Comedy

SHERMAN’S SHOWCASE
Ordered straight to series; eight episodes for 2019
STUDIO: RadicalMedia/Get Lifted Film Co.
TEAM: Bashir Salahuddin (w, ep), Diallo Riddle (w, ep), John Legend (ep)
LOGLINE: Sherman McDaniel takes viewers through time via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical/variety show. It’s music, comedy, games and dancing, with an exuberant host who’s been with the show throughout its run.
HOST: Sherman McDaniel

YEAR OF THE RABBIT
Ordered straight to series; six episodes for 2019
STUDIO: Objective Fiction
TEAM: Matt Berry (w, ep), Andy Riley (w), Kevin Cecil (w), Ben Taylor (d),
LOGLINE: VictorianDetective Inspector Rabbitt, a hardened, seen-it-all booze-hound who’s seen it all, and his hapless, new by-the-books partner, investigating a local murder, the chief of police’s lewd but insightful adoptive daughter, played by Chewing Gum’s Susan Wokoma, becomes the country’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.
CAST: Matt Barry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma