Disney Channel: Comedy/Kids
TEAM: Brenda Hampton (w, ep), Steven K. Tsuchida (d)
LOGLINE: Follows the unlikely friendship between two girls who are forced together in a new “Friends Program” in their middle school: Daisy, the Queen Bee, who isn’t used to being told the truth, and Zoe, a girl on the autism spectrum who would rather fly solo and can’t help do anything but that. They are completely different but find out they have more in common than they thought.
CAST: Stacy Wiener, Dora Dolphin, Cameron Caulfield, Faly Rakotohavan, Noah Ziggy James, Amy Farrington
AMPHIBIA Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Lakeshore Productions
TEAM: Matt Braly (ep), Matt Dearborn (ep), Tom Burkhard (ep), Hasraf Dulull (ep)
LOGLINE: Chronicles the adventures of Anne Boonchuy, a self-centered 13-year-old who is magically transported to the fictitious world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. With the help of an excitable young frog named Sprig, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life.
FAST LAYNEOrdered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: Lakeshore Productions/Disney Television Animation
TEAM: Travis Braun (w, co-ep), Matt Dearborn (ep), Tom Burkhard (ep), Hasraf Dulull (ep)
LOGLINE: Revolves around a private-equity manager and his government-appointed compliance monitor
CAST: Sophie Pollono, Sofia Rosinsky, Brandon Rossel, Winslow Fegley
GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLESOrdered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: Gabby Productions
TEAM: Mike Alber (w, ep, sr), Gabe Snyder (w, ep, sr), Joe Nussbaum (ep), Nzingha Stewart (d)
LOGLINE: Gabby Duran constantly feels like she’s living in the shadows of her uber-polished, successful mother and whip-smart younger sister. She finally finds her moment to shine when she inadvertently lands an out-of-this-world job to babysit an unruly group of very important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth with their families, disguised as everyday kids. Fearless and unapologetically bold, Gabby steps up to the challenge to protect these youngsters and their secret identities and prove she’s the best babysitter in the galaxy. Based on the novel by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners.
CAST: Kylie Cantrall, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Coco Christo, Nathan Lovejoy, Valery Ortiz, Farris (recurring)
STUDIO: Kenwood TV Productions
TEAM: Adam Small (w, ep, sr), Trevor Moore (w, ep, sr)
LOGLINE: A unique scripted/improvisational hybrid centered around the blended Bennett-Blatt family that includes the live participation of the studio audience.
CAST: Kaylin Hayman,Suzi Barrett, Ramon Reed, Tobie Windham
THE OWL HOUSE Ordered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: Disney Television Animation
TEAM: Dana Terrace (ep)
LOGLINE: Horror-comedy follows Luz, a self-assured teenage human girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm. There she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.
SADIE SPARKS Ordered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: Brown Bag Films/Cyber Group Studios
TEAM: Bronagh O’Hanlon (d, ep), Rebecca Hobbs (w)
LOGLINE: 14-year-old Sadie finds out she has magical abilities and becomes a wizard-in-training, with the guidance and mentorship from a very old and very grumpy rabbit, Gilbert, who is sent to the human world from the Magical Realm to train Sadie and harness her volatile magical skills. Sadie must navigate the challenging world of high school, juggling exams while training to be a wizard.
CAST: Georgia Lock, Craig Revel-Horwood, Rufus Hound, Sammy Moore, Tyger Drew-Honey, Dominique Moore, Morwenna Banks, Laura Aikman, Dan Renton Skinner, Rufus Jones
Ordered straight to series for 2019
STUDIO: It’s A Laugh Productions
TEAM: Mark Reisman (w, ep)
LOGLINE: Sociable, goodhearted middle schooler Sydney Reynolds and her protective, doting and sometimes clueless single dad Max navigate the challenges of growing up. Set during two timeframes, decades apart, flashback scenes to young Max and his best friend Leo in the 1990s parallel many of the funny predicaments Sydney and her BFF Olive get themselves into. Aided by Sydney’s grandmother Judy, Sydney and Max come to realize that they have more in common than either realizes.
CAST: Ruth Righi, Reed Kesler, , Christian J. Simon, Ava Kolker, Caroline Rhea, Jackson Dollinger