2016-17 The CW New Series
MADTV (straight to series; 8 episodes)
TEAM: David E. Salzman (ep, sr), Marc Teitelbaum (ep), John Montgomery (ep)
LOGLINE: A revival of the original series which ran for 14 seasons on Fox. The new series will feature MadTV‘s signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor and star up-and-coming comedy voices. Also will feature special appearances from returning cast members of the original series as hosts of each episode.
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/Electus Entertainment
TEAM: Corinne Brinkerhoff (w, ep), Maggie Friedman (w. ep), Scott McCabe (w), Tory Stanton (w), Ben Silverman (ep), Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE: A risk-averse quality-control assessor falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent. They embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, with comedic and poignant results.
CAST: Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, Jonathan Langdon
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Lin Pictures
TEAM: Jeremy Carver (w, ep, sr), Toby Emmerich (ep), John Rickard, (ep), Dan Lin (ep), Jennifer Gwartz (ep), Brad Anderson (d)
LOGLINE: In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.
CAST: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Daniel Bonjour
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Jon Goldwater (ep), Lee Toland Krieger (d)
LOGLINE: Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
CAST: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick, Robin Givens
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