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2018-19 ABC New Series


THE CONNERS (working title)
STUDIO: Werner Entertainment
TEAM: Tom Werner (ep), Sara Gilbert (ep), Bruce Helford (ep, sr), Dave Caplan (w, ep), Bruce Rasmussen (w, ep), Tony Hernandez (ep)
LOGLINE: Roseanne spinoff will pick up after the sudden turn of events that left the Conner family without its matriarch, Roseanne Conner. Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. grapple with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.
CAST: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Jayden Rey, Ames McNamara, Emma Kenney, Maya Lynne Robinson

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (single camera)
TEAM: Tim Doyle (w, ep), Randall Einhorn (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the 1970s, an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigates changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.
CAST: Michael Cudlitz, Mary McCormack, Jack Gore, Sam Straley, Caleb MArtin Foote, Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Barth, Andy Walken, Sawyer Barth, Santino Barnard

SCHOOLED (single camera)
STUDIO: Sony TV/Happy Madison/Exhibit A
TEAM: Marc Firek (w, ep), Adam F. Goldberg (w, ep), Doug Robinson (ep), Seth Gordon (ep), Jay Chandrasekhar (d)
LOGLINE: Set in the 1990s, it follows the faculty of William Penn Academy – led by Principal Glascott, Coach Mellor and Lainey Lewis – who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
CAST: Tim Meadows, Bryan Callen, AJ Michalka, Brett Dier

SINGLE PARENTS (single camera)
STUDIO: 2oth Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: J.J. Philbin (w, ep), Liz Meriwether (ep), Katherine Pope (ep), Jason Winer (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on one another as they raise their kids, look for love and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of one another.
CAST: Jake Choi, Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, Sadie Hazelett, Grace Hazelett, Devin Trey Campbell


STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville
TEAM: Elizabeth Craft (w, ep), Sarah Fain (w, ep), Marcia Clark (w, ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Larysa Kondracki (d)
LOGLINE: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to L.A. to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars?
CAST: Robin Tunney, Merrin Dungey, Breckin Meyer, Mouzam Makkar, Scott Cohen, Marc Blucas, Adam Rayner, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alex Saxon, Chasten Harmon (recurring), Vannessa Vasquez (recurring)

STUDIO: ABC Studios/UnbeliEVAble/Beta
TEAM: Brian Tanen (w, ep), Eva Longoria (ep), Ben Spector (ep), Oliver Bachert (ep), Christian Gock (ep), Ramon Campos (ep), Teresa Fernandez-Valdes (ep), Ken Olin (d)
LOGLINE: Soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel revolves around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Based on the Spanish format.
CAST: Demián Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Chris Warren, Denyse Tontz, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Shalim Ortiz, Bryan Craig, Anne Winters, Justina Adorno, Feliz Ramirez, Justina Adorno

STUDIO: ABC Studios/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: DJ Nash (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), James Griffiths (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living.
CAST: David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, James Roday, Stephanie Szostak, Lizzy Greene, Grace Park

STUDIO: Entertainment One/ABC Studios
TEAM: Alexi Hawley (w, ep), Nathan Fillion (ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Nicholas Pepper (ep), Michelle Chapman (ep), Jon Steinberg (ep), Liz Friedlander (d, ep)
LOGLINE: John Nolan is the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable small-town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count. Inspired by a true story.
CAST: Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz, Mercedes Mason

STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/Doozer Productions
TEAM: Dave Hemingson (w, ep), Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep), Peter Atencio (d, ep), Scott Foley (p)
LOGLINE: After an emotional breakup, FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and one other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
CAST: Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Vir Das


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