ABC 2012

DRAMAS

666 PARK AVENUE
One-hour Drama
Studio: WBTV, Alloy Entertainment
Writer: David Wilcox
Executive Producers: David Wilcox, Gina Girolamo, Leslie Morgenstein
Director: Alex Graves
Logline: Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce about a young couple who manages one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City and unwittingly experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn as “Gavin”; Dave Annable as “Henry”; Rachael Taylor as “Jane”, Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Masohn (second position to Fox’s The Finder), Robert Buckley, Helena Mattsson

 

AMERICANA 
One-hour Drama
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: Michael Seitzman
Executive Producers: Michael Seitzman, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Phillip Noyce
Director:  Philip Noyce
Logline: Soap set around a legendary fashion designer and his family and business.
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia as “Robert Soulter”; Natalie Mendoza as “Wendy Law-Soulter”; Ken Olin as “Martin”; Emilie De Ravin as “Francesca Soulter”; Tiffany Hines as “Shane”; Ashley Greene as “Alice”; Annabeth Gish as “Rachel”, David Alpay, Christine Adams, Natalie Mendoza

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
One-hour Drama
Studio: ABC Studios and Mojo Films
Writer: Jon Steinberg
Executive Producers: Jon Steinberg, Gary Fleder, Mary Beth Basile
Director: Yves Simoneau
Logline: A fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale, wherein an embattled princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.
Cast: Ruth Bradley as “Grace”; Darius Campbell as “Shiro”; Chris Egan as “Garrick”; F. Murray Abraham as “Cyril; Meegan Warner as “Elizabeth”, Karen LeBlanc, Wendy Crewson, Alan Dale

 

DEVIOUS MAIDS
One-hour Drama
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: Marc Cherry
Director: Paul McGuigan
Executive Producers: Marc Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Paul Presburger, David Lonner, Larry Shuman, John Mass, Michael Garcia
Logline: Based on the Mexican format, this soap follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Ana Ortiz as Marisol; Dania Ramirez as “Rosie”; Roselyn Sanchez has been cast as “Carmen”; Judy Reyes as “Zoila”; Angelique Cabral’s as “Xaviera”; Rebecca Wisocky as “Evelyn”; Angelique Cabral as “Xaviera”; Edy Ganem as “Valentina”, Susan Lucci, Grant Show, Mariana Klaveno, Brianna Brown, Drew Van Acker, Brett Cullen, Tom Irwin, Amir Tali

 

UNT. EMMERICH & KLOSER PROJECT
One-hour Drama
Studio: ABC Studios
Writers:  Roland Emmerich, Harold Kloser
Executive Producers: Roland Emmerich, Harold Kloser, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper
Director:  Roland Emmerich
Logline: An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
Cast: Gabriella Wilde as “Wynter-Lee,” Max Thieriot as “Carter Henderson,” Yaya DaCosta as “Amy”; Linus Roache as “Senator Teras”; Martin Landau as “Mr. Armin; Laila Robins as “Angelica Teras”; Monique Curnen as “Agent Meyers”

 

GILDED LILYS
One-hour Drama
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: KJ Steinberg
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, KJ Steinberg
Director:  Brian Kirk
Logline: An epic love story, a vicious rivalry and a scandalous secret unfold against the backdrop of the opening of New York’s first luxury hotel.
Cast: Blythe Danner as “Caroline”; Sarah Bolger as “Violet;” Madeline Zima as “Abigail”; Brían F. O’Byrne as “Edwin Falterhaus Lily”; Matt Long as “John Kidd”, Brigid Brannagh as “Elizabeth” Maury Sterling as “Jasper”; Matt Lauria for “Charlie”, John Barrowman

 

GOTHAM
One-hour Drama
Studio:  20th Century Fox Television
Writer: Michael Green
Executive Producer: Michael Green, Erwin Stoff
Director: Francis Lawrence
Logline: After pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, a female cop discovers a magical world that exists within New York City.  A world that goes unseen by normal humans, and takes all of the familiar NY landmarks and reinvents them in a magical otherworldly manner.
Cast: Megan Ketch, Barry Sloane, Lennie James, Brian Cox

 

THE LAST RESORT
One-hour Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Writers: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek
Executive Producers: Shawn Ryan, Karl Gajdusek, Marney Hochman Nash, Martin Campbell
Director: Martin Campbell
Logline: Renegade crew of a nuclear submarine go on the run after defying an order given under strange and suspicious circumstances to deploy their weapons. They seek refuge at a NATO listening post and declare themselves the world’s smallest sovereign nation with nuclear capability. They then face the challenges of creating a new society while monitoring the movements of the world’s militaries.
Cast: Andre Braugher as “Marcus Chaplin”; Daisy Betts as “Grace”; Dan Lissing as “Seal Officer James King”; Camille De Pazzis as “Sophie”; Sahr Ngaujau as “Mayor Julian Serrat”; Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair; Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal; Dichen Lachman as “Tani”

 

NASHVILLE
One-hour Drama
Studio: ABC Studios and Lionsgate
Writer: Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler
Executive Producers: Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler, Steve Buchanan/Grand Ole Opry (Gaylord Entertainment)
Director:  RJ Cutler
Logline: A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise.
Cast: Connie Britton, Sam Palladio as “Gunnar”; Clare Bowen as “Scarlett”; Jonathan Jackson as “Avery”; Powers Boothe as “Lamar”; Robert Wisdom as “Coleman Caldwell”; Hayden Panettiere as “Juliette”, Eric Close, Charles Esten

 

PENOZA 
One-hour Drama
Studio:  ABC Studios in association with Endemol Studios
Writer: Melissa Rosenberg
Executive Producers: Melissa Rosenberg, Alon Aranya, Howard Klein
Director: Mark Pellington
Logline: Based on the Dutch format, PENOZA centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.

Cast: Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Suleka Mathew, Jaime Ray Newman, Sterling Beaumon, Jacob Salvati, Erin Moriarty, Jakob Salvati, Anson Mount (guest star), Mido Hamada

 

SCRUPLES
One-hour drama
Studio:  Flame Ventures LLC in association with WBTV
Writers: Bob Brush, Mel Harris
Executive Producers: Bob Brush, Mel Harris, Tony Krantz, Natalie Portman, Annete Savitch
Director: Michael Sucsy
Logline: Based in the 1978 bestselling book, centers on a rich and powerful clothes designer in a world of sex, revenge and scandal.
Cast: Claire Forlani, Chad Michael Murray, Gary Cole, Karine Vanasse (second position to ABC’s Pan Am), Boris Kodjoe, Noot Seear, Jessica McNamee, Mimi Rogers (guest/recurring), Gilles Marini (guest/recurring)

 

ZERO HOUR
One-hour Drama
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: Paul Scheuring
Executive Producers: Paul Scheuring, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Dan McDermott
Director: Pierre Morel
Logline: A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptic magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
Cast: Anthony Edwards, Scott Michael Foster as “Arron”; Addison Timlin as “Rachel”, Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Jacinda Barrett

 

COMEDIES

AMERICAN JUDY
Single Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Executive Producers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, David Gardner, Peter Principato, Paul Young
Producer: Judy Greer, Mimi Kennedy, Elaine Hendrix, Jadon Sand, Madison Lintz
Logline: Centers on a cosmopolitan woman who gets married and becomes a fish out of water in the suburbs having to juggle step-kids, her mother-in-law, and the ex-wife of her husband who also happens to be the town sheriff.
Cast: Judy Greer as “Judy”; Mimi Kennedy as “Judy One”; Elaine Hendrix as “The Sheriff”; Jadon Sand as “Chuck Norris”; Madison Lintz as “Annie”, Ken Marino, Erica Ash

 

COUNTER CULTURE
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios
Writer: Stephnie Weir
Executive Producers: Claudia Lonow, Stephnie Weir
Logline:  Three aging sisters who run their family diner together in West Texas find that sibling dynamics are always getting in the way of getting the job done.
Cast: Delta Burke, Kerri Kennedy, Margo Martindale as “Joyce” (second position to A Gifted Man), Doris Roberts as “Aunt Lee”, Luis Guzman, Briga Heelan

 

UNT. DAN FOGELMAN PROJECT
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio: ABC Studios
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Executive Producers: Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan, Chris Koch
Director: Chris Koch
Logline:  Family moves into a beautiful, surprisingly affordable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that all the neighbors are literally from another planet.
Cast: Lenny Venito as “Marty Weaver”; Simon Templeman as “Wilt Chamberlain”; Jami Gertz as “Debbie Weaver”; Toks Olagundoye as “Jackie Joyner-Kersee”; Tim Jo as “Joe Montana”; Isabella Cramp as “Abby Weaver”; Clara Mamet as “Amber Weaver; Ian Patrick as “Lennox Lewis”; Max Charles as “Max Weaver”

 

HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio:  20th Century Fox and Imagine Television
Writer: Claudia Lonow
Executive Producers: Claudia Lonow, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Logline: Polly, a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.
Cast: Sarah Chalke as “Polly”; Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, Orlando Jones, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston, Rebecca Delgado Smith

 

UNT. KARI LIZER PROJECT
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio:  WBTV
Writer: Kari Lizer
Executive Producer: Kari Lizer

Director: Craig Zisk
Logline: Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne, a high-powered executive who has dominated corporate America for years, faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.
Cast: Mary McCormack as “Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne”, Greg Germann, Mo Gaffney, Aiden Potter, Sabrina Carpenter, Horatio Sanz

 

MALIBU COUNTRY
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: Kevin Abbott
Executive Producers: Kevin Abbott, Reba McEntire, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart, Narvel Blackstock
Director: John Pasquin
Logline: After her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba divorces him and moves her three lods and mom from Nashville to the only asset they have left – a little house in Malibu. There, she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
Cast: Reba McEntire as “Reba”; Lily Tomlin as “Shirley”; Sara Rue as “Kim”, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice, Owen Teague, Jai Rodriguez (recurring), Jeffrey Nordling (recurring)

 

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writers: Steven Craag, Brian Bradley
Executive Producers: Steven Craag, Brian Bradley
Logline: Based on the British format, the show follows the misadventures of two streetwise brothers who scrape by selling unreliable goods believing that at any moment they could become millionaires.
Cast:  John Leguizamo as “Del Trotter”; Dustin Ybarra as “Rodney”; Christopher Lloyd as “Jackie”; BJ Bales as “Trigger”, Wendi McLendon-Covey

 

PRAIRIE DOGS
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Executive Producers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Logline: Neil, an uncool cubicle worker (“prairie dog”) at one of the coolest companies in the world, is victim of identity theft. When he discovers the thief has created a much more fulfilling, kick ass life with his identity than he ever has, he engages the charismatic conman to help him change his life.
Cast:  Kal Penn as “Neil”; Michaela Watkins as “Imogene”; Dan Fogler as “Roj”; Dayo Okeniyi as “Mazi”; Charlotte Newhouse as “Charlotte”; Cary Elwes as “Rams”

 

THE SMART ONE
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio:  A Very Good Production in association with Warner Bros. Television
Writer: Donald Todd
Executive Producers: Donald Todd, Ellen DeGeneres, Lauren Corrao
Logline: Portia de Rossi stars as a brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl…and now big-city Mayor.
Cast: Portia de Rossi as “Jude”; Jean Smart as “Helen”; Malin Akerman as “Candy”; David Arquette as“Buddy”, Matt Oberg, Stephanie Beatriz

 

AWESOMETOWN AKA DUSTY GOES TO AWESOMETOWN (form. UNTITLED ADAM SZTYKIEL PROJECT)    
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio:  20th Century Fox Television     
Writer: Adam Sztykiel
Executive Producer: Sean Perrone, Aaron Kaplan
Co-Producer:  Adam Sztykiel

Director: Jesse Peretz
Logline: A raw, hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern 20-something relationships.
Cast: Ben Rappaport Nick Kocher as “Andrew”, “; James Earl III as “Oliver”; Amanda Crew as “Sam”, Dennis Miller, Brett Gelman

 

UNT. MANDY MOORE PROJECT    
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio:  20th Century Fox Television     
Writer: Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub
Executive Producer: Bob Fisher, Stacy Traub, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements
Executive Producer/Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: John Leshay
Logline: Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family.
Cast:  Mandy Moore as “Annie”; Erinn Hayes as “Kate”; Majandra Delfino as “Sarah”, Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller, Nelson Franklin, Ravi Patel, Mike Castle

 

RED VAN MAN (form. WHITE VAN MAN)
Single-Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writer: Bobby Bowman
Executive Producers: Bobby Bowman, Mark Gordon, Andrea Shay, Paul Buccieri
Logline: Based on the British format WHITE VAN MAN, the show centers on a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father.
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer as “Jack”; JK Simmons as “Tony”; Jonny Pemberton as “Mason”; Edi Gathegi as “Darren”; Leah Remini as “Terry”

 

THE MANZANIS
Multi-Camera Comedy
Studio:  ABC Studios
Writers: Marco Pennette, Dave Flebotte
Executive Producers: Marco Pennette, Dave Flebotte, JoAnn Alfano, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Weinberg
Logline: Kirstie Alley stars as Angela Manzani, an opinionated wife/mother who, along with her Italian American husband, Nick Manzani (Michael Rispoli), and their 3 kids moves to a quiet New Jersey neighborhood where they clash with their new, WASPy neighbors.
Cast: Kirstie Alley, Michael Rispoli, Rhea Perlman, Robert Costanzo

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