STUDIO: Universal TV/Kaling International/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Charlie Grandy (w, ep), Mindy Kaling (w, ep), Howard Klein (ep), Michael Spiller (d)
LOGLINE: Vince is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.
CAST: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia, Mindy Kaling (recurring)
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Max Mutchnick (w, ep), Jeff Astrof (w, ep), James Burrows (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An adult brother and sister wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other’s wingmen, shoulder to cry on, best friend and punching bag as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other “un-stuck.”
CAST: Jon Rudnitsky, Genevieve Angelson, Jane Lynch, Diona Reasonover, Derek Gaines
THE SACKETT SISTERS
STUDIO: Universal TV/Little Stranger/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Luke Del Tredici (w, ep), Tina Fey (ep), Robert Carlock (ep), David Miner (ep)
LOGLINE: Two estranged sisters perform a Sully Sullenberger-esque act of public heroism, then are forced to navigate their newfound notoriety together.
CAST: Busy Philipps, Bradley Whitford, Casey Wilson
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Doozer
TEAM: Adam Sztykiel (w, ep), Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Ruben Fleischer (d)
LOGLINE: Follows a working-class genius and his struggles to fit in with an established team, all made more difficult when their job is building a rocket to Mars.
CAST: Brett Goldstein, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Faison, Ken Kirby, Matt Shively, Christine Woods
UNTITLED KOURTNEY KANG PROJECT (single camera)
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Fierce Baby
TEAM: Kourtney Kang (w, ep), Nahnatchka Khan (ep), Mandy Summers (ep), Fred Savage (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Explores what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal: to become a Laker Girl like her idol, Paula Abdul.
CAST: Isabella Russo, Kenneth Choi, Rebecca Creskoff, Ben Taylor, Cade Izuno, Paula Abdul
UNTITLED SETH MEYERS/MIKE O’BRIEN PROJECT
STUDIO: Universal Television/Broadway Video
TEAM: Mike O’Brien (w, ep), Seth Meyers (ep), Mike Showmaker (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep)
LOGLINE: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
CAST: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Birelle, Nick Peine
WHAT ABOUT BARB?
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Joe Port (w, ep), Joe Wiseman (w, ep)
LOGLINE: A psychotherapist tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process. Female-led reboot of 1991 movie.
CAST: Leah Remini, Jessica Gunning, Ben Lawson, Eddie Shun
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
STUDIO: Universal TV/Keshet Studios
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep)
LOGLINE: A look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.
CAST: Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Hadi Tabbal, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Sofia Pernas
STUDIO: Universal TV/Amblin
TEAM: Jenna Bans (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Dean Parisot (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
CAST: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Mae Whitman, Retta, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson
LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME – THE MENENDEZ MURDERS ()
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television/Wolf Entertainment
TEAM: Rene Balcer (w, ep), Dick Wolf (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Lesli Linka Glatter (d)
LOGLINE: Focuses on Lyle and Erik Menendez, brothers who killed their parents in 1989, claiming they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from them. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — the young men later were re-tried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
CAST: Edie Falco,
STUDIO: Universal TV/David Janollari Entertainment
TEAM: Shaun Cassidy (w, ep), Kelly Sue DeConnick (w, ep), David Janollari (ep), Jason Ensler (d)
LOGLINE: A pair of former operatives get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.
CAST: Hannah Ware, Jerod Haynes, Greg Germann, Alan Powell, Tommy Flanagan, Rodney To
STUDIO: Universal TV/Amblin TV
TEAM: Mickey Fisher (w, ep, sr), Brooklyn Weaver (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Jaume Collet-Serra (d)
LOGLINE: A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
CAST: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Kathryn Morris, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy
STUDIO: Universal TV/True Jack Productions/Seller Suarez Productions
TEAM: Jason Katims (w, ep), Michelle Lee (ep), Jeffrey Seller (ep), Flody Suarez (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around an extraordinary working-class high school drama department and the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town. Inspired by Lou Volpe as chronicled in the book Drama High.
CAST: Josh Radnor, Auli’i Cravalho, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Rosie Perez, Rarmian Newton, Shannon Pursor, Damon Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Casey Johnson
STUDIO: Sony TV
TEAM: Warren Leight (w, ep), Paul Haggis (ep), Charles McDougall (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Real-time “extreme event” medical series follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.
CAST: Rachel Griffiths, Paola Lazaro, Matthew James Thomas, Nikki M. James, JJ Feild, Latarsha Rose, Jamie McShane