BLESS THIS MESS (single camera; originally piloted at Fox)
Picked 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, Christina Offley

DUNCANVILLE (animated)
Ordered straight to series; 13episodes
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television/Paper Kite Productions
TEAM: Mike Scully (w, ep), Julie Scully (w, ep), Amy Poehler (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, along with his friends and family. His high-strung mom, Annie, constantly is trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.
VOICES: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa


STUDIO: Imagine Television/20th Century Fox TV/Wyolah Films
TEAM: Tate Taylor (w, ep), John Norris (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Francie Calfo (ep)
LOGLINE: Southern gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any lengths to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who also are in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town but becoming part of the family empire. Based on the New Zealand series.