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2020-21 ABC New Series

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Comedy

CALL YOUR MOTHER (multi-camera; fka My Village; straight-to-series order)
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios
TEAM: Kari Lizer (w, ep), Pam Fryman (d)
LOGLINE: An empty-nester mom wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.
CAST: Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Patrick Brammall, Emma Caymares, Austin Crute

Drama

BIG SKY (fka The Big Sky; straight-to-series order)
STUDIO: A+E Studios/20th Century Television
TEAM: David E. Kelley (w, ep, sr), Ross Fineman (ep), Matthew Gross (ep), Paul McGuigan (ep), C.J. Box (ep)
LOGLINE: Procedural follows private detective Cassie Dewell, who partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. Based on The Highway, the first book in C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell series.
CAST: Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, Dedee Pfeiffer, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jesse James Keitel, John Carroll Lynch, Ryan Phillippe

Alternative

SUPERMARKET SWEEP (straight-to-series order)
STUDIO: Fremantle
TEAM: Leslie Jones (ep), Hunter Seidman (ep), Jennifer Mullin (ep), Alycia Rossiter (ep), Wes Kauble  (ep)
LOGLINE: In the reboot of the game show, contestants race around a supermarket with their shopping cart, collecting as high a dollar value in groceries that they can grab within a specified time limit. The team that has the most valuable items in their shopping cart at the end of the race wins.
HOST:  Leslie Jones

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