STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Brian Gallivan (w, ep), Tom Werner (ep)
LOGLINE: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who quickly must figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
STUDIO: Universal Television/CannyLads Productions
TEAM: Bridget Kyle (w, ep), Vicky Luu (w, ep), Matt Hubbard (ep), Julie Anne Robinson (d, ep), Kelly Pancho (ep)
LOGLINE: An optimistic young woman pursues her dream of becoming a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace.
CAST: Jee Young Han, Freddie Stroma, Hayley Magnus, French Stewart, Mike Lane
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Jackie Clarke (w, ep), Kenan Thompson (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Chris Rock (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A newly widowed dad is determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law, a retired police officer, become more involved in their lives.
CAST: Kenan Thompson, Andy Garcia
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: A rural church choir that gets the director it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League music professor stumbles through their door..
CAST: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji
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: Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.
CAST: Kal Penn, Kiran Deol, Moses Storm,Diana Maria Riva, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu, Joel Kim Booster, Tudor Petrut
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television
TEAM: Dan Levy (w, ep), Doug Robinson (ep), Alison Greenspan (ep), Adam Pally (co-ep)
LOGLINE: Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt.
CAST: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Fran Drescher, Steven Weber, Jessy Hodges, Amer Padha-Chatel
STUDIO: Universal Television/Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions/Broadway Video
TEAM: Amber Ruffin (w, ep), Shelly Gossman (w, ep), Seth Meyers (ep), Mike Shoemaker (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep)
LOGLINE: Amber is the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter who’s looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in.
CAST: Amber Ruffin
BLUFF CITY LAW
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), David Janollari (ep), Michael Aguliar (ep), Jessica Yu (d),
LOGLINE: Follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary attorney Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.
CAST: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Jayne Atkinson, Benny Sloane, Michael Luwoye, Stony Blyden, MaameYaa Boafa
COUNCIL OF DADS
STUDIO: Universal TV/Midwest Livestock/JBTV
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: Scott Perry and his family have their lives thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin, assemble a unique group of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life’s many challenges. Inspired by the memoir by Bruce Feiler.
CAST: Sarah Wayne Callies, Michele Weaver, J. August Richards, Clive Standen, Blue Chapman, Michael O’Neill, Steven Silver, Emjay Anthony, Thalia Tran
STUDIO: ABC Studios
TEAM: Michele Fazekas (w, ep), Tara Butters (w, ep), Paul McGuigan (d, ep), Robert Atwood (p)
LOGLINE: A character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that 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 Skye Swinton, Donald Faison, Robert Bailey Jr., Clancy Brown, Ashley Aufderheide, Zabryna Guevara
LAW & ORDER: HATE CRIMES
Pushed (orginally ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Dick Wolf (ep), Warren Leight (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Arthur Forney (ep)
LOGLINE: Set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice. Based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force.
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
STUDIO: Universal Television/We’re Not Brothers/Carol Mendelsohn Productions
TEAM: Daniel Barnz (w, d, ep), Ben Barnz (ep), Carol Mendelsohn (ep), Julie Weitz (ep)
LOGLINE: Exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking, is the right person on trial?
CAST: Mykelti Williamson,Malin Ackerman, Ramon Rodriguez, Chloe Wepper, David Alpay, Brooke Smith, Sara Rue, Joe Tippett, Alex Neustaedter
ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
STUDIO: Lionsgate Television
TEAM: Austin Winsberg (w, ep), Paul Feig (d, ep), Jessie Henderson (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Jason Wang (ep)
LOGLINE: An innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her “gift” to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.
CAST: Jane Levy, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, Carmen Cusack