COMEDY

BENCHED
PICKED UP TO SERIES

STUDIO: ABC Signature
TEAM: Michaela Watkins (w, ep), Damon Jones (w, ep), John Enbom (ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Andrea Shay (ep)
LOGLINE: Nina, a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney, has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her new colleague, Phil, is a tall, dark and handsome — if not a little scruffy — public defender and avid gambler.
CAST: Eliza Coupe, Jay Harrington, Oscar Nuñez, Carter MacIntyre

DIFFICULT PEOPLE
ORDERED TO SERIES BY HULU
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Amy Poehler (ep), Julie Klausner (w, co-ep),  Dave Becky (ep), Michele Armour (ep), Andrew Fleming (d)
LOGLINE: Revolves around two comedian friends, a man and a woman, living in New York.
CAST: Billy Eichner, Julie Klausner

DIVIDE & CONQUER
PASSED ON; SHOPPING TO OTHER NETWORKS
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Peter Ocko (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A look inside the heads of a big family: four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they’re sucking dry to get there.
CAST: Greg Grunberg, Diane Farr

LOVE IS DEAD
STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods/Gaumont International Television
TEAM: Zev Borow (w), Katie O’Connell (ep), Elisa Roth (ep), Sidonie Dumas (ep), Christophe Riandee (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on a French short film, it is set at a unique company that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships — rationally, compassionately, thoroughly — on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens.
CAST: Ben Rappaport, Janina Gavankar, Khary Payton, Richard Kind

DRAMA

COLONY
STUDIO: Legendary Television
TEAM: Ryan Condal (w, ep), Carlton Cuse (ep), Juan Jose Campanella (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the near future in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of alien intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. The project revolves around a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.
CAST: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amanda Righetti

COMPLICATIONS
PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
STUDIO: Fox Television Studios
TEAM: Matt Nix (ep)
LOGLINE: A disillusioned suburban ER doctor finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost and discovers that his life and his outlook on medicine might never be the same.
CAST: Jason O’Mara, Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf

EVIL MEN
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Gary Fleder (d, ep), Daniel Taplitz (w, ep), Eric Tannanbaum (ep), Mary Beth Basile (ep)
LOGLINE: Harry is a sympathetic everyman with an underlying sense of decency. When he starts receiving frightening visions, the stable and satisfying life he knows is about to change.
CAST: Dallas Roberts, Clifton Collins Jr., Parminder Nagra, Jessalyn Gilsig, Daniel Zolghadri

HORIZON
PASSED ON; SHOPPING TO OTHER NETWORKS
STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods.
TEAM: Bridget Tyler (w, co-ep), Gale Anne Hurd (ep), Yves Simoneau (d)
LOGLINE: Set during the height of World War II, a secretary at the FBI discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion.
CAST: Cary Elwes, Ruth Bradley, Taylor Handley, Josh Braaten, Mark Famiglietti, Kara Killmer

MR. ROBOT
PICKED UP TO SERIES
STUDIO:
TEAM: Sam Esmail (w, ep), Steve Golin (ep), Chad Hamilton (ep), Niels Arden Oplev (d)
LOGLINE: Young programmer Elliot suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about and finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.
CAST: Christian Slater, Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Gloria Reuben

THE NOVICE
STUDIO: Fox 21
TEAM: Matt Nix (ep), Joe Gayton (w), Tony Gayton (w), Marty Adelstein (ep), Shawn Levy (ep), Becky Clements (ep) Matt Ochacher (ep), Brian Volk-Weiss (ep), Michael Pelmont (ep)
LOGLINE: After repeatedly trying to break into corporate America, college grad Kyle Jones returns home to his economically struggling family and his high school restaurant job, but minimum wage isn’t going to help with his family’s debt. Out of necessity, he seizes an unexpected opportunity to make money with a Korean crime family, but it appears that this new life may have its perks.
CAST: Shane Coffey, Will Yun Lee, Alan Ruck, Byron Mann

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
STUDIO: Fox Television Studios
TEAM: David T. Friendly (ep), M.A. Fortin (ep), Joshua John Miller (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, it centers on Teresa Mendoza, an innocent young girl from a small Mexican village whose desire to avenge a personal tragedy leads her down a path to become the most powerful woman in the dangerous world of narcotics trafficking in Europe.
CAST: Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera, Adriana Barraza, James Martinez

RUSH
PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
STUDIO: Fox 21
TEAM: Jonathan Levine (w, d, ep), Gina Matthews (ep), Grant Scharbo (ep)
LOGLINE: Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor: He’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium, and he can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up.
CAST: Tom Ellis, Rick Gonzalez

STANISTAN
STUDIO: Universal Cable Productions
TEAM: Andy Parker (w, sp), Steve Scheffer (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and levity.
CAST: Jennifer Carpenter, Zach Gilford, Jonathan Cake

UNTITLED SEAN JABLONSKI
PICKED UP TO SERIES; 10-EPISODE ORDER
STUDIO: Universal Cable Prods
TEAM: Sean Jablonski (w, ep), Russ Krasnoff (ep)
LOGLINE: Investment banker Neil Truman and his wife Grace are sifting through their stagnant relationship when Neil discovers that Grace is seeing a male escort and accidentally gains possession of the escort’s phone. He gains a unique perspective on his life and what motivates women, while Grace contemplates whether her needs are being met and whether her marriage is worth saving.
CAST: Matt Passmore, Stephanie Szostak, Blair Redford, Katherine LaNasa

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