ABC

COMEDY

BAD MANAGEMENT (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Sharon Horgan (w), Holly Walsh (w), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Ben Taylor (d)
LOGLINE: A slightly self-centered female boss at a high-end luxury goods department store finds her ways challenged when the boss’s son comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus.
CAST: Sharon Horgan, David Spade, Rachael Harris, Greta Lee

DIVORCE: A LOVE STORY (multi-camera)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios/Reshet
TEAM: Michael Sikowitz (ep), Daniel Lappin (ep), Noa Tishby (ep), Pam Fryman (d)
LOGLINE: A recently divorced couple were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. Based on Israeli format Life Isn’t Everything.
CAST: Andrea Anders

HOW THE HELL AM I NORMAL? (single-camera)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/Happy Madison
TEAM: Adam F. Goldberg (w, ep), Seth Gordon (d, ep), Doug Robinson (ep)
LOGLINE: Family comedy set in the ’80s that centers on an in-your-face mother and hot-tempered father who love their three eccentric kids so much, they can’t bear to see them grow up; inspired by Goldberg’s experience growing up in the ’80s with a highly screwed up but loving family
CAST: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON (previously Untitled Andrea AbbateCrazy Gene)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/21 Laps/Adelstein
TEAM: Andrea Abbate (w, ep), Marty Adelstein (ep), Shawn Levy (ep), Becky Clements (ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted black son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
CAST: Majandra Delfino, Jane Seymour

MIDDLE AGE RAGE (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Amblin TV
TEAM: Cheryl Holliday (w, ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep)
LOGLINE: Chronicles what happens when a middle-aged wife and mother is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.
CAST: Annie Mumolo, Will Sasso, Melanie Leishman, Wyatt Oleff

MIXOLOGY (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Ryan Seacrest Prods
TEAM: Jon Lucas (w, ep), Scott Moore (w, ep), Nina Wass (ep), Stacy Traub (ep), Larry Charles (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar, the high-concept comedy chronicles the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night.
CAST: Kate Simses, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Mercedes Masohn, Alexis Carra

PULLING (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Lee Eisenberg (w, ep), Gene Stupnitsky (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Sharon Horgan (ep), Dennis Kelly (ep), Jason Moore (d)
LIFETIME: The story of three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point. Based on the British series.
CAST: June Diane Raphael, Mandy Moore, Matt Oberg

UNTITLED CULLEN BROS aka SHE’S GOT BALLS aka SAFE AT HOME(single-camera)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Robb Cullen (w, ep), Mark Cullen (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A recently divorced single mother temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her son’s underdog Little League team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
CAST: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Lenora Crichlow

SPY (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Hat Trick Prods
TEAM: Simeon Goulden (w, ep), Jimmy Mulville (ep), Helen Williams (ep), Alex Hardcastle (d)
LOGLINE: A well intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite, inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father.
CAST: Rob Corddry, Paget Brewster, Mason Cook, Moshe Casher, Ken Jeong

SUPER FUN NIGHT (single-camera)
STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/Conaco Prods.
TEAM: Rebel Wilson (w, co-ep), John Riggi (d, ep), Conan O’Brien (ep), David Kissinger (ep), Jeff Ross (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows three nerdy female friends: Kimmie (Rebel Wilson), Helen-Alice (Lisa Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night; originally done as a multi-camera pilot at CBS last year.
CAST: Rebel Wilson, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop

TROPHY WIFE (single-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Emily Halpern (w, ep) Sarah Haskins (w, ep), Jason Moore (d), Gene Stupnitsky (ep), Lee Eisenberg (ep)
LOGLINE: Reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives.
CAST: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee

UNTITLED JOHN LEGUIZAMO (multi-camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: John Leguizamo, (w, ep), Chris Sheridan (ep), Jeff Golenberg (ep), Sam Maydew (ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Maria Crenna (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on John Leguizamo’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the upper West Side of New York as reflected in his one-person shows.
CAST: John Leguizamo, Andrea Savage, Luke Ganalon

DRAMA

BETRAYAL
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: David Zabel (w, ep), Rob Golenberg (ep), Alon Aranya (ep), Patty Jenkins (d)
LOGLINE: A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. Based on Dutch series.
CAST: Hannah Ware, Chris Johnson, Henry Thomas, James Cromwell

BIG THUNDER
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Jason Fuchs (w, ep), Chris Morgan (ep), Melissa Rosenberg (ep, showrunner), Rob Bowman (d)
LOGLINE: A drama based on Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster ride at four of its theme parks. The series centers on a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor. He and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon but quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems.
CAST: Ana De La Reguera, Zahn McClarnon

DOUBT
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: David Shore (w, ep), Thomas Schlamme (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Former cop is now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.
CAST: Rockmond Dunbar, Greg Grunberg

GOTHICA
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mark Gordon Co
TEAM: Mark Gordon (ep), Matt Lopez (w), Anand Tucker (d)
LOGLINE: A sexy gothic soap set in present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray among others.
CAST: Raza Jaffrey, Janet Montgomery, Chris Egan, Tom Ellis, Tracie Thoms, Emma Booth, Seth Gabel

INFLUENCE
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Kyle Killen (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Provocative workplace ensemble centers on relationship between two brothers — a bipolar genius in human psychology and a slick ex-con — who head a unique agency designed to solve their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. In addition to helping clients, agency staff sometimes use their skills to manipulate each another.
CAST: Steve Zahn, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders

KILLER WOMEN
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Hannah Shakespeare (w, ep), Sophia Vergara (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Louis Balaguer (ep), Martin Campbell (ep), Lawrence Trilling (d)
LOGLINE: Molly Parker is the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Ranger — a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers along the way. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.
CAST: Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Marta Milans

LUCKY 7
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Amblin TV
TEAM: David Zabel (w, ep), Jason Richman (w, ep), Kay Mellor (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep)
LOGLINE: The lives of seven employees of a service station in Queens are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. Each episode centers on a different character, and each season will follow a different group in similar circumstance. Based on the UK series The Syndicate.
CAST: Isiah Whitlock Jr, Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce

MURDER IN MANHATTAN
STUDIO: ABC Studios/DarkFire TV
TEAM: Ryan Reynolds (ep), Maria Maggenti (w), Allan Loeb (ep), Jonathan Komack Martin (ep), Steven Pearl (ep), Matthew Gross (ep)
LOGLINE: Hourlong dramedy is set in NYC centering on a mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths.
CAST: Bridget Regan, Annie Potts, Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Hines

THE RETURNED
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Brillstein Entertainment Partners/Plan B
TEAM: Aaron Zelman (w, ep), Charles McDougall (d, ep), JoAnn Alfano (ep), Jon Liebman (ep), Dede Gardner (ep), Jeremy Kleiner (ep)
LOGLINE: What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by? The lives of the people of Aurora are forever changed when their deceased loved ones, RETURN… Based on a novel by Jason Mott.
CAST: Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine

RECKLESS
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Chris Black (w, ep), Martin Campbell (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Thriller centers on a resourceful problem solver who, when his wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resorts to entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes in order to get her out.
CAST: Ernie Hudson, Eloise Mumford, Ashton Holmes, Lou Taylor Pucci, Patrick Fugit, Parminder Nagra, Naveen Andrews

S.H.I.E.L.D.
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Marvel TV
TEAM: Joss Whedon (w, d, ep). Jed Whedon (w, ep), Maurissa Tancharoen (e, ep), Jeffrey Bell (ep), Jeph Loeb (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on a peacekeeping group found in both the Marvel comic book and feature film universes, including the 2012 movie The Avengers
CAST: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet

VENICE
STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/ Wonderland Sound and Vision
TEAM: Byron Balasco (w,ep), McG (d, ep), Peter Johnson (ep), Ilene Chaiken (ep, showrunner)
LOGLINE: A soap in the vein of Romeo And Juliet about the haves and the have-not’s of California’s most seductive city, Venice. VENICE will focus on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the two families battle for control of Venice.
CAST: Jennifer Beals, Odette Annable, Bruce Greenwood, Lincoln Lewis, Michael Graziadei

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