Comedy

CRUSHED
Passed on
STUDIO: Lionsgate TV
TEAM: Tina Gordon Chism (w, ep), Stephanie Allain Bray (ep), C. Deneen Brown (co-p)
LOGLINE: Centers on an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa.
CAST: Regina Hall, Colm Feore, Alex Kingston, Jacob Vargas

FUTURE MAN
Picked up to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Point Grey Pictures/Matt Tolmach Productions
TEAM: Seth Rogen (d, ep), Evan Goldberg (d, ep), Ariel Schaffir (w, ep), Matt Tolmach (w, ep), James Weaver (ep), Kyle Hunter (ep)
LOGLINE: A man — janitor by day, world-ranked videogamer by night — is tasked with preventing the elimination of the human race after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating an imminent super-race invasion.
CAST: Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Glenne Headly, Ed Begley Jr.

Drama

CITIZEN
Passed on
STUDIO: Paramount Television/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (w, ep, d), Nicholas Schutt (ep), Josh Pate (ep), ‎David Kanter (ep), Matt DeRoss (ep), Steve Golin (ep)
LOGLINE: Hero origin story blends elements of magical realism and gritty vigilantism set against the backdrop of a vibrant, “supernaturalized” Los Angeles.
CAST: Augusto Aguilera, Alex Gonzalez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Tom Waits, Amanda Plummer

DAWN
STUDIO: MGM TV/Hulu
TEAM: Hank Steinberg (ep), Ken Nolan (ep), (Robert Stromberg (d)
LOGLINE: Follows a tribe of Neanderthals as they struggle to survive and hold on to their way of life after coming into contact with a family of Homo sapiens. At the intersection of evolution and genocide, it asks the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?
CAST: Fola Evans-Akingbola), Temuera Morrison, Carl Shaaban, Matthew Hopkinson

THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: MGM Television
TEAM: Bruce Miller (w, ep), Daniel Wilson (ep), Fran Sears (ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Reed Morano (d)
LOGLINE: Gilead is a totalitarian society with a plunging birthrate ruled by a twisted religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In a society where one wrong word could end her life, she has one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
CAST: Elizabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Amanda Brugel

HARLOTS
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: ITV/Hulu/Monumental Pictures
TEAM: Moira Buffini (w, ep), Alison Owen (ep), Debra Hayward (ep), Alison Carpenter (ep), Alison Newman (ep), Coky Giedroyc (d), China Moo-Young (d), Lawrence Till (p)
LOGLINE: Family drama set in 18th century Georgian London offers a new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity: sex. Based on the stories of real women, it follows Margaret Wells and her daughters as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk.
CAST: Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville, Eloise Smyth

SHUT EYE
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: TriStar Television/Gran Via Productions
TEAM: Les Bohem (w, ep, sr), Mark Johnson (ep), Melissa Bernstein (ep)
LOGLINE: A darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical worldview challenged when he starts to experience visions that might or might not be real.
CAST: Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Isabella Rossellini, David Zayas, Angus Sampson, Susan Misner, Emmanuelle Chriqui

WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON
Passed on; pilot being shopped
STUDIO: Paramount Television/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Chris Hutton (w, ep), Eddie O’Keefe (w, ep), Brett Morgen (d, ep), Chad Hamilton (ep), Tariq Merhab (ep), Michael Sugar (ep), Steve Golin (ep)
LOGLINE: Coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.
CAST: Max Burkholder, Odessa Young, Kelli Mayo, Ben Winchell, Graham Beckel, Luke Kirby, Adam Long