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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 / DramaCBS: Comedy / DramaThe CW: DramaFox: Comedy / DramaNBC: Comedy / Drama ABC COMEDYHAPPY 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) Cast: Matt Walsh, Joanna Garcia Swisher, Vanessa Williams, Elliot Knight, Kether DonohueNANA Writer(s): Lon Zimmet Producer(s): Ted Melfi, Kimberly Quinn, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster Director: Andy Ackerman Studio: 20th Century Fox/ABC Studios Logline: After the death of his wife, an obsessive, overprotective dad is forced to invite his brash and bawdy mother-in-law – Nana (Katey Sagal) – into his home to help raise the two granddaughters she barely knows. (Multi-camera hybrid) Cast: Katey SagalUNTITLED HANNAH SIMONE PROJECT Writer(s): Hannah Simone, Matt Fusfeld, Alex Cuthbertson Studio: ABC Studios Logline: Hannah and her Indian-American immigrant father have always been close, but after she admits to herself that she’s in a dead-end job and he reveals his marriage is over, they’re starting over together and each finding a new path. This new chapter will either make them crazy close…or just crazy. (Single camera) Cast: Hannah SimoneUNITED WE FALL Writer(s): Julius ‘Goldy’ Sharpe Producer(s): Julia Gunn, Seth Gordon Studio: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios Logline: A profoundly realistic, multi-cultural family sitcom that shows how, when two people with young children and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible. (Multi-camera)UNTITLED JESSICA GAO Writer(s): Jessica Gao Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Samie Kim Falvey (Imagine) Studio: ABC Studios/Imagine Television Studios/CBS TV Studios Logline: The series is about Janet Zhao, a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she’s spent her life trying to keep at arm’s length. (Single camera)UNTITLED LESLIE ODOM JR. PROJECT Writer(s): Saladin Patterson Producer(s): Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone, Touré Roberts, Sarah Jakes-Roberts Studio: ABC Studios Logline: Inspired by real life progressive pastors Touré & Sarah Roberts, the show revolves around Omari (Leslie Odom Jr.) & Hope who together run a modern ministry and share an even more eclectic and chaotic home life with a combined 4 children. (Multi-camera) Cast: Leslie Odom Jr.WOMAN UP Writer(s): Zoe Lister-Jones Producer(s): Lister-Jones, Liz Meriwether, Jason Winer, Jon Radler Studio: 20th /ABC Studios, in association with Small Dog Picture Company, Ms. Lister Films Logline: Two former teen Moms have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they’re ready to make up for the youth they never had. (Single camera.)Back to TopAlso Read: ABC Orders Pilots for 'New York Undercover' Reboot, Zoe-Lister Jones/Liz Meriwether Sitcom ABC DRAMATHE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY Writer(s): Dean Georgaris Producer(s): Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Assi Azar Director: David Frankel Studio: Universal Television, ABC Studios Logline: The Baker and The Beauty tells the story of the unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar. Theirs is a relationship that not only upends their own lives, but the lives of their two very different families. Based on the original Israeli series The Baker and The Beauty created by Assi Azar and directed by Oded Ruskin.HEART OF LIFE Writer(s): Ben Queen Producer(s): John Mayer, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Paul Weitz Director: Anne Fletcher Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: Inspired by John Mayer’s hit song, HEART OF LIFE follows two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds who discover they’re related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate childhoods, they’ll experience the difficulty in overcoming the sins of the past, and learn the joys of reuniting with long-lost family.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, Liza LapiraNEW YORK UNDERCOVER Writer(s): Dick Wolf, Ben Watkins Producer(s): Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski Director: Anthony Hemingway Studio(s): Universal Television/ABC Studios Logline: It’s still Hip Hop but New York City has changed. Picking up 20 years after the end of the iconic series that changed the face of TV cop dramas, NEW YORK UNDERCOVER will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park. Some cast members from the original series are expected to reprise their roles.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 Tal, Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup, Fabien Frankel, Ashley Thomas, Sofia Barclay, Rick GomezSTUMPTOWN Writer(s): Jason Richman Producer(s): Ruben Fleischer, Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood Studio: ABC Studios Logline: Inspired by the graphic novels, Stumptown follows Dex Parios, a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.TRIANGLE Writer(s): Jon Feldman, Sonny Postiglione Producer(s): Jen Gwartz Studio: ABC Studios Logline: What if the Bermuda Triangle was not a watery grave in the middle of the ocean, but a land lost in time that has trapped travelers over the course of human history? When a family is shipwrecked in this strange land, they must band together with a group of like-minded inhabitants — from throughout history — to survive and somehow find a way home.UNTIL THE WEDDING Writer(s): Becky Mode Producer(s): Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Alon Aranya, Nelly Feld, Avi Zvi, Ami Amir Studio: ABC Studios Logline: Based on the acclaimed Israeli format, UNTIL THE WEDDING is the story of how one couple’s decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. The show will explore the intimate relationships of a group of friends/family as they are forced to reckon with their own romantic lives and come to terms with the realities of love and marriage.UNTITLED HANK STEINBERG/CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON PROJECT Writer(s): Hank Steinberg Producer(s): Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Isaac Wright, Jr., Doug Robinson, Alison Greenspan Director: George Tillman, Jr. Studio: Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios Logline: A serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.Back to TopAlso Read: ABC Picks Up Heather Graham-Led 'Hypnotist's Love Story' Drama Pilot From 'Big Little Lies' Author CBS COMEDYBOB 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 JonesCAROL’S SECOND ACT Writer(s): Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins Producer(s): Patricia Heaton, Adam Griffin, David Hunt, Rebecca Stay, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor. (Multi-camera)THE EMPEROR OF MALIBU Writer(s): Kevin Kwan, David Sangalli Producer(s): Michelle Nader, Christina Lee, Danielle Stokdyk Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: When the son of a Chinese billionaire announces his engagement to an American woman, his outrageous family descends upon the couple to win their son back and test drive the American dream. (Multi-camera) Cast: Ken JeongOUR HOUSE Writer(s): Brendan O’Brien Producer(s): Nick Stoller, Conor Welch Studio: Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios Logline: A devoted mom and dad are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture. (Hybrid)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)THE UNICORN Writer(s): Bill Martin, Mike Schiff Producer(s): Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own, and equally unprepared for the dating world where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity. (Multi-camera)TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Writer(s): Mike Metz Producer(s): Gail Berman Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: Evan sets out with his group of 20-something friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life. (Hybrid)UNTITLED JENNIE SNYDER URMAN/ALEX HERSCHLAG PROJECT Writer(s): Alex Herschlag Producer(s): Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Ben Silverman, Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley and Maria Lucia Hernandez Frieri, Jaime Camil Studio:: CBS Television Studios Logline: When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda condo, forcing the two siblings to reconnect. (Multi-camera) Cast: Jamie CamilBack to Top CBS DRAMACOURTHOUSE Writer(s): Greg Spottiswood Producer(s): Leonard Goldstein, Mike Robin Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: A show that pulls back the curtain on the court system and follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.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.FRANKENSTEIN Writer(s): Jason Tracey Producer(s): Rob Doherty Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A San Francisco homicide detective is mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty, but as he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection – Dr. Victor Frankenstein.NANCY Writer(s): Paul Attanasio Producer(s): Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: When a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.REPUBLIC OF SARAH Writer(s): Jeff King Producer(s) Leo Pearlman, Jeff Grosvenor, Marc Webb Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A small New Hampshire town is thrust onto the world stage when the discovery of a valuable resource within its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation, setting the unlikely young mayor and her cabinet of inexperienced locals on the path of running a brand new country.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 AcloqueUNDER THE BRIDGE Writer(s): Rina Mimoun Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed Studio: CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television Logline: When a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage.Back to TopAlso Read: Michael B Jordan Takes a Shot to Avoid Telling Fallon What He's Thinking About Tessa Thompson (Video) CW DramaBATWOMAN Writer(s): Caroline Dries Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns Director: Marcos Siega 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, Camrus Johnson, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth AnweisGLAMOROUS Writer(s): Jordon Nardino Producer(s): Damon Wayans Jr., Kameron Tarlow Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A gender non-conforming recent high school graduate lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.JANE THE NOVELA Writer(s): Valentina Garza Producer(s): Gina Rodriguez, Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson, Jorge Granier and Gary Pearl Director: Brad Silberling Studio:CBS Television Studios Logline: A telenovela anthology series in the tradition of JANE THE VIRGIN, where each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself. The first installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don’t stay buried for long.KATY KEENE Writer(s): Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Michael Grassi Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: A “Riverdale” spinoff, “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio.THE LOST BOYS Writer(s): Heather Mitchell Producer(s): Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Mike Karz, Bill Bindley, Rebecca Franko Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat…and a secret underworld of vampires. After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up. But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.UNTITLED NANCY DREW PROJECT Writer(s): Noga Landau, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage Producer(s): Lis Rowinski Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: Set in the summer after her high school graduation,18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.Back to Top FOX COMEDYADAM & EVE Writer(s): Jon Beckerman Producer(s): Claude Meunier, Luc Wiseman Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: Based on the French-Canadian format, ADAM & EVE follows one couple at three stages of their relationship — young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement. It’s a comedy about the big questions: What makes a marriage last? Do people ever really change? And, after 40 years together, why can’t we pick a place for dinner without it turning into a whole, you know, “thing?” (Single camera)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 BarinholtzDUNCANVILLE — 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. Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz KhalifaGENIUSES (W.T.) Writer(s): Lon Zimmet Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: A family comedy about a blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. (Multi-camera) Starring: Maggie LawsonHAPPY 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)PATTY’S AUTO Writer(s): Darlene Hunt Producer(s): Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Patrice Banks Studio: Brownstone Productions/Warner Bros. Television Logline: Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic (an auto repair shop with all female mechanics), Patty’s Auto is an ensemble comedy centering on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her. (Multi-camera) Cast: Carra Patterson, Joanna Adler, Sarah Levy, Paola LázaroRICHARD LOVELY Writer(s): Billy Finnegan Producer(s): Kat Coiro Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: Richard Lovely is the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, Mr. Mouse. He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old kid, Mr. Mouse appears in Richard’s real life as he is forced into an unlikely father/son relationship that will change his life forever. (Single camera)Back to Top FOX DRAMADEPUTY Writer(s): Will Beall Producer(s): Beall, David Ayer, Chris Long Director: Ayer Studio: eOne, Cedar Park producing Logline: Deputy Bill Hollister is a career lawman who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the LA County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.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.neXt Writer(s): Manny Coto Producer(s): Charlie Gogolak Director(s): John Requa, Glenn Ficarra Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/Zaftig Films Logline: A propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research, neXt features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, the series also presents us with a villain like we’ve never seen before, one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.PRODIGAL SON Writer(s): Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses. PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and darkly comedic tone.UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN AND JASON KATIMS DRAMA Writer(s): Annie Weisman Producer(s): Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Imogen Banks, Sharon Levy Director: Leslye Headland Studio: Universal Television/Endemol Shine North America Logline: Only child Julia Beckley has her life turned upside down when it’s revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters — her former best friend and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, “Sisters,” from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks.UNTITLED TOM KAPINOS DRAMA Writer(s): Tom Kapinos Producer(s): Kapinos, Sanaa Hamri, Sharon Levy, Francois-Xavier Demaison, Nicolas Coppermann Director(s): Hamri Studio(s): 20th Century Fox Television, Endemol Shine North America Logline: UNTITLED TOM KAPINOS DRAMA is a structurally inventive dramedy, in which the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we’ll learn surprising reveals about both their present and past. We’ll see that things aren’t always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life. Inspired by the series Quadras, from Endemol Shine France.Back to Top NBC COMEDYFRIENDS-IN-LAW Writer(s): Brian Gallivan Producer(s): Tom Werner Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married. (Multi-camera)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 ThompsonUNINSURED Writer(s): Dan Levy Producer(s): Doug Robinson, Alison Greenspan Studio: Sony Pictures Television Logline: Young parents Dave and Rebecca end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt. (Multi-camera)UNTITLED BRADLEY WHITFORD COMEDY (F.K.A. ALL TOGETHER NOW) Writer(s): Lesley Wake Webster Producer(s): Adam Anders, Jon Radler, Bradley Whitford Director: Jason Winer Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: A rural church choir gets the director it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League music professor stumbles through their door. (Single camera) Cast: Bradley WhitfordUNTITLED KAL PENN & MATT MURRAY PROJECT Writer(s): Kal Penn, Matt Murray Producer(s): Michael Schur, David Miner, Dan Spilo Studio: Universal Television Logline: Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream. (Single camera) Cast: Kal PennVILLAGE GAZETTE Writer(s): Shelly Gossman Producer(s): Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer Studio: Universal Television Logline: Amber is the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter who’s looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in. (Single-cam) Cast: Amber RuffinBack to Top NBC DRAMABLUFF 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): Paul Feig, Jesse Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Jason Wang Director: Richard Shepard 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. Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex NewellBack to TopRead original story TV Pilot Season 2019: TheWrap’s Complete Guide At TheWrap
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Environment officials in Bulgaria said Thursday they were considering fining British adventurer Bear Grylls over an episode of his Running Wild series in which he killed a frog and boiled it on a camping stove. In the episode filmed in Bulgaria's Rila mountains in 2017, Grylls and US Latin and ballroom dancer Derek Hough were shown killing, gutting and cooking the frog before swimming across a lake. The series' production company faces a possible fine of between 500-5,000 euros ($560-$5,660) while Grylls and Hough could receive fines of between 250-2,500 euros.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett couldn't count on their marriage lasting, but they can count the royalty checks that they will continue to cash from their reality show.
Jussie Smollett is back on the set of "Empire" in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned. Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week […]
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The new year is well underway and so is midseason TV.While fall brought with it the returns of your favorite broadcast shows — and the debuts of several new ones — the colder months mark the time when many of those series go into hibernation and fresh programming wakes up.Because the Big 4 and The CW are now gearing up to launch several new shows — and bring back a lot of your faves — TheWrap has rounded up the list of 2019’s broadcast premiere dates.Also Read: Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating)We’ve got launch days for NBC’s new series “The Enemy Within” and a new season of “The Voice.” On Fox, there are the series premiere of “Mental Samurai” and the return of Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1.” The CW will debut “In the Dark” and start up the final seasons of “Jane the Virgin” and “iZombie.”Meanwhile, CBS is ringing in a new year with new series like “Million Dollar Mile” and “The Red Line.” And ABC will bring you a fresh season of the “American Idol” revival and new drama “Whiskey Cavalier.”See the full list of broadcast’s midseason premiere dates below, which TheWrap will continue to update as more become available.Also Read: 9 New Midseason TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers: From 'Masked Singer' to 'Proven Innocent' (Photos)Tuesday, January 1 8 p.m. “The Gifted” (Fox, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, winter premiere)Wednesday Jan. 2 8 p.m. “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (Fox, season premiere) 9 p.m. “The Masked Singer” (Fox, series premiere)Thursday, Jan. 3 8 p.m. “Gotham” (Fox, season premiere) 8 p.m. “The Titan Games” (NBC, series premiere) 9 p.m. “The Orville” (Fox, new time slot premiere) 10 p.m. “The Blacklist” (NBC, Part 1 of season premiere)Also Read: Ratings: 'AGT - The Champions' Finale Conjures Up 10.5 Million ViewersFriday, Jan. 4 8 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, winter premiere) 8:30 p.m. “Speechless” (ABC, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “The Blacklist” (NBC, Part 2 of season premiere/time slot premiere) 9 p.m. “20/20” (ABC, new time slot, two-hour season premiere)Sunday, Jan. 6 7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC, 2-hour winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Shark Tank” (ABC, new time slot, 2-hour winter premiere)Monday, Jan. 7 8 p.m. “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (NBC, series premiere) 8 p.m. “The Bachelor” (ABC, season premiere)Tuesday, Jan. 8 8 p.m. “Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, season premiere) 8 p.m. “The Conners” (ABC, winter premiere) 8:30 p.m. “The Kids Are Alright” (ABC, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “black-ish” (ABC, winter premiere) 9:30 p.m. “Splitting Up Together” (ABC, winter premiere) 10 p.m. “The Rookie” (ABC, winter premiere)Wednesday, Jan. 9 8 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (ABC, winter premiere) 8:30 p.m. “Schooled” (ABC, series premiere) 9 p.m. “Modern Family” (ABC, winter premiere) 9:30 p.m. “Single Parents” (ABC, winter premiere) 10 p.m. “Match Game” (ABC, season premiere)Thursday, January 10 8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, winter premiere) 8:30 p.m. “Young Sheldon” (CBS, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Mom” (CBS, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC, season/new network premiere) 9: 30 p.m. “The Good Place” (NBC, new time slot, winter premiere) 9:30 p.m. “Fam” (CBS, series premiere) 10 p.m. “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, winter premiere)Friday, Jan. 11 9 p.m. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW, winter premiere)Monday, Jan. 14 8 p.m. “The Resident” (Fox, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “The Passage” (Fox, series premiere) 10 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (ABC, winter premiere)Tuesday, Jan. 15 8 p.m. “The Flash” (The CW, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Roswell, New Mexico” (The CW, series premiere) 9 p.m. “This Is Us” (NBC, winter premiere)Wednesday, Jan. 16 8 p.m. “Riverdale” (The CW, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “All American” (The CW, winter premiere)Thursday, Jan. 17 8 p.m. “Supernatural” (The CW, winter premiere) 8 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, winter premiere) 9:01 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (ABC, new night, time slot, winter premiere) 10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, winter premiere)Friday, Jan. 18 8 p.m. “Dynasty” (The CW, winter premiere)Sunday, Jan. 20 8 p.m. “Supergirl” (The CW, winter premiere) 9 p.m. “Charmed” (The CW, winter premiere)Monday, Jan. 21 8 p.m. “Arrow” (The CW, winter premiere) 8 p.m. “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” (CBS, season premiere) 9 p.m. “Black Lightning” (The CW, new time slot, winter premiere)Thursday, Jan. 24 9 p.m. “Legacies” (The CW, winter premiere)Sunday, Jan. 27 7 p.m. “Rent Live” (Fox, live-event broadcast)Thursday, Jan. 31 9:30 p.m. “Will & Grace” (NBC, new time slot, winter premiere)Sunday, Feb. 3 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT “The World’s Best” (CBS, series premiere, airs immediately after Super Bowl)Monday, Feb. 4 8 p.m. “The Neighborhood” (CBS, winter premiere) 8:30 p.m. “Man With a Plan” (CBS, season premiere)Tuesday, Feb. 5 8 p.m. “American Housewife” (ABC, new night, time slot, winter premiere)Wednesday, Feb. 6 8 p.m. “The World’s Best” (CBS, time slot premiere)Friday, Feb. 15 9 p.m. “Proven Innocent” (Fox, series premiere)Saturday, Feb. 16 8 p.m. “Ransom” (CBS, season premiere)Wednesday, Feb. 20 8 p.m. “Survivor” (CBS, season premiere)Sunday, Feb. 24 11:35 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, post-Oscars sneak preview of series premiere)Monday, Feb. 25 8 p.m. “The Voice” (NBC, season premiere) 10 p.m. “The Enemy Within” (NBC, series premiere)Tuesday, Feb. 26 8 p.m. “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, season premiere) 9 p.m. “World of Dance” (NBC, season premiere) 9 p.m. “Mental Samurai” (Fox, series premiere)Wednesday, Feb. 27 10 p.m. “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, official series premiere)Sunday, March 3 7:30 p.m. “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, winter premiere) 8 p.m. “World of Dance” (NBC, regular time slot premiere) 8 p.m. “The Simpsons” (Fox, winter premiere) 8 p.m. “American Idol” (ABC, season premiere) 8:30 p.m. “Family Guy” (Fox, winter premiere) 10 p.m. “Good Girls” (NBC, season premiere)Thursday, March 7 8:30 “A.P. Bio” (NBC, season premiere) 9:01 p.m. “Station 19” (ABC, winter premiere) 10 p.m. “For the People” (ABC, season premiere)Wednesday, March 13 8 p.m. “Empire” (Fox, midseason premiere) 9 p.m. “STAR” (Fox, midseason premiere) 10 p.m. “SEAL Team” (CBS, new time slot, winter premiere)Monday, March 18 9 p.m. “9-1-1” (Fox, winter premiere) 10 p.m. “The Fix” (ABC, series premiere)Tuesday, March 19 10 p.m. “The Village” (NBC, series premiere)Wednesday, March 27 9 p.m. “Million Dollar Mile” (CBS, series premiere) 9 p.m. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW, season premiere)Thursday, March 28 9:30 p.m. “Abby’s” (NBC, series premiere)Thursday, April 4 9 p.m. “In the Dark” (The CW, series premiere)Tuesday, April 9 9 p.m. “The Code” (CBS, series premiere)Tuesday, April 16 9:30 p.m. “Bless This Mess” (ABC, series premiere)Sunday, April 28 8 p.m. “The Red Line” (CBS, series premiere)Tuesday, April 30 9 p.m. “The 100” (The CW, season premiere)Thursday, May 2 8 p.m. “iZombie” (The CW, season premiere)Wednesday, May 22 8 p.m. “The Amazing Race” (CBS, season premiere)Monday, June 17 10 p.m. “Grand Hotel” (ABC, series premiere)Read original story Midseason TV 2019: Complete List of Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Updating) At TheWrap
Welp, we now know where Netflix is going to be haunting you next and it’s definitely not Hill House.On Thursday, news broke Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy had signed a multi-year overall TV deal with the streamer and that their surprise hit series, “The Haunting of Hill House,” had been renewed for a second season. Now labeled an anthology series, “The Haunting” Season 2 will feature “a new story with all new characters” and will have “no connection” to Season 1.Shortly after that announcement, Netflix tweeted a video via the official “Haunting of Hill House” account, along with instructions for users to “listen closely” to the clip to try and “guess” where Season 2 takes place.Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix - With New Story and CharactersAnd about 40 mins after that, they gave fans the answer with another video and this message: “You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020.”So yes, Hill House is out and Bly Manor — a setting from Henry James’ horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw” — is in for the second installment, aptly titled, “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”We can’t say Flanagan didn’t totally warn you this would be the case for Season 2 — which does not yet have a premiere date beyond some time in 2020 — seeing as he flat out said the Crains’ story was over, even if the show was renewed. (Although “Hill House” star Oliver Jackson-Cohen gave TheWrap reason to believe otherwise.)Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Creator Shuts Down Red Room Theories: Fans Can Take Ending at 'Face Value'A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, “The Haunting of Hill House” launched last October on Netflix.The 10-episode installment centered around the Crain family: father Hugh (older version played by Timothy Hutton, younger version portrayed by Henry Thomas), mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Siegel), Luke (Jackson-Cohen) and Nellie (Victoria Pedretti).The story follows the events that transpired during the one summer the Crains lived in the titular haunted home and their lives decades after leaving Hill House due to a tragic incident.Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House': Elizabeth Reaser on Why No One Realized Shirley Had a Special Ability (Video)TheWrap reached out to Netflix to ask if any of the cast members from Season 1 will return for “The Haunting of Bly Manor” as different characters, with a spokesperson for the streamer responding that no casting details are available at this time.See the teasers below.A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where it takes place? Listen closely… pic.twitter.com/vqzrd3z4NZ— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019Read original story Netflix Sets Title for ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Season 2 – Which Is Definitely Not About Hill House (Video) At TheWrap
Following a brief Super Bowl teaser, CBS All Access on Thursday released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11. Watch the trailer above, which features Tracy Morgan, who was previously unannounced.Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Teaser Sends CBS 'Off the Air' During Super Bowl (Video)The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker in Serling’s role, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.Read original story ‘Twilight Zone’ Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video) At TheWrap
Robin Roberts is addressing Jussie Smollett's arrest on Thursday after Chicago police allege he staged his own Jan. 29 attack.
Empire is “evaluating the situation” in light of Jussie Smollett‘s arrest for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself, Fox announced Thursday. Smollett, who has played Jamal on the Fox drama since its debut, was arrested early Thursday in Chicago and faces a felony criminal charge of disorderly conduct/filing a false police report […]