NBC 2012

COMEDY

ANIMAL KINGDOM
single-camera
Studio: Universal Television/American Work
Writer/Executive Producer: Brian Gatewood
W/EP: Alex Tanaka
EP/Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
EP: Ravi Nandan
EP: Scot Armstrong
Logline: A single-camera office comedy centered on a “House”-like veterinarian, who loves animals but usually hates their owners (especially the new woman who runs the clinic).
Cast: Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Amy Huberman

 

1600 PENN
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
Writers/EP Josh Gad, Jon Lovett; Director/EP Jason Winer
Logline: What happens when you’re the most ordinary family in the world but your father is the president of the United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.
Cast: Josh Gad, Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac (replaced Brittany Snow), Andre Holland, Amara Miller

 

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
single-camera
Studio: Universal Television/Deedle Dee Prod/3 Arts/ Big Talk
W/EP: Greg Daniels
EP/D: Ken Kwapis
EP: Howard Klein
Logline: Based on the UK format, this single-camera comedy about a quirky family that has dinner together every Friday night is adapted by Emmy-winning creator Greg Daniels
Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Allison Janney, Kevin Bigley, Gil Ozeri, Aya Cash, Gary Anthony Williams

 

GO ON
single-camera
Studio: Universal Television
W/EP: Scott Silveri
EP/D: Todd Holland
EP: Karey Burke
Logline: While an irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss, he reluctantly finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
Cast: Matthew Perry, Laura Benati, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Allison Miller (second position to Terra Nova), Khary Payton

 

UNTITLED HILARY WINSTON
single-camera
Studio: Sony Pictures TV
W/EP: Hilary Winston
EP: Jamie Tarses
EP: Julia Franz
Logline: After being dumped by her fiancé, a shy, focused woman leans on her co-workers to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge.
Cast: Sarah Wright, Mena Suvari, Kyle Howard, Aubrey Dollar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Joanna Kerns

 

ISABEL
single-camera
Studio: Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment & Sphere Media & Dark Toy
W/EP: Howard Busgang and Tom Nursall
EP/D: Todd Holland
EP: Aaron Kaplan
EP: Jocelyn Deshenes
EP: Karey Burke
Logline: Marcia Gay Harden and Kevin Nealon are the parents in this comedy centering on an otherwise normal middle-class family that wrestles with the challenges of everyday life while raising a 10-year-old daughter who just might have some magical qualities.
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Kevin Nealon, Sophia Schloss, Abigail Mavity, Skyler Gisondo

 

SUSAN 313 (form. THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROJECT)
Studio: 20th & Imagine Television
Executive Producer/Writer/Star: Sarah Silverman
EP/W: Dan Sterling
EP/W: Jon Schroeder
EP/Director: Ken Kwapis
EP: Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
EP: Francie Calfo
Logline: Sarah Silverman stars as a 30something woman who tries to return to her old life (and apartment) after a breakup, ready to pick up where she left off.  Of course things aren’t going to be quite that simple.
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Harris Wittels, June Raphael, Tig Notaro, Ken Leung, Jeff Goldblum (guest star)

 

SAVE ME (Sony and Original Film & Television)
(single camera)
W/EP: John Scott Shepherd
EP/D: Scott Winant
EP: Neal Moritz
EP: Vivian Cannon
Logline: Anne Heche stars as a woman who lets herself – and her marriage – go until she undergoes an “awakening” that transforms her spiritually and physically into a desirable and outspoken woman who just might be channeling god.
Cast: Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns, Madison Davenport

 

THE NEW NORMAL
Studio: 20th & Ryan Murphy Prods.
EP/W/D: Ryan Murphy
EP/W: Allison Adler
Logline: Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon) stars in this heartwarming blended family comedy about a gay couple and the young woman who becomes their surrogate.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Bebe Wood

 

NEXT CALLER PLEASE (Universal Television & Lionsgate Television)
EP: Stephen Falk
D: Marc Buckland
Logline: A single-camera gender comedy focusing on a brash alpha male DJ and his new, plucky, feminist co-host set in the offices of a satellite radio station.
Cast: Dane Cook, Collette Wolfe, Joy Osmanski, Ryan Devlin

 

TABLE FOR THREE (form. DADDY’S GIRLS
Studio: 20th Century Fox TV/Kapital Entertainment
multi-camera
W/EP: Dana Klein
EP: Aaron Kaplan
D: Pam Fryman
Logline: A young woman returns home from overseas to find that her father is seriously dating the “mean girl” from high school.
Cast: Scott Bakula, Christine Woods, Nicky Whelan, Brenda Song, Cedric Yarbrough

 

DOWNWARDLY MOBILE
multi-camera
20th Century Fox TV
W/EP: Eric Gilliland
W/EP: Roseanne Barr
EP: John Argent
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are back together again in a comedy set in a mobile home park in which Roseanne is the outspoken proprietor and den mother to an array of characters.
Cast: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Romy Rosemont, Mary Birdsong, Salli Richardson, Greg Cromer, Jason Antoon, Kendra Jain, Hector Duran

 

UNTITLED JIMMY FALLON
multi-camera
Studio: Universal Television/Holiday Road
W/EP: Charlie Grandy
EP: Jimmy Fallon
EP: Amy Ozols
D: Scott Ellis
Logline: Three 30-something guys enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven’t grown up themselves.
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tempestt Bledsoe, Zach Cregger, Courtney Henggeler

LADYFRIENDS aka UNTITLED KARI LIZER
multi-camera
Studio: Warner Bros
W/EP: Kari Lizer
D: Scott Ellis
Logline: What happens between two lifelong girlfriends when one of them gets married and there’s now a new husband in the mix?
Cast: Andrea Anders, Minnie Driver, Rachel Dratch, Danny Comden, Josh Hopkins (second position to ABC’s Cougar Town), Tymberlee Hill

 

DRAMA PILOTS

BAD GIRLS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Prods. & Shed Media U.S.
EP: John Wells
EP: Andrew Stearn
EP/W: Nancy Pimental
D: John Dahl
Logline: From the producers of SHAMELESS, and adapted from the long-running UK hit series of the same name, BAD GIRLS follows the ins-and-outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates – some mothers, some friends—who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and the outside.
Cast: Jaime Pressly (second position to Fox’s I Hate My Teenager Daughter), Jurnee Smollett, Amy Smart, Karolina Wydra, Rick Gonzalez, Zoe Boyle, Tracee Ellis Ross

 

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Studio: Universal Television & ABC Studios
W/EP: Michael McDonald
EP: Robert M. Sertner
Co-EP: Kate Garwood
D/EP: Stephen Hopkins
Logline: An imaginative and thematically rich ensemble “what if” drama set 10 minutes in the future where families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population — that is until some of the mechanicals begin to “awaken.”
Cast: James Murray, Patrick Heusinger, Frances Conroy, Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madisen Beatey, Cody Christian, David Conrad, Tovah Feldshuh, Ernie Hudson (guest/recurring)

 

CHICAGO FIRE
Studio: Universal Television/Wolf Films
W/EP: Derek Haas
W/EP: Michael Brandt
EP: Dick Wolf
EP: Danielle Gelber
EP: Peter Jankowski
Logline: From the writing team of 3:10 to Yuma comes this action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department.
Cast: Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren German, Teri Reeves, Merle Dandridge

 

COUNTY
Studio: Universal Television
W/EP: Jason Katims
D: Jeff Reiner
Logline: Emmy-winning creator Jason Katims takes us into the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators, in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising LA County Hospita
Cast: Jason Ritter, Aimee Garcia, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Imperioli, Jess Weixler, Agam Darshi, Norbert Leo Butz

 

DO NO HARM
Studio: Universal Television
W/EP: David Schulner
EP: Peter Traugott
EP: Rachel Kaplan
Co-EP/D: Michael Mayer
Logline: A brilliant neurosurgeon wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and professional life.
Cast: Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas

 

THE FRONTIER
Studio: Sony & Prospect Park
W/EP: Shaun Cassidy
EP/D: Thomas Schlamme
NW/EP: Jeff Kwatinetz
NW/EP: Josh Barry
Logline:  In an intense tale of survival a group of disparate travelers embark on an incredible cross-country adventure through the west where danger stalks them at every turn.
Cast: Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Gina Bramhill, Chaske Spencer, Erik Jensen, Clancy Brown, Mustafa Shakir, Nathan Gamble

 

MIDNIGHT SUN
Studio: Universal Television
W/EP: Lisa Zwerling
EP: Peter Traugott
EP: Rachel Kaplan, Alon Aranya, Efrat Shmayadron, (United Studios)
EP: Minit Toovi (Hot Distribution)
EP: Noah Stollman & Oded Davidoff (creators of the original Israeli series)
Logline: This thriller follows the mysterious disappearance of a group living on a commune in Alaska. Based on an acclaimed Israeli format, a female FBI cult specialist starts an investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy.
Cast: Julia Stiles, Titus Welliver, Michael Raymond-James, Connor O’Farrell, Emma Bell, Daniella Pineda, David Harbour, Alexia Fast, Oz Zehavi, Lucia Walters

 

MOCKINGBIRD LANE (THE MUNSTERS) (pushed to June)
Studio: Universal Television/Bad Hat Harry Prods.
W/EP: Bryan Fuller
EP/D: Bryan Singer
EP: John Wirth
Logline: From writer-executive producer Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and the director of the X Men movies comes an imaginative reinvention of “The Munsters” as a visually spectacular one-hour drama from Universal Television.
Cast: Eddie Izzard, Charity Wakefield

 

REVOLUTION
Studio: Warner Brothers Television Studios & Bad Robot
W/EP: Eric Kripke
EPS: J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
D: Jon Favreau
Logline: A high octane action drama from J.J. Abrams following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
Cast: Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise

 

NOTORIOUS
Studio: Universal Television, BermanBraun
W/EP Liz Heldens; EPs Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein
Logline: An opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
Cast: Meagan Good, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber, Neil Jackson, Katherine LaNasa

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