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

2020 NBC Pilots & Series Orders

2020 NBC Pilots & Series Orders

2 Pilots
9 Series Orders


AT THAT AGE (Rolled to 2021)

An exploration of an African-American family’s legacy. After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.

Studio Universal Television/Blackmaled Productions

Team Carla Banks-Waddles (w, ep), Malcolm D. Lee (ep), Debra Martin Chase (ep)

Cast Emayatzy Corinealdi, Christian Keyes

DEBRIS (Picked up to series)

Two agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.

Studio Legendary/Frequency Films

Team J.H. Wyman (w,ep), Jason Hoffs (ep)

Cast Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele

ECHO (Rolled to 2021)

Procedural revolving around a team of investigators who solve the highest-profile crimes by sending our heroes into the past -- in the body of the victim. They assume the victim’s identity and must race against time to prevent the crime before it happens.

Studio Universal Television/Davis Entertainment

Team JJ Bailey (w, ep), John Davis (ep), John Fox (ep)

Cast Janina Gavankar, Wesam Keesh, Richard Brooks

LA BREA (Ordered straight to series)

When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.

Studio Universal Television

Team David Appelbaum (w, ep), Avi Nir (ep), Alon Shtruzman (ep), Peter Traugott (ep), Rachel Kaplan (ep), Ken Woodruff (ep), Thor Freudenthal (d)

Cast Natalie Zea, Zyra Gorecki, Chiké Okonkwo


Follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. Based on Dan Brown's novel 'The Lost Symbol.'

Studio CBS TV Studios/Universal Television/Imagine Television

Team Dan Dworkin (w, ep), Jay Beattie (w, ep), Dan Brown (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), Ron Howard (ep), Samie Falvey (ep), Anna Culp (ep)

Cast Ashley Zukerman, Valorie Curry, Eddie Izzard


Explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life. The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion.

Studio 20th Television/6th & Idaho/3Arts

Team Russel Friend (W, ep), Garrett Lerner (w, ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Rafi Crohn (ep), Howard Klein (ep), Adam Davidson (d)

Cast James Wolk, Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME (Ordered straight to series)

FKA Untitled Law & Order Spinoff

'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff revolves around the NYPD organized crime unit led by Elliot Stabler.

Studio Universal Television/Wolf Entertainment

Team Dick Wolf (ep), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep), Ilene Chaiken (ep), Terry Miller (ep), Fred Berner (ep)

Cast Christopher Meloni, Dylan McDermott


CONNECTING (Ordered straight to series; eight episodes

A group of friends tries to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times in the COVID-19 era.

Studio Universal Television

Team Martin Gero (w, ep), Brendan Gall (w, ep)

Cast Otmara Marrero

AMERICAN AUTO (Picked up to series; single camera)

Set at the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit where a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry.

Studio Universal Television

Team Justin Spitzer (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Jeff Blitz (d, ep)

Cast Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White, X Mayo

CRAZY FOR YOU (Single camera rolled to 2021)

With her life stalling, Daisy re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed. Realizing she is a bit rusty at being “normal” and “appealing” on first dates, she’ll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today’s quick-to-dismiss dating culture.

Studio Universal Television/Broadway Video/Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions

Team Rachele Lynn (w, co-ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Seth Meyers (ep), Mike Shoemaker (ep)

Cast Shelley Hennig, Alice Lee, Tiana Okoye, Nick Cafero

JEFFERIES (Multi-camera rolled to 2021)

Jim Jefferies plays a fictionalized version of himself – a comedian with a unique and often controversial take on modern life, relationships and co-parenting with his best friend.

Studio Universal Television/Hazy Mills/Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Team Suzanne Martin (w, ep), Jim Jefferies (w, ep), Sean Hayes (ep), Todd Milliner (ep), Tim Sarkes (ep), Alex Murray (ep)

Cast Jim Jefferies, Betsy Brandt, Darien Sills-Evans, Mike Lane, Anthony LaPaglia

GRAND CREW (Picked up to series; single camera)

FKA Untitled Phil Augusta Jackson/Dan Goor Comedy

A group of Black friends unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar.

Studio Universal Television

Team Phil Augusta Jackson w, ep), Dan Goor (ep, sr), Mo Marable (d, co-ep)

Cast Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings, Nicole Byer

KENAN (Single-camera; picked up to series; rolled to 2021)

FKA The Kenan Show; Saving Kenan

Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who “helps” in the most inappropriate ways.

Studio Universal Television/Broadway Video

Team Jackie Clarke (w, ep), Kenan Thompson (ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep), Chris Rock (d)

Cast Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis

MR. MAYOR (Single camera; ordered straight to series)

FKA Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock Comedy

A wealthy businessman runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff and connect with his teenage daughter -- all while controlling the coyote population.

Studio Universal Television/3 Arts Entertainment/Little Stranger/Bevel Gears

Team Tina Fey (w, ep, sr), Robert Carlock (w, ep), Jeff Richmond (ep), David Miner (ep)

Cast Ted Danson, Bobby Moynihan, Holly Hunter, Mike Cabellon

SOMEONE OUT THERE (Single camera rolled to 2021)

Two set-in-their-ways adults are challenged by very unexpected strangers to become the best versions of themselves in order to find love and possibly each other. Based on the Spanish series 'Pequeñas Coincidencias.'

Studio Universal Television

Team Matt Hubbard (w, ep), Josh Siegal (w, ep), Dylan Morgan (w, ep), Emiliano Calemzuk (ep), Gonzalo Sagardia (ep), Javier Veiga (ep)

Cast Ryan Hansen, Aimee Carrero, Neil Casey, Kimia Behpoornia

NIGHT SCHOOL Not going forward)

Follows a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom. Based on the 2018 feature.

Studio Universal Television/Hartbeat Productions/Will Packer Productions

Team Christopher Moynihan (w, ep), Kevin Hart (ep), Will Packer (ep), Malcolm D. Lee (d, ep), Sheila Duckworth (ep)

Cast Shanola Hampton, Michael Segarra

YOUNG ROCK (single-camera; ordered straight to series)

Inspired by Dwayne Johnson, also known by his wrestling name The Rock, the series will chronicle his formative years.

Studio Universal Television/Seven Bucks Productions/Fierce Baby Productions

Team Nahnatchka Khan (w, ep), Jeff Chiang (w, ep), Dwayne Johnson (ep), Jennifer Carreras (ep), Dany Garcia (ep), Hiram Garcia (ep), Brian Gewirtz (ep)

Cast Dwayne Johnson, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Adrian Groulx, Stacey Leilua, Joseph Lee Anderson, Ana Tuisila



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