BLESS THIS MESSPicked up to series; six episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Lake Bell (w, d, ep), Liz Meriwether (w, ep), Katherine Pope (ep)
LOGLINE: A newlywed couple gives up their drab and unfulfilling lives in NYC and moves to Nebraska to live a simpler life. It doesn’t work out like they planned.
CAST: Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, Ed Begley Jr., Pam Grier, JT Neal, Madison Curry
HAPPY ACCIDENT STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Abraham Higginbotham (w, ep), Jon Pollack (w, ep), Jeff Morton (ep), Kat Coiro (d)
LOGLINE: Follows two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters and a hotel lounge singer with her med-student son — who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.
CAST: Matt Walsh, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Vanessa Williams, Kether Donohue, Jessie Pinnick, Elliot Knight, Robert Timothy Smith
NANA STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios/Goldenlight Films/Alcon Entertainment
TEAM: Lon Zimmet (w, ep), Ted Melfi (ep), Kimberly Quinn (ep), Andrew Kosove (ep), Broderick Johnson (ep), Laura Lancaster (ep), Katey Sagal (co-ep), Andy Ackerman (d)
LOGLINE: After the death of his wife, an obsessive, overprotective dad is forced to invite his brash and bawdy mother-in-law, Nana, into his home to help raise the two granddaughters she barely knows.
CAST: Katey Sagal,Ben Lawson, Kimberly Quinn, Gemma Allen, Bill Bellamy
UNITED WE FALL 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, Jason Michael Snow
UNTITLED HANNAH SIMONE PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Hannah Simone (w, ep), Matt Fusfeld (ep), Alex Cuthbertson (ep), Todd Holland (d)
LOGLINE: Hannah and her Indian-American immigrant father always have been close, but after she admits to herself that she’s in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they’re starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close — or just crazy.
CAST: Hannah Simone, Jane Leeves, Alanna Ubach, Deniz Akdeniz, Liza Treyger, Hank Chen
UNTITLED JESSICA GAO PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Imagine Television Studios/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Jessica Gao (w, ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep), Samie Kim Falvey (ep), Jude Weng (d)
LOGLINE: Janet Zhao is a first-generation Chinese-American who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length.
CAST: Jessica Gao, Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Park, Kelly Hu, Helen Hong, Ki Hong Lee, Ashley Park, John Gemberling
UNTITLED LESLIE ODOM JR. PROJECT
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Saladin Patterson (w, ep), Leslie Odom Jr. (ep), Touré Roberts (co-ep), Sarah Jakes-Roberts (co-ep), Fred Savage (d), Kerry Washington (ep), Pilar Savone (ep)
LOGLINE: Omari and Hope run a modern ministry and share an even more eclectic and chaotic home life with a combined four children. Inspired by real-life progressive pastors Touré & Sarah Roberts.
CAST: Leslie Odom Jr., Kelly Jenrette, Alexis Fields, Hialey Kilgore, Lilah Richcreek
WOMAN UP STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios/Small Dog Picture Company/Ms. Lister Films
TEAM: Zoe Lister-Jones (w, d, ep), Liz Meriwether (ep), Jason Winer (ep), Jon Pollack (ep)
LOGLINE: Two former teen moms have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they’re ready to make up for the youth they never had.
CAST: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Tawny Newsome, Kym Whitley, Gabrielle Elyse, Abby Quinn, Leon Thomas, Tate Moore, Bryce Charles
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), Assi Azar
LOGLINE: The unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar is a relationship that not only upends their own lives but the lives of their two very different families. Based on an Israeli format.
CAST: Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gomez, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Vidal, Belissa Escobedo, Michelle Veintimilla, David Del Rio
HEART OF LIFE
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Ben Queen (w, ep), John Mayer (ep), Melvin Mar (ep), Jake Kasdan (ep), Paul Weitz (ep), Anne Fletcher (d)
LOGLINE: Two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds discover they’re related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate childhoods, they’ll experience the difficulty in overcoming the sins of the past and learn the joys of reuniting with long-lost family. Inspired by the John Mayer song.
CAST: Harry Shum Jr, Katie Findlay, Dave Annable, Jessica Stroup, Nathaniel Buescher
THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Mandeville Television
TEAM: Katie Wech (w, ep), Heather Graham (ep), David Hoberman (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Liane Moriarty (p), Francesca Gregorini (d)
LOGLINE: After a string of failed romances, successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend. But then he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued – and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met. Based on the bestselling book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty.
CAST: Heather Graham, Juliet Rylance, Adan Canto, Liza Lapira, Jane Seymour
STUDIO: ABC Studios/20th Century Fox Telvision
TEAM: Matt Olmstead (w, ep), Nick Wootton (w, ep), Jesse Bochco (d), Dayna Bochco (p)
LOGLINE: Reboot of the 1993-2005 ABC series follows Theo, the son of the original series’ lead character Andy Sipowicz, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Like his dad, Theo also is a hard-drinking, hard-headed and quick-witted cop.
CAST: Alona Tai, Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup, Fabian Frankel, Rick Gomez, Ashley Thomas, Sofia Barclay
NEW YORK UNDERCOVER
STUDIO: Universal TV/ABC Studios/Wolf Entertainment
TEAM: Dick Wolf (w, ep), Ben Watkins (w, ep), Arhtur W. Forney (ep), Anthony Hemingway (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Picks up 20 years after the end of the original 1994-98 Fox series. It will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park.
CAST: Malik Yoba, Luna Lauren Velez, MC Lyte, Otmara Moreno, Toby Sandeman, Anna Enger, Octavio Pizano
STUDIO: ABC Studios/The District
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 unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, OR. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own. Inspired by the graphic novels.
CAST: Cobie Smulders, Michael Ealy, Mark Webber, Camryn Manheim, Adrian Martinez, Cole Sibus, Tantoo Cardinal
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Random Hill
TEAM: Jon Feldman (w, ep), Sonny Postiglione (w, ep), Jennifer Gwartz (ep), McG (d)
LOGLINE: What if the Bermuda Triangle was not a watery grave in the middle of the ocean but a land lost in time that has trapped travelers over the course of human history? When a family is shipwrecked in this strange land, they must band together with a group of like-minded inhabitants — from throughout history — to survive and somehow find a way home.
CAST: Mike Vogel, Edwin Hodge, Mallory Jansen, Matt Passmore
UNTIL THE WEDDING
STUDIO: ABC Studios/Timberman-Beverly/Keshet Media
TEAM: Becky Mode (w, ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Carl Beverly (ep), Alon Aranya (ep), Nelly Feld (ep), Avi Zvi (ep), Ami Amir (ep), Susannah Grant (d)
LOGLINE: Story of how one couple’s decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. The show will explore the intimate relationships of a group of friends/family as they are forced to reckon with their own romantic lives and come to terms with the realities of love and marriage. Based on an Israeli format.
CAST: E.J. Bonilla, Olivia Thirlby, Britt Lower, Michael Stahl-David, Trent Garrett, Liza Colon-Zayas, Vered Blonstein, Michael Benjamin Washington, Christian Coulson, Christian Borle
UNTITLED HANK STEINBERG/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, Mary Stuart Masterson, Joy Bryant, Boris McGiver, Tyla Harris, Dorian Missick