ADOPTED - HALF HOUR
Karey (Kelly Preston) is a happily married college graduate with no chemical
dependencies or warrants so she's the black sheep of her family. As she likes
to say, "Someone definitely peed in my gene pool." But with bad genes comes
great responsibility... so when her brother Vince is sent to prison, she becomes
the stay-at-home-mom to her brother's two kids. Destiny, a delinquent 15 year
old and Joey a military obsessed 8 year old. She's also raising her son Arkel,
an African American teenager she adopted along the way. Out of all Karey's
kids, he does the best at school and is the easiest to get along with... probably
because he's not blood related. Now, along with her British husband, John,
Karey's trying to give these kids the normalcy they've never had.
But normal doesn't come naturally to a family like this. Karey's mother Dotty
(Jane Seymour) calls herself "The Liz Taylor of Valencia" - she's been married
and divorced 5 times! She's the type of woman whose glass is always half full,
and it is. Her brother Jeff is a bona-fide NINJA - No Income, No Job, no
Assets. But unlike an actual Ninja, he is neither stealth nor quiet... turning
Karey's living room into his bedroom and settling in as a permanent member of
the family. Her narcissistic sister, Penny, believes herself to be a better parent
than Karey, even though her "child" is a pampered Pomeranian named Vivian.
Even though Norman Rockwell never painted a family like this... Karey is hellbent
on making it work. But between Destiny stealing the car, Arkel teaching
Joey Three Card Monte, and Joey digging foxholes in the front lawn - she has
her hands full. This comedic, original and heart-warming series dives into the
many challenges and rewards of adoption, redefining what it means to be a
family and giving a voice to the millions of kids in foster care waiting for a
Inspired by actress and writer Andrea Abbate's (ACCIDENTALLY ON
PURPOSE, RUDE AWAKENINGS) real life, she's teamed up with producers
Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein (TEEN WOLF, LAST MAN STANDING, PRISON
BREAK) & Becky Clements (LAST MAN STANDING) of 21 Laps/Adelstein and
director Gail Mancuso (MODERN FAMILY) to bring you an outrageous comedy
about a new kind of family with an odd sense of values: ADOPTED.
20th Century Fox Television
BACK IN THE GAME - HALF HOUR
Baseball might be America's favorite pastime, but for the Gannon family it's also
in their blood. Terry Gannon Jr. (Psyche's Maggie Lawson) was an All Star
Softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college
scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry
heads home with her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) in tow and moves in with her
estranged father, Terry Sr. aka The Cannon (James Caan). The Cannon is an
opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a single
father or professional baseball player. Terry is determined to make her
temporary stay back home as brief as possible and immediately sets out to find
a job and keep Danny as far away from the Cannon's bad influences as
As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her
youth, Tommy has shown an interest in playing Little League for the first time in
his life. Terry soon discovers that his new interest in baseball is not because of
the Canon's influence, but rather to impress a girl at his new school. Always the
supportive mom, Terry reluctantly agrees to let him try-out for the team, but
unfortunately the Gannon legacy of stellar athletic ability appears to have
skipped 3rd generation Danny. His stunning lack of baseball skills
(he doesn't even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing
stock of the baseball field. . .and his grandfather's living room.
When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make
the team, Danny's disappointment forces Terry to face her past. Even though
she vowed never to let baseball dominate her life again, she wants her son to
be happy. So when a wealthy neighbor volunteers to finance a separate team
for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly steps up to the plate and offers to coach
the team of misfits.
This funny, heartwarming comedy comes from the producing team of Mark and
Robb Cullen (LUCKY, LAS VEGAS), John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (BAD
SANTA, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE) and Aaron Kaplan (THE NEIGHBORS).
20th Century Fox Television
BAD MANAGEMENT - HALF HOUR
Welcome to the glamorous world of Eastmore's department store - second
only to Bergdorf Goodman and third only to Neiman Marcus in quality and
style. This is a place where you can get everything from Tom Ford Cologne, to
a Gucci iPad cover, to diamante studded Christening spoons - served by staff
who are there for the glamour, for the job security, but mostly for the employee
Tobias Eastmore Sr. may run an upscale store, but his employees are definitely
rough around the edges. At the helm of the luxury goods department is the
fiercely ambitious but equally lazy Eve (Sharon Horgan), who believes that
getting ahead is 10% perspiration and 90% making sure her boss sees the 10%
perspiration. Eve heads a team that includes her best friend Linda (Rachael
Harris), a spray-tan addicted, divorced mother of three; Ramon, gay and vain,
who's only creative outlet is adding flair to his promotional displays, and Mrs.
Paulin, a slightly obsessive store detective. Eve's easy life as head of luxury
goods (promoted at the tender age of 38!) is suddenly threatened when the
boss's son, Tobias Eastmore, Jr. (David Spade), is brought in to head up
electronics. The overly confident Tobias, (with an impressive resume of failed
dot-com businesses behind him) wants to revamp Eastmore's image by
bringing "sexy back" and his first order of business is hiring a super-smart, but
mostly super-hot clerk, Melanie, who has an eye for Eve's job. Now, Eve - in
order to stay on top - will have to summon up all of her human resources to
step up her game (and her life) to make her department of misfits worthy of the
luxury goods name.
Starring Sharon Horgan and written in collaboration with Holly Walsh. Executive
produced by Kat Likkel & John Hoberg (My NAME IS EARL, THE
NEIGHBORS), and Aaron Kaplan (THE NEIGHBORS) comes an ensemble
workplace comedy about an unlikely team that forms a family despite the: BAD
DIVORCE: A LOVE STORY - HALF HOUR
Kenny and Robin were terrible as a married couple, but as exes, they're
extraordinary. If only they'd skipped the marriage completely and gone straight
to the divorce. Their friends Ike and Cassandra enjoy a happily dysfunctional
marriage while Kenny's long-wedded parents, Harold and Irma, enjoy a level of
intimacy that involves a daily discussion of their fiber intake.
For newly-divorced Kenny and Robin, everything was rosy: they were finally
getting along and had clear boundaries. Robin was living with their infant
daughter Maya and Kenny was back in his parents' home on the other side of
town. Things were going so well, in fact, they decided to celebrate their 1-
month divorce anniversary....by sleeping together. Twice. Now they're in
serious danger of screwing up the best thing that ever happened to them.
Kenny's convinced that the problem with their marriage was the marriage and
now that that's out of the way, he sees no reason why they can't be together.
So he moves from his overbearing parents' home into a brand new apartment,
right across the hall from Robin. Robin thinks the secret to their successful
divorce is boundaries, and with Kenny now right across the hall, their unwedded
bliss could be in jeopardy.
From executive producers Daniel Lappin, Mike Sikowitz (RULES OF
ENGAGEMENT), Jamie Tarses (HAPPY ENDINGS) and Noa Tishby, and
based on Israel's longest running sitcom, comes a contemporary comedy about
modern romance: Divorce: A Love Story.
Sony Pictures Television
KING JOHN - HALF HOUR
Every man wants to be the king of his castle and John (John Leguizamo) is no
different. He dreams about coming home to a wife and children who've been
longing for his return after being gone on the road for weeks, but his reality is a
blunt wake-up call.
Constantly touring as a standup comedian and maintaining order and
leadership in your home are two very tricky worlds to balance, and John is
struggling to do just that. He and his wife, Juicy, want nothing more than for
their two children to have a better upbringing than either of them had. They
realize this is tricky to do while still acknowledging the importance of where they
came from. Juicy comes from a privileged Jewish background and John often
feels that because of this she is too soft on the kids. John on the other hand
was raised by single working mom, Olga, and believes kids need to be pushed
to be better. Their daughter, Sophie, who is entering high school is struggling to
find who she is and what she wants her identity to be. While at the same time
their son, Toby, may be considered a loner by some, including John, but he's
comfortable in his uniqueness. Grandmother Olga now works as the family
accountant which means she often butts heads with Juicy. All of these
personalities combined with friends from John's past makes life in their very
narrow five story walk up brownstone in New York truly unique.
Starring John Leguizamo, and written in conjunction with Jeff Astrof (NEW
ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE) comes a unique family comedy directed
by Ted Wass (RULES OF EENGAGEMENT) and executive produced by Todd
Lieberman and David Hoberman (THE MUPPETS).
MIDDLE AGE RAGE - HALF HOUR
Meet Carol Bobeck, an Oprah-loving suburban housewife who is overworked,
unseen, and unheard. She has spent her life accommodating everything and
everyone. Then, one day, at her beloved sanctuary - her Oprah Book Club - she
has the gall to wonder out loud if the woman who wrote "Eat Pray Love" might
be a little selfish for dumping her husband and eating and sleeping her way
through Europe. This blasphemy gets her promptly booted from the sacred
This humiliating rejection, along with the constant stream of slights and chronic
invisibility, causes Carol to completely lose it in the glitter glue aisle at the local
Now, after three weeks in the Psych ward, Carol is returning home. Her kids,
Cass, 19 - an ambitious, pre-law, hipster, barista, Hunt, 15 - the world's most
annoying existentialist, and Oliver, 10 - the only emotionally connected person
in the family, are anxious about the fragile state their mom will be in when she
gets back. What returns is a woman who refuses to silent or invisible.
She's definitely not gonna take it anymore...from anyone-not her kids, school
bullies, nor anyone else who takes her for granted. She finds herself speaking
up about all the petty indignities that all the invisible nobodies experience every
Her husband, Leonard isn't sure what to make of the new, kick-ass, amazing,
emotionally available, Carol. He does know one thing: If this is what "crazy"
looks like, Leonard is in.
From Executive producers Cheryl Holliday (MIKE & MOLLY, KING OF THE
HILL), Stacy Traub (GLEE, NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY), Amblin's
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (SMASH, UNITED STATES OF TARA) and
directed by Julie Anne Robinson (THE MIDDLE) comes a comedy about finding
your voice and reclaiming your life: MIDDLE AGE RAGE.
Julie Anne Robinson
MIXOLOGY - HALF HOUR
One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Mix, a high-end bar in
Manhattan's trendy meat-packing district and the backdrop for a sexy new highconcept
comedy from the writers of THE HANGOVER.
Recently dumped by his fiancé, Tom (Blake Lee) hasn't been out on the town in
a decade. His best friends, handsome and confident Cal (Craig Frank) and fasttalking
Bruce (Andrew Santino), are throwing Tom back into the dating pool
whether he likes it or not. Tom's first encounter is with Maya (Mercedes
Masohn), an attorney who's as beautiful as she is brutal. Before long, Tom is in
tears. After that, it only gets worse.
Rounding out Mix's chic crowd is Maya's engaged-for-now friend Liv (Kate
Simses); aggressive single mom Jessica; her younger, naive sister Janey;
bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey (Vanessa Lengies); dark, mysterious bartender
Dominic; and failed internet entrepreneur Ron (Adam Campbell), who's drunk
and having the worst night of his life.
Each episode will highlight two characters meeting for the first time. The pilot
focuses on Tom meeting Maya, but across the course of this one night - and
the entire season - each of our five guys will meet each of our five girls. Will
they find love? Will they find a warm bed for the night? Will they find a cold drink
in their face? All questions will be answered by the season finale of this highly
intoxicating new comedy.
Executive produced by Ryan Seacrest & Nina Wass, written by Jon Lucas and
Scott Moore (THE HANGOVER, 21 AND OVER), and directed by Larry Charles
(SEINFELD, ENTOURAGE, BORAT).
PULLING - HALF HOUR
There's a difference between what society says you need to be happy and
actually being happy. Securing a job, finding a husband and having a
baby-these are the "boxes" women feel pressured to check off in order to feel
like they matter. Abby (June Raphael) has a job. Check. She's this close to
getting married to a good-on-paper guy. Check. And yet, something's not quiet
right. Her job at a publishing company isn't fulfilling and her completely
unspontaneous fiancé Scott is solid and dependable but he's not exactly
blowing her skirt up.
Abby is not alone in her search for love and fulfillment: her pals Paige (Kristin
Schaal) and Rebecca are also trying to find their way. Naíve Paige is desperate
for a man to complete her and goes to hilarious extremes to land one. Rebecca,
an up-for-anything-party-girl, has been playing the field too but it becomes more
like a minefield with her uncanny talent for saying the wrong things to the wrong
Before any more time is wasted, Abby's going to start unchecking some boxes:
quit the job and quit the man. However, getting out of these two situations is
going to be more complicated than she imagined. Now she's turning to the only
thing in her life that she's truly positive about: her friendship with her two
besties. These three charming and dysfunctional women might not yet have
what they want but together they'll learn about life and love in the most hilarious
Written by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE) and from executive
producers Sharon Horgan, Dennis Kelly, and Aaron Kaplan (THE NEIGHBORS)
based on the hit BBC show, comes a comedy about three singles living life by
their own rules: PULLING.
SPY - HALF HOUR
When Tim Elliot (Rob Corddry) is unexpectedly awarded custody of his acerbic
and precocious 10-year-old son Marcus (Mason Cook), he realizes he must
prove to his son and his acidic ex-wife Erica (Paget Brewster) that he is not a
complete loser. So he quits his dead-end barista job, much to the surprise of his
anti-social best friend Chris (Moshe Kasher), and applies for a boring office job
doing data entry.
But when he accidentally takes the wrong assessment test his life changes
forever. Miraculously, he is recruited by the CIA as a trainee spy by
irrepressible maverick CIA boss, The Examiner (Ken Jeong). And so Tim sets
about juggling his family life and his professional life, all the while having to
keep secret the one thing that might actually win him the respect of his son.
Romance may also be in the cards for recently divorced Tim in the form of
fellow spy Caitlin, provided she can let her guard down long enough, or perhaps
if he's really unlucky, he may fall into the web of obsessive family therapist,
From executive producers Simeon Goulden and Jimmy Mulville (Hat Trick
Productions), and Jeff & Jackie Filgo (THAT 70s SHOW), and based on the hit
Sky show comes a hilarious comedy about the lengths one dad will go to win
over his son... SPY.
SUPER FUN NIGHT - HALF HOUR
All work and no play makes Kimmie a dull girl. No chance of this young junior
attorney being called that. Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson, BRIDESMAIDS) and
her two best friends Helen-Alice (Lauren Ash) and Marika (Liza Lapira) have a
standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto
for what they call FRIDAY NIGHT FUN NIGHT: "Always together! Always
Inside!" Kimmie's sister Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale) thinks having a real life is
within Kimmie's grasp, if only she'd ditch her awkward high school friends. But
Kimmie is forever loyal to her pals.
However, Kimmie's recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into their Friday
Night Fun Night (#723 to be exact), an epic cat-sitting extravaganza. Not only is
she now working with her idol, "Lady Lawyer of the Year" Felicity Vanderstone
(Kelen Coleman. NEWSROOM), but she even meets a dashingly handsome
British attorney named Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop) who invites her to his
party at a trendy New York club. Determined to spend quality time with Richard
and heed Felicity's advice about the importance of networking, Kimmie sets out
to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road...and so a new
tradition is born: Friday Night SUPER FUN NIGHT. New York City may never
be the same.
Executive Produced by Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger, and John Riggi,
comedian Rebel Wilson writes and stars in this outrageous comedy that
chronicles three lifelong friends figuring out how to fit in outside of their comfort
zone for, SUPER FUN NIGHT.
Warner Brothers Television
THE GOLDBERGS - HALF HOUR
Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, or peanut allergies,
there was a simpler, awesome time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old
Adam (Darien Provost) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed
with a video camera to capture all the crazy.
The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling.
Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey, BRIDESMAIDS) is a classic
"smother"; an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with
100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin, CURB
YOUR ENTHUSIASM) is a gruff, hot-tempered father who is learning how to
parent without screaming after a recent health scare... and having little luck.
Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with.
Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, a grade A spaz with a classic middle child syndrome.
Adam is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who's crushing on an
older woman, 15 year-old Zoe. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather
Al "Pops" Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don
Juan who's schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports
car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it's enough to drive this already
high-strung family to the brink of chaos.
From Adam Sandler's production company HappyMadison, directed by Seth
Gordon (IDENTITY THIEF, HORRIBLE BOSSES) and inspired by writer and
Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg's (BREAKING IN, FANBOYS) own
experiences growing up as the youngest child in a highly screwed-up but loving
family comes a hilarious new comedy, THE GOLDBERGS.
Sony Pictures Television
Adam F. Goldberg
TROPHY WIFE - HALF HOUR
They say the third time's the charm and reformed party girl Kate (Malin
Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly
older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). They fell into each others' arms (literally) at
a karaoke bar and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily
complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is
determined to make this work and become a part of the family no matter what.
Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense and overachieving
former Olympic athlete and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary and
Warren. Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate's barely
tapped maternal instincts. Daughter Hillary is not a fan of her new step-mom
either despite Kate's attempts to win her trust. And son Warren may have an
erotic fixation on his dad's beautiful, young spouse. Ex-wife number two,
Jackie, is mother to adopted son, Bert, and can pull Pete's strings with her
special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness.
Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate who finds support in the
most unusual place-with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales) a party-hearty
singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids
than she has.
Written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and based on Sarah's real life and
from executive producers, Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE),
producer Malin Ackerman, and directed by Jason Moore (PITCH PERFECT,
AVENUE Q) comes a comedy about the trials and tribulations of being the
newest member of a large, colorful and imperfect blended family.
Marcia Gay Harden
Ryan Scott Lee