TEAM: Whitney Cummings (w, ep), Jenny Bicks (w, ep), Tom Werner (ep), Jimmy Miller (ep), Maureen Dowd (ep)
LOGLINE: A comedic portrait of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior. Inspired by Maureen Dowd’s 2005 book.
CAST: Whitney Cummings, John Ratzenberger, Brett Goldstein, Lucy Punch, Krystal Smith, Jen Tullock
THE GORBURGER SHOW
STUDIO: 3 Arts/Funny or Die/Party Over Here
TEAM: T.J. Miller (w, ep), Josh Martin (w, ep, d), Ryan McNeely (w, ep, d), Dave Becky (ep), Sean Boyle (ep), Mike Farah (ep), Akiva Schaffer (ep), Jorma Taccone (ep)
LOGLINE: A giant blue space monster invades a Japanese morning talk show and holds its staff hostage as he attempts to understand what it means to be human by interviewing celebrities, musicians and cultural icons.
CAST: T.J. Miller
TEAM: Lena Dunham (d, ep), Murray Miller (w, ep), Jenni Konner (ep), Ilene Landress (ep)
LOGLINE: Described as a raucous comedy set in 1963 about the struggles of second-wave feminism, centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff, looking for liberation.
CAST: Zoe Kazan, Cary Elwes, Mary Birdsong
TEAM: K’naan Warsame (w, d, ep), Kathryn Bigelow (ep), Carolyn Strauss (ep)
LOGLINE: Family drama grapples with what it means to be American – among the Somalis of Minneapolis.
CAST: Elvis Nolasco, K.C. Collins, Rif Hutton, Ezana Alem, Hanad Abdirahman Abdi, Selam Tadese, Prince Abdi, Yusra Warsama, Liya Kebede
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Gary Sanchez Production
TEAM: Jesse Armstrong (w, ep) Adam McKay (d, ep), Will Ferrell (ep), Frank Rich (ep), Kevin Messick (ep), Ilene S. Landress (ep)
LOGLINE: Saga of a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. It explores family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st century.
CAST: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbass, Rob Yang, Parker Sawyers, Peter Friedman
UNTITLED ALAN BALL
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Your Face Goes Here
TEAM: Alan Ball (w, ep), Peter Macdissi (ep)
LOGLINE: Philosophy professor Greg Bishop and his lawyer wife Audrey Black are socially conscious idealists who decided to build a family by adopting children from Vietnam, Somalia and Colombia before having their own child in their 40s. Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else?
CAST: Holly Hunter, Jerrika Hinton, Sosie Bacon, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee