Ordered straight to seriesSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Gary Sanchez/Funny or Die
TEAM: Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Patrick Brammall (ep), Trent O’Donnell (ep), Jason Burrows (ep), Joe Farrell (ep)
LOGLINE: Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust and celebrating the mundane, it follows follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together, two criminals who largely are kept in the dark, two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked and two Mexican tunnelers who are in way too small a space considering they’ve only just met. Based on anthe Australian series.
CAST: Patrick Bramhall, Tim Meadows
Ordered straight to seriesSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Anonymous Content
TEAM: Jason Mosberg (w), Matt DeRoss (ep), Alexandre Dauman (ep), Craig Zobel (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Mystery/thriller set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill, and point of view in each episode, paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town’s secrets get revealed.
CAST: John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger, Gracie Lawrence, Nike Kadri, Joshua Bitton, Hamilton Clancy, Ashlie Atkinson (recurring), Leslie Odom Jr. (recurring), Jeff Perry (recurring), Sturgill Simpson (recurring)
THE GOOD FIGHT
Ordered straight to series STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Scott Free Productions/King Size Productions
TEAM: Michelle King (ep), Robert King (ep), Ridley Scott (ep), David Zucker (ep), Liz Glotzer (ep), Brooke Kennedy (ep), Alison Cross (ep), Brooke Kennedy (d, ep), Phil Alden Robinson (w, ep; Episode 1)
LOGLINE: Picking up where CBS’ The Good Wife left off, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
CAST: Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Justin Bartha, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Erica Tazel, Bernadette Peters, Zach Grenier (guest), Gary Cole (guest), Jerry Adler (guest), Carrie Preston (guest)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
Ordered straight to seriesSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Secret Hideout/Living Dead Guy Productions/ Roddenberry Entertainment
TEAM: Alex Kurtzman (ep), Bryan Fuller (ep), Heather Kadin (ep), Gretchen J. Berg (ep), Aaron Harberts (ep), Akiva Goldsman (ep), Rod Roddenberry (ep), Trevor Roth (ep)
LOGLINE: New take on the Star Trek franchise with a new ship, new characters and new missions.
CAST: Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, Shazad Latif, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos
Ordered straight to seriesSTUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Scott Free Productions
TEAM: Mark Heyman (ep,) David DiGilio (ep,) Ridley Scott (ep,) David W. Zucker (ep) Clayton Krueger (co-ep), David Lowery (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the true story of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magic rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.
CAST: Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend