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TV Pilots 2018: All the New Shows Coming This Fall

Actress Madeleine Stowe attends the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles.

The 2018-19 television pilot season is shaping up to be a diverse programming experience on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW. Plus, premium cable networks, HBO and Showtime, are pumping out new content with a Lena Dunham/Jenni Konner produced show with Jennifer Garner and a new comedy series starring Jim Carrey, respectively.

There's a romantic musical from Fox, a Bad Boys spinoff—with Gabrielle Union!—at NBC, and a fresh take on the investigative murder drama from CBS.

Also, make sure to look out for Kevin Hart's dysfunctional family animated-comedy on Fox. Plus, Sean Hayes is executive producing two other NBC comedies! Sadly, SNL heavy-hitter Alec Baldwin, who was attached to a new Kenya Barris-helmed comedy series at ABC, has left the project.

Read on for a breakdown of all of the potential new series. Your guide includes: W=writer, EP=executive producer, D=director

NBC

NBC

The Enemy Within (Drama)
W/EP: Ken Woodruff
EP: Vernon Sanders
Synopsis: A character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It revolves around former CIA agent Erica Wolfe. Erica is the most hated woman in America when the FBI releases her from federal super-max prison, enlisting her to help stop some of the most dangerous acts of espionage threatening the U.S. today.

In Between Lives (Drama)
W/EP: Moira Kirland
EP: David Heyman, Nancy Cotton
Synopsis: A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases in the city. This eerie ability also opens the door for her to see and talk to the dead, who are seeking help for unresolved problems—whether she likes it or not.

Untitled Bad Boys spinoff (Drama)
Cast: Gabrielle Union
Team: Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis
EP: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, Doug Belgrad, Gabrielle Union
Synopsis: Free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II) has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can't help but look at Syd's freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in the action-packed, character-driven procedural.

Manifest (Drama)
Cast: Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh
W/EP: Jeff Rake
EP: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke
Co-EP: Jackie Levine
Synopsis: In this character-driven, high-concept mystery thriller, a plane disappears from radar and is presumed lost at sea—only to return years later. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by. The series follows their personal lives as well as the larger mystery and purpose that is their destiny.

Untitled Bellevue hospital project (Drama)
W/EP: David Schulner
EP/D: Peter Horton
P: Eric Manheimer
Synopsis: Inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer's memoir Twelve Patients: Life & Death at Bellevue Hospital, this character-driven medical drama revolves around the new director of Bellevue Hospital whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo—while always prioritizing patient care. Located in Manhattan, Bellevue is the only hospital in the world that has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers Island and the president of the United States, all under one roof.

The Village (Drama)
W/EP: Mike Daniels
Synopsis: Despite differences in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become. They learn that life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s one you make. We'll meet a recovering war vet, a pregnant teenage girl and her single mom, a cop with an unexpected love interest, a woman hiding a terrifying secret from her husband and a millennial lawyer who finds out his grandfather is the best and worst roommate he could have hoped for.

Untitled Aseem Batra Project (Drama)
W/EP: Aseem Batra
EP: Amy Poehler, Dave Becky
D/EP: Julie Anne Robinson
P: Julie Pancho
Synopsis: Follows one woman’s unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all.

Abby's (Comedy)
W/EP: Josh Malmuth
EP: Mike Schur, David Miner
Synopsis: Abby's is an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community. It also allows them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.

Friends-in-Law (Comedy)
W/EP: Brian Gallivan
EP: Tom Werner
Synopsis: Brian and Jake are polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.

Like Family (Comedy)
W/EP: Suzanne Martin
EP: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Synopsis: Aubrey and Artie formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care. However, they're starting to realize that such closeness makes adulthood more complicated.

So Close (Comedy)
W/EP: Greg Malins EP: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Synopsis: At crossroads in their separate lives, hopeless romantics Riley and Kyle are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and may be each other's soulmates.

ABC

ABC

Take Two (Drama)
STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER
Cast: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian
W/EP: Andrew Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller;
EP: Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin
Synopsis: Take Two revolves around Ella (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series, fresh out of rehab following an epic bender. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Although lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella's role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.

The Rookie (Drama)
STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER
Cast: Nathan Fillion
W/EP: Alexi Hawley, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Nathan Fillion
EP/D Liz Friedlander
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, The Rookie centers on John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small-town life and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies 20 years his junior, he must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of being a "young" cop and to make his second shot at life count.

False Profits (Drama)
W/EP: Kayla Alpert, Jason Reed, Sabrina Wind
Studio: ABC Studios, Jason T. Reed Productions
Synopsis: This comedy 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.

Get Christie Love (Drama)
W/EP: Courtney A. Kemp
NW/EP: Vin Diese, Debra Martin Chase, Shana Waterman
Synopsis: Inspired by the revolutionary TV movie and subsequent series that aired on ABC in the '70's, GET CHRISTIE LOVE is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it's down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie's first love - unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.

For Love (Drama)
Writer/EP: Michael Cooney
NW/EP: Kim Moses
Synopsis: Five years ago, Hope Castille's fiancé was killed. This morning she received a phone call from him. An epic love triangle set against a grounded, secret world of magic in present day New Orleans.

Salvage (Drama)
Writer/EP: Don Todd
Synopsis: Ex-cop Jimmy Hill just wants to be left alone after moving back home in rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents, and his own father.

Grand Hotel (Drama)
W/EP: Brian Tanen
EP: Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Oliver Bachert, Christian Gock
Synopsis: Soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel revolves around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Based on the Spanish format.

Whiskey Cavalier (Action-Dramedy)
W/EP: Dave Hemingson
NW/EP: Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold (Doozer)
T/Producer: Scott Foley
Synopsis: Whiskey Cavalier is a high-octane hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super agent Will Chase (codename: “WHISKEY CAVALIER”) who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative FRANCESCA “FRANKIE” TROWBRIDGE (codename: “FIERY TRIBUNE”). Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.

The Fix (FKA Untitled Marcia Clark) (Drama)
W/EP: Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain and Marcia Clark
NW/EP: Mandeville (David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks)
Synopsis: After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars? Part legal thriller, part confessional, part revenge fantasy. Always riveting.

A Million Little Things (Dramedy)
Cast: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco
W: DJ Nash
EP: DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor
Synopsis: When their friend dies unexpectedly the rest of the group reevaluates their life choices and makes changes. Guinoli stars as Eddie, a music teacher and stay-at-home dad, who is also struggling in his marriage.

Safe Harbor (Comedy)
Cast: Lynn Collins, Aasif Mandvi, Kris Lofton
W/EP: Jason Richman
NW/EP: Mandeville (David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks)
Synopsis: The series chronicles the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into harrowing, emotional, and often humorous situations.

Untitled Tim Doyle Project (Comedy)
Writer/EP: Tim Doyle
Synopsis: Set in the 1970s, an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and 8 boisterous sons navigates changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.

Three Rivers (Comedy)
Cast: Annaleigh Ashford
W/EP: Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
Synopsis: Rebecca left her family’s Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York, but after being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she’s back and ready to utilize her big-city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca’s side — and that’s going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.

Staties (Comedy)
W/EP: Matt Partney & Corey Evett
NW: Maniac Productions (Michael Seitzman & Christina Davis)
Synopsis: Hard-charging NYPD detective, Eliza Cortez, is banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam’s investigative techniques don’t exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish-out-of-water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon.

Untitled Kenya Barris (Comedy)
STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER
W/EP: Kenya Barris, Julie Bean
Synopsis: A dysfunctional family comedy about a stuck-in-his-ways and opinionated fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.

Most Likely To (Comedy)
W/EP: Diablo Cody
NW/EP: Berlanti Productions, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Synopsis: In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. 20 years later, they’re reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates.

The Greatest American Hero (Comedy)
W/EP: Rachna Fruchbom
NW/EP: Fierce Baby, Nahnatchka Khan, Mandy Summers
NW/EP: Tawnia McKiernan
Synopsis: Inspired by the 1980s TV show of the same name, THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO centers around Meera, a 30-year-old woman who loves tequila and karaoke and has spent her life searching and failing to find meaning, much to the chagrin of her traditional Indian-American family. An inexplicable event occurs that will change the course of Meera’s life forever: she is entrusted with a super suit to protect the planet. Meera may have finally found purpose, but the world has never been in more unreliable hands.

Single Parents (Comedy)
Creator/W/EP: JJ Philbin
Creator/EP: Liz Meriwether
NW/EP: Katherine Pope
Synopsis: A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.

Steps (Comedy)
W/EP: Kristin Newman
NW/EP: Mandeville TV / David Hoberman / Todd Lieberman / Laurie Zaks
Synopsis: Four adults in three houses raise three kids after two divorces… together. Based on the Swedish format, BONUS FAMILY.

Untitled Bobby Bowman Project (Comedy)
EP: Bobby Bowman
Synopsis: Inspired by Bowman's life growing up with a parent with mental health issues.

Untitled project (Comedy)
Based on the book and blog How May We Hate You?
Cast: Kat Dennings
W: Justin Noble
EP: Justin Noble, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor
P: Kat Dennings
Synopsis: Two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they’re stuck with for eight to 16 hours a day.

Fox

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Lil Kev (Animated Comedy)
EP: Kevin Hart
Voice actors: Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, Deon Cole, Gerald “Slink” Johnson, Keith Robinson
W: Michael Price, Matt Claybrooks
Synopsis: Based on Hart's childhood, the show follows a 12-year-old boy as he grows up in North Philadelphia with the help of "his strong, quick-tempered mother, drug-addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle and wise-ass talking dog."

Bless This Mess (Comedy)
EP: Liz Meriwether, Lake Bell, Katherine Pope
W: Liz Meriwether, Lake Bell
Synopsis: A New York City couple move to Nebraska for a simpler life but the change isn't as calm as they thought it would be.

Our People (Comedy)
W/EP: Vali Chandrasekaran
EP/NW: Lee Daniels, Pam Williams, Marc Velez, Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar and Liat Shavit
Synopsis: Based on the Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple," this series follows a man from a bombastic African family—that doesn't understand privacy—and his fiancée from a Midwestern family try to build a normal life together. Though nobody can agree what that "normal" means.

Dan The Weatherman (Comedy)
EP/W: Steve Dildarian
EP/NW: Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements
Synopsis: 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.

Daddy Issues (Comedy)
Cast: Erin Foster, Don Johnson
EP/W: Erin Foster
EP/NW: Liz Meriwether, Oly Obst, Josh Lieberman
Synopsis: Loosely based on Erin Foster’s life, “Daddy Issues” revolves around Andi (single, 30-something), 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.

Rel (Comedy)
Cast: Lil Rel, Jordan L. Jones
W/EP: Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz, Lil Rel
EP/Showrunner: Mike Scully
EP/NW: Jerrod Carmichael
Synopsis: Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made man who lives by the code “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” is put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his barber. He tries to rebuild post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Inspired by Lil Rel’s real life.

Cool Kids (Comedy)
Cast: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull
W: Charlie Day, Paul Fruchbom
EP/showrunner: Kevin Abbott
EP: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton; Nick Frenkel
EP/D: Don Scardino
Co-EP: Paul Fruchbom
Synopsis: Cool Kids revolves around three guy friends in a retirement community, played by David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull. They're the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, a female rebel (Vicki Lawrence) who’s ready to challenge their place. Described as high school with 70-somethings.

Mixtape (Drama)
Cast: Madeleine Stowe
EP/W: Josh Safran
EP/NW: Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle
Co-EP: Ali Krug
Synopsis: A romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in present-day LA through the lens of the music that defines them. Mixtape captures the stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.

Untitled Ilene Chaiken/Melissa Scrivner Love Project (Drama). 
EP/W: Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love
EP/NW: Judy Smith, Oly Obst
Synopsis: FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis is 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.

The Passage (Drama rolled from last season)
Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vincent Piazza, Saniyya Sidney, Genesis Rodriguez, Brianne Howey, BJ Britt, Jennifer Ferrin
W/EP: Elizabeth Heldens
EP Matt Reeves Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan
Co-producer: Justin Cronin
EP/D Marcos Siega
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling trilogy by Justin Cronin, the drama begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The potential series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race.

CBS

CBS

25 (Comedy)
W/EP: Hilary Winston
EPs: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Synopsis: Kyle, a twenty-something, travels to Austin, Texas in the hopes of confessing his love for his longtime camp friend and being together but there's a problem: she's engaged.

History of Them (Comedy)
Cast: Ana Villafane, Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis, Amit Shah, Brett Dier
W/EP: Gloria Calderon Kellett
EP: Marc Provissiero
EP/D: Pamela Fryman
Synopsis: A multicultural ensemble about how two friends, Luna and Adam, meet and fall in love, using the couple’s social media as a guide.

I Mom So Hard (Comedy)
Cast: Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley, Freddie Prinze Jr. , David Flynn
W/EP: Michelle Nader
Co-writers: Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
EP: Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge
Synopsis: Based on the popular web series of the same name, two moms show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.

God Befriended Me (Drama)
EP: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
D/EP: Marcos Siega
W/EP: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wyndbrant
Synopsis: This light-hearted drama is said to explore questions of faith, existence and science. It centers on out-and-proud atheist whose life changes when he’s friended by God on Facebook. In turn, this "friendship" allows him t0 change in the lives of those around him.

Chiefs (Drama)
Cast: Alana De La Garza, Aunjanue Ellis
EP: David Hudgins, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
W: David Hudgins
D: Zetna Fuentes
Synopsis: The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful but very different women who each is Chief of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County.

Murder (Drama)
W/EP: Amanda Green
EP: Dan Lin
Co-EP: Lindsey Liberatore
Synopsis: A fresh take on the investigative drama, the potential series 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, Murder 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.

L.A. Confidential (Drama)
W/EP: Jordan Harper
EP: Arnon Milchan
Synopsis: James Ellroy's novel was first adapted into a 1997 movie starring Kim Basinger and Kevin Spacey. The TV version is said to have a modern tone—including music and style— but it will still follow homicide detectives pursuing a serial killer in glamorous 1950s Hollywood.

Red Line (Drama)
W/EP: Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss
EP: Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Synopsis: The drama series begins when a white Chicago cop mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. From there, we follow three families, all with different connections to the case.

Main Justice (Drama)
Cast: Bokeem Woodbine
W/EP: Sascha Penn
EP: Eric Holder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
Synopsis: Main Justice is inspired by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s life and work in the Department of Justice, as the youngest person to ever hold the position. While in office, he tackles some of the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country.

The Code (Drama)
W/EP: Craig Sweeny, Craig Turk
EP: Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman
Synopsis: The military/legal drama takes a look at prosecutors, defense lawyers, and investigators solving court cases—all while active as Marines.

God Friended Me (Drama)
Cast: Brandon Micheal Hall
W/EP: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt
EP: Greg Berlanti,  Sarah Schechter, Marcos Siega
Synopsis: Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) is an atheist who finds himself literally friended by God on Facebook. The comedic drama will follow Miles as he works on behalf of God spreading positive change in the lives of others around him.

The CW

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Wayward Sisters (Drama)
Cast: Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton, Katherine Ramdeen, Clark Backo, Yadira Guevara-Prip
W/EP: Robert Berens, Andrew Daab
EP: Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Robert Berens
Synopsis: Wayward Sisters tells the story of Supernatural fan-favorite recurring player Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural monster attacks and tragedies. Under Mills' protection, they emerge as a supreme, monster-fighting force.

In The Dark (Drama)
EP/W: Corinne Kingsbury
EPs: Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock (Red Hour Films)
Synopsis: A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind- the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Skinny Dip (Drama)
EP/W: Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner
EP: Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
Synopsis: Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen. After her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process.

Spencer (Drama)
EP/W: April Blair
EPs: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
P: Robbie Rogers
Consultant: Dane Morck
Synopsis: When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds—Compton and Beverly Hills—begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Playing Dead (Dramedy)
EP/W: Rina Mimoun and Josh Reims
EP: Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter
Synopsis: A dysfunctional family dramedy about a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death.

The End of the World as We Know It (Comedy)
Based on the book The End of the World as We Know It, by Iva-Marie Palmer
EP/W: Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker
EPs: Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge; Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Synopsis: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.

FX

FX

What We Do in the Shadows (Comedy)
Cast: Doug Jones, Beanie Feldstein, Jake McDorman, and Mark Proksch
EPs: Taika Waititi, Jermaine Clement
Synopsis: Based on the 2014 film by the same name which follows vampire roommates who are trying to navigate the modern world and be "normal" while also encountering werewolves and zombies. The movies was directed, written and also featured Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement.

HBO

HBO

Camping (Comedy)
Cast: Jennifer Garner
W/EP/Showrunners: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
EP: Christine Langan, Ilene S. Landress, Julia Davis
Synopsis: Based on the Sky Atlantic series. Kathryn Siddell-Bauers (Garner) plays a "controlling L.A. mom who is far less cheerful than her Lululemons imply." The show follows Kathryn as she celebrates her husband, Walt's, 45th birthday with a camping trip but "when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears."

Showtime

Showtime

Kidding (Comedy)
10-episode straight-to-series order
Cast: Jim Carrey, Judy Geer, Catherine Keener, Frank Langella
Creator: Dave Holstein
EPs: Michel Gondry, Jim Carrey
Synopsis: Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children's television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him -- who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality's family -- wife, two sons, sister and father -- begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Ball Street (Comedy)
Cast: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer
EP/W/SR: David Capse, Jordan Cahan
D/EP: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Synopsis: October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday – saw the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. No one knows who caused it — until now. A group of outsiders takes on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and end up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.

YouTube

YouTube

Psychopath (Comedy)
Cast: Chris D'Elia
Creators: Chris D'Elia, Craig Doyle, Richie Keen
EP: Bill D’Elia, Chris D'Elia, Craig Doyle, Richie Keen, Dave Becky, Josh Lieberman, Joe Farrell
W: Craig Doyle
D: Richie Keen
Synopsis: A man (D'Elia) has an awakening when he discovers he’s a bona fide psychopath.

TBS

Twenties (Comedy)
C: Lena Waithe
EP: Lena Waithe, Andrew Coles
Synopsis: Waithe created the series in 2009. The show follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking trash and chasing their dreams. The show's about friendship, love, and messing up along the way.