Pilot Picks: ABC (2015)

 

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Comedy

Chev & Bev

  • The social life for a pair of selfish, retired Baby Boomers is thrown for a loop when their grandchildren move in with them.

Actor: Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Status: Not going forward


Delores & Jermaine

  • A young slacker moves in with his tough grandmother.

Actor: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi

Status: Not going forward


Dr. Ken

  • A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.

Actor: Starring Ken Jeong, mostly famous for:

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired 2nd of October, 2015


Downward Dog

  • Story of a woman and her dog. Based on the web series from Animal Media Group.

Actor: Rachel Valozzi

rachel valozzi

Status: Not known at this moment


Family Fortune

  • A popular gym teacher in Georgia comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. What she doesn’t realize is that she also will have to deal with her bickering and happily divorced parents also “coming out” that they are sleeping together again.

Actor: Parker Young

Parker Young

Status: Not going forward


The 46 Percenters

  • Anti-romantic romantic comedy about the 46-percent of the population who choose to stay married, told through the POV of three couples.

Actor: Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor

Status: Not going forward


Imaginary Friend

  • A thirtysomething bachelor’s life is turned upside-down when he finally meets the love of his life — a divorced working mom with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend he created as an only child suddenly reappears in his life to help him navigate the transition from single guy to family man. The imaginary friend character will be a CGI creation in a live-action environment.

Actor: Not known at this time

Status: Pilot production order with series penalty


Irreversible

  • Follows Andy and Sarah, a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves. Based on the Israeli series Bilti Hafich.

Actor: Justin Long

Justin Long

Status: Cast-contingent on female lead


The King of 7B

  • Agoraphobic recluse Prentiss Porter ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soulmate moving into the building across the street. He will embark on an incredible journey of discovery right outside his front door.

Actor: Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

Status: Not going forward


The Real O’Neils

  • A picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Loosely based on the life of boundary-pushing columnist Dan Savage.

Actor: Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton

Status: Picked up to series


Uncle Buck

  • A childish man learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way. Based on the 1989 movie.

Actor: Mike Epps

Mike Epps

Status: Picked up to series


Untitled Johnny Knoxville

  • A Narrated by Johnny Knoxville and based on his life, it follows the exploits of 12-year-old Johnny navigating the “outlaw culture” of his family and small hometown of Knoxville, TN, and documents the childhood experiences that inspired him to become one of the greatest pranksters of a generation.

Actor: Johnny Knoxville

Status: Not going forward


Untitled Judah Miller

  • When a Tony Award-winning mother and a risk averse, cerebral father are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete, they are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high octane world of youth sports.

Actor: Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Status: Not going forward


Untitled Molyneux

  • Through a combination of genetics and dynamic home schooling, Kip and Mona Lisa Mitchell find themselves raising extraordinarily intelligent kids. When Kip returns home from the military to be a stay-at-home dad, he experiences firsthand the challenges of parenting kids who have genius IQs but limited life and social skills. Inspired by the book by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding.

Actor: James Roday

James Roday

Status: Not going forward


Untitled NBA Project

  • A buddy comedy set in the world of the NBA about a rookie who doesn’t speak English and a translator who doesn’t speak basketball.

Actor: Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin

Status: Not going forward


 

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Drama

The Adversaries

  • The patriarch of a New York legal dynasty becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, and his federal prosecutor daughter must decide which side she will fight on.

Actor: Terry O’Quinn

Terry

Status: Not going forward


The Advocate

  • A tough, resourceful,type-A business woman is at the top of her game but has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine. Inspired by the real story of former CAA agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan.

Actor: Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Status: Not going forward


Broad Squad

  • A tough, resourceful,type-A business woman is at the top of her game but has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system. Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for anyone caught in the chaotic and ever-changing maze that is modern medicine. Inspired by the real story of former CAA agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan.

Actor: Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Status: Not going forward


The Catch

  • A thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé, our heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiancé’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Actor: Mireille Enos

Mireille Enos

Status: Picked up to series


The Family

  • The return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier sends shockwaves through their tightknit community. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what truly happened so many years ago.

Actor: Joan Allen

Joan Allen

Status: Picked up to series


The Kingmakers

  • A young man’s sister is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university. He adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty and high-profile alums – in order to investigate her death.

Actor: Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Status: Not going forward


Marvel’s Most Wanted

  •  Revolves around Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird, and Lance Hunter.

Actor: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood

Adrianne Palicki Nick Blood

Status: Not known at this time


Mix

  • Explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads.

Actor: Camille Guaty

Camille Guaty

Status: Not known at this moment


Of Kings and Prophets

  • Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

Actor: Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone

Status: Picked up to series


Quantico

  • A group of young FBI recruits, all with specific reasons for joining, battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. As we intercut between their hidden pasts and their present training, we also flash-forward to the near future, where one of the recruits will turn out to be a sleeper terrorist responsible for the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Actor: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 27, 2015


Runner

  • A woman’s perfect life is ripped apart by one simple twist of fate; to uncover the truth she must follow a trail of lies that take her into the world of cartels and the illegal gun trade between the US and Mexico.

Actor: Paula Patton

Paula Patton

Status: Not going forward


Blood & Oil

  • The biggest oil discovery in American history has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the 1849 Gold Rush. A young, ambitious couple comes to the oil fields of the Bakken seeking their fortune and a better life. In a modern-day “Wild West”, they negotiate a colorful ensemble of roughnecks, grifters, oil barons, criminals and fellow prospectors against a stark and beautiful backdrop.

Actor: Don Johnson

Don Johnson

Status: Picked up to series, first episode aired September 27, 2015


Wicked City

  • Character-driven, “true-crime” procedural explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history. In Season 1, two L.A. cops search for a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial-killing team amidst the coke-infused rock ‘n’ roll revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.

Actor: Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen

Status: Picked up to series, first episode airs October 27, 2015

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