2016-17 NBC New Series
THE GOOD PLACE
STUDIO: Universal TV/3 Arts Entertainment/Fremulon
TEAM: Mike Schur (w, ep), David Miner (ep), Drew Goddard (d)
LOGLINE: Centers on a woman wrestling with what it means to be good.
CAST: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, D’Arcy Carden
STUDIO: Universal TVLittle Stranger/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Tracey Wigfield (w, ep), Tina Fey (ep), Robert Carlock (ep), David Minor (ep), Beth McCarthy-Miller (d)
LOGLINE: When Katie, an up-and-coming news producer, finds out her overbearing mom has rejoined the workforce as an intern at the station where Katie works, it might just be the worst news ever. But, with her biggest cheerleader at her side, Katie might finally get the recognition she deserves.
CAST: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins, Horatio Sanz
MARLON STUDIO: Universal TV/Wayans Brothers Entertainment/Bicycle Path Productions/3 Arts
TEAM: Chris Moynihan (w, ep, sr), Marlon Wayans (ep), Rick Alvarez (ep), Michael Rotenberg (ep), Andy Ackerman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon, family really always does come first — even if he’s the biggest kid of all. Loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans’ life.
CAST: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Michael Patrick Jann (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set in the universe of DC Comics, the workplace comedy centers on Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right — even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers.
CAST: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk
TRIAL & ERROR (single camera)
STUDIO: Barge Productions & Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros TV
TEAM: Jeff Astrof (w, ep), Matt Miller (w, ep), Jeffrey Blitz (d)
LOGLINE: A fish-out-of-water comedy centered on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal who heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife.
CAST: Nick D’Agosto, Steven Boyer, John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Krysta Rodriguez
THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTIONSTUDIO: Sony TV, Davis Entertainment
TEAM: Jon Bokenkamp (w, ep), John Eisendrath (w, ep), John Fox (ep), John Davis (ep), Michael Dinner (d)
LOGLINE: Undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch. While on the hunt for Liz’s attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
CAST: Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress, Adrian Martinez
STUDIO: Universal TV/Wolf Films
TEAM: Dick Wolf (ep), Matt Olmstead (ep), Michael Brandt (ep), Derek Haas (ep), Arthur Forney (ep), Danielle Gelber (ep), Mark Tinker (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Jean de Segonzac (d)
LOGLINE: Fourth installment of Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise revolves around Chicago State’s Attorney’s team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice.
CAST: Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter, Jon Seda
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: David Schulner (w, ep), Shaun Cassidy (ep), Tarsem Singh (d)
LOGLINE: A modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones. In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy.
CAST: Vincent D’Onofrio, Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell
STUDIO: Universal TV/David Janollari Entertainment
TEAM: Monica Owuso-Breen (w, ep), David Janollari (ep), Niels Arden Oplev (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hitmen, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family. Based on the book trilogy by Charlaine Harris.
CAST: François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez, Sean Bridgers, Jason Lweis
STUDIO: EuropaCorp TV/Universal TV
TEAM: Alexander Cary (w, ep, sr), Luc Besson (ep), Matthew Gross (ep), Edouard de Vesinne (ep), Thomas Anargyros (ep), Adam Graves (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Modern-day prequel to the feature franchise about retired CIA operative Bryan Mills’ one-man mission to save his kidnapped daughter. The new project depicts how a young Mills develops his particular skill set.
CAST: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Monique Gabriela Curnen, James Landry Hebert, Michael Irby, Brooklyn Sudano, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Jennifer Marsala, Simu Liu
THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTIONSTUDIO: Sony TV, Davis Entertainment
TEAM: Jon Bokenkamp (w, ep), John Eisendrath (w, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), Michael Dinner (d)
LOGLINE: Tom Keen joins forces with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch.
CAST: Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress
THIS IS USSTUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV
TEAM: Dan Fogelman (w, ep), John Requa (d, ep), Glenn Ficarra (d, ep), Jess Rosenthal (ep), Charlie Gogolak (ep)
LOGLINE: Dramedy follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways.
CAST: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Ron Cephas Jones, Jon Huertas
TIMELESSSTUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Davis Entertainment/Kripke Enterprises/MiddKid Productions
TEAM: Eric Kripke (w, ep), Shawn Ryan (w, ep, sr), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), Marney Hochman (ep), Neil Marshall (d, ep)
LOGLINE: An unlikely trio travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
CAST: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, Claudia Doumit
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