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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders


2020 ABC Pilots & Series Orders

5 Pilots



Contemporary reimagining of Dracula tale is a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their nontraditional family. Originally developed at NBC.

Studio Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television

Team Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Maggie Kiley (d, ep)

Cast TBA


Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree -- a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.

Studio Sony Pictures TV/ABC Studios/Davis Entertainment

Team Krista Vernoff (w, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep), Erin Brockovich (ep), Alexandre Schmitt (ep), Mike Stein (co-ep)

Cast Katey Sagal


FKA Rice

Executive Chef and patriarch Ellis Rice runs a successful fine-dining restaurant in Harlem with his wife and three daughters. But an unexpected death thrusts the family into turmoil and puts the restaurant’s future in jeopardy as long-buried secrets are revealed.

Studio Mandeville Television/ABC Studios

Team Zahir McGhee (w, ep), Marcus Samuelsson (ep), Laurie Zaks (ep), Todd Lieberman (ep), David Hoberman (ep)

Cast TBA


Sequel to the 1987-91 series. Apparently, raising children -- even grown children -- never ends, but who could have known how hard it would be for them to raise their parents?

Studio ABC Studios/Bedford Falls Company

Team Marshall Herskovitz (w, ep), Edward Zwick (w, d, ep)

Cast Michael Steadman, Mel Harris, Timothy Busfield, Patty Wettig


MY VILLAGE (Multi-camera)

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.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios

Team Kari Lizer (w, ep)

Cast TBA

PROSPECT (Single camera)

An idealistic young woman moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher, but her ideals quickly are tested when she learns that her students are rowdy ranch hands, not children.

Studio ABC Studios

Team Sherry Bilsing-Graham (w, ep), Ellen Kreamer (w, ep), Randall Einhorn (d, ep)

Cast TBA


Follows Nate and his wife, who choose to move from California to Nate’s native Tennessee, where his parents still live, to raise their 6-year-old daughter. They find the pursuit of a simple life to be much more complicated than they imagined.

Studio 20th Century Fox TV/Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Team Nate Bargatze (w, ep), Jerrod Carmichael (w, ep), Ari Katcher (w)., Dan Shaki (w), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (ep, sr), Dave Goddard (d, ep), Tim Sarkes (ep), Alex Murray (ep)

Cast Nate Bargatze, Katie Aselton, Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp


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