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

Network
Year
2020 NBC Pilots & Series Orders

2020 NBC Pilots & Series Orders

12 Pilots
2 Series Orders

Drama

AT THAT AGE

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 TBA

DEBRIS

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

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

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/Keshet Studios

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, Michael Raymond-James, Jon Seda, Caleb Ruminer, Karina Logue, Zyra Gorecki, Angel Parker, Catherine Dent, Veronica St. Clair, Jag Bal

LANGDON

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 TBA

ORDINARY JOE

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

Comedy

CRAZY FOR YOU (Single camera)

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

AMERICAN AUTO (Single camera)

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

Studio Universal Television/Kapital Entertainment

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

Cast Ana Gasteyer, Harriet Dyer

THE KENAN SHOW (Single-camera; picked up to series; pushed from 2019-20)

FKA 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

JEFFERIES (Multi-camera)

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

NIGHT SCHOOL (Multi-camera)

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

UNTITLED JACKSON & GOOR (Single camera)

Ensemble comedy about black people, dating and wine.

Studio Universal Television

Team Phil Jackson w, ep), Dan Goor (ep, sr))

Cast Carl Tart, Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham

SOMEONE OUT THERE (Single camera)

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

UNTITLED TINA FEY/ROBERT CARLOCK PROJECT (Single camera; ordered straight to series)

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

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

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