Comedy

MATING (originally set up in 2014)
Not going forward
STUDIO: Universal TV/Showtime/True Jack Productions
TEAM: Stu Zicherman (w, ep), Jason Katims (ep), Michelle Lee (ep), Craig Johnson (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Explores modern dating and relationships, with each season chronicling a different protagonist’s journey. The first season-long arc will center on a recently divorced guy who tries to evolve and connect one date at a time.
CAST: Taran Killam, Jim Belushi

SMILF
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios/Showtime
TEAM: Frankie Shaw (w, d, p), Lee Eisenberg (ep), Gene Stupnitsky (ep), Michael London (ep)
LOGLINE: A raw look at a single twentysomething in Boston whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of being a young single mother.
CAST: Frankie Shaw, Rosie O’Donnell, Samara Weaving, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Alex Brightman (guest), Kyle Vincent Terry (guest), Graham Rogers (guest)

WHITE FAMOUS
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Lionsgate TV/Showtime
TEAM: Jamie Foxx (ep), Tom Kapinos (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Centers on a talented young African-American comedian whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over toward becoming “white famous.”
CAST:
Jay Pharoah, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jamie Foxx (recurring)

Drama

THE CHI (formerly Untitled Lena Waithe/Common)
Picked up to series
STUDIO: Fox 21 TV Studios/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Lena Waithe (w, ep, sr), Elwood Reed (ep, sr), Common (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Rick Famuyiwa (d, ep), Adam Glass (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Set in Chicago, it’s the coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which growing up can be a matter of life and death.
CAST: Jason Mitchell, Tiffany Boone, Alex R. Hibbert, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jahking Guillory, Steven Williams (recurring)