama. based on a comic book.   Based on Peter Facinelli and Rob DeFranco’s comic book about a foster family of orphans who are trained by the US government as covert operatives, protecting their country during the day and battling each other at night.   Adapted by Amanda Segal who will executive produce with Josh Levy, Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.   Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Boom! Studios.

Recon – Ordered to pilot, drama.   Revolves around a rookie FBI agent who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family.   Written and executive produced by Caroline Dries.  Also executive producing are Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.   Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Outerbanks Entertainment.

Shots Fired – ordered to pilot, blind series commitment, drama. Examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. An expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.  Stars Sanaa Lathan.  Created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood who both executive produce along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema.

Star– ordered to pilot, drama.   Follows three young women, who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry, and the choices with which they’re faced along the way.  Cast includes Benjamin Bratt, Brittany O’Grady, Jude Demorest, Queen Latifah and Ryan Destiny.   Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Dinghy who both executive produce along with Effie Brown and Pamela Oas Willams.  Pilot directed by Lee Daniels.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Summer People – Script with penalty order, drama.  About a fictional version of Martha’s Vineyard, an island known for the movie stars, politicians and Wall Street power brokers who descend there every summer, disrupting the lives of the blue collar locals.  Created by Adam Milch who executive produces with Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Berry.  Produced by The Firm and Sony Pictures Television.

These Final Hours – Script with penalty order, drama.   Set after a world-ending meteor strike, follows three siblings in the San Francisco Bay Area as they race to get to their estranged father’s bomb shelter that can withstand the end of days.   Created y Zak Hildizactch who executive produces along with Edouard de Vesinne, Luc Besson, Matthew gross and Thomas Anargyros.  Pilot directed by Hildizactch.  Producer is Liz Kearney.   Hails from EuropaCorp Television.

Untitled Bruce Romans Project – Script order, drama.  Centers on the self-made patriarch of a Kentucky bourbon empire and his family; when he has a public breakdown, his children must overcome their differences and their father’s sordid past in order to save the family and their business.  Created by Bruce Romans who executive produces along with Brian Volk-Weirs, Matt Ochacher and Michael Pelmont.   Produced by New Wave Entertainment.

Untitled Courtney Cox Project – unspecified, single-camera comedy.   A woman who inherits her late billionaire husband’s charity finds that changing the world is far less glamorous than she had imagined.   Starring Courtney Cox.  Written by Robert Padnick.  Executive produced by James Griffiths. Thea Mann, Padnick and Cox.   Produced by ABC Studios.

Untitled Elwood Reid Project – Script with penalty order, drama.   Follows he woman with the most lethal mind in America, a brilliant and ruthless military professor who is recruited by a former student to help a covert branch of the CIA deal with high-priority targets.  Created by Elwood Reid who is executive producing with Peter Berg.  Alissa Bachner is co-producing.   Produced by 20th century Fox Television and Film 44.

Untitled Gene Hong Project – Script order, drama.  About a socially inept billionaire who helps the LAPD solve crimes.  Created by Gene Hong who executive produces with Hart Hanson.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Far Field Productions.

Untitled Lee Daniels (formerly called Star) -The Atlanta-set drama revolves around three girls who come together to form a band. The drama details their rise to the top in a challenging business. While Empire is told from the point of view of music executives, Star will be told from the perspective of the artist. Cast is still to be determined. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy executive produce with 20th Century Fox Television developing the project which will be filmed in Atlanta.

Untitled Matt Nix Project – Put pilot order, drama.  Set in the world of truck driving, which centers around a military vet-turned-truck-driver.   Created by Matt Nix who executive produces with Peter Berg.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Film 44, and Flying Glass of Milk Productions.

Untitled Misty Copeland Project – Script order, drama.   About a young, hip and diverse group of aspiring dancers as they fiercely compete for places in a top ballet company.  Create by Tracy Oliver who executive produces along with Brian Dobbins, Misty Copeland, Paul Young and Peter Principato.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Principato-Young Entertainment.

Untitled Nikechi Okoro Carroll Project – Script with penalty order, drama.  About three brilliant young doctors who grew up together in Compton and are reunited at an extraordinary cutting-edge hospital in Beverly Hills.  Created y Nikechi Okoro Carroll who executive produces along with Howard Gordon and Hugh Fitzpatrick.  Produced  by 20th Century Fox Television and Teakwood Lane.

Untitled Rick Singer/Dan Fogelman Project – Put pilot order, drama – About a young female pitcher who defies the odds to become the first woman to compete in professional baseball.  Cast includes Kylie Bunbury.  Created by Dan Fogelman who executive produces with Helen Bartlett, Rick Singer and Tony Bill.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Urban Cowboy -A modern re-imagining of the classic 1980 Paramount romantic drama starring Debra Winger and John Travolta. Fueled with energetic music, it follows Kyle and Gaby, two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.  Cast includes Alfonso Herrera, Natahalie Kelley, Jim Belushi, Bryana Salaz, Edward James Olmos, Lindsey Gort, and Riley Smith.   Craig Brewer, Robert Evans, Sue Naegle, Chris Levinson executive produce with James Sikura co-executive producing.   20th Century Fox Television and Paramount TV are co-developing the project.  This project has been “passed over.”

Watchdog – Script with penalty order, drama.  A new-era procedural about a team of vigilante activists who expose abuses of power, while evading the FBI.   Created by Jon Caren who co-executive produces.  Executive produced and pilot directed by Jason Winer.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and The Small Dog Picture Company.

Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans? – Script order, drama.  About what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire makes a deal with a bankrupt, dying city to provide a privately owned-and-operated police force.  Created y David Slack who executive produces along with David Bernardi, Dennis Kim, Len Wiseman and Todd Hoffman.  Wiseman directed the pilot.

Zoobiquity – Pilot order, drama.   Based on Barbara natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers’ best selling book of same name, the adapted series will examine the links between animals and humans when it comes to treating physical and behavioral ailments.  A light medical procedural follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian in an effort to tackle the most challenging cases with an untested brand of cross-species medicine.  The adaptation will be written by Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan who both will executive produce as well with Spencer Medoff.   Patterson-Horowitz and Bowers will produce.   Hails from 20th Century Fox Television.

FOX Animated:

Untitlted Alex Hirsch ProjectGravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch will be bringing Fox an animated series.   Details are not yet being released, but Hirsch is said to be “cooking up some brand new wierdness” for the series.

FOX Reality:

American Grit – 10-Episodes ordered to series – Sixteen of the country’s toughest men and women will be split into four teams as they work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges. Cena and an elite group of mentors from the nation’s most exclusive military units will push these civilians beyond their limits. The mentors, known as “The Cadre,” include Rorke Denver, Noah Galloway, Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and Nick “The Reaper” Irving. These real-life heroes, who represent diverse backgrounds and top branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, will impart their first-hand knowledge and experience to help the competitors work together as teams to surmount near-impossible mental and physical challenges. AMERICAN GRIT embodies the military ethos “no man left behind,” because only the first team to complete the challenges together is safe from elimination. Each episode will culminate in “The Circus,” a punishing, endurance-based obstacle course designed to break the weakest competitors. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, this is the ultimate test of strength, grit, the human spirit and, most importantly, teamwork.  Hosted by John Cena.   Executive produced by Cena, Adam Sher, Brent Montgomery, David George, Jon Kroll and Will Nothacker.   Hails from Leftfield Pictures.

Kicking and Screaming – Ordered to series, Eight-episodes, unscripted survival competition, reality.   The show teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest race of their lives, dropping the unlikely duos in a forbidding wilderness where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. While these survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, their privileged partners aren’t so prepared.  Created by Matt Kunitz, David Schmusky and Mark Harris.   Executive produced by Kunitz and Anthony Dominici.   Co-executive produced y Schumsky, Harris and Rebecca Shumsky Quinn.  Produced by Lionsgate Television.

Untitled Mark Burnett Dating Series – ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, reality.   Puts the notion of instant attraction to the test. Set in the Caribbean Islands, it features single men and women. After face-to-face meetings, a participant picks a mate based on instant chemistry. The real soap opera will unfold when these budding couples discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make their relationships last.  Hosted by Mark Burnett.  Created and executive produced by Burnett, Ben Newmark, Dan Newmark and Larry Barron.  MGM Television and Grandma’s House Entertainment produce.  MGM serves as the worldwide distributor for territories outside of North America.

Untitled New Couples Dancing Show – unspecified, reality – New dance competition will highlight the lives of real-life couples who, each week, will participate in intensive training, rehearsals and live performances, until one couple is crowned the winner.  Executive produced by Jennifer Mullin, Stijn Bakkers and Toby Gorman.  Produced by Five Six Seven and FreemantleMedia North America.

You’re Back in the Room – Ordered to series, eight one-hour episodes, reality – a new eight-episode one-hour comedy game show with a hypnotizing twist. Based on the smash-hit U.K. format of the same name, YOU’RE BACK IN THE ROOM (wt) features physical comedy and unpredictable situations as contestants are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to painting a picture… after being hypnotized.  Karen Smith executive produces.  Produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and Tuesday’s Child.

 

Freeform (formerly ABC Family)

Cheer Stars (under ABC Family) – Ordered to series, 10-episode commitment, reality.  Hour-long unscripted series which follows members of a champion cheerleading team as they set out to defend their title.   Produced by Corus Entertainment.

Dead of Summer (under ABC Family) – ordered to series, drama.   Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, “Dead of Summer” is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.  Co-created and executive produced by Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg.   Produced by ABC Signature and Kitsis-Horowitz.

Famous in Love  (under ABC Family) – ordered to pilot, drama.  Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, “Famous in Love” stars Bella Thorne as Paige, an ordinary college student who gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life — and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads — while uncovering the truth about what happened to a missing, famous popstar.  Stars Thorne, Ana Mulvoy, Carter Jenkins, Georgie Flores, Jesse Henderson, Keith Powers, Mark Valley, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga and Perrey Reeves.  Adapted y I. Marlene King with Serle.   Executive produced by Dan Farah, King, Miguel Arteta and Serle.   Pilot directed by Arteta.  Produced by Camina Productions, Farah Films, Long Lake Media and Warner Horizon Television.

Gorgeous Morons – ordered to pilot, multi-camera comedy.   Focuses on two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers – one is a model, the other a personal trainer – who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help.  Cast includes Christopher Russell, Dylan Playfair, Federico Dordei, Joy Osmanski and Lilah Richcreek.  Created by Danny Chun who is executive producing with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.  Pilot directed by Andy Cadiff.  Produced by ABC Signature.

The Letter – ordered to series, reality.  A bold, new relationship show that asks the simple question: “If you could, without identifying yourself, what would you tell your best friend that he or she really needed to hear?” In each stand-alone episode, four people close to one another draw names and anonymously write to the selected person a thoughtful yet totally honest letter outlining what, in their opinion, needs to be changed in order to improve and transform for the better the life of the recipient. For one week, each “reader” must follow all the rules and instructions outlined in the letter – culminating in a dramatic and emotionally charged meeting where the authors of each letter reveal themselves to their best friends.  Executive produced by Lucilla D’agostina, Rebecca Toth Dieffenbach and Valerie Hazleton.   Produced by Sirens Media.

Made in LA – a half-hour comedy about friendship and fashion, base don The Glitter Plan, a memoir from Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, detailing how they founded their global clothing brand with just $200.   Sascha Rothchild will write the adaptation and will executive produce the series along with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from Fake Empire as well as Orchard Farms Productions’ Mila Kunis, Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov.   Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.   ABC Signature and the cable division of ABC Studios produces.

Nicki – ordered to series, single-camera comedy.  Inspired by the story of Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the 1990s, her growing up in Queens, New York, with her vibrant family, and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.  Stars Ariana Neal, McCarrie McCausland, Selita Ebanks, Wesley Jonathan and Whoopi Goldberg.  Created by Kate Angelo who is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan, Brian Sher, Gee Roberson, Nicki Minaj and Stella Bulochnikov.   Tim Story directed the pilot.  Produced by Kapital Entertainment.

Over the Top – script order, drama.   Dramedy about a struggling artist trying to make a name for himself in the LA music scene.  Stars Chester See.  Created by Chester See who is executive producing with John Strauss.  Produced by Maker Studios.

Social Creatures – script order, drama.   Follows the explicit lives of six young friends living in  New York City who are trying to create meaningful relationships in the hyper-digital age.   Created by  and pilot directed by Ryan Piers Williams who executive produces along with America Ferrera, Gabrielle Niemand and Terri Weinberg.  Produced by ABC Studios, Take Fountain Productions, and Yellow Brick Road.

Stay – ordered to pilot, drama.  An edge-of-your-seat thriller about a recently widowed police detective and his two daughters, who are stranded at a foreboding hotel and must unravel the hotel’s mysteries to escape.  Cast includes Alicia Coppola, Brianna Brown, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Jordan Fisher, Leonard Earl Howze, Mia Vallet, Skeet Ulrich, and Sosie Bacon.  Created by Spenser Cohen who is executive producing with Anna Halberg and Jon Turteltaub.  Turteltaub directs the pilot.

Valentina – script order, drama.  Based on the telenovela about the sole heir to an empire who disappears after her mother is murdered and returns 10 years later, looking totally different and set out for revenge against her family tot take back what is rightfully hers.   Co-created by Carolina Espada and Daniel Barnz.  Executive producing are Aaron Kaplan, Ben Barnz, Daniel Barnz and Jorge Granier.  Daniel Barnz directs the pilot.   Produced by Kapital Entertainment, RCTV International and We’re Not Brothers Productions.

 

FX

 

Cat’s Cradle – script order, drama – As a writer researches the background for his book on the atomic bomb, he learns of the bomb’s inventor Dr. Felix Hoenikker, and his most lethal invention “ice-nine,” a substance that can freeze every bit of water on earth. Based on: CAT’S CRADLE by Kurt Vonnegut.  Adapted by Noah Hawley who is executive producing along with John Cameron and Mark Stern.   Brand Yonder and Sandi Love are co-executive producing.   Produced by FX Productions and IMG Media.

City on Fire – script order, drama.  Based on Garth Risk Halberg’s upcoming novel, set in New York in the 1970s.  Executive produced by Scott Rudin.   Produced by Scott Rudin Productions.

Dark Match – script order, drama.   Deals with families at the center of the origin of professional wrestling.   Created by Alexis C Jolly who is executive producing along with Nina Jacobsen.  Produced by Color Force.

Hellhound On His Trail – script order, drama.   The piecing together of James Earl Ray’s violent and haphazard journey towards Memphis and the sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that lead investigators across two continents, sparking the largest manhunt in American history. Based on: HELLHOUND ON HIS TRAIL by Hampton Sides.  Adapted by Alex Woo who is executive producing with Dylan Clark, John Cameron, Noah Hawley and Scott Stuber.  Sides consults on the project.   Produced by Bluegrass Films and FX Productions.

The Hot Rock – script order, drama.   Robbery caper drama based on the book  by Donald E. Westlake and movie.   Adapted by Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert who are executive producing along with Barry Josephson, John Caeron and Noah Hawley.   Jay Landers produces.   Hails from FX Productions.

Legion – ordered to pilot, drama based on a comic book.   The story of a troubled young man who may be more than human, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The pilot introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.  Created by Noah Hawley who is executive producing along with Bryan Singer, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.  Produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.

Snowfall – ordered to pilot, drama.  A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.  Cast includes Andrea Bogart, Andrew Howard, Arturo Del Puerto, Billy Magnussen, Camilla Banus, Damson Idris, DeRay Davis, Jill Scott, Lauren London, Malcom Mays, Manuel Uriza, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Tim Matheson.  Co-created by Eric Amadio and John Singleton who both executive produce along with Dave Andron, Michael London and Trevor Engelson.   Pilot directed by Singleton.   Produced by FX Productions, Groundswell Productions and Underground Films.

Southern Bastards – script order, based on a comic book drama.   Small screen take on Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s comic book, about a power struggle between the son of a former sheriff of Craw County, Alabama who returns to a hometown controlled by a local criminal and revered head coach of the powerhouse high school football team.  Created by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour (who both co-author the comic book) who both executive produce along with Scott Rudin.  Produced by FX Productions and Scott Rudin Productions.

Untitled Sons of Anarchy Spin-off Project – script order, drama.   Proposed spin-off of the biker drama centering on the Mayans Motorcycle Club.  Created and executive produced by Kurt Sutter.   Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

Untitled Tracy Morgan Project A – Pilot ordered, comedy.  Centers on a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Now a man whose only expertise is making grilled cheese with an iron must navigate a modern world of political correctness, the Internet and self-driving cars.  Written by Jordan Peele and John Carrier, who both will executive produce along with Morgan, Eric Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak.  Produced by FX Productions.

Untitled Tracy Morgan Project B – ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, single-camera comedy.  No further description given.   Stars Tracy Morgan.   Co-created by Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Luvh Rakhe and Rob McElhenney who all executive produce.   Richie Keen directs the pilot and co-executive produces.  Produced by RCG Productions.

The Warmth of Other Suns – script order, limited series drama.  Based on Isabel Wilkerson’s book which chronicles the movement of some 6 million African-Americans from the south into the north and western regions of the country from the period of 1915 to 1970.  Adapted by Dee Rees who executive produces with Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes.   Rees direct the pilot.   Produced by ABC Signature, FX Productions and Shondaland Productions.

Y: The Last Man – script order, based on comic book drama.   Based on Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book about Yorick Brown, the last surviving human with a Y chromosome and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.   Executive produced by Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobsen.   Produced by Color Force and FX Productions.

 

HBO

Barry – Ordered to series. A half-hour comedy starring Bill Hader who co-wrote and executive produces the project along with Alec Berg. An ex-Marine (Hader) works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding and accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the Los Angeles theater scene.

Big Dead Place – unspecified, drama.  Inspired by Nicholas Johnson’s memoir Big Dead Place; Inside the Strange & Menacing World of Antarctica, chronicling his work in the US Antarctic program, the drama series is described as a 21st century survival tale that takes viewers into the harsh world of Antarctica, where scientists, bureaucrats and blue-collar grunts working at McMurdo Station fight for the existence of the last unconquered continent.  Development began in 2011 before the sudden death of Jim Gandolfini.  Now it is being revived and Tim Van Patten has been hired to direct and executive produce the project.

Big Little Lies – script order, limited drama series.  Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon-led limited series based on Australian author Liane Moriarty’s book, billed as a subversive comedy which tells the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.   Co-creaated by Moriarty and David E. Kelley.  Executive produced by Kelley, Bruan Papandrea, Kidman, Witherspoon and Per Saari.   Stars Kidman and Witherspoon.   Hails from Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions and Pacific Standard.

Broken Lizard Show – script order, single-camera comedy.  A comedy series through ADD with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, which brought audiences cult classics like “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest.” “The Broken Lizard Show” will take an innovative and comedic look at race when, hundreds of years in the future, a space ship exploring the galaxy discovers the last white man in the universe.  Executive produced by Russell Simmons.  Produced by All Def Digital.

Brothers in Atlanta – Not moving forward with this project, single-camera comedy.   About struggling entertainers and best friends Langston (Riddle) and Moose (Salahuddin) trying to navigate relationships and life in the black Mecca of Atlanta.  Cast includes Basher Salahuddin, Diallo Riddgle, Finesse Mitchell, Jaden Smith and Maya Rudolph.    Co-created by Salahuddin and Riddle who executive produce with Andrew Singer, Lorne Michaels and Tim Story.  Story directs the pilot.  Producers include Doug Griffin, Jeff Field and Anna Dokoza.  Hails from Broadway Video Television, Field Entertainment and The Story Company.

Crashing – Ordered to series, single-camera comedy.   Comedy about a sweet, wholesome comedian (Pete Holmes) who, after his wife leaves him, has nowhere to stay but on the couches of New York’s finest comics.   Pete Holmes cast as the comedian.   Created by Holmes who executive produces with Dave Rath and Judd Apatow.  Apatow directs the pilot.

Criminal Justice – ordered to series, 7-episode commitment, drama.   Domestic take on Peter Moffat’s U.K. series, about an ambulance-chasing New York City attorney who gets in over-his-head when he takes on the case of a Pakistani accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side.  Cast includes Amara Karan, Bill Camp, Glenne Headly, James Gandolfini, Jeannie Berlin, John Turturro, Joshua Bitton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Peyman Moadi, Poorna Jagannathan, Rizwan Ahmed, and Robert DeNiro.  Co-created by Peter Moffat, Richard Price and Steven Zillion who executive produce with Gandolfini, Jane Tranter, ark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders.  Pilot directed by Zillian.  Producer is Garrett Basch.  Hails from Attaboy Films, BBC Worldwide Productions, and Film Rites.

The Deuce – ordered to series drama.   Chronicles the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Time Square from the early 1970’s through the mid-1980’s.   Cast includes Amber Skye Noyes, Daniel Sauli, Dominique Fishback, James Franco, Lawrence Gillard, Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, Sepideh Moafi and Zoe Kazan.  Co-created by David Simon and George Pelicans who executive produce along with Franco, Michelle MacLaren, Nina K. Noble and Richard Price.  Pilot directed by MacLaren.  Produced by Mark Henry Johnson and Gyllenhaal.  Hails from Blown Deadline Productions.

Gods & Secrets – ordered to pilot, drama. Tragedy strikes the super heroic team Guardians of Justice, and in its aftermath secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the war to end all wars begins.   Cast includes Andy Milonakis, Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz and Sharni Vinson.   Co-created by Adi Shankar, Jenni Powell and Shawn Deloache who executive produce with Stewart Yost.  Pilot directed by Shankar and Yost.  Produced by Jackson Rathbone.  Hails from Discourse Media.

The Gorburger Show – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.    TV take on the web series, a talk show hosted by a giant blue space monster who has invaded a Japanese morning talk show and held its staff hostage as he attempts to understand what it means to be human by interviewing celebrities, musicians, cultural icons, and Moby.  Stars TJ Miller.   Co-created by Josh Martin, Miller and Josh Martin who executive produce along with Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Dave Becky, Jorma Taccone, Mike Farah and Sean Boyle.  Pilot directed by Martin and Boyle.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and Funny or Die.

High Maintenance – series order, 6-episode commitment, comedy.  Originally a web series turned TV series by HBO.   Follows a Brooklyn pot dealer (played by Sinclair) who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city.  Created and directd by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair and stars Sinclair.   Executive produced by Russell Gregory, Blichfeld and Sinclair.  Produced by Janky Clown Productions.

Insecure – ordered to series, single-camera comedy.   Focuses on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.  Stars Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce and Yvonne Orji.   Co-created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore.  Rae is co-executive producing.  Gilmore is executive producing with Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Michael Rotenberg and Prentice Penny.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment.

The Loop – script order, single-camera comedy.   About a couple who downsize everything and choose to sail the Loop, a natical course that cuts through the heart of America.  Co-created and executive produced by John Lehr and Nancy Hower.

Max – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  Set in 1963, about the struggles of second wave feminism, centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff, looking for liberation.  Stars Cary Elwes, Lisa Joyce (as  original Maxine), Mary Birdsong and Zoe Kazan (as Maxine).  Created by Murray Miller who is executive producing with Ilene Landress, Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham.  Dunham directs the pilot.  Produced by A Casual Romance Productions.

These Are My Friends – script order, single-camera comedy.   Takes an original and authentic look at hip-hop culture. The series follows four real-life rap and hip-hop artists as they struggle to keep their dream alive. Real friends, real rappers, real comedy, real life.  Created y Shaka King who is executive producing with Russell Simmons.  Produced by Ali Def  Digital.

Tiny Beautiful Things – script order, drama. Small screen take on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 bestselling book of the same name, set to explore love, loss, lust and life through the eyes of a Portland family who live by the mantra that the truth will never kill you.  Co-created by Cheryl Strayed and Brian Windstorm who both executive produce along with Bruna Papandrea, Jayme Lemons, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon.   Produced by The Pacific Electric Picture Company.

Unarmed – script order, limited-series drama.  Centers on Amos Searl, a civilian psychiatrist new to his practice at an Armed Forces medical center that specializes in treating amputees and burn victims, critically wounded veterans just returned from America’s recent wars.  Created by Dennis Johnson who is executive producing with Carl Beverly, Eric Roth and Sarah Timberman.   Produced by Timberman-Beverly Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Untamed – script order, drama.   Western where three mismatched travelers set out on a journey along the treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming, across the Rocky Mountains to Utah – a journey where they’ll be forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts, both good and bad, to survive.  Created by Mark L. Smith who is executive producing with Peter Berg.  Berg directs the pilot.   Alissa Bachner co-produces.

Untitled All Def Digital Project – script ordered, improve comedy sketch.   Curates the best acts from All Def Digitals’s (ADD) weekly live comedy night.   Every week, ADD produces a live event in Hollywood featuring the best new comedians in the country. Executive produced by Russell Simmons and produced by All Def Digital.

Untitled Berenstein & Simon Project – Ordered to pilot, drama.   A detailed examination of partisanship and the influence of money on national governance in the present-day world of Capital Hill.   Co-created by Carl Bernstein and David Simon who both executive produce with Ed Burns, Nina K. Noble and William F. Zorzi.   Produced by Blown Deadline Productions.

Untitled Bill Simmons Project – ordered to series, talk show.   A talk show that is topical and spontaneous, which will feature stories and guests from across the sports and cultural landscapes.  Hosted by Bill Simmons who is executive producing.

Untitled Lawler & Pell Project – script order, single-camera comedy.   About a fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed in on her success.  Co-created by Michelle Lawler and Paula Pell.   Executive produced by Pell and Sue Naegle with Lawler co-executive producing.

US. – script order, drama.   A weeping examination of the often baffling, sometimes unexpected but ultimately heart-wrenching ways love and human connection can be found today through a vast web of seemingly unconnected people.  Created by Jason Kati’s who is executive producing with Michelle Lee.  Produced by True Jack Productions and Universal Television.

Vidosynchrazy – ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, single-camera comedy.   Set in 1983 Los Angeles, about the players of a then-exploding music video industry.   Cast includes Charlie Rowe, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Lail, Jason Flemyng, Kerry Condon, Sam Page.  Originally Tyler Ross was cast in the role Charlie Rowe plays.  Co-created by Bob Stevenson and Rich Wilkes who are both executive producing with David Fincher.  Fischer is directing the pilot.

Watchmen – script order, drama based on comic book.  TV series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ comic book-turned-feature of the same name.   Executive produced by Zack Snyder.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – script order, single-camera comedy.  Based on David Shafer’s darkly comedic debut novel about three young adults grappling with the usual thirtysomething problems – boredom, authenticity, and omnipotent online oligarch.  Adapted by Zev Borow who executive produces with Brad Pitt.  Co-executive produced by Shafer.   Produced by Plan B Entertainment.

HISTORY

Barbarians Rising – 8-episode order, each an hour long.  This limited event series is slated to premiere in 2016 across 185+ territories. “Barbarians Rising” tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian rebel leaders. It is a visceral journey into the heart of a wave of rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes the Romans viewed beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. However, these were also men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come. “Barbarians Rising” features nine of history’s greatest warriors – Hannibal, who vowed a blood oath at the age of nine; Spartacus, the slave-turned-rebel who led a barbarian revolt; Boudica, the Celtic warrior Queen; Arminius, the stolen son of Germany; Attila, scourge of the east; as well as fighting units, the Goths, a fierce people betrayed by the empire; and the Vandals, the wandering raiders who dealt Rome’s final death blow. These monumental tales tell the story of how one of the world’s greatest Empires is undone by their aggressive quest for expansion.  Simon George directs and Adam Bullmore, Kristen Burns, Russ McCaroll and Sally Habbershaw executive produce with Michael Waterhouse producing.   Hails from October Films.

Join or Die – Stars Craig Ferguson who will host a panel of celebrities and history experts  that will debate provocative and timely topics.  Set to guest star are Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courtney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale and Elijah Wood.  Series to begin Feb 18.

Knightfall – A 10-episode scripted series centered around the Knights Templar warriors of the Crusades, including the infamous Friday, Oct. 13, 1307, burning at the stake. It will premiere in late 2016 and is created by Renner’s producing partner, Don Handfield and Richard Rayner. Produced by A+E Studios, Handfield and Renner are exec producing via their shingle, The Combine. Other exec producers are Midnight Radio’s Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Jana Bennett, Arturo Interian and Russ McCarroll are the executives in charge of production for History.

Six – An action, military-drama inspired by current events, has landed an eight-episode order. Hailing from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company, the show follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Written by William and military special operations veteran David Broyles, “Six” will be exec produced by the writing duo, plus Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Alfredo Barrios, Jr. and George W. Perkins. Bruce C. McKenna will serve as exec consultant, and will also write with the Broyles, Barrios and Karen Campbell. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall will serve as the technical advisor.NBC

 

HULU

11.22.63 – Begins airing Feb 15.  Based on Stephen King’s Novel of same name, James Franco’s Jake Epping, a high school teacher, goes back in time via a rabbit-hole closet (with the assistance of Chris Cooper’s Back to the Future-esque mad scientist) in order to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Series premieres on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, and costars Daniel Webber, Sarah Gadon, Josh Duhamel, Cherry Jones, among others. Exec producers are J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk.

Citizen – pilot order, drama.  Described as a fresh take on the hero origin story blending elements of magical realism and gritty vigilantism set against the backdrop of a vibrant, “supernaturalized” Los Angeles.  Created by and executive produced by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt.  Also executive producing are David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.  Produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.

Crushed – pilot ordered, single-camera comedy.  Centers on an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa, with Regina Hall playing Celia, sister to Will. The comedy is described as a fish-out-of-water story following the family’s unorthodox approach to wine making and their unique life style.  Stars Regina Hall.  Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism who is executive producing alongside Stephanie Allain. C. Deneen Brown is co-producing.  Produced by Homegrown Pictures and Lionsgate TV.

Future Man – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  High-concept comedy that centers on a janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night who is tasked with preventing the extinction of humans after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.  Co-created by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter who both executive produce along with Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Matt Tolmach and Seth Rogen.  Pilot directed by Goldberg and Rogen.  Produced by Matt Tolmach Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Sony Pictures  Television.

Myst – ordered to series, drama.   small screen take on the classic 1990s video game which will explore the origins of the island of Myst from the game where a man wakes up on a mystery island with absolutely no idea who he is, where is, or how he got there.  Created by Evan Daughterly who executive produces with Cory Lanier, David Manpearl, Lauren Whitney, Matt Tolmach and Peter Johnson.  Produced by Legendary Television and Matt Tolmach Productions.

The Path – Releasing on March 30, this original Hulu drama series stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy and Rockmond Dunbar.   The story is about a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Created by “Parenthood’s” Jessica Goldberg, who exec produces along with Katims and Michelle Lee, each episode of the 10-part series is supposed to offer an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. Previously titled “The Way.”

Shut Eye – Starring Jeffrey Donovan, the series takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story will revolve around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real.Donovan will play Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic/conman overseeing a number of fortune telling parlors in Los Angeles. Employed for many years by a Romani kingpin, Charlie’s life is stifled and going nowhere until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset and makes him question everything he has ever believed. When his wife urges him to break out on his own, he’s careful – because he knows that one wrong move will land him in a shallow grave. Created by Les Bohem (Tri-Star Television) and Mark Johnson (Gran Via Productions), Bohem is showrunner and executive producer, along with Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

Sleepless – script order, drama.   Small screen take on Kenneth Calhoun’s novel “Black Moon,” about the outbreak of an insomnia epidemic, with the story told intimately through the eyes of an ensemble of complicated characters.  Adapted by Mike Cahill who is executive producing with Kate Schumaecker,  and Melissa Rosenberg.  Pilot directed by Cahill.  Produced by ABC Signature and Tall Girls Productions.

When the Street Lights Go On – pilot order, coming-of-age thriller drama.   About a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a  high school garland her teacher in the summer of 1983.   Based on the Black List feature film script from Chris Hutton  and Eddie O’Keefe.   Pilot to be directed by Brett Morgen

 

IFC

101 Ways to Kill Your Ex – Script ordered. A single-camera comedy in which, jilted by their respective partners, a woman and man team up to exact down and dirty revenge on the lovers who did them wrong.   Co-created and co-executive produced by Kim Karp and Erin Simon.

1320 Seconds – Ordered to Pilot.   An improv-comedy sketch show, 1320 Seconds is a satirical news-magazine show featuring an ensemble of female correspondents (plus one man to make everyone feel okay about this dangerous concept) who investigate and comment on the cultural zeitgeist. The show is Created by Sara Shaefer and Executive Produced by Schaefer and Jon Zimelis, Jason Nadler, and Alex Blagg of Serious Business.

Great Minds – ordered to pilot, improve/sketch comedy.  A comedic panel show hosted by Dan Harmon that tackles trending topics with a twist: each episode features a revolving cast of comedians in character as history’s “greatest minds.”  Hosted by Dan Harmon. Created by Richard Korson who executive produces along with Dan Harmon, Jay Peterson, and Kara Welker.  Produced by Matador.

Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.   Jon Benjamin stars in and narrates this comedic and wild anthology series of 100 very personal, lurid tales of secret passion, burning desire and ruthless betrayal. Benjamin’s narrator is overcome with confessions of love, lust, romance and sex, from the local waitress to a church nun, to a lover who’s revealed to be a robot. The narrator exists solely to “bare” witness to all the passion in the world around us, while never benefitting from it himself.  Stars Jon Benjamin.  Co-created by Benjamin and Leo Allen  who both executive produce along with Alyson Levy, John Lee and Vernon Chatman.  Produced by PFFR.

Untitled Jim Norton Project – ordered to pilot, talk show.  A half-hour, late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jim Norton. In his signature acerbic style, Norton will share lively banter and unfiltered viewpoints with today’s top entertainers from comedy, TV, movies, music, film and culture.  Hosted by Jim Norton.  Executive produced by Norton and Suzanne Fagel.  Produced by Matador.

 

Lifetime

Fame – script order, drama.   Revival of the movie-turned-TV series which revolves around a group of adults struggling to balance high pressures of life at a performing arts college along with the trials and drama of their personal lives.  Co-created by Lawrence Cohen (ABC), Michael Gore (ABC), and Josh Safran. Executive produced by Safran, Chad Gutstein, Charles Segars, and Nigel Lythgoe.  Produced by A+E Studios and MGM Television.

 

 

MTV

#Blessed – Script ordered. A single-camera comedy about a high school student who has been homeschooled his whole life but wants to go to a public school and secretly starts attending one.  Created by Dan Steele who is executive producing with Carter Covington.

NBC

NBC Comedies:

All of Me – Script ordered.   A small screen adaptation of the book-turned-feature which starred Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin where an attorney named Roger Cobb is hired by dying eccentric millionaires Edwina Cutwater to rework her will, making a beautiful young woman her soul beneficiary as Edwina arranges for a mystic to transfer her soul into the young woman’s body.  The transfer goes awry and Roger ends up having to share his body with Edwina’s soul.    Adapted by Betsy Thomas who will executive produce along with Dimitri Logothetis, Jeremy Stein and Todd Garner.  Hails from Broken Road Productions and Universal Television.

Bonita & Mechelle – script order, multi-camera comedy.  Two women, one hispanic and the other African American find themselves living together while conquering the ups and downs of single life and parenting.  Created by Kriss Turner Towner who is executive producing with Ben Spector, Eva Longoria and Will Packer.  Corin D. Huggins is co-executive producing.  Hails from UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.

Buds – script order, comedy.  The day-to-day happenings inside a legal marijuana shop in Denver.   Created by and executive produced by Adam Scott and Joe Mande.  Naomi Scott is also executive producing.   Produced by Gettin’ Rad Productions.

Bumbleberry Lane – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   Set behind the scenes of a racially diverse, politically correct children’s puppet program where everyone and everything is incredibly, politically incorrect.  Created and executive produced by Gary Janetti.  Produced by Warner Bros. Television.

By the Book – script order, single-camera comedy.   About a widow with two kids an don idea how to raise them who finds an instruction manual left behind by his late wife.   Co-created by Dava Savel and Tim Sullivan who both are executive producing with Craig Zadan, Mark Nicholson, Neil Meron and Tasha Brown.  Produced by Storyline Entertainment and Universal Television.

The Day I Turned Uncool – script order, comedy.   Based on Dan Zevin’s book, about five best friends who’ve crossed the line from Pabst to Pinot and realize they’re officially uncool.  Adapted and co-executive produced by Alanna Thompson and Lauren Miller Rogen.  executive produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith. Produced by KatzSmith Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Dumb Prince(Now Untitled Amy Poehler/Charlie Grady Project) – PutPilot Order, Pilot Production Commitment, Awaiting green light, single-camera comedy.   About a reluctant Crown Prince’s attempt to run the family business his way, thereby throwing his highly publicized and dysfunctional family into chaos.  Created by Charlie Grady who is executive producing with Amy Poehler, Brooke Posch and Dave Becky.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, Paper Kite Productions and Universal Television.

Good Fortune – Pilot ordered, multi-camera comedy.   A hyper-structured woman’s life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller.   Rashida Jones will executive produce  with her Le Train Train production company partner Will McCormack.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Good Place – (formerly Untitled Michael Shur Project), ordered to series, 13-episode commitment, single-camera comedy.  About a woman (Kristen Bell) wrestling with what it means to be good.  From New Jersey she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior. Danson plays Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course. Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.  Created by Michael Schur who is executive producing the project with David Miner.  Drew Goddard will direct. Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon, and Universal Television.

I Love Lakshmi – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About the trials and tribulations of new parents, Danny and Lakshmi, as they endure Lakshmi’s own meddlesome immigrant parents – whose version of the American dream never included a Danny.  Co-created by Doug Prochilo and Muffy Boulding who are executive producing with Jason Bateman.  Produced by Aggregate Films and Universal Television.

Untitled Dan Fogleman Birthday Dramedy -The hour-long dramedy is described as a unique ensemble that follows characters all born on the same day. Cast includes Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justine Hartley, Sterling Brown, Ron Sephas Jones, and Chrissy Metz. Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak, John Requa, and Glenn Ficarra are executive producing.20th Century Fox Television is developing the project.

Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock Comedy -Inspired by the life of Tracey Wigfield, the comedy centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network.  Cast is yet to be determined.   tracey Wigfield, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner are executive producing.   Universal Television, Little Stranger and 3Arts are co-developing the project.

Imaginary Friend – A single-camera comedy is about Wendy, played by Megan Neuringer, is an intelligent yet unmotivated woman who discovers a special and unexpected way of dealing with her mediocre life.   Cast includes Neuringer and Brandon Scott.   Executive produced by Kassia Miller, Sean Hayes and Todd Milner.   Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills.

The Leeches – script with penalty order, comedy.   Jess is a young woman who, in an act of desperation to separate herself from her Pittsburgh family and be labeled a success, steals her mom’s idea and lands on a home shopping channel with an instant top seller; caught in the act and her new-found success threatened, Jess is forced to make her nurturing, but no-nonsense mom, Joan, a partner and subsequently go into business with the family she was so desperately trying to escape.  Co-created  and executive produced by Jim rash and Nat Faxon.  Co-executive produced by Kevin Walsh.   Produced by B Story and Sony Pictures Television.

Letters to Beyonce – script order, comedy.   About an overweight, middle-aged schoolteacher who has lost pretty much everything and decides to reclaim her life by drawing inspiration from an unlikely hero.   Created by Austen Earl who is executive producing with Greg Garcia.  Produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios.

Manhood – script order, comedy.  Three men explore different sides of masculinity in a weekly men’s group meeting, where they cry, beat drums and fire=walk to find the answer.   Co-created by Jay Baxter and Shaun Zaken  both who executive produce with David Janollari and Rob Long.  Produced by David Janollari Entertainment and Universal Television.

Marlon – Loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans’ life. The multi-camera comedy revolves around an inappropriate, but loving father, played by Wayans, who is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife. In addition to starring, Wayans will serve as a producer. Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg will exec produce, along with Chris Moynihan who is the writer. This pilot also hails from Universal TV and 3Arts, in addition to Wayans Brothers Entertainment.

Oh Mama – script order, single-camera comedy.  Centers on an engaged couple, Daniel and Marjorie, who struggle to save their relationships when their mothers start having an affair… with each other.  Based on Book by Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz and adapted by Claudia Lonow who executive produces with Peter Traugott.  Produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television.

Powerless  the DC Comics workplace comedy, has also landed a formal pilot order, after being picked up with a pilot production commitment last year. Set in the DC Comics universe full of superheroes, villains and people just like us, the single-camera series is an office comedy about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power. Based on characters from DC, Ben Queen is writer and exec producer, along with Michael Patrick Jann who is also director of the pilot.  Produced by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television.

Pre-Madonna – Put pilot order, comedy.   Semi-autobiographical comedy about entering a Chicago high school in 1983 and navigating the painful and hilarious path of finding out who she really is.   Created by Nisha Ganatra who is executive producing with Amy Poehler, Brooke Posch, Dave Becky and Tami Sagher.  Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, Paper Kite Productions and Universal Television.

The Russians Are Coming – script order, single-camera comedy.   Follow a fish-out-of-water husband when his Russian in-laws move in upstairs.   Created y Sam Wolfs who is co-excutive producing.  Executive produced by Cami Curtis, Lisa Sterbakov, Mila Kunis and Susan Curtis.   Produced by Orchard Farm Productions and Universal Television.

Say Uncles – script order, multi-camera comedy.   Based on Elon Gold’s real life, where he is caught in the middle of his interfering brothers and his impressionable children.   Co-created by Boyce Bugliari, Elon Gold and Jamie McLaughlin all who are executive producing along with Jason Bateman and Willie Mercer.  Produced by Aggregate Films and Universal Television.

Sickos – script order, comedy.   About a  group of new ER residents, who not only work together, but also live together in the doctor dorm next door to the hospital.  Co-created by Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez who are executive producing with Richie Schwartz and Will Gluck.   Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.

Sunset PPL – ordered to pilot, single-camera comedy.  About a group of millennial friends who struggle with their own made-up rules for personal and professional success. Colom and Valentini have collaborated on numerous short films and web series. They are based in Los Angeles.  Co-created and executive produced by Aaron Colom and Adriano Valentini.

This is Happening – script order, single-camera comedy.   About an uptight, unhappy, single woman in her mid-30s whose life changes when she gets a new job working for a popular website and starts hanging out with a group of her twentysomething co-workers.  Created by Amy Rhodes who is executive producing with Adam McKay, Claudia Lonow, Owen Burke and Will Ferrell.  Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and Universal Television.

The Trail – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.  Co-created and executive produced by Jeff Astroff and Matt Miller.  Produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Untitled Matt Hubbard Project – Ordered to pilot , this series is loosely-based on the titular comedy writer/producer’s life. The show is about a guy learning to manage the expectations and strong cultural traditions of his in-laws after he moves his family to his wife’s hometown. Universal TV and 3Arts will produce the single-camera laffer with Hubbard (Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock) writing and exec producing with Mike Schur and Miner.

Untitled Prentice Penny Project – Put pilot order, single-camera comedy.   Abouta loud, boisterous, and quarrelsome family from the Bronx and what happens when they take in their wide-eyed, hopelessly optimistic 10-year-old nephew.   Created by Prentice Penny who is executive producing with Brandon Creed, Brian Grazer, Bruno Mars and Francie Calfo.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

Untitled Rabinowitz & Barnett Project – script order, single-camera comedy.  About wo best friends who’ve worked hard their entire lives to reach the careers they’ve always wanted, and then realize everything sucks and they hate it; so they quit their jobs to figure out what they really want and care about.   Co-created by Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz who are executive producing along with Avi Gilbert at and Howard Klein. Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment.

Untitled Rob Sudduth Project – script order, comedy.  Follows Cathy Cruz, who after inadvertently catching a serial killer, is recruited by the rough-and-tumble Texas rangers.  Created by Rob Sudduth who is executive producing with Ben Spector and Eva Longoria.   Produced by UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Television.

Untitled Rod Man Project – script order, multi-camera comedy.  About a successful comedian (Rod Man) who uproots his wife and daughter from L.A. to his hometown of Villa Rica, GA, to care for his strong-willed mother because, ironically, the stand-up comic is more stable and responsible than his self-important brother and materialistic sister  Rod Man has been cast.   Created by Kenny Smith who is executive producing with Page Hurwitz and Wanda Sykes.   Produced by Push It Productions and Universal Television.

Untitled Tracey Wigfield Project – About an inseparable mother/daughter relationship that becomes more complicated when the mom accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace. The single-camera comedy hails from Wigfield who penned the pilot and will serve as exec producer, alongside Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Universal Television will produce with 3Arts and Little Stranger Prods.

NBC Dramas:

Amazing Stories – Script ordered. A revival of Steven Spielberg’s 1980 anthology series.   Created by Bryan Fuller who also will executive produce along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.   Hails from Ambling Television and Universal Television.

The Bourbon Kings – script order, drama.   Based on J.R. Ward’s novel about a scorching family saga centered on the Bradfords, an aristocratic Kentucky family who made their fortune in the bourbon industry.   Co-created by Ward and David Rambo.   Executive produced by Rambo, Ben Forker, Daniel Rapport and Marcus Blakely. Hails from Endemol Shine Studios and Entertainment 360.

Brides – Put pilot order – A sexy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy – and their non-traditional family.  Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who ill executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.   Hails from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Buckhead – script order, drama.   About ambition, sex, and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs.  Created by David McMillan who is executive producing with Will Packer.  Corin Huggins is co-executive producing.   Produced by Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.

Casino – script order, drama.  About the aftermath of a mogul’s mysterious death when his ambitious young widow and his illegitimate son have to join forces to save his famed casino, while circumstances surrounding his death come to light and threaten to take them both down.  Created by Carlos Portugal who will executive produce with ben Spector and Eva Longoria.  Produced by UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Universal Television.

Centralia – Script with penalty order, drama.  Based on a real town in central Pennsylvania where an underground mine fire has been burning for over 50 years; the remaining few residents of this ghost town are determined to preserve their homes but remain unaware of the evil that is slowly making its way to the surface.  Created by Meredith Averill who is executive producing with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.  Produced by Amblin Television and Universal Television.

Chicago Law – script order, drama.   A fourth installment of the Chicago dramas (Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med), Chicago Law brings the legal world into the mix, as well as future crossover potential.   Would be created and executive produced by Dick Wolf.

Cruel Intensions – Script with penalty order, drama.   small screen revival of the 1999 cult feature about the 16-year-old son of the late Sebastian Valmont  and Annette Hargrove , named Bash Casey; upon finding his late father’s journal, Bash learns of the family legacy he didn’t know existed. In search of answers, he trades his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy in San Francisco and soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.  Co-created and co-executive produced by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin.  Executive produced by Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Roger Kumble.  Humble directs the pilot.  Produced by Original Film and Sony Pictures Television.

Hart to Hart – script with penalty order, drama.   Reboot of the 1979-1984 drama, in which by the book attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity.  Created by Christopher Fife who is executive producing with Carol Mendelssohn and Julie Weitz.  Produced by Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Heartbeat – ordered to series, medical drama.   Heartbeat sprung from Dr. Kathy Magliato’s book Heart Matters: A Memoir Of A Female Heart Surgeon. Explores unique areas of medicine. For example, there’s an episode where a chimpanzee is given a human heart transplant.Executive produce by Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and Jill Gordon.  Magliano is co-executive producing.

Heaven Changes Everything – script order, drama.  Based on Todd and Sonya Burpo’s sequel book to “Heaven Is for Real” which follows a small-town pastor who must find the courage and faith to lead his parishioners after the news of his son’s visit to Heaven due to a near-death experience begins to capture worldwide attention.  Adapted by Randy Brown who is executive producing with the Burpos, Joe Roth, DeVon Franklin, and TD Jakes.  Produced by Sony Pictures Television.

House of The Rising Sin – script order, drama.  Set against a backdrop of politics and the eclectic food scene and vibrant music of New Orleans and revolves around three generations of a corrupt political family which has controlled the Big Easy for decades.  Co-created by Daniel Cohn and Jeremy Miller who are both executive producing with Judy Smith.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Icon – script order, drama.   Revolves around the modeling wars in the 1980’s that occurred between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management.   Created by Robin Bissell who will executive produce with Anne Heche, Cindy Crawford, and James Tupper.  Produced by Universal Television.

In The Line Of Fire – script with penalty order, drama.   Small screen take on the 1993 film about a Secret Service agent who, after a fall from grace, gets the chance to redeem himself when a rogue CIA hitman threatens to assassinate the president.  Co-Created by Josh Berman and Carol Medelsohn who will both executive produce along with Gail Katz and Julie Weitz.   Produced by Carol Mendelsohn Productions, Osprey Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Love, Sex and Neighbors – script order,drama.   When a fresh-faced, traditional values couple moves to Orange County, they discover that the parents at their kids’ school are experimenting with polyamory.  Created y Gail Gilchriest who executive produces with Adam Shakman and Jennifer Gibgot.  Produced by Offspring Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Middle Kingdom – script order, drama.   Modern-day people clash with ancient demons and the spirits of myth try to live among us.   Created by Michael Golamco who executive produces with James Frey.  Producers include Dan Halsted and Nate Miller.  Produced by Full Fathom Five, Mange-ment, and Universal Cable Productions.

Midnight, Texas – Pilot ordered, drama.   Small screen take on the three-book series by Charlaine Harris, about Midnight, Texas, where the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy, place full of dark secrets and mysterious people.  Adapted by Monica Owusu-Breen who executive produces with Harris and David Janollari.  Produced by Janollari Entertainment and Universal Television.

Miranda’s Rights – Pilot ordered, drama.  About 28-year-old Miranda Coale, who six years after a sex scandal upended her life, gets a shot at redemption when she’s hired by a group of millennials living and lawyering together in a start-up law firm.  Created by Katie Lovejoy who executive produces with John Glenn.  Produced by John Glenn Entertainment and Universal Television.

Patient Zero – Ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, drama.   About when a woman exhibits mysterious symptoms, she and her loved ones find themselves in the center of an epidemic with global consequences; meanwhile, across the world, an FBI agent investigates a seemingly unrelated terrorist attack that leads him to the brink of madness.  Created by Graham Moore who is executive producing with Frith Tiplady, Ido Ostrovsky, Marck Forster, Nora Grossman and Patrick Spence.   Forster is directing the pilot.   Jillian Kugler is co-executive producing.  Produced by 2DUX2, Bristol Automotive, Endemol Shine Studios, Fifty Fathoms Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions.

Red – script order, drama based on comic book.   Based on comic book-turned movie franchise by Cully Hamner and Warren Ellis, about a group of REDs (Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives) who return to action after the CIA sends assassins after one of them.  Adapted by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber who both executive produce with Mark Vahradian and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  Produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures Television and Lionsgate Television.

Taken –   This straight-to-series ordered series is about a modern-day prequel to Luc Besson’s feature of the same name that starred Liam Neeson as a retired CIA operative Bryan Mills on a one-man mission to save his kidnapped daughter. The series will illustrate how a young Bryan develops his skills.  Cast is still to be determined.   Alexander Cary, Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard De Vesinne,  and Thomas Anagyros are executive producing.   Europa Corp TV USA and Universal Television are co-developing the project.

Talent – script order, drama.   A family soap that centers around a music prodigy who has a unique way of dealing with the murder of his one true love.  Created by Shaun Cassidy who is executive producing with Jeff Kwtinetz and Josh Berry.  Produced by The Firm and Universal Television.

Time – Put pilot order, pilot production commitment, awaiting green light, drama.  About an unlikely trio through time to battle unknown criminals in order to protect history as we know it.  Co-created by Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan who are executive producing with John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman.  Produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises, Middkid Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

Under Her Thumb – Put pilot order, drama.  A campy cautionary tale set in the morally bankrupt world of high-end New York City real estate.  Created by Alison McDonald who is executive producing with Will Packer.  Corin D. Huggins is co-executive producing.  Produced by Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.

Untitled Dan Fogelman Project – ordered to pilot, drama.   A dreamed featuring a unique ensemble of characters all born on the same day.  Created by Dan Fogelman who is executive producing with Charlie Gogolak, Glenn Ficarra, Jess Rosenthal and John Sequa.  FICA and Sequa direct the pilot.  Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Untitled Julia Browned Project – Script order, drama.  About a funeral home business with a dynamic mother/daughter duo at the helm who approach funeral services as positive celebrations of life, not death – complete with song and dance.  Created by Julia Browned who is co-executive producing.   Executive produced by Craig Zadan, Diane Nabatoff, Jason Kati’s, Michelle Lee and Neil Meron.  Producers are Mark Nicholson and Tasha Brown.   Hails from Storyline Entrainment, True Jack Productions, and Universal Television.

Untitled Rupert Grint Project – Put pilot order, drama.  About Rupert, a low-level New York office drone obsessed with Imperial City, a comic book series his father created before his death. Rupert has spent his whole life believing he owned all nine issues; but when a mysterious comic book collector reveals the existence of a tenth issue, Rupert discovers that the world of Imperial City is real, and he is the one person who can save it.  Rupert Grint has been cast as Rupert.  Created by Silvio Horta who is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan.  Producers include Grint and Andrew Maher.  Produced by Kapital Entertainment, N/A, and Silent H Productions.

Untitled Wendy Davis Project – Script order, drama.  Inspired by the life of former Texas state senator Wendy Davis about a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down.  Created by Jennifer Cecil who is executive producing with Wendy Davis, Karen Sherwood and Sue Naegle.  Produced by Naegle Ink and Universal Television.

Untitled Xena Project – script order, drama.   New take on former syndicated stable Xena:  Warrior Princess.  No further information is available on who is behind the project or producing it.

Unveiled – This project has been re-developed since last pilot season and is a one-hour drama following an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.  Cast includes Stephan James, Liam McIntyre, Will Kemp, Connie Nielsen, Mouszam Makkar, and Dana Davis.   John Glenn, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are executive producing.   Universal televlsion,  and Lightworks Media are co-developing this project which will be filmed in Vancouver.

The Watcher – script order, drama.   Based on real events surrounding a young couple and their two children who move into their dream home in a small town, only to be terrorized by anonymous letters and sinister threats, and trapped in the web of a dangerous mystery.  Created by Alexander Cary who is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan.  Produced by Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television.

Zone of Silence – script order, drama.  About an invisible interference which appears in the southwest and not only wreaks havoc on communications but is central to key myths, folklore and legends; when a group of ICE agents go missing under odd circumstances within the zone, a task force is formed to find them.  Created by Rashad Raisin who is executive producing with Ben Specgtor, Eric Winter, Eva Longoria, Jason Blum, and Jessica Rhodes.  Produced by Blumhouse, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, and Universal Television.

NBC Reality/Game Show:

Quizup – ordered to series, 10 episode commitment, game show. In-studio contestants will try to earn a life-changing fortune by winning high-stakes trivia battles against viewers who qualify from anywhere in the country and play in real-time from home on their mobile devices. This innovative game is made possible by the collaboration of NBC with Plain Vanilla Corp., the prolific game studio that created the game QuizUp, which is one of the world’s most popular trivia apps with more than 75 million users worldwide. The premise of the show is simple: If the in-studio contestant wins eight trivia battles against eight different competitors who are watching and playing from home, they can win up to $1 million. If any of the at-home players win their battle, they’ll win the money allocated to that round. Qualification to play from home will happen through the hugely popular QuizUp app. QuizUp has reached #1 in the App Store rankings in 128 countries. Even if they don’t qualify, the audience at home can play along for fun, with each question and answer synchronized with the broadcast.  Co-created by Jeff Apploff and Wes Kauble.  Apploff is executive producing.  Produced by Apploff Entertainment and Universal Television.

Spartan Race – ordered to series, reality.   Friends, families and co-workers must work together and push each other to their mental and physical limits as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance, and will. Teams of five – comprised of two men, two women, and an elite Spartan athlete – will battle over mud, water, and fire for a chance to win a large cash prize. For those interested in becoming a contestant, please go to www.spartancasting.com.  Executive produced by Anthony Storm, Arthur Smith and Kent Weed.   Produced by A. Smith & Company Productions.

Untitled Adam Levine Project – Order to pilot, reality.  An hour-long reality series in which unsuspecting superfans are surprised when a star that they love “accidentally” shows up at a major event in their lives.  Executive produced by Adam Levine, David Dobkin, David Garfinkel, Jay Renfroe, Jordan Feldstein and Josh Gummersall.  Produced by 222 Productions and Renegade 83 Entertainment.

You the Jury – ordered to series, reality – Hour-long reality series that will give viewers a chance to decide the verdict in real-life civil cases.   Executive produce by Dan Cutforth, Dick Wolf, Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer.   Produced by Magical Elves Productions and Wolf Reality.

 

Netflix

13 Reasons Why – Script ordered. Small screen take on Jay Asher’s novel about a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide; on the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to twelve peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons explaining why she took her life. Created by Asher, Brian Yorkey. Executive produced by Yorkey, Joy Gorman Wettels, Kristen Laiblin, Mandy Teeefey, Michael Sugar, Selena Gomez and Steve Golin. Hails from Anonymous Content, Kicked to the Curb and Paramount Television.

3 Percent – Ordered to Series – Produced by Boutique Filmes, the first season, will be directed by Oscar® nominated Cesar Charlone, starring João Miguel  and Bianca Comparato.  The series is a dramatic thriller that brings viewers into a world divided into progress and devastation. The once-in-a-lifetime chance to pass to the ‘better side’ is through a cruel – and not always fair – process where only 3% of the candidates succeed. “Ultimately, the series questions the dynamics of society that imposes constant selection processes we all have to go through, whether we like it or not?,” says Cesar Charlone.   Created by Pedro Aguilera and executive produced by Aguilera and Tiago Mello.  Hails from Boutique Filmes.

Altered Carbon – Ordered to Series, 10 episode commitment, sci-fi.   Based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name.   Set in the 25th century, the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next.  Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop.  If he can solve a single murder in a  world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.   Written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis who will be the series showrunner.  Also executive producing are Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.   Produced by Skydance Television.

Buddy Thunderstruck – ordered to series, 12-episode commitment, animated comedy.   An ction-comedy, stop-motion extravaganza that follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic. It all goes down in race-obsessed Greasepit, a place chock full of larger-than-life characters and nitro-burning, gear-slamming, tire-squealing, fish-tailing good times.   Produced by American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Cirque Du Soleil:  Luna Petunia – ordered to series, 11-episode commitment, animated comedy.   The pre-school series will chronicle the adventures of Luna Petunia, a girl who lives in our world but plays in a dreamland where she learns how to make the impossible possible.  Produced by Cirque du Soleil Media and Saban Brands.

The Crown – ordered to series, 10-episode commitment, drama.   Focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.  Stars Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby.   Created by Peter Morgan who is executive producing along with Andy Harries, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox and Stephen Daldry.  Pilot directed by Daldry.   Produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.

Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan & Jane – ordered to series, 8-episode commitment, animated comedy.  New children’s series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern-day remake, 16 year old Tarzan returns from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a fish-out-of-water and challenges conformity. There he meets Jane, Tarzan’s ultimate partner, who helps him solve environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries.  Executive produced by Avi Arad.  Produced by 41 entertainment, Arad Animation, and ARC Productions.

Flaked – ordred to series, 8-episode commitment, single-camera comedy.  Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked is the serio-comic story of a self-appointed “guru” who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.  Cast includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Sullivan, George Basil, Heather Graham, Kirstie Alley, Lina Esco, Robert Wisdom, Ruth Kearney, Travis Mills and Arnett.    Co-created by Mark Chappell and Will Arnett who both executive produce along with Ben Silverman, Mitch Hurwitz and Peter Principato.   Produced by Electus and Principate-Young Entertainment.

Frontier – ordered to serires, Six-episode commitment, drama.  The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.  Stars Allan Hawco, Alun Armstrong, Jason Momoa, Jessica Matten, Landon Liboiron and Zoe Boyle.   Co-created by Peter Blackie and Rob Blackie who both executive produce along with Alex Patric, Brad Payton, Jeff Fierson and John Vatcher.   Peyton directed the pilot.  Produced by Discovery Studios, Factory Backwards and Take the Shot Productions.

Haters Back Off – ordered to series, Eight episode commitment, comedy.  Delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous — it’s just no one knows it yet.  Cast includes Colleen Ballinger-Evans (aka Miranda Sings).    Executive produced by Ballinger-Evans, Chris Ballinger, Perry Rein, Gigi McCreery along with  The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Berry.   Rein and McCreery will serve as co-showrunners.   Bright light Pictures is producing.

Kiss Me First – ordered to series, Six hour-long episodes, thriller, drama – Tells he story of Leila, a lonely 17-year-old girl who is addicted to a fictional online gaming site called Agora. While in Agora, Leila meets Tess, a cool and confident party girl who harbors a dark secret. In the real world, the two girls become friends, but after Tess disappears Leila decides to assume her friend’s identity and in doing so is quickly drawn into unravelling the mystery behind her disappearance.The series will combine live action with computer-generated virtual world sequences to create the parallel worlds of Leila and Tess’ real life and that of their online alteregos “Shadowfax” and “Mania” in the virtual world of Agora.  Written by Bryan Elsley  and executive produced by Elsley and Melanie Stokes.   Bradley Adams produces.  Produced by Baloon.

One Day At A Time – 13 episode order, multi-camera comedy.  A reboot of the Norman Lear series from 1975-1984, but will feature three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof.   A recently divorced, former military mother navigates a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son with the “help” of her old-school Cuban-born mother, and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.   Rita Moreno has been cast to play the grandmother.  Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett will co-showrun the series.

The Punisher – script order, based on Marvel (A Daredevil spin-off), drama.   A stand-alone series spin-off from Daredevil.  Star Jon Bernthal.  Produced by Marvel and Netflix.

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Ordered straight to series, 13- episode commitment, drama.  Based on the children’s best-selling book of the same name, tells the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, who finds themselves in the villainous clutches of an evil uncle named Count Olaf who has designs on their family fortune.  Stars Neil Patrick Harris.  Executive produced by Daniel Handler (author of the books using the pen name Lemony Snicker).  Paramount Television and Netflix are producing.

Untitled Matt Groening Project – unspecified, animated comedy.  In development and Netflix said to order total of ten episodes each for two years.   The Simpson’s creator, Matt Groening will be creating the new animated comedy which is being kept under wraps as far as what the project would be about.   Netflix is producing.

 

POP

Traci From Nightcap (working title) – straight to series order, 10-episode commitment, single-camera comedy.   An edgy, over-the-top, comedy that will feature a mixed cast of improvisational actors and real-life celebrities.  Each half-hour episode covers the hectic 22 minutes prior to a live airing of a late-night talk show.   Stars Ali Wentworth.  Executive produced by Tom Brunelle and Brad Wolloack.   Produced by Lionsgate Television.

 

 

OWN

Queen Sugar – unspecified, drama.   Adapted from the first-time novel by Natalie Baszile, it centers on Nova Bordelon (Wesley), a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans. Her life, and that of her brother and their extended family, undergoes significant change when her sister, Charley, returns to Louisiana from Los Angeles to help run the family sugarcane farm. Cast includes Rustina Wesley and Oprah Winfrey (recurring role)Written, directed and executive produced by Ava Duvernay.  Warner Horizon produces.

 

 

 

 

 

Showtime

36-24-36 – Script ordered. A single-camera comedy about the first black TV model to be featured on a major game show in 1990.   Created by Delia Ephron who executive produces along with Debra Martin Chase.   Kathleen Bradley consults on the project.   Hails from Martin Chase Productions.

I’m Dying Up Here – Ordered to series, hourlong comedy.  Centers on Los Angeles’ celebrated and infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. The dark comedy will delve into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious but complex business of making an audience laugh.  Stars Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor.   Written by and executive produced by Dave Flebotte.   Also executive producing are Jim Carey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne.   The pilot is based on the non-fiction novel by William Knoedelseder and will be directed by Jonathan Levine.   Hails from Endemic Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainament.

Super Sad True Love Story – script order, dreamedy.   Based on  Gary Shteyngart’s book of same name the dramedy is a satire of contemporary American values and trends, including the erosion of American political values, the obsession with youth, and the urge to publish personal information through social networking. A unique blend of comedy, tragedy, absurdity and neurosis, the epistolary novel is built around the diaries of protagonist Lenny Abramov and the online posts of Eunice, telling their love story against the backdrop of an American dystopia.  Executive produced with Ben Stiller and Shteyngart.   Media Rights Capital is producing.  Stiller will direct the pilot.

Twin Peaks Revival – Due to air in 2017, a revival of the original series of same title. Laura Dern just joined the cast that includes Kyle McLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Knepper, Balthazar Getty, Amanda Seyfried, Miguel Ferrer and Baily Chase. Original series co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost have written all the episodes with Lynch directing. Filmed in Washington state.

 

Spike TV

Bad medicine – Script ordered.  This psychological horror series centers on a man in pain who is miraculously cured by a brilliant but unconventional doctor who specializes in clinical trials. The man goes all out to help this doctor find more breakthrough cures, only to realize that there are deadly consequences to the work the doctor does. Aaron Mendelsohn serves as writer, Nick Hamm as Executive Producer and Momentum TV as producers.

STARZ

American Gods – Ordered to Series. Based on an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s titular fantasy novel, the plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities. Expected to begin production later in 2016 in Toronto, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are co-adapting and executive producing along with Craig Cegielski, Gaiman, and Stefanie Berk. The pilot is directed by David Slade. Hails from FreemantleMedia North America.

El Malefico – English-language rendition of telenovela El Malefico, about a powerful businessman who makes a pact with the devil. The original Mexican version of the soap ran 320 episodes in 1983-84. Start teamed with Televise USA (offshoot of Grupo Televisa) to develop the project. Mauricio Katz will serve as show runner and will co-write the first episode. Chilean director Pedro Peirano will helm the project.

Pour Vida – a half-hour dramedy based on the short story by Richard Villegas, Jr. that follows twin sisters who inherit a building in East Los Angeles. They attempt to open wine bar in a gentrification effort but wind up adopting their neighborhood as their own. Executive produced by Marc Turtletaub, Dan Paternack and Erin Keating.

Santeria – supernatural drama revolving around undercover agents investigating a strange murder against the backdrop of the Cuban faith tradition of Santeria. Co developed by Haxan Films’ Eduardo Sanchez and Cuban writer-director Alejandro Brugues who are executive producing along with Haxan’s Gregg Hale.

SyFy

Blood Drive – ordered to series, drama.  A high-octane, over-the-top scripted series in the classic grindhouse movie tradition. Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the 13-episode series centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel. Blood Drive is from executive producers John Hlavin and David Straiton, who will also direct. James Roland wrote the pilot under Hlavin’s supervision and will also serve as supervising producer. Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler will serve as producers. Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.

Brave New World – script order Based on Aldous Huxley’s book, Brave New World is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order. First published in 1932, Brave New World was ranked fifth among the 100 best English language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library.  Co-created by Huxley and Les Bohem.  Executive produced by Bohem, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.   Hails from Amblin Television and Universal Cable Productions.

TBS

America’s Greatest Makers – Ordered to series, reality show. Building on the success of last year’s Intel ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge, the series will be an entertainment event spanning the breadth and scope of the Turner portfolio, across multiple screens and levels of engagement. At the core of the series, Burnett will encourage makers to develop the next big innovation. Innovators will be tasked with producing breakthrough technology that is built on the Intel(R) Curie(TM), a highly integrated hardware module that can power a range of wearable and smart connected consumer devices. Executive produced by Mark Burnett. Hails from United Artists Media Group.

Angie Tribeca – A procedural drama created by Steve & Nancy Carell is a spoof police drama starring Rashida Jones. Ten episodes have been ordered for the first season for TBS and its online authenticated platforms. A 25-hour marathon begins Jan 17, 2016.  Review from Deadline.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – Samanta Bee will launch a weekly late-night series beginning February, 2016. It will try to address injustice, but is also a comedy. Bee will not be behind a desk, but will be able to move around the set and be shown in media screens, nor will it have news clips, but instead will look more like a comedy take of a weekly news magazine. Weekly guest interviews will be another departure from late-night TV shows, but instead will have a “third act” which she claims will be “our world of whimsy.”

On Detour – a picked-up comedy series based on Samanta Bee and Jason Jones’ own family trips. The family trip begins in Syracuse, New York, with the intent of hitting Fort Lauderdale, but of course, things go awry. Each season centers on a different trip, where Jones teases that his character might be on the lam as well. TBS will begin airing the series Spring 2016.

People of Earth – Ordered to a 10-episode pick-up by TBS, this Warner Horizon TV produced single camera comedy series will have an ensemble comedy team from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco banner starring Wyatt Cenac that will revolve around a support group forepeople who have been abducted by aliens. Cenac will play a skeptical journalist of the claims about alien-abduction but then begins to suspect that he has had his own close encounter of the alien kind. The pilot was directed by Greg Daniels and Executive Produced by O’Brien and Conaco’s David Kissinger and Jeff Ross and Larry Sullivan. David Jenkins wrote the pilot and also co-Executive Produced. Ensemble cast includes Oscar Nunez, Ana Gasteyer, Michael Cassidy, Nancy Lineman, Luka Jones, Alice Westerlund, Brian Huskey, Tracee Chimo, Bjorn Gustafson and Ken Hall.

 

TNT

The Alienist – picked up to series, an eight-part drama series is based on  Caleb Carr’s best seller of same title, that is a fast-paced and atmospheric psychological thriller set in the fascinating and gritty world of Gilded Age New York City.After a series of haunting and gruesome murders, psychiatrist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt come together employing emerging disciplines of psychology and early crime investigation techniques to track down one of New York City’s first serial killers. The Alienist will be executive produced by Fukunaga, Roth and Amini, as well as Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin.   Adaptation created by Hossein Amini and executive produced by Amini, Cary Fukunaga, Eric Roth, Rosalie Sweden and Steve Golin, the pilot is directed by Fukunaga.  Hails from Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and TNT Original Productions.

Animal Kingdom – Picked up to series starring Ellen Barkin. A 17-year-old boy moves in with his grandmother and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. Written by Jonathan Lisco, directed by John Wells and Produced by Llewellyn Wells. Mega

Blood Will Out – script order, limited drama series.  Eight-hour limited series which revolves around the 15-year friendship between Walter Kirn and German con artist Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who went by the name Clark Rockefeller.  Co-created and executive produced by Sheldon Turner and Walter Kirn.  Jennifer Klein also executive produces.   Hails from TriStar Television and Vendetta Productions.

Good Behavior – Picked up to series, stars Michelle Dockery.  Letty Dobesh (Dockery)  is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision, from implosion. Which is just how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the charming killer, and entangling them in dangerous, seductive relationship.  Created by Blake Crouch and Chad Hodge.   Executive Produced by Crouch, Hodge, Marty Edelstein and Becky Clements.

Tales from the Crypt – Two-hour block of horror and suspense content weekly that will feature both long and short form content with this series being the centerpiece offering. This re-boot of the classic titular class series is based on EC Comics by William Gaines as well as new stories. Binding Edge Pictures’ M Night Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan will Executive Produce each of the tales, along with Endgame Entertainment’s James D Stern and Aloris Entertainment’s John Santilli and Dan McKinnon. Ordered to series beginning Fall of 2016.

TVLand

Nobodies – Developed and Executive Produced  by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, the series centers on what it’s like to be the friends of more-established Hollywood names.  The project is starring, exec produced and written by fellow Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras.   Pilot order has been given.

I Shudder – starring Hamish Linklater and Megan Hilty.  Written by Paul Rudnick, executive produced by Redneck and Dan Jinks.  About a meticulous but generous man who sees the world in very black and white terms: what is acceptable, and what is unacceptable.  Linklater stars as the eccentric Elyot Vionnet, an advocate of manners, style and most importantly, common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel them from afar, inserting himself into their lives most unwelcomely. When the individuals he deems classless choose not to take his advice, they are met with terrible consequences. In the midst of his mission, Elyot allies himself with his neighbor, an 11-year-old girl named Stella, to try to make the world better, one tactless person at a time.

Untitled Project – Created by John Wells, John Riggi and Warner Horizon Television, inspired by the life of Real Housewives star Kyle Richards.

 

USA

APEX – Script ordered.   A drama about a female assassin who saves the life of a teenage outcast and the two form an unlikely bond.   Co-created by Adam Alleca and Ashley Christine Beyer who both will executive produce along with Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Sharon Hall.   Ben Roberts will produce.   Hails from Alcon Television Group.

Eyewitness – Ordered straight to series, 10 episode commitment, drama.  The project, based on the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne, hails from Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak and explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses. Hasak, who brought the title to producers Universal Cable Productions, will serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Norwegian series creator Jarl Emsell Larsen. Here’s the official logline: When two innocent teenage boys secretly meet up in the forest, they witness a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. The original series was produced in Norway by NRK Drama and premiered last year.  Created and Executive produced by Adi Hasak who will also showrun the series.   Jarl Emsell Larsen will also executive produce the crime thriller.

Falling Water – ordered to series, drama.    Described as a mind-bending thrillerintersecting reality and unconscious thoughts.   Centers on three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest — one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother — and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. That the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.Stars David Ajala, Lizzie Borcheré, and Will Yun Lee.  Co-created by Blake Masters and Henry Bromwell who executive produce with Gale Ann Hurd and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.   Fresnadillo directed the pilot.  Produced by Universal Cable Productions and Valhalla Entertainment.

 

 

WGN

Underground – A pre-Civil War drama which follows a group of slaves who escape from a Georgia plantation, traveling 600 miles to freedom and aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station along the Underground Railroad. The slaves are tracked by a group tasked with bringing them back dead or alive.  Executive produced by Akiva Goldsman, John Legend and creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski.   Premieres March 9 on WGN with a 10-episode order for now.    Cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, ‎Jessica de Gouw, Marc Blucas, ‎Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, ‎Amirah Vann, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond, Theodus Crane, and Renwick Scott.

 

In Development (Non-network Assigned, Early phases)

Darktown – book option, drama.  Set in Atlanta in 1948, the story centers on the city’s first black police officers — whose hire in the department as a result from pressure on high is met with vitriol from their white counterparts and distrust within their own African American community. In a culture and time when blacks were still relegated to the back of the bus, the officers are treated as second class. They can only patrol in black neighborhoods, are not allowed to arrest white suspects, cannot drive squad cars and cannot use the police headquarters, forced to operate out of the basement of a gym. The book chronicles the case of a black woman who turns up fatally beaten after last seen in a car driven by a white man, which deepens the divide in the police department.  Executive produced by Amy Pascal and Jamie Foxx.   Pascal Pictures’ Rachel O’Connor is producing.   Part of first-look deal with Sony TV.

Hollyweed – Completed on half-hour comedy pilot (shopping as a one-off or pilot).  The project, written, directed by and starring Smith, is set in a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary. It follows two potheads, played by Smith and Donnell Rawlings, who battle a neighboring cookie magnate played by Kristin Bauer van Straten  and enlist the help of a charming porn star played by Frankie Shaw, to help them navigate the ups and downs of managing a small business in their quest for profits and the perfect bud.  Features appearances by Adam Brody, Chloe Dworkin, Jason Mewes, Hina Abdullah, ralph Garman, Pete Pietrangeli and Harley Quinn Smith.  Executive produced by Kevin Smith StarStream’s Pete Pietrangeli, Kim Ledford and Dand McCarney as well as Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen.   Produced by Liz Destro and Jordan Monsanto.    Produced by FreemantleMedia North America and StarStream media.

Untitled Chuck Lorre/David Javerbaum Project – shopping project, multi-camera comedy.  Centering about a Legal Marijuana Dispensary Shop in Colorado. The ensemble in the show will be a group of potheads.   Hails from Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.

 

 

 

 

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