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Network/ShowPicked Up?DescriptionCast Info
False ProfitsBeing Redevelopedcomedic soap set in the word of cosmetics marketing. False Profits is described as Desperate Housewives meets Glengarry Glen Ross. It follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.Kosha Patel as Parvun Chattoraj
Kapil Talwalkar as Ramesh
Bellamy Young as Laura
Shelley Hennig as Hilary Jenkel
Vanessa Williams as Suzanne
Ben Lawson as Jake Amato
Mark L. Young as Travis Pitts
Marcus Coloma as Clark Steedler
Untitled Kenya Barris/Julie Bean ComedyOff-Cyclemulti-camera project described as a classic dysfunctional family comedy series about a stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.
Budding ProspectBudding Prospect is set in 1983 San Francisco. Three hapless city boys move to the country to grow marijuana. Their expectations of the experience being a back-to-the-land, nurturing adventure in a beautiful rustic setting run up against the harsh truth upon their arrival at “The Summer Camp” – a miserably run-down shanty out in the middle of nowhere, where they are bedeviled by rats, snakes, mosquitoes, and harsh, unfriendly growing conditions, noisy neighbors, dangerous locals, and menacing law enforcement.Will Sasso as Gesh
Joel David Moore as Phil
Adam Rose as Felix
CasanovaCasanova, shot on-location in three European countries, tells the sprawling, epic, true story of one of history's most misunderstood men, Giacomo Casanova, the 18th century's most controversial playboy. Amelia Clarkson as Manon Balletti
Ben Daniels as Francois-Joachim de Bernis
Bojana Novakovic as Madame de Pompadour
Diego Luna as Giacomo Casanova
Miranda Richardson as Marquise d'Urfé
EdgeOptions ExtendedEdge showcases the sly, raw power of the western genre. Set in 1868, Max Martini (Pacific Rim, Captain Phillips) stars as Josiah 'Edge' Hedges--a Union officer turned cowboy, who prowls the post-Civil War American West doling out his own peculiar (and savage) brand of justice. When we meet Edge in the pilot, his mission is personal and his vengeance hath no fury. Alicja Bachleda as Pilar
Max Martini as Josiah "Edge" Hedges
Ryan Kwanten as Merritt Harknett
Yvonne Strahovski as Beth
A History of Radness A History of Radness captures the authentic experience of aspiring musicians forming their band. The story follows siblings Jack and Tessie from their less-than-cool middle school beginnings at Pleasant Meadows Middle School to the start of their music careers as they put together a band of like-minded musicians, considered outsiders by fellow classmates.Bethany Cosentino as Narrator (Voice)
Dan Reynolds as Narrator (Voice)
Henry Rollins as Coach Carlucci
Making Friendsmulti-camera pilot which centers on Mark, a brilliant guy with an artificial intelligence degree who creates robots and spends his days hanging out with them as his main group of friends.Adhir Kalyan as Mark
Georgia King as Shelly
The AlamoThe Alamo is a 50's style motel located in Los Angeles that's home to a bunch of quirky characters who manage to form relationships despite their
The Legend of Master Legendhalf-hour pilot, based on Joshuah Bearman’s Rolling Stone article about real-life superheros. It centers on Master Legend and his sidekick, the Ace.Anjelika Washington as Cody
David Castaneda as Mandy Mandujano
Shea Whigham as Peanut Head
Dawnn Lewis as Tana
John Hawkes as Master Legend
Uploadhigh-concept single-camera comedy pilot. Upload is set in the future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife. When Nathan meets his early death, he is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. The series follows the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his loved ones, and the alive Nora struggles to stay afloat working her job alongside Nathan in the afterlife.Robbie Amell as Nathan
BBC America
I Mom So Hardmulti-camera comedy based on the web series of the same name. It revolves around two moms who show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.Kristin Hensley
Jen Smedley
Freddie Prinze Jr. as Hale
David Fynn as Brian
Tymberlee Hill as Janice
Murderdescribed as a fresh take on the investigative drama that explores crime through the unique and often conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true crime documentary, the drama invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects' guilt or innocence for themselves.Teyonah Parris as Det. Ayana Lake
Michael Chiklis as Detective Mason “Mace” Garrity
Luna Lauren Velez as Capt. Lili Alvarez
Pallavi Sharda as Dr. Parvati Agrawal
Leonard Roberts as Assistant District Attorney Malachi Sandel
Andrea Demetriades as Raquel Bennett
Jennifer Mudge as Beth Garrity
Pandas In New Yorkmulti-camera comedy about a family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City who embark on a project to arrange their youngest son’s life, unaware he’s made plans of his own.Nishi Munshi as Gita Panda
Hina Abdulla as Asha Panda
Gita Reddy as Pushpa Panda
Dan O’Brien as Jim Panda
Bernard White as Om Panda
Dhruv Singh as Rishi
Ashley Tisdale as Maya
Mike Castle as Mike
Bless This MessOff-Cyclesingle camera comedy which follows a newlywed couple who give up their unfulfilling New York City lives for a move to Nebraska. They anticipate their relocation will bring a simpler life, but that does not go according to plan.Lake Bell as Rio
Dax Shepard as Mike
Ed Begley Jr. as Rudy
Daddy Issues (now untitled)single camera comedy. It revolves around Andi, who refuses to settle down, and her friendship with her playboy dad. Andi’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her dad’s fallen in love with her best friend.Erin Foster as Andi
Don Johnson as Roman
Janina Gavankar as Sasha
Jane Leeves as Angela
Christine Woods as Andi's sister
Mike O’Gorman as Jason
Dan the WeathermanBeing Redevelopedsingle camera comedy. After getting fired from his cushy job as a weatherman at the local TV station, Dan finds it’s not enough to be a charming white man in this world. He reluctantly ends up at the neighboring Spanish TV station.Thomas Lennon as Dan the Weatherman
Ashley Williams as Deborah
James Earl as Henry
Daniel Stern as Don
Lil Kevanimated comedy which is the story of a 12-year-old, pint-sized, optimistic, highly imaginative kid who navigates growing up in the crime filled inner-city of North Philly with the help and sometimes hindrance of his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog.Kevin Hart
Wanda Skyes
Keith Robertson
Gerald “Slink” Johnson
Deon Cole
MixtapeBeing Shoppedromantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.Madeleine Stowe as Margot
Callie Hernandez as Nellie
Megan Ferguson as Gigi
Jenna Dewan Tatum as Joanna
Raúl Castillo as Sam
Campbell Scott as Hugh
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Annette
Untitled Amy Poehler, Mike and Julie Scully Project (Pilot Presentation)half-hour animated comedy, the untitled project is centered on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an average kid with dreams of being a UFC fighter, tech billionaire, video game champ, or any job where you make a ton of money and don’t have to wear a tie.
No Apologies (PKA Untitled Ilene Chaiken FBI Drama)Being Redevelopedcenters on FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis, who’s in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion – an affair with a prominent general – shatters her life and threatens her career at the FBI. Now labeled “the mistress,” Clementine Otis – wife, mother, patriot – begins to rebuild her personal life and professional reputation.Katie Holmes as Hazel Otis
Rose Rollins as Sara Ruiz
Mark Moses as Chase
Ian Harding as Sam Gerard
Jose Pablo Cantillo as Irish Joe
Christian Camargo as Larry Otis
James Tupper as Moses Fallon
Paul Walter Hauser as Daniel Cohen
Untitled Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell Comedyuntitled multi-camera comedy revolves around a woman, her ex-husband and her new wife who all work together to raise a family in middle America.
Everything's Gonna Be Okayhalf-hour comedy. The comedy revolves around Nicholas (Thomas), a typical 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, who is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, one of which has autism. However, when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.Josh Thomas as Nicholas
Now & Thensingle-camera comedy about a group of old college friends, who, having lost touch over the years, are brought back together unexpectedly for one wild night only to be given a new lease on life and friendship. Reuniting as friends gives them the opportunity to discover who they always promised each other they would be. Myko Olivier as Nick
Mia Serafino as Emily
Punam Patel as Sarah
Brandon Mychal Smith as EZ
James Earl as Moose
Ana Cruz Kayne as Jane
Party of Five (Put Pilot Commitment)immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
Pretty Little Liars: The PerfectionistsYESPretty Little Liars spinoff. "Everything about the town of Beacon Heights seems perfect, from their top-tier college to their overachieving residents. But nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. The stress of needing to be perfect leads to the town’s first murder. Behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie and a needed alibi."Sasha Pieterse as Alison DiLaurentis
Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal
Sofia Carson as Ava
Kelly Rutherford as Claire Hotchkiss
Sydney Park as Caitlin
Eli Brown as Dylan
Hayley Erin as Mysterious, Unnamed Character
Graeme Thomas King as Jeremy
Unicorns (aka Girls Code)half-hour women-in-the-workplace comedy. The pilot sets up the odd couple partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.Sophia Di Martino as Wendy
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Angela
Hayley Magnus as Johanna
Andy Buckley as Wendy's mentor
Rene Gube as Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Industries
Compliancehalf-hour single-camera comedy, Details about the project have not been revealed but word is that it is centered around a private equity manager and his government-appointed compliance monitor.
Devstech thriller. A young computer engineer, Lily, investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
Ydrama based on the acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction DC comic book series Y: The Last Man. It ranks as one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all time. The DC Comics/Vertigo title was first launched in 2002 and revolves around Yorick Brown — the last surviving human with a Y chromosome — and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. The series follows escape artist Yorick after the mysterious plague as he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world's male chromosomes. The series, written and created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, ran for 60 issues and has been collected in multiple graphic novels. Here's FX's formal description of the potential series: "All of the men are dead. But one. Y traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival.
Avenue 5 (working title)described as a comedy set in the future, mostly in space.
Euphoriateen drama based on Israeli series, which follows a group of high-school students as they attempt to cope with drugs, sex and violence in an effort to make sense of an uncertain future.
Mrs. Fletchercomedy based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name. Mrs. Fletcher is about an empty-nest mom and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.Kathryn Hahn as Eve Fletcher
Jackson White as Brendan
Casey Wilson as Jane Rosen
Owen Teague as Julian Spitzer
Jen Richards as Margo Fairchild
Runromantic comedic thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message — "RUN" — and impulsively disappear together. Run is their story.Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Flick
Untitled Ramy Youssef & Jerrod Carmichael Project (Pilot Presentation Order)comedy which centers on Youssef’s distinct point-of-view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American, and Muslim at a time when each of those identity markers is going through a crisis of definition.Ramy Youssef
WatchmenWatchmen is considered a dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.Regina King
Don Johnson
Tim Blake Nelson
Louis Gossett Jr.
Adelaide Clemens
Andrew Howard
DollfaceDollface follows a young woman who, after being dumped by her long-time boyfriend, must metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. Kat Dennings
Kansas CityIn a modern United States riven by cultural and political divisions that’s chosen to split itself into two nations, one city, Kansas City, was too evenly
divided to align with either side. So it split in two — East K.C., liberal; and West K.C., conservative. A wall was built separating the two (think Berlin.)
Absurd misinformation and enmity rage as the two cities aim to undermine each other. In West Kansas City, political heavyweight Ellis Brookmeyer
(Slattery) holds sway. His former son-in-law, Ben Graham (Spall), lives in East and yearns to be reunited with his daughter Clarissa (who lives in
West.) To accomplish this Ben gets involved with an East K.C. intelligence operation, with consequences he can not predict, let alone control.
ReprisalA hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being dragged and left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a
bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Search and DestroyBased on memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein. The half-hour comedy is loosely inspired by her memoir as well as her experiences as a young musician growing up in the Pacific Northwest during the underground feminist punk-rock movement in the 1990s. The pilot is about a young woman, a band, and a community learning how to be unafraid of their own noise. Taylor Dearden as Karen Wolff
Aubrey Peeples as Charlotte
Bright Futuressingle camera comedy which centers on a group of friends all stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature twentysomethings they are now to the successful professionals they’re destined to be.Emily Ratajkowski as Sarah
Shameik Moore as Aaron
Calum Worthy as Danny
Lilly Singh as Sid
Jimmy Tatro as Berger
Lisa Kudrow as Narrator
Ball Streetnew half-hour comedy series, Ball Street takes us back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday - the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it. Until now... BALL STREET is the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley's birthday party, and the glass ceiling.Don Cheadle as Rod "The Jammer" Jaminski
Andrew Rannells as Blair Shmerman
Casey Wilson as Tiff
Regina Hall
Paul Scheer
Shining Vale (Pilot Production Commitment)Shining Vale is a horror-comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town in a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place, but no one seems to notice except for the mother — and the evil spirit that’s trying to possess her. It’s a show about mental illness, small town politics, religion and a family battling their demons. But in a really funny, and scary way.
The Wrong Mans (Pilot Production Commitment)half-hour single-camera action comedy based on the 2013 British series. The Wrong Mans follows two ordinary office workers (one played by Ben Schwartz) who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.Ben Schwartz
Run for Your Lifedrama which takes place on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (otherwise known as the Day of the Dead) and follows a grieving detective who is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead.Josh Segarra
Andrew Jacobs
Carlos Leal
Danube Hermosillo
Angela Alvarado
Jennifer Landon
Kadeem Hardison
Fernanda Andrade
World's EndWorld's End follows Henry Mueller (Linklater), a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. There, under the watchful eye of Louise Baldwin (Sykes), he begins to feel "sane." Henry starts to question the system and the methods used to contain the inmates, ultimately becoming the leader of an inmate revolt. It's a dark comedy about an asylum that operates like a family, and as in all families, the question of who is sane and who is not is open for discussion.Aasif Mandvi as Dr. White
Ajay Naidu as Karl Magnus
Hamish Linklater as Henry Mueller
James Ortiz as Martin
Maribeth Monroe as Suzanne
Maya Kazan as Maggie
Robin Bartlett as Hildy
Wanda Sykes as Louise Baldwin
Highlandcomedic drama inspired by Margaret Cho's personal history with substance abuse. Highland will chronicle what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the same patriarch must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families is the one who just got out of rehab.Margaret Cho
Laura San Giacomo as Sally Silverman Choi
Hingesdescribed as a provocative and humorous dissection of middle-class suburbia. It follows two sets of neighbors whose lives are dramatically changed in the wake of a scandal that rocks the community. Shifting focus to a different set of families each season, Hinges will expose the American Dream to be an illusion as it holds up a fun-house mirror to the cracks beneath a community’s seemingly happy surface.
Time of DeathTime of Death (working title), is planned as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time – each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single "long night of hell." The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.
USA Network
Briarpatchdrama based on the Ross Thomas novel. It “celebrates the beloved genre that Thomas’ book represents — a unique blend of crime, thriller, mystery, and pulp fiction – while updating his electrifying sense of fun, danger and place for a new generation.” It follows Allegra Dill, a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees.
Dare MeBased on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, Dare Me is described as an unflinching exploration of volatile female friendships, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American façade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me, exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.
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