BESTIES Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: ABC Signature Studios
TEAM: Kenya Barris (w, ep), Ranada Shepard (w, ep),
LOGLINE: Explores friendship, identity, race and class as two lifelong best friends use each other to get through some of the toughest challenges that they will ever face – figuring out who they are and who they want to be.
EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAYSTUDIO: Avalon Television/Freeform Studios
TEAM: Josh Thomas (w, ep), David Martin (ep), Jon Thoday (ep), Richard Allen-Turner (ep), Stephanie Swedlove, Kevin Whyte
LOGLINE: Nicholas is a typical 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, but he’s not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, one of which has autism. However, when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.
CAST: Josh Thomas
GIRLS CODESTUDIO: Paramount Television/Anonymous Content/Feigco Entertainment
TEAM: Kim Rosenstock (w, ep), Paul Feig (d, ep), and Jessie Henderson (ep), Joy Gorman Wettels (ep), Steve Golin (ep), Dan Magnante (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Follows the odd-couple partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.
CAST: Sophia Di Martino, Kirby Howell-Baptiste
NOW & THENSTUDIO: Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Shawn Wines (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep)
LOGLINE: A group of old college friends who’ve lost touch over the years is brought back together unexpectedly for one wild night, only to be given a new lease on life and friendship. Reuniting as friends gives them the opportunity to discover who they always promised one another they would be.
CAST: Myko Olivier, Mia Serafino, Punam Patel, Brandon Mychal Smith, James Earl, Ana Cruz Kayne
MISFITSSTUDIO: ABC Signature/Fake Empire
TEAM: Diane Ruggiero-Wright (w, ep, sr), Josh Schwartz (ep), Stephanie Savage (ep), Howard Overman (ep), Murray Ferguson (ep), Victoria “Vic” Mahoney (d), Lis Rowinski (co-p)
LOGLINE: Young offenders in a community service program develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. Based on the UK series.
CAST: Ashleigh Lathrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald, Jake Cannavale
MOTHERLAND STUDIO: Freeform Studios/Gary Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Eliot Laurence (w), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Kevin Messick (ep), Steven A. Adelson (d)
LOGLINE: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, the project follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.
CAST: Taylor Hickson, Kelcey Mawema, Jessica Sutton, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: THE PERFECTIONISTS
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Alloy Entertainment/Long Lake Media/Warner Horizon Scripted Television
TEAM: I. Marlene King (w, ep, co-sr), Leslie Morgenstein (ep), Gina Girolamo (ep), Charlie Craig (ep, co-sr), Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set in the town of Beacon Heights, where everything seems perfect, from its top-tier college to its overachieving residents. But nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi.
CAST: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson, Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Graeme Thomas King, Kelly Rutherford, Hayley Erin