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2019-20 ABC New Series

Upfronts

Comedy

MIXED-ISH (single camera)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Peter Saji (w, ep), Kenya Barris (w, ep), Tracee Ellis Ross (ep), Randall Winston (ep), Brian Dobbins (ep), Laurence Fishburne (ep), Helen Sugland (ep), Anthony Anderson (ep)
LOGLINE: Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong.
CAST: Arica Himmel, Tika Sumpter, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Ethan Childress

UNITED WE FALL (multi camera)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (w, ep), Julia Gunn (ep), Seth Gordon (ep), Mark Cendrowski (d)
LOGLINE: Multi-cultural family sitcom that shows how, when two people with young children and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible.
CAST: Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane Curtin, Ella Grace Helton

Drama

THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY
STUDIO: Universal Television/ABC Studios/Keshet Studios
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), David Frankel (d, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Becky Hartman Edwards (ep), Assi Azar (ep)
LOGLINE: Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?
CAST: Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gomez, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Vidal, Belissa Escobedo, Michelle Veintimilla, David Del Rio

EMERGENCE
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Michele Fazekas (w, ep), Tara Butters (w, ep), Paul McGuigan (d, ep), Robert Atwood (p)
LOGLINE: A sheriff takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
CAST: Allison Tolman, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., Zabryna Guevara, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown

FOR LIFE (fka Untitled Hank Sternberg/Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Project)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios/G-Unit Film & Television/Doug Robinson Productions
TEAM: Hank Steinberg (w, ep), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (ep), Isaac Wright Jr. (ep), Doug Robinson (ep), Alison Greenspan (ep), George Tillman Jr. (d)
LOGLINE: Serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. Told through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, it also examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
CAST: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Boris McGiver, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dorian Missick

UNTITLED COBIE SMULDERS PROJECT (fka Stumptown)
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Jason Richman (w, ep), Ruben Fleischer (ep), Dave Bernad (ep), Greg Rucka (ep), Matthew Southworth (ep), Justin Greenwood (ep), James Griffiths (d)
LOGLINE: Dex Parios is a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, OR. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hard-core criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series.
CAST: Cobie Smulders, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim, Michael Ealy

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