Comedy

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Lionsgate TV
TEAM: Justin Simien (w, d, ep), Yvette Lee Bowser (ep),  Stephanie Allain Bray (ep), Julia Lebedev (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions often are swept under the rug. It’s a sendup of “post-racial” America that also weaves a universal story about forging one’s own unique path.
CAST: Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori and Ashley Blaine Featherson, Marque Richardson, Nia Jervier (recurring), Wyatt Nash  (recurring), Jemar Michael (recurring)

DISJOINTED (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 20 episodes
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Chuck Lorre Productions
TEAM: Chuck Lorre (w, ep), David Javerbaum (w, ep),
LOGLINE: A lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization finally is living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.
CAST: Kathy Bates, Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Ho, Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell

FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Nick Stoller (w, d, ep), Francesca Delbanco (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A group of friends who went to Harvard together now facing down their 40s and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is an exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.
CAST: Keegan-Michael Key Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park, Billy Eichner (recurring)

GIRLBOSS
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Denver & Delilah
TEAM: Kay Cannon (w, ep, sr), Charlize Theron (ep), Laverne McKinnon (ep), Sophia Amoruso (ep), Christian Ditter (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Sophia is a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.
CAST: Britt Robertson, Alphonso McAuley, Johnny Simmons, Ellie Reed, Dean Norris

G.L.O.W.
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Liz Flahive (w, ep, sr), Carly Mensch (w, ep, sr), Jenji Kohan (ep), Tara Herrmann (ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, it follows an out-of-work actress finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
CAST: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

HATERS BACK OFF!
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Brightlight Pictures
TEAM: Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Chirs Ballinger, Perry Rein (ep, sr), Gigi McCreery (ep, sr), Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry
LOGLINE: Follows the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous — it’s just that no one knows it yet.
CAST: Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Erik Stocklin

MANIAC
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Paramount TV/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Cary Fukunaga (d, ep), Patrick Somerville (w), Jonah Hill (ep), Emma Stone (ep), Michael Sugar (ep), Doug Wald (ep), Kruke Kristiansen (ep), Anne Kolbjornsen (ep), Espen PA Lervaag (ep), Kjetil Indegard (ep), Ashley Zalta (co-ep)
LOGLINE: A guy lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Based on the 2014 Norwegian series.
CAST: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, Sally Field, Julia Garner (recurring), Jemima Kirke (recurring)

ONE DAY AT A TIME (multi-camera)
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Act III Productions/Snowpants Productions/Small Fish Studios
TEAM: Gloria Calderon Kellett (w, ep), Mike Royce (w, ep), Norman Lear (ep), Michael Garcia (ep), Brent Miller (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Reimagining of the 1975-84 CBS series centers on a recently separated Cuban-American former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son — with the “help” of her old-school Cuba-born mom and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.
CAST: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, James Martinez

SANTA CLARITA DIET (single camera)
Ordered straight to series; up to 13 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Victor Fresco (w, ep, sr), Drew Barrymore (ep), Timothy Olyphant (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Tracy Katsky (ep), Chris Miller (ep), Ember Truesdell (ep), Ruben Flesicher (d), Nancy Juvonen (p)
LOGLINE: Joel and Shiela are husband-and-wife realt estate agents leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change, sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way.
CAST: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Drama

ALTERED CARBON
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Skydance Television
TEAM: Laeta Kalogridis (w, ep, sr), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep), Marcy Ross (ep), Steve Blackman (ep), Brad Fischer (ep), James Vanderbilt (ep), Miguel Sapochnik (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next, it follows a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.
CAST: Joel Kinneman, Martha Higareda, James Purefoy, Dichen Lachman,Leonardo Nam, Chris Conner, Ato Essandoh, Marlene Forte, Trieu Tran, Kristen Lehman

EASY
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO:
TEAM: Joe Swanberg (w, d, ep)
LOGLINE: Explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. Episodes will showcase the diversity of the city itself, focusing on characters from different neighborhoods and economic backgrounds.
GUEST CAST: Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Michael Chernus, Marc Maron, Elizabeth Reaser, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Johnson, Aya Cash, Dave Franco, Jane Adams, Hannibal Buress

GYPSY
Ordered straight to series for 2017; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television/Working Title
TEAM: Lisa Rubin (w, ep), Liza Chasin (ep), Tim Bevan (ep), Eric Fellner (ep)
LOGLINE: Psychological thriller centers on Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.
CAST: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Brooke Bloom, Kimberly Quinn (recurring)

LOST IN SPACE
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes for 2018 premiere
STUDIO: Legendary TV/Netflix
TEAM: Matt Sazama (w, ep), Burk Sharpless (ep), Zack Estrin (ep, sr), Kevin Burns (ep), Jon Jashni (ep), Neil Marshall (d, ep), Marc Helwig (ep)
LOGLINE: Taking its cues from the original 1960s series, it revolves around the Robinson family. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons.
CAST: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey, Ignacio Serricchio

MINDHUNTER
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Denver and Delilah
TEAM: David Fincher (d, ep), Charalize Theron (ep), Brit Joe Penhall (w)
LOGLINE: Based on a book by former FBI special agent John Douglas, who pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them. Douglas interviewed and studied a skew of serial killers to hone his profiling methods. His high-profile cases included the Atlanta child murders and Seattle’s Green River killer.
CAST: Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

THE OA
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Plan B
TEAM:Brit Marling (w, ep),  Zat Batmanglij (d, ep), Dede Gardner (ep), Jeremy Kleiner (ep), Michael Sugar (ep)
LOGLINE: Under wraps
CAST: Brit Marling, Scott Wilson,  Brandon Perea, Will Brill

THE PUNISHER
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: 
TEAM: Steve Lightfoot (w, ep, sr)
LOGLINE: Spinoff from Daredevil follows the Punisher, who is the alter ego of military veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against crime after his wife and children are killed during a shootout by rival mob outfits. The character’s belief in killing criminals rather than apprehending them frequently puts him at odds with Marvel’s traditional heroes.
CAST: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Michael Nathanson

SEVEN SECONDS
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix/Fox 21 TV Studios
TEAM: Veena Sud (w, ep), Gavin O’Connor (d, ep), Lawrence Bender (ep), Kevin Brown (ep), Alex Reznik (ep)
LOGLINE: Tensions run high between African-American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop. Based on the 2013 Russian action movie The Major.
CAST: David Lyons, Beau Knapp, Russell Hornsby, Raul Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Michael Mosley, Patrick Murney, Regina King

SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT
Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Netflix
TEAM: Spike Lee (d, ep), Tonya Lewis Lee (ep)
LOGLINE: Nola Darling is a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers. Contemporary update of Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film.
CAST: Anthony Ramos

13 REASONS WHY
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Paramount TV/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Selena Gomez (ep), Brian Yorkey (w, ep), Joy Gorman Wettels (ep), Michael Sugar (ep), Steve Golin (ep), Tom McCarthy (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the YA bestseller by Jay Asher about a shy high school studentwho receives a box of cassette tapes recorded by the late Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who recently committed suicide. On the tapes, she explains to 12 people how they played a role in her death, by giving 13 reasons explaining why she took her life.
CAST: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Amy Hargreaves

TRAVELERS
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Netflix/Showcase/Peacock Alley Entertainment
TEAM: Brad Wright (w), Nick Hurran (d), Andy Mikita (d), Helen Shaver (d), Martin Wood (d), Will Waring (d), Amanda Tapping (d)
LOGLINE: Hundreds of years in the future, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future.
CAST: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson, J. Alex Brinson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, Arnold Pinnock, Dylan Playfair, Ian Tracey