STUDIO: Universal Television/Broadway Video
TEAM: Mike O’Brien (w, ep), Seth Meyers (ep), Mike Showmaker (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep)
LOGLINE: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
CAST: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Birelle, Nick Peine, Jean Villepique
STUDIO: Universal TV/Kaling International/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Charlie Grandy (w, ep), Mindy Kaling (w, ep), Howard Klein (ep), Michael Spiller (d)
LOGLINE: Vince is a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince’s teenage son is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.
CAST: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia, Mindy Kaling
WILL AND GRACE
STUDIO: Universal TV
TEAM: Max Mutchnick (w, ep), David Kohan (w, ep), James Burrows (ep, d)
LOGLINE: Will, Grace, Karen and Jack are back 10 years later.
CAST: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes
THE BRAVESTUDIO: Universal TV/Keshet Studios
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Brad Anderson (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes. While DIA Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
CAST: Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Hadi Tabbal
STUDIO: Universal TV/Amblin
TEAM: Jenna Bans (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Dean Parisot (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
CAST: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Mae Whitman, Retta, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson
LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME – THE MENENDEZ MURDERS
STUDIO: Universal TV/Wolf Entertainment
TEAM: Rene Balcer (w, ep), Dick Wolf (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Lesli Linka Glatter (d)
LOGLINE: Focuses on Lyle and Erik Menendez, brothers who killed their parents in 1989, claiming they had suffered a lifetime of abuse from them. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries — there was one trial but two separate juries, one for each brother — the young men later were re-tried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.
CAST: Edie Falco, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Gus Halper, Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, Sam Jaeger, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Constance Marie, Carlos Gomez, Sterling Beaumon, Molly Hagan, Dominic Flores, Josh Charles, Lolita Davidovich, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, Larry Cedar
STUDIO: Universal Television/Amblin Television
TEAM: Mickey Fisher (w, ep, sr), Brooklyn Weaver (ep), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (d, ep), Jaume Collet-Serra (d)
LOGLINE: A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
CAST: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris
STUDIO: Universal TV/True Jack Productions/Seller Suarez Productions
TEAM: Jason Katims (w, ep), Michelle Lee (ep), Jeffrey Seller (ep), Flody Suarez (ep), Mike Cahill (d, ep)
LOGLINE: When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by Lou Volpe as chronicled in the book Drama High.
CAST: Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, Shirley Rumierk, Stephanie J. Block (recurring) and Mark Tallman (recurring)