B POSITIVE (Comedy) — ORDERED TO SERIES
WRITER: Marco Pennette
OTHER EPs: Chuck Lorre
CAST: Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex), Sara Rue (Impastor), Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), Kamryn Kunody
Faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives in this multi-cam comedy.
CLARICE (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
WRITERS: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet
OTHER EPs: Heather Kadin, Co-EP Aaron Baiers
CAST: Rebecca Breeds (The Originals), Kal Penn (Designated Survivor, House), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Southland), Nick Sandow (Orange Is the New Black), Lucca De Oliveira (The Punisher), Devyn A. Tyler (Out of Blue)
Set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, the series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, not yet 30, as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high-stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
THE EQUALIZER (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
WRITERS: Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller
OTHER EPs: Queen Latifah, John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Shakim Compere, original series co-creator Richard Lindheim
CAST: Queen Latifah (Star), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex and the City), Liza Lapira (9JKL), Tory Kittles (Colony), Laya DeLeon Hayes (Raven’s Home)
A reimagining of the classic series in which Queen Latifah portrays an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
FUN (Comedy) — NOT MOVING FORWARD
WRITERS: Michael Patrick King, Tracy Poust, Jon Kinnally
OTHER EPs: Becki Newton, Michael Urie
CAST: Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty)
The multicam is a life-long love story between a brother and sister, who always encourage each other to have fun — no matter what hardship life is currently serving up. Fun celebrates life — in spite of the fact that the family business is a funeral home. As they say in their family: “You can’t spell funeral without f-u-n.” The brother returns to his Pennsylvania hometown to help his sister run the struggling business after his emotional and devastating break-up with… show business.
WRITERS: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman
OTHER EPs: Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Angie Stephenson
CAST: Rose McIver (iZombie), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brockmire, The Mindy Project), Brandon Scott Jones (The Good Place)
In the single-camera comedy, a struggling young couple’s dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it’s both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents.
GOOD SAM (Drama)
WRITER: Katie Wech
OTHER EPs: Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein
CAST: Sophia Bush (Chicago P.D.), Jason Isaacs (The OA, Star Trek: Discovery)
A talented yet stifled surgeon embraces her leadership role after her renowned and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he awakens and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to her to supervise this overbearing blowhard who never acknowledged her talents — and also happens to be her father.
JURY DUTY (fka WE THE JURY) (Comedy)
WRITERS: Dana Klein, Stephanie Darrow
OTHER EPs: James Acaster, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice
CAST: Jack Cutmore-Scott (Deception), Meaghan Rath (Hawaii Five-0), Sadie Calvano (Mom), Alanna Ubach (Bombshell)
A group of jurors are sequestered together until they all agree on a verdict… and they can’t even agree on lunch.
THE LINCOLN LAWYER (Drama) — NOT MOVING FORWARD
WRITER: David E. Kelley
OTHER EPs: Ted Humphrey, Michael Connelly, Ross Fineman, director Adam Bernstein
CAST: Logan Marshall-Green (Dark Blue), Kiele Sanchez (Kingdom), Angus Sampson (No Activity, Nightflyers), Jazz Raycole (The Quad, The Soul Man)
Based on author Michael Connelly’s series of novels and the subsequent 2011 feature film starring Matthew McConaughey, the drama revolves around Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln town car as he takes on cases big and small across Los Angeles.
OUT THE DOOR (Drama) — PUSHED OFF CYCLE
WRITER: Evan Katz
OTHER EPs: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
Upon learning that his impending retirement is being pushed off by several years, an LAPD detective who just wants his pension so he can go off and live the good life decides to do everything in his power to get fired, but his bad behavior only leads to surprising success at solving cases.
RAISED BY WOLVES (fka PLEASE HOLD FOR FRANKIE WOLFE)(Comedy)
WRITERS: Max Mutchnick, David Kohan
CAST: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
The multi-cam comedy centers around Frankie Wolfe, an unfiltered, irreverent, powerful businesswoman with no personal life. When Frankie’s impossibly fragile and neurotic sister, Tommie, abandons Quincy — an incredibly bright inner-city child who Tommie attempted to foster — Frankie is faced with the choice of taking him in or casting him back out. Can these two lonely, damaged people find the love and companionship that has eluded them their whole lives?
THE THREE OF US (Comedy)
WRITER: Frank Pines
OTHER EPs: Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor
CAST: Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together, Rules of Engagement), Malin Akerman (Billions, Trophy Wife)
Adult siblings who are children of divorce must circle the wagons when their sister’s husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage in this multi-cam comedy.
THE UNITED STATES OF AL — ORDERED TO SERIES (Comedy)
WRITERS: David Goetsch, Maria Ferrari
OTHER EPs: Chuck Lorre, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi
CAST: Parker Young (Imposters, Suburgatory), Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement), Dean Norris (Claws, Breaking Bad)
The multi-cam project explores the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir, aka Al (Kalyan), the interpreter from Riley’s unit in Afghanistan who has come to America to start a new life.
UNTITLED KINGSBURY/DALEY/GOLDSTEIN PROJECT (Comedy)
WRITERS: Corinne Kingsbury, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
OTHER EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling
CAST: Hannah Simone (New Girl), Elizabeth Hurley (The Royals)
When Penelope’s career takes off at exactly the same time as her husband’s, they call on Penelope’s young single mom, Georgia, to help raise their son, but what they find is Georgia needs more raising than their kid in this multi-cam comedy.
WAYS & MEANS (Drama)
WRITERS: Ed Redlich, Mike Murphy
OTHER EPs: Denise Di Novi, Tom Lassally, Nina Tassler, Co-EP Joannie Burstein
CAST: Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Amanda Warren (Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans)
Centers around a powerful Congressional leader (Dempsey) who, after having lost faith in politics, finds himself working secretly with an idealistic young Congresswoman from the opposing party to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create. Together, they’ll attempt to save American politics (provided they don’t get caught).