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Drama

LA BREA
STUDIOS: Universal Television/Keshet Studios
TEAM: David Appelbaum (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Ken Woodruff (ep), Steven Lilien (ep), Bryan Wynbrandt (ep), Ken Woodruff (ep), Arika Lisanne Mittman (ep), Adam Davidson (ep), Thor Freudenthal (d)
LOGLINE: A massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
CAST: Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, Chloe De Los Santos, Ione Skye (recurring)

LAW & ORDER
STUDIOS: Universal Television/Wolf Entertainment
TEAM: Rick Eid (w, ep, sr), Dick Wolf (ep), Arthur Forney (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep)
LOGLINE: Revival of 1990-2010 series that follows the investigation of a crime in New York City and apprehension of a suspect and the prosecution of the defendant.
CAST: Jeffrey Donovan, Hugh Dancy, Anthony Anderson, Camryn Manheim

ORDINARY JOE
STUDIOS: 20th Television/Universal Television/6th & Idaho/3 Arts
TEAM: Russel Friend (w, ep), Garrett Lerner (w, ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Adam Kassan (ep), Rafi Crohn (ep), Howard Klein (ep), Adam Davidson (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Life is all about the choices you make – and sometimes what you do in a single moment can change everything. Joe Kimbreau faces one of these decisions at his college graduation. The three parallel stories that diverge from that night find Joe and the people around him with different careers, relationships and family lives, showing the unexpected ways that things change – and stay the same. But when it comes down to it, there is no “right” choice; no matter what happens, Joe’s life is always messy, exciting, tough, unpredictable … and beautiful.
CAST: James Wolk, Natalie Martinezt, Elizabeth Lail, Charlie Barnet

Comedy

AMERICAN AUTO (Midseason; single camera)
STUDIO: Universal Television/Spitzer Holding Company/Kapital Entertainment
TEAM: Justin Spitzer (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Jeff Blitz (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit one another.
CAST: Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White, X Mayo

GRAND CREW (Midseason; single camera)
STUDIO: Universal Television
TEAM: Phil Augusta Jackson (w, ep), Dan Goor (ep, sr), Mo Marable (d, co-ep)
LOGLINE: Follows a group of young professionals all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles — and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all.
CAST: Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings, Nicole Byer, Grasie Mercedes

Limited Series

THE THING ABOUT PAM (Midseason)
STUDIOS: Blumhouse Television/NBC News Studios/Big Picture Company
TEAM: Jenny Klein (w, ep, sr), Renee Zellweger (ep), Carmella Casinelli (ep), Liz Cole (ep), Noah Oppenheim (ep), Jason Blum (ep), Chris McCumber (ep), Jeremy Gold (ep), Scott Winant (d, ep)
LOGLINE: Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’ conviction, though he insisted he did not kill her. His conviction later was overturned, but the brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.
CAST: Renee Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Glenn Fleshler, Suanne Spoke, Mac Brandt

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