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What is the DEVWATCH?

This section will allow you to track what's in development - whether it be by network, by commitment, by status, by genre or by studio - or just to see a list of all the projects we currently cover.

Each project has its own DEVWATCH page where you can see all the news, dvds, listings, etc. related to it. There you can also add it to your MYFUTON page for easy tracking.

Instructions: Use the filter options to the right to narrow your search. You can also click on a resulting column name to sort the results by that option. For specific title searches or to search by cast or crew member, use the site's main search box located at the top of each page.

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AMERICAN HERITAGE 9/8/16 9/8/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Pascal Pictures
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy Pascal as EP
· Rachel O'Connor as EP
· Taylor Hamra as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about two families of vastly different cultures who suddenly collide when they realize their histories aren't so dissimilar after all and are forced to work together to run LA's premier real estate company
BLUEGRASS/BLOOD RED 12/12/16 -
4/5/17
4/5/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Acme Productions
· Cherry-Wind Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Amanda Detmer as Randa Post
· Ben Esler as Hollis Pollit
· Emily Rose as Vonda Jean
· Jack Coleman as Deke Adair
· Natalie Hall as Jennifer
· Reba McEntire as Ruby Adair
· Roslyn Ruff as Inez Winemiller
· Ryan McPartlin as Valentine French
· Saamer Usmani as Tag Fayad
· Saidah Ekulona as Velma Winemiller
· W. Earl Brown as Joe Paul
· Will Buie, Jr.
[who's making it?]
· Marc Cherry as CRTR/EP
· Michael Hanel as EP
· Michael Offer as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mindy Schultheis as EP
· Reba McEntire as EP
· Sabrina Wind as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) When a strange crime occurs in small town Oxblood, Kentucky, Sheriff Ruby Adair (Reba McEntire) is called in to get to the bottom of what appears to be an act of terrorism. Though many people are jumping to conc... [continued]
CLASSIC, THE 11/7/16 11/7/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Delirio Films
· Latin WE
· Mandalay Sports Media

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Billy McMillian as EP
· Chris Leggett as EP
· Luis Balaguera as EP
· Melissa Gelineau as EP
· Mike Tollin as EP
· Patricia Riggen as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Rafael Marmor as EP
· Sofia Vergara as EP
· Todd E. Kessler as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
family drama set in East Los Angeles and revolves around a legendary football rivalry between two high schools that are only five miles apart; against the backdrop of the rivalry, the series will follow a multi-generational family all striving for th... [continued]
CRIMINAL 8/9/16 8/9/16 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brendan Gall as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Martin Gero as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about after falling prey to a CIA sting, a fast-talking, hedonistic con man and his ragtag team of criminals must complete an ongoing series of missions to clear their names and steal an unknown number of long-forgotten relics that could change... [continued]
DISRUPTERS, THE 11/4/16 11/4/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Sander-Moses Productions
· Vendetta Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Byrdie Lifson-Pompan as CP
· Carla Kettner as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Klein as EP
· Kim Moses as EP
· Sheldon Turner as EP
· Valerie Ulene as CP
[what's it about?]
drama about a former high-powered Hollywood executive and an idealistic physician who are partners and best friends; together with their staff of brilliant misfits, they are patient advocates who will stop at nothing to ensure their clients receive t... [continued]
DOOMSDAY PROJECT, THE 8/29/16 -
4/5/17
4/5/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Carol Mendelsohn Productions
· Pernomium Pictures
· Signal Hill Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Claire Holt as Kayla Greene
· Dan Byrd as Nate Hensley
· Jack Davenport as Warren Moore
· Justin Chatwin as Chris Wyatt
· Rachelle Lefevre as Faye Walsh
· Rochelle Aytes as Elle Trask
· Taye Diggs as Davis Albright
[who's making it?]
· Carol Mendelsohn as EP
· Joachim Ronning as DIR (Pilot)
· Julie Weitz as EP
· Mark Bianculli as CRTR/EP
· V.J. Boyd as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) As a preventive measure, the U.S. government assembled a think tank of the most brilliant, out-of-the-box thinkers from various disciplines -- military, entertainment, science, and technology - tasked with dream... [continued]
DOWN IN THE VALLEY 12/9/16 12/9/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· TriStar Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Posamentier as CRTR/EP
· Geoff Moore as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a talented female police officer who returns home to Napa Valley to support her struggling family after her troubled sister disappears and leaves her infant daughter in need of care; when she joins the Napa County Sheriff's Department to ... [continued]
DTLA 12/7/16 12/7/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Working Title Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy Talkington as CRTR/EP
· Andrew Stearn as EP
· Eric Fellner as EP
· Liza Chasin as EP
· Richard Arlook as CO-EP
· Tim Bevan as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a celebrity choreographer who must fight to protect her status, family, business and secrets while she grooms a vulnerable young protege who will put her back on top
ECHO POINT 4/28/17 4/28/17 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Safehouse Pictures

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jeff Richard as CRTR/EP
· Joby Harold as EP
· Matt Schwartz as CO-EP
· Tory Tunnell as EP
[what's it about?]
drama said to be in the vein of sci-fi thrillers "Source Code" or "Edge of Tomorrow"
ENEMY OF THE STATE 10/20/16 10/20/16 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Davis Foehl as CRTR/EP
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· KristieAnne Reed as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen follow up to the 1998 Will Smith/Gene Hackman-led feature, set two decades after the original film, when an elusive NSA spy is charged with leaking classified intelligence, an idealistic female attorney must partner with a hawkish FBI ag... [continued]
EQUITY 10/18/16 10/18/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Pascal Pictures
· TriStar Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alysia Reiner as EP
· Amy Pascal as EP
· Rachel O'Connor as EP
· Regina Corrado as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Megan Thomas as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on the recent film, about Naomi Bishop, a Wall Street banker who is navigating a world where big money and high-power reign, and women have yet to break the glass ceiling
EXCHANGE, THE 8/26/16 8/26/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Nicholas Osborne as CRTR/EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a charming male British cop crosses the pond to work with a no nonsense female New Orleans detective as part of a police exchange program
GRACE 9/21/16 9/21/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Eyal Podell as CRTR/EP
· Jonathon E. Stewart as CRTR/EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a family of adult siblings whose lives are upended when their stalwart minister father reveals to his family that he is gay
HEAD GAMES 10/20/16 10/20/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· JuVee Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chuck Rose as BOOK/CRTR/EP
· Julius Tennon as EP
· Viola Davis as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on the novel about Dr. Jonah Hoffman, a Park Avenue psychiatrist, who is approached by the government to come work for them as a spy, feeding them crucial intel on one of his patients, a potential national security threat
HOBBS 8/23/16 8/23/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· SMAC Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Constance Schwartz-Morini as EP
· Michael Caleo as CRTR/EP
· Michael Strahan as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a former Heisman Trophy winner who joins the Miami police force after not being drafted by the NFL, as well as a meticulous, rule-following detective who has trained her whole life to become a police officer
HOUSE OF MOORE 10/12/15 -
9/28/16
9/28/16 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment
· We're Not Brothers Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Felicity Huffman
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Ben Barnz as EP
· Daniel Barnz as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Elizabeth Craft as EP
· Felicity Huffman as EP
· Sarah Fain as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the sexy, twisted lives of an iconic fashion family, looking at our beauty-obsessed culture through a darkly comedic lens
HYPERION 9/30/16 9/30/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Fazekas & Butters

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jason Reed as EP
· Michele Fazekas as CRTR/EP
· Robert Atwood as PROD
· Tara Butters as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
top secret drama based on the Disney theme park mythology
ICON 9/29/16 9/29/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Condé Nast Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anne Marie O'Connor as CRTR/EP
· Dawn Ostroff as EP
· Jon Koa as EP
· Sanaa Hamri as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama set in the upscale world of fashion and centers on an up-and-coming designer whose rising star makes it more difficult to escape his inner demons
JOHN COREY 10/26/16 10/26/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Davis Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Caplan as CO-EP
· Jason Richman as CRTR/EP
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· Mace Neufeld as EP
· Nelson DeMille as BOOK
[what's it about?]
small screen take on best-selling author Nelson DeMille's most popular protagonists, John Corey: the brash, quick-witted, and cocky NYPD homicide detective set in today's social environment
LAS REINAS 10/2/14 -
4/5/17
4/5/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Amanda Warren as Kathryn Geller
· Daniella Alonso as Alex de la Reina
· Eric Winter as Robert Ellison
· John Corbett as Donald Worden
· Matthew Davis as Andrew Somerset
· Shalim Ortiz as Diego de la Reina
· Sonia Braga as Gabriella de la Reina
[who's making it?]
· Chris Brancato as EP
· Dean Georgaris as CRTR/EP
· Liz Friedlander as DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Nick Pepper as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Miami Detective Alex de la Reina is as notorious for her homicide investigations as she is for her last name: she is the granddaughter of Gabriella de la Reina, the ruthless head of the city's most powerful crim... [continued]
MAGNUM 9/22/16 9/22/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Kung Fu Monkey
· UnbeliEVAble Entertainment
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Spector as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Jennifer Court as EP
· John Rogers as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
sequel to the classic Tom Selleck-led series "Magnum P.I." which follows Magnum's daughter, Lily "Tommy" Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father's PI firm
MARQUIS, THE 9/20/16 9/20/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· My So-Called Company
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Jake Coburn as CRTR/EP
· Julie Plec as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama described as a sexy and twisted character soap set in the most iconic and exclusive building in Manhattan
NYPD RED 10/21/16 10/21/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Bob Sertner as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Marshall Karp as BOOK
· Michael Horowitz as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on James Patterson and Marshall Karp's book series about the eponymous special division of NYPD tasked with investigating Manhattan's highest profile crimes
PATROL 8/30/16 8/30/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Groundswell Productions
· Simpson Street

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chitra Elizabeth Sampath as CRTR/CO-EP
· Janice Williams as EP
· Kerry Washington as EP
· Michael London as EP
· Sharla Sumpter Bridgett as EP
[what's it about?]
workplace drama about four female LAPD officers who attended the police academy together five years ago and are forced to reconnect after a high-stakes, traumatic secret returns to haunt them
PECOS 11/11/16 11/11/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Citizen Media
· Sundance Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bob Levy as EP
· Laura Michalchyshyn as EP
· Paul Wesley as EP
· Robert Redford as EP
· Shawn Christensen as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
limited series inspired by the true story of a 29-year-old rookie journalist who takes down one of the richest, most powerful men in Texas, proving his gigantic business empire is a complete fraud, in 1962 Pecos, Texas
PROTECT & SERVE 10/5/16 10/5/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Barbie Kligman as CRTR/EP
· Billy Malone as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in the aftermath of a riot in an American city triggered by the shooting of an unarmed man by cops
SALAMANDER 11/22/16 -
4/5/17
4/5/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Beta Films
· Keshet Studios
· Midnight Radio

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Allison Miller as Nora Schaller
· Elaine Tan as Meghan Connolly
· John Leguizamo as David Vargas
· Larenz Tate as Ethan Anders
· Neil Sandilands as Jack Wang
[who's making it?]
· Alon Shtruzman as EP
· Andre Nemec as CRTR/EP
· Avi Nir as EP
· Gary Fleder as DIR (Pilot)
· Jeff Pinkner as CRTR/EP
· Josh Appelbaum as CRTR/EP
· Peter Traugott as EP
· Rachel Kaplan as EP
· Scott Rosenberg as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) We open on a heist: the robbery of sixty-six specific safety deposit boxes housed in an exclusive private bank. The robbers break open the boxes, but the boxes don't contain money or valuables, just personal eff... [continued]
TRUSTEE, THE 12/1/16 -
4/5/17
4/5/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Brownstone Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Berto Colon as Martinez
· David Warshofsky as Anthony Radley
· Gail Bean
· L. Scott Caldwell as Odelle Jones
· Lance Gross as J.D. Hayes
· Laverne Cox as Amanda Jones
· Meaghan Rath as Eliza Radley
· Michael Cudlitz as Timothy Waits
· Tim Kang as Henry Wu
[who's making it?]
· David Ronn as CRTR/EP
· Elizabeth Banks as EP
· Jay Sherick as CRTR/EP
· Max Handelman as EP
· Michael Engler as DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Detective Eliza Radley has developed a reputation for herself in San Francisco's North Precinct. Her undeniable instincts close cases, but her reckless behavior in the field has cost her a few partners. Now she'... [continued]
UNIT ZERO 8/25/16 -
5/8/17
5/8/17 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Ayden Mayeri as Azeema Khabiri
· Dana Powell as Midge Glass
· Jamey Sheridan as Mike Barclay
· Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Brianna "Brie" Pierce
· Parvesh Cheena as Raj
· Peter Cambor as Gabe Castillo
· Rob Huebel as Phineas Bog
· Toni Collette as Jackie Fink
[who's making it?]
· David Gordon Green as DIR (Pilot)
· Kenya Barris as EP
· Lindsey Shockley as CRTR/EP
· Richard Hatem as EP
· Toni Collette as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) At the CIA, there are heroes -- and then there is Unit Zero, a team of desk jockeys who suddenly find themselves thrust into the crossfire when they must go into the field for the first time as spies. No longer ... [continued]
UNTITLED COHN & MILLER PROJECT 9/13/16 9/13/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Daniel Cohn as CRTR/EP
· Jeremy Miller as CRTR/EP
· Judy Smith as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a high-powered African American woman who is made the new U.S. Attorney and how she works with her team of attorneys who take on local and federal cases all the while trying to fix the problems in their own life before secrets unravel
UNTITLED LAVENDER & ULIN PROJECT 10/4/16 -
3/22/17
3/22/17 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Marcie Ulin as CRTR/EP
· Meredith Lavender as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an elite co-ed Special Forces team that will be forced to find a way to navigate both the treacherous waters of their external missions and the equally dangerous undercurrents of tensions - romantic and otherwise - within the unit
UNTITLED LIZZIE MICKERY PROJECT 9/23/16 9/23/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Bad Wolf

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jane Tranter as EP
· Julie Gardner as EP
· Lizzie Mickery as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a team of female detectives led by Billie Law and Martha Lee who will fight to make sure you get what you deserve
UNTITLED NISHA GANATRA PROJECT 9/30/16 9/30/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Fazekas & Butters

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Michele Fazekas as EP
· Nisha Ganatra as CRTR/EP
· Robert Atwood as PROD
· Tara Butters as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which explores themes of identity, the immigrant experience and the search for love through a multi-generational Indian American family
UNTITLED SHARON LEE WATSON PROJECT 10/13/16 10/13/16 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Firm, The
· Osprey Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jeff Kwatinetz as EP
· Josh Barry as EP
· Josh Berman as EP
· Sanjay Gupta as EP
· Sharon Lee Watson as CRTR/EP
· Wendy Walker as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a team of physicians, working for a cable news operation, who travel the United States gaining access to our countries hot spots - medical mysteries, outbreaks, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters
WOMEN IN BLACK 9/8/16 9/8/16 ABC script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Bluegrass FanFare

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy B. Harris as CRTR/EP
· Dylan Clark as EP
· Jamie Tarses as EP
· Scott Stuber as EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a funny and touching exploration of four widows at very different ages and stages of their lives as they deal with love and loss, the challenges of parenting, the hilarious horrors of dating, and the joys of starting anew as they lear... [continued]