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It’s pilot season — when broadcast networks decide which of dozens of prospective shows should become full-fledged series. TheWrap’s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project under consideration by ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so. Check back often for regular updates. ABC: Comedy / Drama CBS: Comedy / Drama The CW: Drama Fox: Comedy / Drama NBC: Comedy / Drama ABC COMEDY HAPPY ACCIDENT Writer(s): Jon Pollack, Abraham Higginbotham Director: Kat Coiro Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: Two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. (Single camera) Back to Top Also Read: NBC Orders 'Council of Dads' Drama Pilot From Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunners ABC DRAMA THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY Writer(s): Katie Wech Producer(s): Heather Graham; David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television; Liane Moriarty Studio: ABC Studios Logline: After a string of failed romances, successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend. But then he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend (Graham) has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued – and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met. Based on the bestselling book by Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies). Cast: Heather Graham NYPD BLUE Writer(s): Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton Producer(s): Dayna Bocho Director: Jesse Bocho Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: The return of NYPD Blue follows Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Cast: Alona Tai, Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup Back to Top Also Read: ABC Picks Up Heather Graham-Led 'Hypnotist's Love Story' Drama Pilot From 'Big Little Lies' Author CBS COMEDY BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Writer(s): Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: After having a heart attack, a man falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance. (Multi-camera) Cast: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Matt Jones THE STORY OF US Writer(s): Mike Royce Producer(s): Nick Stoller, Conor Welch Studio: Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios Logline: A story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family. (Hybrid) Back to Top CBS DRAMA EVIL Writer(s): Robert King & Michelle King Producer(s): Liz Glotzer Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A series about the battle between science and religion, EVIL focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. SURVEILLANCE Writer(s): David C. White Producer(s): Matt Reeves Director: Patricia Riggen Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/CBS Television Studios. Logline: A spy thriller about around the head of communications for the NSA, a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own. Cast: Sophia Bush, Dennis Haysbert, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Matthew Modine, Allen Leech, Raphael Acloque Back to Top Also Read: Michael B Jordan Takes a Shot to Avoid Telling Fallon What He's Thinking About Tessa Thompson (Video) CW Drama BATWOMAN Writer(s): Caroline Dries Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns Director: David Nutter Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Cast: Ruby Rose Back to Top FOX COMEDY BLESS THE HARTS — ordered straight-to-series Writer(s): Emily Spivey Producer(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Seth Cohen, Kristen Wiig Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: BLESS THE HARTS follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter. (Animated) Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz DUNCANVILLE — ordered straight-to-series Writer(s): Mike Scully & Julie Scully Producer(s): Amy Poehler, Dave Becky Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television Logline: DUNCANVILLE follows Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, along with his friends and family. His high-strung mom, Annie, constantly is trying to prevent her son from ruining his life. VOICES: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa HAPPY ACCIDENT Writer(s): Jon Pollack, Abraham Higginbotham Director: Kat Coiro Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: Two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. (Single camera) Back to Top FOX DRAMA FILTHY RICH Writer/Director: Tate Taylor Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, John Norris Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: A Southern Gothic dramedy revolving around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire. Back to Top NBC COMEDY LIKE MAGIC Writer(s): Bridget Kyle & Vicky Luu Producer(s): Matt Hubbard, Kelly Pancho Director: Julie Anne Robinson Studio: Universal Television Logline: A workplace comedy that follows an optimistic young woman pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace. (Single camera) SAVING KENAN Writer(s): Jackie Clarke Producer(s): Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer Studio: Universal Television Logline: Kenan Thompson stars as a newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives. (Single camera) Cast: Kenan Thompson Back to Top NBC DRAMA BLUFF CITY LAW (W.T.) Writer(s): Dean Georgaris Producer(s): David Janollari, Michael Aguliar Studio: Universal Television Logline: A character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship. COUNCIL OF DADS Writer(s): Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, James Oh, Bruce Feiler Studio: Universal Television Logline: Based on Bruce Feiler’s memoir of the same name, the drama revolves around a father whose life is thrown into upheaval when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Facing his morality, he and his wife assemble a group of friends to support his family and guide them through life’s challenges. EMERGENCE Writer(s): Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters Producer(s): Robert Atwood Director: Paul McGuigan Studio: ABC Studios Logline: A character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. LAW & ORDER: HATE CRIMES — ordered straight-to-series Producer(s): Dick Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney, Michael Chernuchin, Julie Martin, Mariska Hargitay, Alex Chapple Studio: Universal Television Logline: Based on the real-life Hate Crimes Task Force within the New York Police Department. The unit works under the Special Victims Unit (the basis for SVU) within the department and often borrows SVU detectives for help with investigations. LINCOLN Writer(s): VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli Producer(s): Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan Studio: Sony Pictures Television/Universal Television Logline: Based on the internationally bestselling book series, “Lincoln” follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. PRISM Writer/Director: Daniel Barnz Producer(s): Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Ben Barnz Studio: Universal Television Logline: A provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story. ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Writer(s): Austin Winsberg Producer(s): Jesse Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Jason Wang Director: Paul Feig Logline: An innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her “gift” to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her. Back to Top Read original story TV Pilot Season 2019: TheWrap’s Complete Guide At TheWrap
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