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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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ACTS OF CRIME 9/29/20 -
5/14/21
5/14/21 ABC ordered to pilot
[network passed on 5/14/21]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Esmail Corp
· Universal Content Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Candace Grace as Vivien Lamonte
· Josiah Cross as Khalid Coffy
· Molly Price as Captain Gunn
· Peter Mark Kendall as Todd
[who's making it?]
· Chad Hamilton as EP
· Sam Esmail as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama described as a unique spin on the crime procedural
AUGUST SNOW 1/8/21 1/8/21 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Studios
· Gaspin Media
· Imagine Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Keegan-Michael Key as August Snow
[who's making it?]
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Elle Key as EP
· Jeff Gaspin as EP
· Keegan-Michael Key as EP
· Paul Eckstein as CRTR/EP
· Samie Kim Falvey as EP
· Stephen Mack Jones as BOOK/CP
· Tony Sabistina as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Stephen Mack Jones's novels about a biracial former detective who grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown; after a distinguished military career, he joined the force like his father, only to be drummed out by a conspiracy led by corrupt... [continued]
CHICANO 7/22/20 7/22/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Significant Productions
· UnbeliEVAble Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Spector as EP
· Doug Pray as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Forest Whitaker as EP
· Natalie Chaidez as CRTR/EP
· Nina Yang Bongiovi as EP
· Richard Vasquez as BOOK
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Richard Vasquez's novel, a multi-generational saga of the Sandovals, a Mexican-American family that immigrates to Los Angeles in pursuit of the American Dream
DARK HORSE 3/9/21 -
7/1/21
7/1/21 ABC script
[network passed on 7/1/21]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Blackella Films
· Keshet Studios
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alon Shtruzman as EP
· Avi Nir as EP
· Darren Dale as EP
· Jessica Goldberg as EP
· Miranda Dear as EP
· Peter Traugott as EP
· Rachel Griffiths as EP
· William Jehu Garroutte as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
domestic take on the Australian drama "Total Control," which follows Alex Irving, a passionate Indigenous woman on her unconventional journey into politics, wherein she reckons with her own troubled past while juggling obligations to her family, cult... [continued]
DREAMERS, THE 9/17/20 9/17/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Littlefield Company, The
· Okay Goodnight
· Touchstone Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Hannah K.S. Canter as CRTR/EP
· Karen Thompson Walker as BOOK/EP
· Marta Kauffman as CRTR/EP
· Robbie Rowe Tollin as EP
· Warren Littlefield as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a small college town that is transformed by a mysterious sickness that locks victims in perpetual sleep and triggers extraordinary, life-altering dreams
EPIC 12/16/19 -
8/11/21
8/11/21 ABC ordered to pilot
[network passed on 8/11/21]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Kitsis & Horowitz Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Alexander Hodge
· Brittany O'Grady as Luna
· Eleanor Fanyinka as The Seer
· Sarah Hyland as Rose
· Toby Sebastian as Philippe
[who's making it?]
· Adam Horowitz as EP
· Brigette Hales as CRTR/EP
· Edward Kitsis as EP
· James Griffiths as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a romantic anthology series that reinvents fairy tales for a new audience
GOLDEN CHILD, THE 9/3/20 9/3/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Temple Hill Entertainment
· Touchstone Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Fishbach as EP
· Kourtney Kang as CRTR/EP
· Marty Bowen as EP
· Wendy James as BOOK
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Wendy James's novel billed as a deep dive into the suburban nightmare that examines what it's really like to be a mother today
GROWING SEASON, THE 10/12/20 10/12/20 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Danny Strong Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Colette Burson as CRTR/EP
· Danny Strong as EP
· Mandy Safavi as EP
· Sara Frey as BOOK/CO-EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on Sara Frey's recently published memoir, which detailed the hardscrabble shift the rule breaking author made from rural poverty to creating a widely successfully family business that has now seen her dubbed "America's Pumpkin Queen."
IN THE END 9/10/20 9/10/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Story Ave. Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Steven Canals as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on Kiona Brown, who, incapable of living life to the fullest, makes the only logical choice - to embrace death as an end-of-life doula
L.A. LAW 12/17/20 -
10/18/21
10/18/21 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Steven Bochco Productions

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins
· Corbin Bernsen as Arnie Becker
[who's making it?]
· Anthony Hemingway as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Blair Underwood as EP
· Dan Shaw as PROD
· Dayna Bochco as EP
· Jesse Bochco as EP
· Marc Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· Simon Mirren as EP
· Ubah Mohamed as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
new incarnation of Steven Bochco's iconic 1986-1994 series in which Blair Underwood reprises his role as Jonathan Rollins, who has gone from idealistic to more conservative as he clashes with millennial J.J. Freeman to decide the best path forward fo... [continued]
MASON DIXON 6/27/17 -
9/24/20
9/24/20 ABC script
[plus two backup scripts]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Lee Daniels Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Julian Breece as CRTR/EP
· Lee Daniels as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marc Velez as EP
· Micah Schraft as CP
[what's it about?]
drama about a black politician's wife and a blunt-talking good-ol' boy who, in the wake of their spouses' cheating scandal, form an unlikely alliance that blends their families and shakes up a community divided by race and class
NATIONAL PARKS 12/5/19 -
7/1/21
7/1/21 ABC ordered to pilot
[network passed on 7/1/21]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· A+E Studios
· Anthony Hemingway Productions
· Territory Pictures Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Angel Parker as Ava Longridge
· Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Penny Stanton
· Billy Campbell as Cal Foster
· Blu Hunt as Nore Yazzie
· Gerardo Celasco as Lincoln Kane
· Guillermo Diaz as Vic
· Tiffany Dupont as Talia
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Helbing as CRTR/EP
· Anthony Hemingway as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Barry Jossen as EP
· Ivan Cohen as EP
· Jon Baird as CRTR/EP
· Ken Halsband as EP
· Kevin Costner as CRTR/EP
· Rod Lake as EP
· Tana Jamieson as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a small group of elite NPS agents as they solve these crimes while protecting the national parks
NO GOOD DEED 11/3/21 11/3/21 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· ChangeUp Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jeannine Renshaw as CRTR/EP
· Julianna LaRosa as PROD
· Justin Hartley as EP
· Nzingha Stewart as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama which follows a warm-hearted botany professor with a dark secret who welcomes a troubled student into her home, only the seeming victim turns out to be a deadly parasite who uses her wiles and charms on vulnerable friends and family, unearthing... [continued]
PAPER GODS 8/10/20 8/10/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Get Lifted Film Company, The
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Nia Long
[who's making it?]
· Goldie Taylor as BOOK/PROD
· John Legend as EP
· Mike Jackson as EP
· Nia Long as EP
· Tash Gray as CRTR/EP
· Ty Stiklorius as EP
[what's it about?]
(from SPT's press release, August 2020) Victoria Dobb (Long) is the imperfectly complicated girl next door turned formidable mayor of Atlanta. Set in the world of politics and power, PAPER GODS directly confronts race, wealth and humanity, where ever... [continued]
PINE VALLEY 12/17/20 12/17/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Andrew Stearn Productions
· Milojo Productions

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Albert Bianchini as EP
· Andrew Stearn as EP
· Kelly Ripa as EP
· Leo Richardson as CRTR/EP
· Mark Consuelos as EP
· Robert Nixon as EP
[what's it about?]
primetime version of "All My Children" in which a young journalist with a secret agenda comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families
THREE JOAQUINS, THE 12/15/20 12/15/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· District, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Bernad as EP
· Jordan Heimer as CRTR/EP
· Manny Figueroa as CRTR/EP
· Ruben Fleischer as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on a wealthy and powerful Latinx family who have their Pasadena world turned upside down when the living proof of their father's secret life arrives on their doorstep in the form of 16-year-old Tito, a kid who shares nothing with ... [continued]
TRIAGE 11/6/17 -
7/1/21
7/1/21 ABC ordered to pilot
[network passed on 7/1/21]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Erica Messer Productions
· OutEast Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Andrew Richardson as Kieran Westcott
· Bex Taylor-Klaus as Leonora/Leo
· Gabriel Sloyer as Richie Alonzo
· Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Elisa Jeffers
· Kathleen Robertson as Virginia Sawyer
· Michael Ealy as Nathaniel Price
· Parisa Fitz-Henley as Finley Briar
· Vondie Curtis-Hall as Jonathan Walters
[who's making it?]
· Caitlin Foito as EP
· Courney Hazlett as EP
· David Cornue as CRTR/EP
· Erica Messer as EP
· Jon M. Chu as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steven Marrs as EP
[what's it about?]
medical drama about a pioneering surgeon, Finley Briar, over three distinct decades at the same hospital; with the evolution of medicine as the backdrop, the show explores the interconnected careers, friendships and romances of Finley and her colleag... [continued]
UNTITLED ALASKA PROJECT 9/13/21 -
10/7/21
10/7/21 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Co-lab21
· Slow Pony

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Hilary Swank as Eileen
· Jeff Perry as Stanley
[who's making it?]
· Bert Salke as EP
· Hilary Swank as EP
· Kyle Hopkins as EP
· Melissa Wells as EP
· Tom McCarthy as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama about a star journalist who moves to Alaska for a fresh start after a career-killing misstep, and finds redemption personally and professionally joining a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage
UNTITLED CDC PROJECT 9/29/20 9/29/20 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Esmail Corp
· Universal Content Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chad Hamilton as EP
· Sam Esmail as EP
[what's it about?]
no details are available other than it is a drama about the CDC
UNTITLED DAVID RENAUD PROJECT 7/15/20 7/15/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Exhibit A
· Osprey Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Renaud as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Robinson as EP
· Josh Berman as EP
· Julia Gunn as EP
· Seth Gordon as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama about a doctor whose life is upended when a tragic accident robs her of her ability to walk
UNTITLED NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR PROJECT 10/11/21 10/11/21 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· Littlefield Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bill Chais as CRTR/EP
· Dan Shotz as EP
· Jonathan E. Steinberg as EP
· Pat Cunnane as CRTR/EP
· Warren Littlefield as EP
[what's it about?]
drama in which a brash Bronx public defender comes to North Carolina to reform a dysfunctional, seriously underfunded criminal justice system, putting him on a collision course with the tough-on-crime governor, when, desperate and out of options, he ... [continued]
VALLEY OF THE GODS 10/5/20 10/5/20 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Joanna Coles as EP
· Peter Nowalk as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
sexy, high-stakes drama about the most powerful people in Silicon Valley and the hungry, underestimated outsiders trying to claw their way in
WAITING TO EXHALE 11/18/20 11/18/20 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Television
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Lee Daniels Entertainment

[related genres]
· based on a feature film
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anthony Hemingway as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Attica Locke as CRTR/EP
· Jermaine Johnson as EP
· Lee Daniels as EP
· Marc Velez as EP
· Richard Abate as EP
· Tembi Locke as CRTR/EP
· Terry McMillan as BOOK/CP
· Will Rowbotham as EP
[what's it about?]
TV take on the 1995 film, which looks at the next generation of our women through the lens of the tangled friendships and complicated lives of their daughters
WHY YOU WILL MARRY THE WRONG PERSON 8/21/20 8/21/20 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Alfresco Pictures
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alain de Botton as BOOK
· Claire Londy as EP
· Freddie Highmore as EP
· Matt Tarses as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
one-hour dramedy which explores multiple possible relationships in parallel universes, as each of the two leads, on the eve of marriage, wonders "what if?"
WINTER IN PARADISE 1/25/21 1/25/21 ABC script currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Andrew Stearn Productions
· Calamity Jane

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· André Jacquemetton as CRTR/EP
· Andrew Stearn as EP
· Elin Hilderbrand as EP
· Ellen Pompeo as EP
· Laura Holstein as EP
· Maria Jacquemetton as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
limited based on Elin Hilderbrand's bestelling "Paradise" trilogy, which tells the story of a husband's secret life and a wife's new beginning
WOMEN, THE 7/29/20 7/29/20 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2021-2022 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Kapital Entertainment
· Prolific Film Content

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Glenn Porter as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Johnson as CRTR/EP
· Mark Pellington as EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a propulsive thriller about a conspiracy of powerful and dangerous women who attempt to take over the global power structure before male dominance leads us to ruin, using violence to end violence, corruption to end corruption, and des... [continued]