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2017-18 ABC New Series


ALEX, INC. (fka STARTUP; single camera)
STUDIO: Sony Television
TEAM: Matt Tarses (w, ep), Zach Braff (d, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), Chris Giliberti (ep), Alex Blumberg (ep), Matt Lieber (ep)
LOGLINE: Alex Schuman is an inquisitive journalist, husband and father who dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business. Based on the podcast.
CAST: Zach Braff, Tiya Sircar, Michael Imperioli, Hillary Anne Mathews, Chris Sacca

THE MAYOR (single camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Brownstone Productions/Bluegrass FanFare
TEAM: Jeremy Bronson (w, ep), Daveed Diggs (ep), Jamie Tarses (ep), Scott Stuber (ep), Dylan Clark (ep), James Griffiths (d, ep)
LOGLINE: When an outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.
CAST: Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Yvette Nicole Brown

ROSEANNE (revival; multi-camera)
STUDIO: Carsey-Werner Television
TEAM: Tom Werner (ep), Roseanne Barr (ep), Sara Gilbert (ep), Bruce Helford (ep, sr), Whitney Cummings (ep, sr), Tony Hernandez (ep)
LOGLINE: The Connors family returns in eight-episode limited series.
CAST: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke

STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Piece of Pie Productions/A Very Good Productions
TEAM: Emily Kapnek (w, ep), Ellen DeGeneres (ep), Jeff Kleeman (ep), Mette Heeno (ep), Mie Andreasen (ep), Hella Joof (ep), Dean Holland (d)
LOGLINE: The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Based on the 2016 Danish series.
CAST: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, Sander Thomas


TEAM: Dan Dworkin (w, ep), Jay Beattie (w, ep), Jason Reed (ep), Rob Bowman (d)
LOGLINE: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
CAST: Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D’Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris

STUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Quinn’s House/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Chris Fedak (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Martin Gero (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), David Nutter (d, ep), David Kwong (co-p)
LOGLINE: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.
CAST: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins, Vinnie Jones

TEAM: Paul William Davies (w, ep), Shonda Rhimes (ep), Betsy Beers (ep), Tom Verica (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka “The Mother Court,” legal drama follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution — as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.
CAST: Britne Olford, Lyndon Smith, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Anna Deavere Smith

STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: David Shore (w, ep), Daniel Dae Kim (ep), Sebastian Lee (ep), David Kim (ep), Erin Gunn (co-ep), Lindsay Goffman (co-ep), Seth Gordon (d)
LOGLINE: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
CAST: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Richard Schiff, Beau Garrett

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (fka The Gospel of Kevin)
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Fazekas & Butters
TEAM: Michele Fazekas (w, ep), Tara Butters (w, ep), Paul McGuigan (d), Robert Atwood (p)
LOGLINE: Kevin is a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
CAST: Jason Ritter, Cristela Alonzo, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East, J. August Richards

STUDIO: Marvel Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Scott Buck (w, ep, sr), Jeph Loeb (ep), Jim Chory (ep), Roel Reine (d)
LOGLINE: The Inhumans are a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, and the TV series will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
CAST: Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, Ellen Woglom

TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (held over from 2016)
STUDIO: Skydance Television
TEAM:  Tassie Cameron (w, ep, sr) Kyra Sedgwick (ep), Jill Littman (ep), David Ellison (ep), Dana Goldberg (ep) Marcy Ross (ep)
LOGLINE: Jane Sadler is an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. When her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night, Jane’s world — and her controversial police series — implodes. Life imitates art, everything’s a mystery, everyone has a secret, and no one can be trusted.
CAST: Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen, Felix Solis, Kick Gurry

STUDIO: ABC Studios/Shondaland
TEAM:  Stacy McKee (w,ep), Shonda Rhimes (ep), Betsy Beers (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of heroic Seattle firefighters — from the captain to the newest recruit. These brave men and women risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.



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