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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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AMERICANIZED 10/12/18 10/12/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Hello Sunshine

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Lauren Levy Neustadter as EP
· Reese Witherspoon as EP
· Sara Saedi as BOOK/CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
comedy which will tell the story of a loving and off-beat Iranian family who's been living with a huge secret: they're undocumented immigrants
BECAUSE KIDS 10/23/18 10/23/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Party Over Here

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Sztykiel as CRTR/EP
· Akiva Schaffer as EP
· Andy Samberg as EP
· Becky Sloviter as EP
· Ellie Knaus as CRTR/CO-EP
· Jorma Taccone as EP
[what's it about?]
comedy based on the podcast "Atomic Moms," billed as a lighthearted yet honest examination of the lives of a married couple with two young children
BEWITCHED 8/9/11 -
8/23/18
8/23/18 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Davis Entertainment
· Khalabo Ink Society
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Abby Kohn as CRTR/EP (2014)
· Daniel Rappaport as EP (2014)
· Douglas Wick as EP (2014)
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· Kenya Barris as CRTR/EP
· Lucy Fisher as EP (2014)
· Marc Lawrence as CRTR/EP (2001)
· Marc Silverstein as CRTR/EP (2014)
· Yamara Taylor as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
reboot of the famed 1964-1972 series about Samantha, a hardworking black single mom who happens to be a witch, marries Darren, a white mortal who happens to be a bit of a slacker
BLESS HER HEART 10/9/18 10/9/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· That's Wonderful Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chuck Tatham as CRTR/EP
· Jim Parsons as EP
· Todd Spiewak as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy about two very different Texas matriarchs who wreak havoc on their children's lives when they all wind up living together
CAN-CAN 9/7/18 9/7/18 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Hazy Mills Productions
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Maysoon Zayid
[who's making it?]
· Joanna Quraishi as CRTR/EP
· Maysoon Zayid as CRTR/EP
· Sean Hayes as EP
· Todd Milliner as EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy which follows the life of a Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, as she struggles to find love, the right career, and discover who she is separate of her opinionated Muslim parents
COMMON AREAS 10/29/18 10/29/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Sony Pictures Television
· Stoller Global Solutions

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Conor Welch as EP
· Hilary Winston as CRTR/EP
· Mat Harawitz as CRTR/EP
· Nick Stoller as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy about the residents of the micro-units in luxury buildings, where they can get a bedroom for the price of an apartment in any other city; these dorm residents are getting a lot more than just a tiny bedroom and athlete's foot, the... [continued]
DESIGNING WOMEN 9/13/18 9/13/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Harry Thomason as EP
· Linda Bloodworth Thomason as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
sequel series to the former CBS staple which will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm
EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL 9/21/18 9/21/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· N/A

[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 a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together, and then their grandmother gets Alzheimer's
FAMILY FRIENDLY 9/4/18 9/4/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 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?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Christine Pietrosh as CRTR/EP
· Jason Winer as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jessica Goldstein as CRTR/EP
· Jon Radler as EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about three working moms, who would have never been friends outside of work, but band together to survive an office that, despite its wholesome public image, is not quite family friendly
FOOD & FAMILIA 10/12/18 10/12/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Overbrook Entertainment

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Danny Trejo
[who's making it?]
· James Lassiter as EP
· Peter Murrieta as CRTR/EP
· Will Smith as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy about when the matriarch of the family passes away, she leaves her restaurant to her son, Danny - who's about to get out of prison - and her granddaughter, Michelle, who hates her father for abandoning her
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES 10/16/18 10/16/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jeremy Bronson as CRTR/EP
· Todd Holland as EP
[what's it about?]
relationship comedy about a group of thirtysomethings trying to overcome the mess they made as twentysomethings
SANCHEZ WAY, THE 8/22/18 8/22/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Milojo Productions

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Albert Bianchini as EP
· Isaac Gonzalez as CRTR/EP
· Kelly Ripa as EP
· Mark Consuelos as EP
[what's it about?]
comedy about a loud, proud, Mexican-American family that lives by a very strict working class code
THREAD, THE 8/20/18 8/20/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Olive Bridge Entertainment

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Andrew Waller as CRTR/EP
· Michael Gagerman as CRTR/EP
· Will Gluck as EP
[what's it about?]
comedy about a group of longtime friends, leading diverse, chaotic lives, who stay connected through a long running daily text thread
UNTITLED HANNAH SIMONE PROJECT 10/31/18 10/31/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Hannah Simone as Hannah
[who's making it?]
· Alex Cuthbertson as CRTR/EP
· Hannah Simone as CRTR/EP
· Matt Fusfeld as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy which follows the broke, single and nearly thirtysomething Hannah (Simone) as she and her father form a new bond when he announces that he and her mother are separating
UNTITLED JESSICA GAO PROJECT 9/11/18 9/11/18 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Imagine Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Jessica Gao as CRTR/EP
· Samie Kim Falvey as EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family
UNTITLED KRISTEN SCHAAL PROJECT 9/7/18 9/7/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· Kristen Schaal
[who's making it?]
· Kristen Schaal as PROD
· Simon Rich as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
half-hour billed as a family comedy told from a child's perspective is about working together, overcoming adversity and getting the monsters in your closet not to eat you
UNTITLED LESLIE ODOM, JR. PROJECT 10/31/18 10/31/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Simpson Street

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· Leslie Odom, Jr. as Leslie
[who's making it?]
· Kerry Washington as EP
· Leslie Odom, Jr. as EP
· Pilar Savone as EP
· Saladin K. Patterson as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Jakes-Roberts as CO-EP
· Touré Roberts as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
comedy inspired by the experiences of real-life couple Pastor Touré Roberts and Pastor Sarah Jakes-Roberts, joint pastors at a young, hip, diverse church in Los Angeles
UNTITLED MIDDLE SPIN-OFF PROJECT 5/30/18 -
10/10/18
10/10/18 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Aaron Branch as Otis
· Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig
· Chris Diamantopoulos as Nick
· Eden Sher as Sue Heck
· Finesse Mitchell as Hudson
· Kimberley Crossman as Remi
[who's making it?]
· DeAnn Heline as CRTR/EP
· Eileen Heisler as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
spin-off series focused on Eden Sher's Sue Heck as she leaves college and her hometown of Orson, Indiana, for the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in Chicago
UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT 10/18/17 -
7/26/18
7/26/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Brillstein Entertainment Partners

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· Nate Bargatze
[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
· 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 RACHNA FRUCHBOM PROJECT 10/26/18 10/26/18 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· 3 Arts Entertainment

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dave King as EP
· Oly Obst as EP
· Rachna Fruchbom as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about a confident but prolifically apologetic, newly single stay-at-home mom who decides at 37 to start at the bottom and work her way up to her dream job, where her eccentric co-workers help her stop apologizing and become the p... [continued]
UNTITLED ROBIN THEDE PROJECT 11/2/18 11/2/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doug Robinson Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· Robin Thede as Robin Sanders
[who's making it?]
· Alison Greenspan as EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
· Kay Cannon as EP
· Laverne McKinnon as EP
· Robin Thede as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
comedy which will explore how a difficult upbringing shaped Robin Sanders (Thede), a famous and successful financial advisor, and will vacillate between the character's adulthood and childhood as it examines how your past always pops up in the presen... [continued]
UNTITLED TESSA COATES PROJECT 9/12/18 9/12/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (unspecified)
[who's in it?]
· Tessa Coates
[who's making it?]
· Greg Daniels as EP
· Howard Klein as EP
· Tessa Coates as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
no details are available about the comedy
WOMAN UP 10/8/18 10/8/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures
· Lister Films
· Small Dog Picture Company

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jason Winer as EP
· Jon Radler as EP
· Liz Meriwether as EP
· Zoe Lister-Jones as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
single-camera comedy about two former teen moms who have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation; and now, at 37, they're ready to make up for the youth they never had
WORK WIFE 10/31/18 10/31/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Milojo Productions
· Ryan Seacrest Productions

[related genres]
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Albert Bianchini as EP
· Andrea Shay as EP
· Kelly Ripa as EP
· Mark Consuelos as EP
· Michael Ian Black as CRTR/EP
· Nina Wass as EP
· Ryan Seacrest as EP
[what's it about?]
multi-camera comedy that explores the dynamics surrounding our work spouses, who have very few boundaries with each other, and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else