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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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90'S POPSTAR 10/11/19 10/11/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Londy as EP
· Amanda Lasher as CRTR/EP
· Elizabeth Berger as EP
· Isaac Aptaker as EP
· Mandy Moore as EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Regina Lee as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which revolves around a family from small town Florida who must adapt to their extraordinary new reality when their teenage daughter goes from aspiring singer to pop superstar practically overnight
ADVERSARIES 10/8/19 10/8/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Alfresco Pictures
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Claire Londy as CO-EP
· David Daitch as CRTR/EP
· Freddie Highmore as EP
· Katie J. Stone as CRTR/EP
· Sean Finegan as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about Lara Bryer, a trailblazing fighter pilot who takes charge of the Navy's most elite flight school in Key West; but training Top Gun pilots in supersonic aerial combat is nothing compared to the challenges she'll face on the ground, from na... [continued]
BACKLASH 9/13/19 9/13/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Random Hill Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
· Lizzy Weiss as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a working-class town after the high-profile rescue of a child; as the rescue workers and family are deluged with praise, suspicions begin to mount that the accident was something quite different than it seemed
BEST KEPT SECRET 11/7/19 11/7/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Erica Messer Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Deborah Cincotta as EP
· Erica Messer as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a mother and ex-intelligence agent who's long hidden her past from her family; she is forced to return to work when she discovers her daughter was tapped to join the same group she left years before
BRIDES, THE 9/1/15 -
3/13/20
3/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Charlie McElveen as Arthur Seward
· Chris Mason as Roland Grant
· Erin Richards as Renee
· Gina Torres as Cleo Phillips
· Goran Višnjic as Count Dracula
· Katherine Reis as Lily Stevens
· Sophia Tatum as Justine Strang
[who's making it?]
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Maggie Kiley as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, January 2020) ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced today that the network has picked up "The Brides," a new drama from executive producer/writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Riverdale," "Chilling Adventures of Sabr... [continued]
BRIDGE & TUNNEL 10/7/19 10/7/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· A Very Good Production
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ellen DeGeneres as EP
· Jeff Kleeman as EP
· Melissa Carter as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about three scrappy, blue collar best friends who will do anything to realize their dreams of becoming Manhattan's top high-end realtors all while fighting for each other as the ups and downs of love, loss and rivalry alter their lives forever
COMMITTED 9/17/19 9/17/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· iHeartMedia
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Jerome Schwartz as CRTR/EP
· Jo Piazza as EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Shannon Goss as CRTR/EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
anthology drama series that explores modern life through the lens of contemporary marriage in America
DUET 11/13/19 11/13/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Lionsgate Television
· Tannenbaum Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alan Zachary as CRTR/EP
· Austin Winsberg as CRTR/EP
· Eric Tannenbaum as EP
· Jason Wang as CO-EP
· Kim Tannenbaum as EP
· Michael Weiner as CRTR/EP
· Richard Shepard as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama about Delilah Jones, who finds herself jumping back and forth between life as a pop icon and an alternate reality where she never left her hometown, got married and had a child and works as a high school music teacher
EPIC 12/16/19 12/16/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Signature
· Kitsis & Horowitz Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Horowitz as EP
· Brigette Hales as CRTR/EP
· Edward Kitsis as EP
[what's it about?]
romantic anthology series set in the fairytale universe of Disney which will center on a whole new set of new heroes, villains, princes, princesses and all manner of magical beings
FALL AND RISE: THE STORY OF 9/11 8/5/19 -
8/28/19
8/28/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Lionsgate Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Erwin Stoff as EP
· Mark Boal as CRTR/EP
· Mitchell Zuckoff as BOOK/EP
· Richard Abate as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, August 2019) ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced today that ABC has secured the rights to Mitchell Zuckoff's bestselling book "Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11." In order to commemorate and honor the 20th anni... [continued]
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 8/2/19 8/2/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Kathryn Price as CRTR/EP
· Nichole Millard as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
legal drama that explores what that phrase means today through the lens of two female trial attorneys who fight with each other as much as they fight for their clients
FML 9/17/19 9/17/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Windpower Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Katie Wech as CRTR/EP
· Sabrina Wind as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about five women who share little more than the carpool lane and are thrown together when one of them disappears, an event that brings their own personal crises to light, and forces them to confront the unique and formidable challenges of FML: ... [continued]
FOUND 8/23/19 8/23/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Nkechi Okoro Carroll as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers around the premise that in any given year, over 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S., and over half that number are people of color that the country seems to forget about
GHOST 11/8/19 11/8/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Quinn's House
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Justin Britt-Gibson as CRTR/EP
· Martin Gero as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which follows Elton Cleaver, a once-celebrated CIA officer who was betrayed and left for dead by a shadowy organization embedded within the Agency; living under a new identity, Cleaver now uses his skills to protect everyday people from threats... [continued]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERY SCOTT 11/6/19 11/6/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Secret Hideout

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Anna Fricke as CRTR/EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Lisa Steinke as BOOK
· Liz Fenton as BOOK
· Rina Mimoun as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
high-concept drama in which it's Avery Scott's birthday today and if you were to believe her Instagram, everything about her life is perfect; but when her first (of four) ex-husbands throws her a surprise party that her own mother doesn't even attend... [continued]
HARLEM'S KITCHEN 9/17/19 -
3/13/20
3/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Adrianna Mitchell as Eden
· Clare-Hope Ashitey as Zadie
· Delroy Lindo as Ellis Rice
· Miguel Gomez as Marco
· Pepi Sonuga as Nina
· Sheryl Lee Ralph as Cecilia "CC" Rice
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Marcus Samuelsson as EP
· Stephen Williams as DIR (Pilot)
· Todd Lieberman as EP
· Zahir McGhee as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a family-owned Harlem restaurant that is rocked when the head chef and patriarch dies of a heart attack, bequeathing the head chef title to his youngest daughter - the one with the least experience of his children
HOMICIDE SPECIAL 10/7/19 10/7/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· 3 Arts Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy Holden Jones as CRTR/EP
· Andrew Chapman as CRTR/EP
· Oly Obst as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set inside the Homicide Special division of the Philadelphia PD about two young and recently promoted female detectives and a beat cop as they take on an entrenched and corrupt system at an inner city precinct
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN 9/5/19 9/5/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Entertainment One
· Studio71

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Devries as EP
· Duane Adler as CRTR/EP
· Michael Schreiber as EP
[what's it about?]
drama described as a Romeo and Juliet-style soap about two feuding families set against the backdrop of the famous New Orleans night club
INVISIBLE 11/7/19 11/7/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Watkins as CRTR/EP
· Rashad Raisani as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an undercover federal agent going through an identity crisis as she struggles to find balance between her roles as a wife and mother and her calling as a high risk law enforcement officer
ISB 12/5/19 12/5/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· A+E Studios
· Territory Pictures Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Helbing as CRTR/EP
· Ivan Cohen as EP
· Jon Baird as EP
· Ken Halsband as EP
· Kevin Costner as CRTR/EP
· Rod Lake as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the elite special agents of the Investigative Services Branch who are tasked with solving the most complex and heinous crimes committed within the diverse and majestic National Parks of the ISB's Pacific West region
LOVE ME 8/9/19 8/9/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Brownstone Productions
· In Good Company
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dannah Shinder as CO-EP
· Elizabeth Banks as EP
· Erin Cardillo as CRTR/EP
· Josephine Bornebusch as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Max Handelman as EP
· Richard Keith as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
domestic take on Josephine Bornebusch's Swedish TV series, which follows the stories of a multi-generational family in Chicago as they search for love in our increasingly detached digital world and explores how their unconditional love for one anothe... [continued]
MOSS LANDING 12/20/19 12/20/19 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· CuzBro
· Lee Daniels Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brian Kelley as EP
· Justin Halliwell as EP
· Lee Daniels as EP
· Lee Shipman as CRTR/EP
· Marc Velez as EP
· Stephen Snedden as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in a small Florida coastal town, and follows Marion James, a disgraced country star, and Sky Miller, an African-American gospel and soul singer in a sweeping love story
NIGHTINGALE 11/7/19 11/7/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Erica Messer Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Corey Evett as CRTR/EP
· Deborah Cincotta as EP
· Erica Messer as EP
· Matt Partney as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a sprawling, multi-generational family soap set within a high-stakes medical drama where the nurse is the hero
PLASTICS 10/2/19 10/2/19 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Wonderland Sound and Vision

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Corey Marsh as EP
· Elizabeth Craft as CRTR/EP
· Mary Viola as EP
· McG as EP
· Sarah Fain as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in the competitive and male-dominated world of plastic surgery, where three women band together to start their own practice
POSSESSED 9/27/19 9/27/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Citizen Media
· Kapital Entertainment
· Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Carey Hayes as CRTR/EP
· Chad Hayes as CRTR/EP
· Craig Plestis as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Paul Wesley as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a young woman, who after a near death experience, becomes a vessel for the dead to avenge their wrongful deaths
PRINCE, THE 12/19/19 12/19/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy B. Harris as CRTR/EP
· David Hoberman as EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
· Zac Posen as EP
[what's it about?]
drama in which when the wunderkind designer jeopardizes everything with his brash, larger than life attitude, the livelihood of his own family and the family he has created within his company are at risk of being destroyed
REASONABLE DOUBT 10/30/19 10/30/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Simpson Street Productions
· Wilmore Films

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jon Leshay as CO-EP
· Kerry Washington as EP
· Larry Wilmore as EP
· Pilar Savone as EP
· Raamla Mohamed as CRTR/EP
· Shawn Holley as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
legal drama about Charlie Stewart, whom you'll judge for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law... until you're the one in trouble
REBEL 10/31/19 -
3/13/20
3/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Davis Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television
· Trip the Light

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Andy Garcia as Julian Cruz
· Ariela Barer as Ziggie
· James Lesure as Benji
· John Corbett as Grady Bello
· Katey Sagal as Annie "Rebel" Bello
· Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy
· Tamala Jones as Lana
[who's making it?]
· Alexandre Schmitt as EP
· Erin Brockovich as EP
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· Krista Vernoff as CRTR/EP
· Mike Stein as CO-PROD
· Tara Nicole Weyr as DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich about Annie "Rebel" Rebelsky, still working as a legal consultant without a law degree
RECEIVER, THE 11/6/19 11/6/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Donald Todd as CRTR/EP
· Jason Reed as EP
· Jon Steinberg as EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by America's preeminent receiver, who uniquely solves crimes as a secret weapon of the judicial system and a victim's last hope for justice
THIRTYSOMETHING(ELSE) 9/25/19 -
3/13/20
3/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Bedford Falls
· MGM Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Auden Thornton as Brittany Weston
· Chris Wood as Leo Steadman
· Ken Olin as Michael Steadman
· Kendrick Sampson as Brad
· Mel Harris as Hope Murdoch
· Melanie Mayron as Melissa Steadman
· Odette Annable as Janey Steadman
· Patrick Fugit as Ethan Weston
· Patty Wettig as Nancy Weston
· Polly Draper as Ellyn Warren
· Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston
[who's making it?]
· Edward Zwick as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marshall Herskovitz as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, January 2020) "thirtysomething(else)," a sequel to the groundbreaking series "thirtysomething," has received a pilot pickup from ABC. The show will follow an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up, 30-something children... [continued]
TRIAGE 11/6/17 -
2/27/20
2/27/20 ABC ordered to pilot
[midseason 2021]
currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Erica Messer Productions
· OutEast Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[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 KEVIN FEIGE PROJECT 1/8/20 1/8/20 ABC unspecified currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Marvel Studios

[related genres]
· based on a comic book
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Kevin Feige as EP
[what's it about?]
superhero series on the broadcast network overseen by the Marvel Studios President
UNTITLED MARVEL PROJECT 8/5/19 8/5/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Marvel Television

[related genres]
· based on a comic book
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· N/A
[what's it about?]
superhero series which would be "something brand new, mostly" and "would fit in with its strategy of female-focused superheroes"
UNTITLED REVENGE SPIN-OFF PROJECT 11/6/19 -
1/8/20
1/8/20 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Temple Hill Entertainment

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Joe Fazzio as CRTR/EP
· Marty Bowen as EP
· Melissa Loy as EP
· Mike Kelley as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
follow-up to the 2011-15 series which chronicles the story of a young Latinx immigrant; guided by one of the original series' favorite characters, she arrives in Malibu to exact revenge on a Sackler-esque pharmaceutical dynasty, whose insatiable gree... [continued]
WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT 8/5/19 -
4/13/20
4/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot
[script-to-series order]
currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Aptitude Entertainment
· Kapital Entertainment
· Middleton Media Group, The
· Overbrook Entertainment
· Roc Nation
· Serendipity Film Group

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Alex Foster as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· David Clark as EP
· James Lassiter as EP
· Jay Brown as EP
· Jay-Z as EP
· John Middleton as EP
· Marissa Jo Cerar as CRTR/EP
· Rosanna Grace as EP
· Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith as EP
· Will Smith as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, August 2019) ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced today that the network is developing an anthology series "Women of the Movement" (working title). The series is a chronology of the civil rights movement as tol... [continued]
WRECKAGE 1/30/20 -
3/13/20
3/13/20 ABC ordered to pilot currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Black Lamb Productions
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Emily Bleeker as BOOK/CONS
· Jacquie Walters as CRTR/CO-EP
· Keith Samples as EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Martin as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Emily Bleeker's novel in which on the surface, Lillian Linden looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash; but she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow ... [continued]
YES SHE CAN 11/7/19 11/7/19 ABC script currently in development
(2020-2021 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· District, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Bernad as EP
· Molly Dillon as BOOK
· Ruben Fleischer as EP
· Veronica West as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on Molly Dillon's book, subtitled "10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House"