Here is the list of current pilot and straight-to-series orders for the 2019 season among broadcast and cable networks and streaming services. Click on the network to go to the latest orders, and keep checking back as the list is updated.
HAPPY ACCIDENT STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Abraham Higginbotham (w, ep), Jon Pollack (w, 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.
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)
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 Moriarty’s novel.
CAST: Heather Graham
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV,/ABC Studios
TEAM: Matt Olmstead (w, ep), Nick Wootton (w, ep), Jesse Bochco (d, ep), 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
BOB HEARTS ABISOLA
STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV/Chuck Lorre Productions
TEAM: Chuck Lorre (w, ep), Eddie Gorodetsky (w, ep), Al Higgins (w, ep), Gina Yashere (w)
LOGLINE: After having a heart attack, a man falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.
CAST: Folake Olowofoyeky, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Matt Jones
THE STORY OF US
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Mike Royce (w, ep), Nick Stoller (ep), Conor Welch (ep)
LOGLINE: A story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family.
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
TEAM: Robert King (w, ep), Michelle King (w, ep), Liz Glotzer (ep)
LOGLINE: Battle between science and religion focuses on a skeptical clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor to investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/CBS TV Studios.
TEAM: David C. White (w, co-ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Patricia Riggen (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Centered on the head of communications for the NSA, a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.
CAST: Sophia Bush, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Raphael Acloque, Allen Leech
Ordered straight to series; 13episodes
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Television/Lord Miller Productions
TEAM: Emily Spivey (w, ep), Phil Lord (ep), Christopher Miller (ep), Seth Cohen (ep), Kristen Wiig (ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of Southerners who always are broke as a joke and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich — in friends, family and laughter.
VOICES: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz
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.
BLESS THIS MESSPicked up to series; six episodes
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox 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
BLUFF CITY LAW
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Dean Georgaris (w, ep), David Janollari (ep), Michael Aguliar (ep)
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.
COUNCIL OF DADS
STUDIO: Universal TV/Jerry Bruckheimer TV/Midwest Livestock Prods
TEAM: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (w, ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), KristieAnne Reed (ep), James Oh (p), Bruce Feiler (p)
LOGLINE: Inspired by the bestselling memoir by Bruce Feiler, Council of Dads is the story of Scott Perry and his family whose lives are 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
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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.
LAW & ORDER: HATE CRIMES
Ordered straight to series; 13 episodes
STUDIO: Universal Television/Wolf Entertainment
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.
LINCOLN (fka The Bone Collector
STUDIO: Sony Pictures TV/Universal TV/Keshet Studios
TEAM: VJ Boyd (w, ep), Mark Bianculli (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the internationally bestselling book series, “Lincoln” 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.
STUDIO: Universal Television/Carol Mendelsohn Productions/We’re Not Brothers Productions
TEAM: Daniel Barnz (w, d, ep), Carol Mendelsohn (ep), Julie Weitz (ep), Ben Barnz (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?
ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
STUDIO: Lionsgate, The Tannenbaum Company, FeigCo, Universal Music Group
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 20’s 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.
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television/Berlanti Productions
TEAM: Caroline Dries (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), David Nutter (d, ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Geoff Johns (ep)
LOGLINE: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
CAST: Ruby Rose
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