Inspired by the lives of writers Ed Herro and Brian Donovan.Cast: Anna Gunn, Andy Daly (Review), Adam Rodriguez, Hassie Harrison, Simon Belz, Sofia Gonzalez, Cyrus Arnold Team: W/EP Brian Donovan, Ed Herro; EP Dave Hemingson; EP/D Chris Koch Studio: ABC Studios Format: Single-camera Location: Los Angeles Downward Dog* -- ORDERED TO SERIESLogline: Based on the web series of the same name, centers on a woman, Nan (Allison Tolman) and her dog.The twist is that it features a Modern Family-style confessional device - for the dog.
He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of 8-year-olds, and their disparate parents.
Cast: Justin Long, Wanda Sykes, Michael Mosley, Lindsey Kraft, Michelle Buteau, Wynn Everett, Carlos Leal, Betty Gilpin, Addison Osta Team: W/EP Kari Lizer, Bill Wrubel (Will & Grace); EP/D Marc Buckland Studio: Warner Bros. Cast: Casey Wilson, Retta, Sarah Baker (Go On), Gareth Reynolds, Gareth Reynolds, Tom Stourton, Jackee Harry Team: Writer/EP Brian Gallivan (The Mc Carthys); EP Seth Gordon, Tariq Jalil; D Julie Anne Robinson Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios, Intrigue Format: Single-camera Location: Atlanta Pearl* -- PASSED OVER; BEING REDEVELOPEDLogline: When a larger-than-life family matriarch finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family's life before she dies.
Television, Kari's Logo Here, Here Comes Scrappy Format: Single-camera Location: Los Angeles The Fluffy Shop* -- PASSED OVERLogline: The semi-autobiographical comedy follows actor-comedian Gabriel Iglesias as a stepfather and boss to his family and friends as he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week. Cast: Candice Bergen, Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings), Kathleen Rose Perkins, Richard Masur, Ren Colley, Halina James Team: W/EP Andrew Reich (Friends)Studio: ABC Studios Format: Single-camera Location: Los Angeles The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport* -- ORDERED TO SERIESLogline: A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with "perfect" wives and their "perfect" offspring.
Cast: Gabriel Iglesias, Richard Gant, Gloria Garayua, Paul Walter Hauser Tyler Hilton, Tommy Savas Team: W/EP Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing), Jay Lavender; EP Gabriel Iglesias; Joe Meloche; Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein Studio: ABC Studios Format: Multicamera Location: Los Angeles Hail Mary* -- PASSED OVER/BEING REDEVELOPEDLogline: A young small-town mayor named Mary Wolf (Happy Endings' Casey Wilson) has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Cast: Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly), Diedrich Bader (Drew Carey Show), Carly Hughes, Ali Wong, Johnny Sequoyah Team: W/EP Sarah Dunn (Spin City); EP Aaron Kaplan; EP/D Ruben Fleischer Format: Single-camera Studio: ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment Location: Los Angeles Speechless* -- ORDERED TO SERIESLogline: A family with a special-needs child is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones.
Cast: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Micah Fowler, Cedric Yarborough, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kennedy Team: W/EP Scott Silveri (Friends), EP Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat); D Christine Gernon Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios Format: Single-camera Location: Square Roots* -- PASSED OVERLogline: A man (Adhir Kalyan) from a family of logic-driven engineers is determined to use his "gift" to help the people he loves with their everyday issues - whether they like it or not.
Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Katie Walder, Noureen De Wulf, Nina Wadia, Bernard White, Isabella Day, Callan Farris Team: W/EP Vijal Patel (The Middle); EP/D Mike Fresco Studio: ABC Studios Format: Single-camera Location: Los Angeles Toast* -- PASSED OVERLogline: Over the course of Max (Jono Kenyon) and Page's (Jerrika Hinton) wedding rehearsal dinner, their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple - but flashbacks reveal the toasts don't always get it right, as the comedy explores the real story of their complicated, funny and relatable road to marriage.Cast: Jerrika Hinton (1st position to Grey's Anatomy), Jono Kenyon, Tessa Ferrer (Grey's Anatomy), Punam Patel, Brooks Wheelan, Thelma Hopkins, Frankie Faison Team: W/EP Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg; EP Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; EP/D Gail Mancuso; EP/shworunner Gregg Mettler (The Muppets)Studio: ABC Studios, Shondaland Format: Hybrid Location: Los Angeles Untitled Goldberg/Guaracio* (aka Imaginary Mary) -- ORDERED TO SERIESLogline: Centers on a 30-something bachelorette (Jenna Elfman) whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets the love of her life - a divorced father with three kids.Following yet another development season that started late and featured a new round of reboots, the broadcast networks are again gearing up for a busy pilot season as they compete with not only one another, but with basic and premium cable as well as streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu - all of whom are making major scripted pushes. 5 Hot Trends of TV's Development Season The networks continue to look for intellectual property to help cut through the increasing clutter and, after such success stories as Fox's Empire, are turning to soapy fare in addition to tried-and-true procedurals and medical dramas.Also hot this development season were military and crime dramas in the vein of popular podcast Serial.Here's a look at the pilots in contention for the 2016-17 television season, as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW sift through hundreds of scripts and move forward in a bid to find the next breakout comedies and dramas.Read More: Broadcast TV Scorecard: Complete Guide to What's New, Renewed and Canceled The Hollywood Reporter will be updating the grid throughout pilot and casting season, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back for the latest news.(Note: Not included are limited/event and miniseries or other projects earmarked for the summer; * designates casting has been completed.)Read More: Pilot Season's Seven Burning Questions ABCComedy Chunk & Bean* -- PASSED OVERLogline: A dual-family single-camera comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk (Cyrus Arnold) and Bean (Simon Belz), who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.