2015-16 NBC New Series
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Barry Kemp (w, ep), Craig T. Nelson (ep)
LOGLINE: Craig T. Nelson reprises his role as coach Hayden Fox. Story picks up 18 years later when the retired coach gets back in the game to assist his son, who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports
CAST: Craig T. Nelson
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Suzanne Martin (w, ep), Sean Hayes (ep), Todd Milliner (ep), James Burrows (d)
LOGLINE: Things backfire on recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home.
CAST: Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Mia Serafino, Carlease Burke
HOT & BOTHERED
STUDIO: Universal TV/Unbelievable Entertainment/Tall and Short Productions.
TEAM: Chrissy Pietrosh (w, ep) Jessica Goldstein (w, ep), Eva Longoria (ep), Ben Spector (ep), Josh Bycel (ep), Jonathan Fener (ep).
LOGLINE: Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Maria, Izzy Diaz
PEOPLE ARE TALKING
STUDIO: Universal TV/Will Packer Productions
TEAM: DJ Nash (w, ep), Will Packer (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.
CAST: Tone Bell, Bresha Webb, Brooke Ishibashi, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Justin Spitzer (w, ep), Ruben Fleischer (d, ep), David Bernad (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolving around a group of employees at a big-box store, it examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Spitzer, Fleischer and David Bernad exec produce.
CAST: Ben Feldman, America Ferrera, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom
STUDIO: Universal TV/UnbeliEVAble Entertainment
TEAM: Chrissy Pietrosh (w, ep), Jessica Goldstein (w, ep), Eva Longoria (ep), Ben Spector (ep), Steve Pink (d)
LOGLINE: A look behind the scenes of a telenovela.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses
YOU, ME AND THE END OF THE WORLD
STUDIO: Working Title Television/Sky TV/Bigballs Films
TEAM: Juliette Howell (ep), Lynn Horsford (ep), Tim Bevan (ep), Eric Fellner (ep), JoAnn Alfano (ep), Cameron Roach (ep), Lizzie Gray (ep), Andrew Conrad (ep)
LOGLINE: The news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable.
CAST: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry, Paterson Joseph, Gaia Scodellaro, Pauline Quirke, Fabian McCallum, Kyle Soller
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Martin Gero (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Mark Pellington (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A beautiful woman finds herself at the center of an investigation after climbing out of a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. The FBI begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
CAST: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ashley Johnson
STUDIO: Universal TV/Wolf Films
TEAM: Dick Wolf (w, ep), Matt Olmstead (w, ep), Michael Brandt (w, ep), Derek Haas (w, ep), Danielle Gelber (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Joe Chappelle (ep, d)
LOGLINE: Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling Chicago franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
CAST: Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya Dacosta
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: David Schulner (w, ep), Shaun Cassidy (ep)
LOGLINE: In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.
CAST: Adria Arjona
GAME OF SILENCE
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Carol Mendelsohn Productions
TEAM: David Hudgins (w, ep), Carol Mendelsohn (ep), Julie Weitz (ep), Tariq Jalil (ep), Niels Arden Oplev (d,ep)
LOGLINE: A gripping drama about a successful Atlanta attorney whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge.
CAST: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse, Claire Van Der Boom.
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Jill Gordon (w, ep), Amy Brenneman (ep), Brad Silberling (ep), Susan Carlson (co-ep), Eric Carlson (co-ep), Kelly Meyer (co-ep), Kathy Magliato (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. She brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato.
CAST: Melissa George, Jamie Kennedy, Dave Annable, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, Joshua Leonard, D.L. Hughley, JLouis Mills
STUDIO: Universal Television/Imperative Entertainment/Tailwind Productions.
TEAM: Tim Kring (w, ep), Peter Elkoff (ep), James Middleton (ep)
LOGLINE: From original creator Tim Kring, the supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers.
CAST: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Masi Oka, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow, Gatlin Green
THE PLAYER (fka Endgame)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Davis Entertainment/Kung Fu Monkey
TEAM: John Rogers (w, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), Bharat Nalluri (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.
CAST: Wesley Snipes, Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield, Damon Gupton
SHADES OF BLUE
STUDIO: Universal TV/Nuyorican Productions/Ryan Seacrest Productions/Medina & Co./EGTV
TEAM: Adi Hasak (w, ep), Jennifer Lopez (ep), Jack Orman (ep, sr), Barry Levinson (d, ep), Ryan Seacrest (ep), Nina Wass (ep), Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (ep), Benny Medina (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family.
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Vincent Laresca, Warren Kole
UNTITLED GRAHAM MOORE-MARC FORSTER (fka Patient Zero)
STUDIO: Endemol Shine Studios
TEAM: Graham Moore (w, ep) Marc Forster (ep) Patrick Spence (co-ep) Katie Swinden (co-ep), Frith Tiplady (co-ep), Nora Grossman (co-ep), Ido Ostrowsky (co-ep), Jillian Kugler (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Described as a candid look at an outbreak that pushes its characters to extremes, revealing the best – and very worst – humanity has to offer. When a woman exhibits mysterious symptoms, she and her loved ones find themselves in the center of an epidemic with global consequences. Meanwhile, across the world, an FBI agent investigates a seemingly unrelated terrorist attack that leads him to the brink of madness.
BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
STUDIO: ITV Studios America
TEAM: Neil Patrick Harris (ep), Orly Adelson (ep), Siobhan Greene (ep), David A. Hurwitz (ep), Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly (ep).
LOGLINE: Neil Patrick Harris stars in this one-hour live show that includes stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises. Based on the British hit “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway”.
CAST: Neil Patrick Harris