THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO STUDIO: 2oth Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Rachna Fruchbom (w, ep), Nahnatchka Khan (ep), Mandy Summers (ep), Tawnia McKiernan (ep), Christine Gernon (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Meera is a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: She is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera finally might have found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands. Inspired by the 1980s TV show.
CAST: Hannah Simone, George Wendt, Gia Sandhu, Zenobia Shroff, Shoniqua Shandai, Dennis Andres
MOST LIKELY TO STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Diablo Cody (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Pamela Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. Twenty years later, they’re reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates.
SINGLE PARENTS STUDIO: 2oth Century Fox Television
TEAM: J.J. Philbin (w, ep), Liz Meriwether (ep), Katherine Pope (ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on one another as they raise their kids, look for love and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of one another.
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Kristin Newman (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep)
LOGLINE: Four adults in three houses raise three kids after two divorces — together. Based on the Swedish format Bonus Family.
CAST: Todd Holland
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Tandem Productions
TEAM: Andrew W. Marlowe (w, ep), Terri Edda Miller (w, ep), Rola Bauer (ep), Tim Halkin (ep)
LOGLINE: Ella is the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh out of rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie as research for a potential comeback role. Ella proves to be valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts her role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire them.
CAST: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Xavier de Guzman
THREE RIVERS STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Sherry Bilsing-Graham (w, ep), Ellen Kreamer (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Rebecca left her family’s Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York, but after being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she’s back and ready to utilize her big-city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca’s side — and that’s going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.
CAST: Annaleigh Ashford, John Larroquette
UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT STUDIO: ABC Studios/Condé Nast Entertainment/3 Arts Entertianment
TEAM: Bobby Bowman (w, ep), Dawn Ostroff (ep), Jon Koa (ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by Bobby Bowman’s childhood growing up with a father with mental illness, it features a dysfunctional family that perseveres despite their differences and finds happiness in unexpected places.
UNTITLED JUSTIN NOBLE PROJECT STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/ABC Studios
TEAM: Justin Noble (w, co-ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they’re stuck with for eight to sixteen hours a day. Based on the book and blog How May We Hate You?
CAST: Kat Dennings
UNTITLED KENYA BARRIS/JULIE BEAN PROJECT Order reduced to pilot; originally ordered straight to series STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Kenya Barris (w, ep, sr), Julie Bean (w, ep, sr), Alec Baldwin (ep)
LOGLINE: A stuck-in-his-ways and opinionated fading TV star moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.
UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Tim Doyle (w, ep), Randall Einhorn (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set in the 1970s, an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigates changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.
CAST: Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Craig Sweeny (w, ep), Carl Beverly (ep), Sarah Timberman (ep)
LOGLINE: The military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges inside the courtroom and out, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator — and a Marine.
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Jason T. Reed Productions
TEAM: Kayla Alpert (w, ep), Jason Reed (ep), Sabrina Wind (ep)
LOGLINE: Described as Desperate Housewives meets Glengarry Glen Ross, it follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.
CAST: Kosha Patel, Kapil Talwalka
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville
TEAM: Elizabeth Craft(w, ep), Sarah Fain(w, ep), Marcia Clark (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep, Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep)
LOGLINE: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars?
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Michael Cooney (w, ep), Kim Moses (ep)
LOGLINE: Five years ago, Hope Castille’s fiancé was killed. This morning she received a phone call from him. An epic love triangle set against a grounded, secret world of magic in present-day New Orleans.
GET CHRISTIE LOVE
STUDIO: Lionsgate Television/Universal Television
TEAM: Courtney A. Kemp (w, ep), Vin Diesel (ep), Debra Martin Chase (ep), Shana Waterman (ep)
LOGLINE: Music-driven action drama centers on Christie Love, an African-American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life. Inspired by the 1970s ABC TV movie and series.
CAST: Kylie Bunbury
GRAND HOTEL STUDIO: ABC Studios/UnbeliEVAble/Beta
TEAM: Brian Tanen (w, ep), Eva Longoria (ep), Ben Spector (ep), Oliver Bachert (ep), Christian Gock (ep), Ken Olin (d)
LOGLINE: Soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel revolves around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Based on the Spanish format.
CAST: Roselyn Sanchez
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
STUDIO: Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: DJ Nash (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep)
LOGLINE: Dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake up call the others need to finally start living.
CAST: Romany Malco, David Giuntoli, Christina Ochoa, Anne Son
THE ROOKIEOrdered straight to series
STUDIO: The Mark Gordon Company/ABC Studios
TEAM: Alexi Hawley (w, ep), Nathan Fillion (ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Nicholas Pepper (ep), Michelle Chapman (ep), Jon Steinberg (ep), Liz Friedlander (d, ep)
LOGLINE: John Nolan is the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable small-town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count. Inspired by a true story.
CAST: Nathan Fillion, Eric Winter, Afton Williamson, Melissa O’Neil, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville
TEAM: Jason Richman (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Michael Offer (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Chronicles the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat in harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations.
CAST: Lynn Collins, Aasif Mandvi, Kris D. Lofton
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Don Todd (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Ex-cop Jimmy Hill just wants to be left alone after moving back home in rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents and his own father.
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Maniac Productions
TEAM: Matt Partney (w, ep), Corey Evett (w, ep), Michael Seitzman (ep), Christina Davis (ep), Rob Bowman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Hard-charging NYPD detective Eliza Cortez is banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam’s investigative techniques don’t exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish out of water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon.
CAST: Annie Ilonzeh, Andy Karl, David Zayas
UNTITLED HOLMES SISTERS PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Rock’N’Robin Productions/Royal Ties
TEAM: Pam Veasey (w, ep), Robin Roberts (ep), Regina King (ep)
LOGLINE: Explores the lives of five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, as they face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family.
CAST: Amirah Vann
WHISKEY CAVALIER STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/Doozer Productions
TEAM: Dave Hemingson (w, ep), Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Peter Atencio (d, ep), Scott Foley (p)
LOGLINE: After an emotional breakup, FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and one other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
CAST: Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz