2015-16 ABC New Series
STUDIO: Sony Television/ABC Studios/Davis Entertainment
TEAM: Jared Stern (w, ep), Mike O’Connell (w, co-ep), Ken Jeong (w, co-ep), John Davis, (ep), John Fox (ep) Mike Sikowitz (ep), Scott Ellis (d)
LOGLINE: Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.
CAST: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Albert Tsai, Dave Foley, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Krista Marie Yu
STUDIO: ABC Studios/The Muppets Studio
TEAM: Bill Prady (w, ep), Bob Kushell (w, ep), Randall Einhorn (ep), Bill Barretta (ep)
LOGLINE: The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.
THE REAL O’NEALS
STUDIO: ABC Studios/DiBonaventura Pictures TV
TEAM: David Windsor (w, ep), Casey Johnson (w, ep), Dan Savage (ep), Brian Pines (ep), Lorenzo DiBonaventura (ep), Dan McDermott (ep), Todd Holland (d)
LOGLINE: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
CAST: Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Bebe Wood, Matthew Shively, Noah Galvin, Mary Hollis Inboden
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Universal TV
TEAM: Steven Cragg (w, ep), Brian Bradley (w, ep), Will Packer (ep), Phil Traill (ep)
LOGLINE: Uncle Buck is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s nanny has just quit, and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too. Based on the 1989 movie.
CAST: Mike Epps, James Lesure, Nia Long, Aalyrah Caldwell, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Shondaland
TEAM: Jennifer Schuur (w, ep), Shonda Rhimes (ep), Betsy Beers (ep), Julie Anne Robinson (d, ep), Helen Gregory (co-ep), Kate Atkinson (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin. She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
CAST: Mireille Enos, Jacky Ido, Jay Hayden, Damon Dayoub, Elvy Yost, Alimi Ballard, Rose Rollins, Alimi Ballard
OF KINGS AND PROPHETS
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Adam Cooper (w, ep), Bill Collage (w, ep), Jason Reed (ep), Reza Aslan (ep), Mahyad Tousi (ep), Chris Brancato (ep), Jeffrey Nachmanoff (d)
LOGLINE: An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.
CAST: Oliver Rix, Simone Kessell, Ray Winstone, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Haaz Sleiman, James Floyd
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville Productions
TEAM: Jenna Bans (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Paul McGuigan (d)
LOGLINE: Thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
CAST: Zach Gilford, Liam James, Joan Allen, Rupert Graves, Margot Bingham, Alison Pill, Floriana Lima, Madeleine Arthur, Andrew McCarthy, Rarmian Newton, Madeleine Arthur
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mark Gordon Company
TEAM: Josh Safran (w, ep), Mark Gordon (ep,) Nick Pepper (ep), Marc Munden (d)
LOGLINE: A diverse group of recruits have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
CAST: Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers, Aunjanue Ellis, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine Al Massri, Dougray Scott, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin
UNTITLED PATE & FISHBURNE PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Josh Pate (w, ep), Rodes Fishburne (w, co-ep), Tony Krantz (ep)
LOGLINE: Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.
CAST: Chace Crawford, Amber Valletta, Don Johnson, Scott Michael Foster, Rebecca Rittenhouse, India de Beaufort, Caitlin Carver, Yani Gellman, Delroy Lindo
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville
TEAM: Steven Baigelman (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Tom Shankland (d)
LOGLINE: Each season “Wicked City” will follow a different case set in a different noteworthy era of LA history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock and roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case.
CAST: Adam Rothenberg, Gabriel Luna, Erika Christensen, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Ed Westwick, Taissa Farmiga, Holley Fain, Karolina Wydra, Anne Winters