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2019-20 NBC New Series

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Comedy

INDEBTED (fka Uninsured)  (multi camera)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television
TEAM: Dan Levy (w, ep), Doug Robinson (ep)
LOGLINE: (Multi-camera) Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries and the question of who’s parenting who quickly become blurred.
CAST: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber, Fran Drescher, Jessy Hodges

THE KENAN SHOW (single camera)
STUDIO: Universal Television/Broadway Video
TEAM: Jackie Clarke (w, ep), Kenan Thompson (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Chris Rock (d)
LOGLINE: Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways.
CAST: Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett, Andy Garcia

PERFECT HARMONY (fka All Together Now)  (single camera)
STUDIO:  20th Century Fox Television/Small Dog Picture Company
TEAM: Lesley Wake Webster (w, ep), Jason Winer (d, ep), Bradley Whitford (ep), Adam Anders (ep), Jon Radler (ep)
LOGLINE: When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.
CAST: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers, Spencer Allport

SUNNYSIDE (single camera)
STUDIO: Universal Television/Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment
TEAM: Kal Penn (w, ep), Matt Murray (w, ep), Michael Schur (ep), David Miner (ep), Dan Spilo (ep)
LOGLINE: Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in office helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from.
CAST: Kal Penn, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, Moses Storm, Samba Schutte

Drama

BLUFF CITY LAW
STUDIO: Universal Television/David Janollari Entertainment
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), David Janollari (ep), Michael Aguliar (ep), Jessica Yu (d)
LOGLINE: Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along.
CAST: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden, Jayne Atkinson

COUNCIL OF DADS
STUDIO: Universal TV/Jerry Bruckheimer Television/Midwest Livestock Productions
TEAM: Tony Phelan (w, ep), Joan Rater (w, ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), KristieAnne Reed (ep), James Oh (p), Bruce Feiler (p)
LOGLINE: When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott’s amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can’t be there to do so himself.
CAST: Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver, Michael O’Neill

LINCOLN (The Bone Collector)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/Universal Television
TEAM: VJ Boyd (w, ep), Mark Bianculli (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Seth Gordon (d)
LOGLINE: Follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. Based on Lincoln book series.
CAST: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Imperioli, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff, Tate Ellington

ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
STUDIO: Lionsgate Television/Tannenbaum Co./FeigCo/Universal Music Group
TEAM: Austin Winsberg (w, ep), Richard Shepard (d, ep), Paul Feig (ep), Jessie Henderson (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), David Blackman (ep), Daniel Inkeles (ep)
LOGLINE: Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At first, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift.
CAST: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack, Mary Steenburgen

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