2018-19 NBC New Series
STUDIO: Universal Television/Fremulon/3 Arts
TEAM: Josh Malmuth (w, ep), Mike Schur (ep), David Miner (ep), Pamela Fryman (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Abby’s is an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.
CAST: Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, Neil Flynn
STUDIO: Universal Television/Paper Kite Productions/CannyLads Productions/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Aseem Batra (w, ep), Amy Poehler (ep), Dave Becky (ep), Julie Anne Robinson (d, ep), Josh Maurer (ep)
LOGLINE: Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she’s not perfect. In fact, she’s just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that’s OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly.
CAST: Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, James Buckley
THE ENEMY WITHIN
STUDIO: Universal Television.
TEAM: Ken Woodruff (w, ep), Vernon Sanders (ep), Mark Pellington (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence focuses on former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most hated woman in America, who is brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the United States today.
CAST: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Noah Mills
STUDIO: Universal Television/NBCU International Television Studio/Heyday Television
TEAM: Moira Kirland (w, ep), David Heyman (ep), Nancy Cotton (ep), Charlotte Sieling (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not.
CAST: Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan, Paul Blackthorne
STUDIO: Compari Entertainment/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Jeff Rake (w, ep), Robert Zemeckis (ep), Jack Rapke (ep), David Frankel (d, ep), Jackie Levine (co-ep)
LOGLINE: A plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.
CAST: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur
NEW AMSTERDAMSTUDIO: Universal TV/Pico Creek Productions
TEAM: David Schulner (w, ep), Peter Horton (d, ep), Dr. Eric Manheimer (p)
LOGLINE: Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, it follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
CAST: Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher, Tyler Labine
STUDIO: Universal Television/6107 Productions
TEAM: Mike Daniels (w, ep), Minkie Spiro (d, ep), Jessica Rhodes (ep)
LOGLINE: Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it.
CAST: Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint, Grace Van Dien