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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.

[quick links to 2020-2021 season scripts]
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series date
start/end
updated network commitment status
ARE WE OK? 11/1/19 11/1/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Burdette as CRTR/EP
· Jamie Tarses as EP
· Megan Gailey as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about how a Midwestern couple in their 20's manages to stay together after the entire world sees their marriage proposal end in disaster
BARRACUDAS 9/16/19 9/16/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Small Dog Picture Company, The

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Cheryl Hines as Becky Byrnes
· Rachael Harris as Bernie Byrnes
[who's making it?]
· Cheryl Hines as EP
· Christine Pietrosh as CRTR/EP
· Jason Winer as EP
· Jessica Goldstein as CRTR/EP
· Jon Radler as EP
· Rachael Harris as EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about sisters Becky and Bernie Byrnes, two incredibly different, spectacular divorce lawyers who spend their lives getting people out of dysfunctional relationships but who can't get out of their own dysfunctional relationship - ... [continued]
CUPCAKE MEN 10/3/19 10/3/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· ABC Studios
· Lee Daniels Entertainment
· SMAC Productions

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Constance Schwartz-Morini as EP
· Lee Daniels as EP
· Marc Velez as EP
· Michael Strahan as EP
· Owen Smith as CRTR/EP
· Thea Mann as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
comedy inspired by the real life story of former Tennessee Titans Brian Orakpo and Michael Griffin who, along with their childhood friend Bryan Hynson, opened a cupcake shop in Austin, Texas
I MOM SO HARD 8/27/19 8/27/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Danielle Stokdyk as EP
· Jen Smedley as CRTR/CO-EP
· Kristin Hensley as CRTR/CO-EP
· Michelle Nader as CRTR/EP
· Rob Thomas as EP
[what's it about?]
comedy based on Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley's web series which will see Smedley and Hensley continue to push comedic boundaries with their unapologetically honest take on marriage and motherhood, proving that friendship is the secret sauce
LET'S STAY TOGETHER 10/1/19 10/1/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Damon Wayans
[who's making it?]
· Damon Wayans as CRTR/EP
· Don Reo as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy which will star Wayans as a single father who finds out it's hard to get rid of millennial kids, and their kids
MAGIC MOTOR INN 8/6/19 -
10/28/19
10/28/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Preity G Zinta as Meena
· Vir Das as DC
[who's making it?]
· Jake Kasdan as EP
· Melvin Mar as EP
· Rachna Fruchbom as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
potential spin-off of the series, which centers around an Indian family whose daughter attends school with Eddie
MARRIED WITH ROOMMATES 10/22/19 10/22/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Sad Unicorn

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Donald Diego as CRTR/EP
· Randall Einhorn as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about a young couple who stretches and buys a house they can't afford. Now, instead of filling their home with kids, the couple has to fill it with roommates
MOURNING SONGS 9/23/19 9/23/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Maniac Productions

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brett Baer as CRTR/EP
· Christina Davis as EP
· Dave Finkel as CRTR/EP
· Michael Seitzman as EP
· Ryan Langer as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy which centers on a 35-year-old composer who, after the tragic death of his father, is forced to move back home to live with his mom, help his family heal and grow up, possibly for the very first time
OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS 9/17/19 9/17/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alison Bennett as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about the unlikely friendship between two HR co-workers: a newly divorced 30-year-old woman and her hard-partying boss, a twice-divorced woman in her 40s
THIS IS NOT A DRILL 10/2/19 10/2/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doug Robinson Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Doug Robinson as EP
· Tad Quill as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
comedy series about a group of friends in Hawaii, who, when they think they're about to die in a missile attack, blow up their lives for the better
UNTITLED KARI LIZER PROJECT 9/17/19 9/17/19 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Kari Lizer as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy about an empty-nester mom who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away; fed up with the unanswered texts and blocked from their Facebook feed, she decides - much to their horr... [continued]
UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT 10/18/17 -
8/9/19
8/9/19 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Brillstein Entertainment Partners

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Debra Jo Rupp as Carol
· Katie Aselton as Laura
· Kurtwood Smith as Dad
· Nate Bargatze as Nate
[who's making it?]
· Alex Murray as EP
· Ari Katcher as CRTR/CO-EP
· Dan Shaki as CRTR/CO-EP
· Danielle Sanchez-Witzel as EP
· Drew Goddard as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jerrod Carmichael as CRTR/EP
· Jon Liebman as EP
· Nate Bargatze as CRTR/EP
· Tim Sarkes as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy which deals with Bargatze's struggle moving back home to Tennessee and being caught between his wife and opinionated parents
UNTITLED SARAH HYLAND PROJECT 8/27/19 8/27/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Walk Up Company, The

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Sarah Hyland
[who's making it?]
· Adam Londy as EP
· Elizabeth Berger as EP
· Emily V. Gordon as CRTR/EP
· Isaac Aptake as EP
· Sarah Hyland as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy inspired by Hyland and writer Emily V. Gordon's real-life experiences