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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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series date
start/end
updated network commitment status
BLACK LIGHTNING 9/1/16 -
3/10/17
3/10/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Akil Productions
· Berlanti Productions
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· based on a comic book
· drama
[who's in it?]
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
· Christine Adams as Lynn
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
[who's making it?]
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on the DC Comics hero: Jefferson Pierce, who hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the... [continued]
DYNASTY 9/30/16 -
3/8/17
3/8/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Fake Empire

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Alan Dale as Anders
· Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington
· Grant Show as Blake Carrington
· Nathalie Kelley as Cristal
· Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo
· Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane
· Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby
[who's making it?]
· Brad Silberling as DIR (Pilot)
· Esther Shapiro as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Josh Schwartz as CRTR/EP
· Lis Rowinski as CO-EP
· Richard Shapiro as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Sallie Patrick as CRTR/EP
· Stephanie Savage as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
reboot of Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro's famed 1981-1989 series about two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children
INSATIABLE 11/4/16 -
3/17/17
3/17/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Ryan Seacrest Productions
· Storied Media Group

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Alyssa Milano as Coralee
· Christopher Gorham as Barnum
· Dallas Roberts as Bob
· Debby Ryan as Patty
· Erinn Westbrook as Azalea
· Kimmy Shields as Nonnie
· Michael Provost as Brick
· Sarah Colonna as Angie
[who's making it?]
· Andrew Fleming as DIR (Pilot)
· Bill Alverson as CONS
· Dennis Kim as EP
· Lauren Gussis as CRTR/EP
· Nina Wass as EP
· Ryan Seacrest as EP
· Todd Hoffman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, and has no idea what he's about to unleash upon the world
LIFE SENTENCE 9/22/16 -
3/13/17
3/13/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doozer Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Brooke Lyons as Elizabeth
· Carlos PenaVega as Darrius
· Dylan Walsh as Paul
· Gillian Vigman as Ida
· Lucy Hale as Stella
[who's making it?]
· Bill Lawrence as EP
· Erin Cardillo as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Ingold as EP
· Lee Toland Krieger as DIR (Pilot)
· Richard Keith as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
dramedy about a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer; when she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to live like she was dying
SEARCHERS 10/25/16 -
3/10/17
3/10/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Alex McGregor as Fable
· Jeanine Mason as Juniper
· Josh Kidd as Paul "Zin" Shepherd
· Marc Blucas as Raff
· William Miller as Bosch
· Zane Holtz as Cooper
[who's making it?]
· Dean White as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Jason Rothenberg as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime: 10 years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother's terrifying and ... [continued]
VALOR 2/2/17 -
3/17/17
3/17/17 CW ordered to pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Charlie Barnett as Ian Lewis
· Christina Ochoa as Nora Madani
· Corbin Reid as Jess
· Matt Barr as Leland Gallo
· Melissa Roxburgh as Thea
· Nigel Thatch as Robert Torres
· W. Tré Davis as Jimmy Kam
[who's making it?]
· Bill Haber as EP
· Kyle Jarrow as CRTR/EP
· Michael M. Robin as DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama about a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions; the drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first f... [continued]