Every year, the five broadcast networks attempt to find the next big thing.
Though there’s a great chance you’ll never see most of what lies ahead, ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC are on the precipice of deciding the fates of dozens of pilots in contention for the 2016–17 television season.
Ahead of the frenzy that is upfronts, EW has compiled the full list of potential shows in contention, from Shondaland’s new Romeo & Juliet comedy on ABC to The CW’s take on Archie and the gang in Riverdale. Which will get picked up? Which will end up on the cutting room floor? Weigh in with your guesses in the comments below:
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A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s (Anna Paquin) life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.
Team: Meaghan Oppenheimer will write and executive-produce with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.
Cast: Anna Paquin, Charity Wakefield, Thad Luckinbill, Enrique Murciano, Blair Underwood, T.R. Knight, Penelope Ann Miller, Zeb Sanders.
Conviction tells the story of Carter Morrison (Hayley Atwell), the brilliant but ne’er-do-well daughter of a former president, who is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. She, along with her team of lawyers, investigators, and forensic experts, work together to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime.
Team: Liz Friedman will write and executive-produce with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander, who will helm the pilot.
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, Daniel DiTomasso.
The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez
An immigrant who rose from rags to riches, Eva Sofia Valdez (Gina Torres) is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. Basically, it’s MacBeth with a Cuban twist.
Team: Charise Castro Smith will write and executive-produce with Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.
Cast: Gina Torres, Eric Close, Christian A. Ochoa, Raul Castillo, Marta Milans, Zabryna Guevara, Melora Hardin, Christina Pickles, Debra Mooney, Jeimy Osorio, Angelica Celaya, Alison Fernandez.
After an attack during the State of the Union, a lower level cabinet member (Kiefer Sutherland) is suddenly thrust into the presidency, struggling to prevent the county, and his own family, from falling into chaos.
Team: David Guggenheim will write and executive-produce with Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Suzan Bymel.
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Tanner Buchanan, LaMonica Garrett.
Described as 12 Angry Men meets Serial, The Jury follows a single murder trial as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment and how their preconceptions change along the way.
Team: VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will write and executive-produce with Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz. Neil Burger will helm the pilot.
Cast: Archie Panjabi, Jeremy Sisto, Brian Howe, Eve Harlow, Kevin Rankin, Ben Esler, JD Pardo, Nikki Deloach, Brandon Jay McLaren, Adina Porter, Hina Abdullah, Jayne Taini.
Marvel’s Most Wanted
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off follows ex-spies Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), on the run with a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads, as they form an uneasy alliance with rogue adventurer Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo), who agrees to protect them so long as they help with his agenda.
Team: Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski will write and executive-produce with Jeph Loeb.
Cast: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Delroy Lindo, Oded Fehr, Fernanda Andrade.
This fictionalized family soap is inspired by Robert Lacey’s book, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty. Set in the late 1970s during the notorious Model Wars, the show is centered on Bertie Geiss (Andie MacDowell), a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency.
Team: Helen Childress will write and executive-produce with Rosalie Swedlin and Scarlett Lacey.
Cast: Andie MacDowell, Steven Weber, Dan Byrd, Chris Mason, Caitlin Carver, Madeline Blake, Kaley Ronayne, Jamie Bamber, Nicole Ari Parker, Marcus Callender.
Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, the series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.
Team: Josh Berman and Allie Hagan will write and executive-produce with Geragos, Wendy Walker, Kenny Meiselas, Brian Gersh, Jeff Kwatinetz, and Josh Barry.
Cast: Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards, Aimee Teegarden.
A former Army veteran 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.
Team: John Ridley will write and executive-produce with Michael McDonald and Stearns Castle.
Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Marcus Anderson, Rick Gonzalez, Colin Woodell.
Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, this genre soap centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires.
Team: Michael Cooney will write and executive-produce with Ian Sander and Kim Moses.
Cast: Antonia Thomas, Tom Brittney, Austin Hebert, Regé-Jean Page, Alex Lanipekun, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Lena Olin, Tracy Ifeachor, Rachel Hurd-Wood.
Based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed is a period drama that picks up where Romeo & Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.
Team: Heather Mitchell will write and executive-produce with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Michael Goldstein.
Cast: Wade Briggs, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman, Medalion Rahimi, Torrance Coombs, Anthony Head, Susan Woolridge, Grant Bowler, Dan Hildebrand.
Time After Time
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) and his Time Machine.
Team: Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Josh Bowman, Freddie Stroma, Genesis Rodriguez, Regina Taylor.
Chunk & Bean
A dual-family single camera comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk (Cyrus Arnold) and Bean (Simon Belz), who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.
Team: Ed Herro, Brian Donovan and Dave Hemingson will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Anna Gunn, Cyrus Arnold, Andy Daly, Adam Rodriguez, Simon Belz, Hassie Harrison, Sofia Marie Gonzalez.
A lonely dog navigates the complexity of 21st century relationships.
Team: Michael Killen and Samm Hodges will write with Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Kathy Dubziek as executive producers. Michael Killen will helm the pilot.
Cast: Allison Tolman, Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart, Mo Collins.
Marty Schumacher (Justin Long) coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents.
Team: Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Justin Long, Michelle Buteau, Carlos Leal, Michael Mosley, Wynn Everett, Wanda Sykes, Lindsey Kraft.
The Fluffy Shop
Gabriel Iglesias plays a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.
Team: Tim Doyle, Jay Lavender and Iglesias will write and executive-produce with Joe Meloche, Becky Clements, and Marty Adelstein.
Cast: Gabriel Iglesias, Gloria Garayua, Juliocesar Chavez, Tommy Savas, Tyler Hilton, Richard Gant.
A young small town mayor named Mary Wolf (Casey Wilson) has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town, and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her. So… she fakes one. Based on the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation series entitled Braunschlag, created by David Schalko.
Team: Brian Gallivan will write and executive-produce with Seth Gordon and Tariq Jalil.
Cast: Casey Wilson, Gareth Reynolds, Sarah Baker, Retta, Tom Stourton, Jackee Harry.
When a larger-than-life family matriarch (Candice Bergen) finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.
Team: Andrew Reich will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Candice Bergen, Zach Knighton, Richard Masur, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ren Colley, Halina James.
The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport
A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.
Team: Sarah Dunn will write and executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan.
Cast: Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes, Ali Wong.
A family with a special-needs child is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones.
Team: Scott Silveri will write and executive-produce with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.
Cast: Minnie Driver, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kennedy, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough.
A man from a family of logic-driven engineers is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues — whether they like it or not.
Team: Vijal Patel will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Katie Walder, Isabella Day, Callan Farris, Bernard White, Nina Wadia, Noureen DeWulf.
Over the course of Max (Jono Kenyon) and Page’s (Jerrika Hinton) 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. Story by Foley and Grunberg, teleplay by Foley.
Team: Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg will write and executive-produce with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
Cast: Jerrika Hinton, Jono Kenyon, Punam Patel, Brooks Wheelan, Thelma Hopkins, Frankie Faison, Tessa Ferrer.
Untitled Goldberg/Guarascio project
A thirtysomething bachelorette’s (Jenna Elfman) life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
Team: David Guarascio and Adam F. Goldberg will write and executive-produce Patrick Osbourne and Doug Robinson. Shawn Levy will helm the pilot.
Cast: Rachel Dratch, Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schneider, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay.
Untitled Weeks and Mackay project
An unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating.
Team: Ed Weeks and Hannah Mackay will write and executive-produce with Andrew Reich and Siobhan Bachman.
Cast: Tattiawna Jones, Andy Ridings, Christine Horn, Julie Goldman.
Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time.
Team: Paul Attanasio and Phil McGraw will write and executive-produce with Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Jay McGraw.
Cast: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Christopher Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Geneva Carr.
A controversial, outrageous young tech titan (Augustus Prew) opens his own Silicon Valley hospital with a cutting edge approach to medicine.
Team: Jason Katims will write and executive-produce with Michelle Lee and David Semel.
Cast: Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, Odette Annable, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Aaron Jennings, Ward Horton.
Centers on a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer (Katherine 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.
Team: Tony Phelan and Joan Rater will write and executive-produce with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Adam Bernstein.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii.
A contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy (Sarah Shahi) 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.
Team: Tony Phelan and Joan Rater will write and executive-produce with Dan Jinks.
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Anthony Edwards, Vanessa Ferlito, Felix Solis, Rob McClure, Debra Monk, Steve Kazee.
Two powerful intertwined families in the military community of Tampa, Florida make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.
Team: Becky Mode will write and executive-produce with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and RJ Cutler.
Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Bojana Novakovic, Steven Bauer, Ashley Zuckerman, Wilmer Valderrama, Ana Cruz Kayne, Danielle Savre.
A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver (Lucas Till) as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization, where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
Team: Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney will write and executive-produce with Michael Clear, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and David Von Ancken.
Cast: Lucas Till, George Eads, Addison Timlin, Michelle Krusiec, Joshua Boone.
In this reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, an idealistic young African-American police officer (Justin Cornwell) is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective (Bill Paxton).
Team: Will Beall will write and executive-produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Antoine Fuqua, who will helm the pilot.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz
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An extended family show inspired by the Australian format Upper Middle Bogan, about a wife and mother (Poppy Montgomery) who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag racers.
Team: Dan O’Shannon and Robyn Butler will write and executive-produce with Wayne Hope and Todd Holland.
Cast: Poppy Montgomery, Katey Sagal, John Carroll Lynch, Brooke Elliott, Kelli Goss, Talitha Bateman, Swoosie Kurtz
The Great Indoors
An adventure reporter (Joel McHale) must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
Team: Mike Gibbons will write and executive-produce.
Cast: Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Stephen Fry, Shaun Brown, Susannah Fielding, Christine Ko, Chris Williams
I’m Not Your Friend
A contractor (Matt LeBlanc) learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife (Jenna Fischer) goes back to work.
Team: Jeff and Jackie Filgo will write and executive-produce with Matt LeBlanc, James Burrows, Michael Rotenberg, and Troy Zien.
Cast: Matt LeBlanc, Jenna Fischer, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Jessica Chaffin, Diana Maria Riva
An oddball athlete (Geoff Stults) drives his family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself cut from his professional football team.
Team: Jack Burditt will write and executive-produce with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
Cast: Geoff Stults, David Spade, Joanna Garcia Swisher, J.B. Smoove
My Time/Your Time
Based on the web series 7P/10E by Avital Ash, the comedy chronicles the relationship of a young couple (Nicholas Braun, Jane Levy) as they begin dating long distance.
Team: Hilary Winston will write and executive-produce with Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Pam Fryman.
Cast: Jane Levy, Nicholas Braun, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Izzie Steele, Langston Kerman.
Real Good People
A conservative, small-town family is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover that their children’s lives are less than perfect.
Team: Stephanie Weir will write and executive-produce with Greg Garcia and Alix Jaffe.
Cast: David Keith, Nick Zano, Lenora Crichlow, Julie White, Ross Kimball, Beth Hoyt, Lindsey Gort, Betsy Beutler, Carolyn Hennesy.
Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the project follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop (Brian d’Arcy James), his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.
Team: Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily will write and executive-produce with Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman, Jermaine Fowler and James Burrows.
Cast: Jermaine Fowler, Brian d’Arcy James, Maz Jobrani, David Koechner, Megyn Price, Sarah Stiles
Untitled Kevin James project (straight to series)
Kevin James plays a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife (Erinn Hayes) and three kids… only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.
Team: Bruce Helford and Rock Reuben will write and executive-produce with Jeff Sussman.
Cast: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine.
What Goes Around Comes Around
Two fortysomething parents (Jason Lee, Alyssa Milano), who were wild and reckless teenagers, now face their worst nightmare: raising three teenagers of their own.
Team: Dan Kopelman will write and executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan and Tim Story.
Cast: Jason Lee, Alyssa Milano, Dougie Baldwin, Matt Murray, Jee Young Han
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In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Team: Jeremy Carver will write and executive-produce with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.
Cast: Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, Daniel Bonjour.
When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.
Team: Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton will write and executive-produce with Ben Silverman.
Cast: Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, Jonathan Langdon.
Set in present-day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Team: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write and executive-produce with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter ad Jon Goldwater.
Cast: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick.
In 1880, a headstrong young woman (Laura Brent) in search of her missing father ventures from N.Y.C. to Transylvania, where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.
Team: Hugh Sterbakov will write and executive-produce with Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum and Scott Rosenberg.
Cast: Laura Brent, Luke Allen-Gale, Evan Stern, Sofia Pernas, Jake Fairbrother, Tom Reed.
Untitled Mars project
A team of explorers arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration and settlement to investigation and survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.
Team: Doris Egan will write and executive-produce with Frank Marshall and Robert Zotnowski.
Cast: Mouzam Makkar, Carl Beukes, Tongayi Chirisa, Peter Mark Kendall, Neal Bledsoe, Georgina Haig, America Olivo, Mark Leslie Ford, Charlayne Woodard.
Untitled Paranormal project
A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.
Team: Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce with David Nutter, who will also helm the pilot.
Cast: Matt Passmore, Megan West, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Calloway.
Revolves around a military hero’s (Corey Hawkins) return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back — compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Team: Manny Coto and Evan Katz will write and executive-produce with Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer.
Cast: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Anna Diop, Teddy Sears, Jimmy Smits, Dan Bucatinsky, Coral Pena, Charlie Hofheimer, Sheila Vand, Ashley Thomas, Zayne Emory.
A tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder, but can this eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach fix the broken ways of these police veterans?
Team: David Slack will write and executive-produce with Matt Nix.
Cast: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley, Eric Winter, Ernie Hudson, Tamberla Perry.
A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book, The Exorcist is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
Team: Jeremy Slater will write and executive-produce with James Robinson, David Robinson, Barbara Wall, and Rupert Wyatt.
Cast: Geena Davis, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Alan Ruck.
When Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr.), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.
Team: Matt Miller will write and executive-produce with Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz,and McG.
Cast: Damon Wayans Sr., Clayne Crawford, Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm, Chandler Kinney, Johnathan Fernandez
Follows a young female pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues.
Team: Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer will write and executive-produce with Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett and Paris Barclay.
Cast: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Dan Lauria, Mark Consuelos, Bob Balaban.
Prison Break (event series)
The next chapter in the Prison Break saga picks up when clues surface suggesting the previously believed-to-be-dead Michael (Wentworth Miller) may actually be alive. Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar), and Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), are pulled back into the action.
Team: Paul T. Scheuring will write and executive-produce with Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead.
Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar, Paul Adelstein, Mark Feuerstein, Augustus Prew, Rick Yune, Steve Mouzakis, Inbar Lavi, Marina Benedict, Kunal Sharma.
A rookie FBI agent (Tracy Spiridakos) embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family.
Team: Caroline Dries will write and executive-produce with Kevin Williamson and Julia Plec.
Cast: Tracy Spiridakos, Nick Weschler, Sarita Choudhury, Karan Oberoi, Alexander Siddig, Amanda Warren, Yasmin Kaur Barn.
Shots Fired (straight to series)
Examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Lathan will play an expert investigator who digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor (Stephen James) sent to town by the Department of Justice. The duo navigates the media attention, public debate and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases as they seek justice before the town erupts.
Team: Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood will write and executive-produce alongside Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, Richard Dreyfuss, DeWanda Wise, Jill Hennessy, Tristan Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Will Patton, Clare-Hope Ashitey.
The story of three young women, all with hopes of making it big, and the choices they’re faced with along the way. It will showcase the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, while also exploring cultural themes from a new perspective.
Team: Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy will write and executive-produce with Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown.
Cast: Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Nicholas Gonzalez, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, Miss Laurence, Ethan Peck, Nealla Gordon.
The unconventional medical procedural follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that’s never been tried before.
Team: Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan will write and executive-produce with Spender Medof, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, the latter two whose book the pilot is based on.
Cast: Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver, Marsha Thomason, Antonia Bernath, Wesam Keesh, Nick Searcy, Melissa Tang, Ben Rappaport, Joe Adler.
Chad: An American Boy
A 14-year-old boy (Nasim Pedrad) in the throes of adolescence is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.
Team: Nasim Pedrad and Rob Rosell will write and executive-produce with Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jason Winer.
Cast: Nasim Pedrad. Matthew Mindler, Ariana Molkara, Paul Chahidi, Christine Tawkif.
When Hailey (Courteney Cox) inherits her late billionaire husband’s charity, she quickly finds that changing the world is far less glamorous than she had imagined.
Team: Robert Padnick will write and executive-produce with Courteney Cox and James Griffiths.
Cast: Courteney Cox, Kyle Bornheimer, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dan Gill, Diona Reasonover.
A female buddy comedy about two wildly different single mothers with dreams of being police officers who find themselves partnered as inspectors in the Code Enforcement Department. Instead of fighting crime, they have been relegated to handling petty code breaking, like noise complaints, tree trimming and water misuse.
Team: Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer will write and executive-produce with Gail Mancuso.
Cast: Christine Woods, Niecy Nash, Ian Gomez, Matt Oberg, Ryan Hansen.
Three friends try to balance the adventure of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present day lives.
Team: Julius Sharpe will write and executive-produce with Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Cast: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester
A hard-living, foul-mouthed woman moves to affluent Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful.
Team: John Chernin and Dave Chernin will write and executive-produce with Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst and Randall Einhorn, who will helm the pilot.
Cast: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black D’Elia, Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Susan Park, Nat Faxon.
Son of Zorn (straight to series)
Upon arriving home for the first time in 10 years, an animated Barbarian father finds that reconnecting with his live-action son and ex-wife while suffering a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life is harder than waging actual war in his distant, animated world.
Team: Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne will write and executive-produce with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen and Eric Appel.
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Artemis Pebdani
This inter-racial family comedy follows Jay “Havoc” Hammond, an African American ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood.
Team: Chris Case will write and executive-produce with Chris Spencer, Evan Silverberg, David Rappaport and Malcolm D. Lee.
Cast: Bill Bellamy, Becki Newton, Joshua Carlon, Steele Stebbins, Amberia Allen.
Untitled Laura Steinel comedy
A half-hour workplace comedy that centers around Jane (Judy Greer), who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.
Team: Laura Steinel will write and executive-produce with Sue Naegle and Jeff Schaffer.
Cast: Judy Greer, Patton Oswalt, Jon Daly, Esai Morales, Milana Vayntrub, Veronica Osorio, Lateefah Holder.
The Blacklist spin-off
Details on the project are being kept under wraps.
Team: Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox, Michael Watkins.
Cast: Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress
The next project in the Chicago franchise, which will delve into the world of lawyers and prosecutors in Chicago, will air as a backdoor pilot on Chicago P.D.
Team: Dick Wolf will executive-produce.
Cast: Philip Winchester, Joelle Carter, Nanzeen Contractor, Carl Weathers, Ryan-James Hatanaka.
Picks up over 15 years after the hit movie left off, and follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey (Taylor Smith), the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove (Kate Levering). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
Team: Roger Kumble, Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin will write and executive-produce with Neil Moritz and Pavun Shetty.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Taylor Smith, Kate Levering, Samantha Logan, Sophina Brown, Nathalie Kelly, Coby Bell, Bryce Cass, Peter Gallagher.
Based on the New York Times best-selling trilogy from Charlaine Harris, the drama is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf and even an angel. Mystery, horror, and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.
Team: Monica Owusu-Breen will write with executive producer David Janollari.
Cast: Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Sarah Ramos, Arielle Kebbel, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Yul Vazquez, Peter Mensah, Sean Bridgers.
A legal soap centering on 28-year-old Miranda Coale (Rebecca Breeds), who gets a shot at redemption six years after a sex scandal upended her life when she’s hired by a group of millennials living and working together in a start-up law firm.
Team: Katie Lovejoy will write with executive-producer John Glenn.
Cast: Rebecca Breeds, Parker Sawyers, Noel Fisher, Jamie Chung, John Gabriel Rodriguez, Monique Coleman, Gail O’Grady, Ruffin Prentiss.
Taken (straight to series)
A modern-day prequel to the blockbuster film that delves into how a young Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) developed that special set of skills.
Team: Alexander Cary will write and executive-produce with Alex Graves, Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard De Vésinne, and Thomas Anargyros.
Cast: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Monique Curnen, James Landry Hebert, Michael Irby, Brooklyn Sudano, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Simu Liu, Jennifer Marsala.
This high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Team: Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke will write and executive-produce with John Davis, John Fox, and Marney Hochman.
Cast: Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett, Claudia Doumit, Matt Lanter, Patterson Joseph, Goran Visnjic, Sakina Jaffrey
Untitled Dan Fogleman project
From the writer and director of Crazy, Stupid, Love, a dramedy about a unique ensemble of characters who share the same birthday.
Team: Dan Fogelman will write and executive-produce with Charlie Gogolak, Jess Rosenthal, John Requa and Glenn Ficara.
Cast: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson.
A Bronx Life
Vlad (Vladimir Caamano), the son of Dominican immigrants, wants to carve his own path in life, which proves difficult as his father has no desire to change their extremely co-dependent relationship.
Team: Vladimir Caamano and Adam Sztykiel will write and executive-produce with Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold.
Cast: Vladimir Caamano, Maria Canals-Barrera, Lilah Richcreek, Josh Segarra, Liche Ariza.
After years of partying that earned him the “black sheep” label, Karl returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne.
Team: Charlie Grandy will write and executive-produce with Brooke Posch, Dave Becky, and Amy Poehler.
Cast: Nico Evers-Swindell, Tim Baltz, Jessie Enis, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Tiya Sircar, Patrick Gallagher.
The Good Place (straight to series)
Centers on Eleanor, a woman from New Jersey who 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.
Team: Mike Schur will write and executive-produce with David Miner.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil. Manny Jacinto, D’Arcy Carden
An ensemble comedy that focuses on hyper-structured young woman whose life is upended when she starts taking advice from a mysterious fortune teller.
Team: Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman will write and executive-produce with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
Cast: Tone Bell, Beau Mirchoff, Diane Guerrero, Jessy Hodge, Blake Lee.
Loosely based on Matt Hubbard’s life, the comedy tells the story about a guy (Christopher Nicholas Smith) learning to manage the expectations and strong cultural traditions of his in-laws after he moves his family to his wife’s (Elizabeth Ho) hometown.
Team: Matt Hubbard will write and executive-produce with Mike Schur, and David Miner.
Cast: Christopher Nicholas Smith, Elizabeth Ho, Jack McBrayer, Susan Chuang, Francois Chau, Concetta Tomei.
An already inseparable mother/daughter relationship becomes more complicated when mom accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace.
Team: Tracey Wigfield will write and executive-produce with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Minder, and Beth McCarthy Miller.
Cast: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Kimrie Lewis Davis, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, John Michael Higgens.
An intelligent yet unmotivated woman (Megan Neuringer) who discovers a special and unexpected way of dealing with her mediocre life.
Team: Kassia Miller will write and executive-produce with Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Paul Briganti.
Cast: Megan Neruinger, Kalia Prescott, Alex Newell, Morgan Grace Jarrett, Brandon Scott, Allan McLeod
Loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans’ life, the multi-camera comedy centers on an inappropriate but loving father is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar-opposite ex-wife.
Team: Chris Moynifan will write and executive-produce with Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg, and Andy Ackerman.
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor, Amier O’Neil.
Me & Mean Margaret
An unlikely-buddy comedy that follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress (Stockard Channing) and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer (Gavin Stenhouse) forced to babysit her.
Team: Adam Barr will write and executive-produce with Peter Chernin.
Cast: Stockard Channing, Gavin Stenhouse, Mamoudou Athie.
Set in the DC Comics universe full of superheroes, villains, and people just like us, Powerless is an office comedy about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power.
Team: Ben Queen will write and executive-produce with Michael Patrick Jann.
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danni Pudi, Christina Kirk.
Sebastian’s (Sebastian Maniscalco) old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father, constantly are put to the test by his new wife, her family and the absurdities of the modern world.
Team: Austin Earl and Sebastian Maniscalco will write and executive-produce with Greg Garcia.
Cast: Tony Danza, Steve Talley, Vanessa Lachey, Owen Smith, Megan Ferguson, Nico David
A group of millennial friends struggle with their own made-up rules for personal and professional success.
Team: Adriano Valentini and Aaron Colom will write and executive-produce with Will Packer and Korin Huggins.
Cast: Juliana Guill, Alesha Renee, Robbie Palmeri, Brandon Goodman, Carmine DiBenedetto, Cass Bugge, Alisa Allapach, Aaron Colom, Jen Kater.
Hybrid game show/comedy intercuts between a real game show and the scripted workplace that centers on an up-and-coming producer trying to wrangle the volatile host.
Team: Betsy Thomas will write and executive-produce with Phil Gurin and David Janollari.
Cast: Craig Ferguson, Andrea Anders, Kyle Howard, Kellee Stewart, Caitlin McGee, Eugene Cordero
A serialized comedy following a young big-city lawyer and his oddball defense team during a high profile murder trial in a small southern town.
Team: Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller will write and executive-produce with Jeff Blitz.
Cast: Nick D’Agosto, Steven Boyer, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Krysta Rodriguez, Jeff Blitz.