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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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updated network commitment status
AMBASSADOR, THE 8/7/18 8/7/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· UnbeliEVAble Entertainment

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Spector as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Ilene Chaiken as CRTR/EP
· Oly Obst as EP
· Ramon Campos as CRTR (Original Series)
[what's it about?]
drama based on Ramon Campos's Spanish series "The Embassy," about when the thrice married, very rich and politically connected US Ambassador to France is killed in a freak speedboat accident, his much younger and arguably unqualified third wife is ap... [continued]
BAKER AND THE BEAUTY, THE 10/18/18 10/18/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 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
· Assi Azar as CRTR (Original Series)
· Avi Nir as EP
· David Frankel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Dean Georgaris as CRTR/EP
· Peter Traugott as EP
· Rachel Kaplan as EP
[what's it about?]
domestic take on Assi Azar's Israeli series about the impossible Miami love story between a simple baker and an international superstar
BEST WISHES 8/27/18 8/27/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Random Hill

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Posamentier as CRTR/EP
· Geoff Moore as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which tells the story of a pragmatic, once successful man, Nick Day, who thinks the notion of wishes is a waste of time due to a personal tragedy he's recently endured; but just as everything in his life is crumbling around him, things get more... [continued]
BLANK 11/2/18 11/2/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Gellevision
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· David Semel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Glenn Geller as EP
· Trey Callaway as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a successful but egotistical surgeon who suffers a traumatic brain injury that changes his personality and erases his memory, but leaves his surgical skills fully intact
COMPLETENESS 10/4/18 10/4/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· SMAC Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Stein as CRTR/EP
· Constance Schwartz as EP
· James Griffiths as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Strahan as EP
· Thea Mann as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a company sets out a shingle to provide its clients with what's missing in their lives; whatever you need - a friend, a mother, a grandson, a husband - the Complete Company's versatile facilitators can become it for you
FAMILY HISTORY 10/16/18 10/16/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Deborah Schoeneman as CRTR/EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a young tech reporter in the Bay area whose life changes when she discovers a family secret via a DNA-testing web site
HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY, THE 10/18/18 10/18/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Heather Graham
[who's making it?]
· David Hoberman as EP
· Heather Graham as EP
· Katie Wech as CRTR/EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Liane Moriarty as BOOK
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Liane Moriarty's book, which centers on successful hypnotherapist Ellen, who after a string of failed romances is optimistic about her current boyfriend, until he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend who has been f... [continued]
LOVE, DAD 11/5/18 11/5/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 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
· Dave Collard as CRTR/EP
· Freddie Highmore as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about adult siblings from a blue-collar family in the most blue-collar of cities - Buffalo, New York; as the siblings navigate the ups and downs of their lives, they're aided (and sometimes impeded) by each other, but also an unlikely source - ... [continued]
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE 10/31/18 10/31/18 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· UnbeliEVAble Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Spector as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Lori Gottlieb as BOOK/PROD
· Maggie Friedman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a gifted therapist, accustomed to helping other people navigate their messy lives, who finds herself facing a crisis in her own life
'OHANA 8/22/18 8/22/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· JuVee Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Julius Tennon as EP
· Kiana Davenport as BOOK
· Lisa Takeuchi Cullen as CRTR/EP
· Viola Davis as EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on Kiana Davenport's 1994 novel "Shark Dialogues," which follows four hapa women who reunite when their grandmother, a mystic known as a kahuna, dies mysteriously and leaves them the family plantation
PANK 9/24/18 9/24/18 ABC script (with penalty) currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· WaterWalk Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Darryl Taja as EP
· Felicia D. Henderson as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about 33-year-old Faith Jones, who is living and lovin' her life as a PANK: Professional Auntie No Kids: a new guy, a new promotion, a new house, a fast car and plenty of disposable income; it's kinda perfect - until the unexpected happens and ... [continued]
REEF BREAK 8/23/18 8/23/18 ABC ordered to series
[13 episodes]
currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Poppy Montgomery as Cat Chambers
[who's making it?]
· Ken Sanzel as CRTR/EP
· Poppy Montgomery as EP
[what's it about?]
(from ABC's press release, August 2018) ABC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to a new crime drama starring Poppy Montgomery, produced by ABC Studios and ABC Studios International in partnership with M6. Montgomery will also executive p... [continued]
SORORITY GIRL WHO SAVED YOUR LIFE, THE 11/7/18 11/7/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Calamity Jane
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Ellen Pompeo as EP
· Jessica Anya Blau as BOOK/CONS
· Laura Holstein as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
· Tracy Walder as BOOK/CONS
· Wendy Mericle as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by Tracy Walder's true story in which she happened upon a CIA recruiter at a jobs fair and was recruited by the agency while a USC student and Delta Gamma sorority sister
THICKER THAN WATER 10/5/18 10/5/18 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Something Fierce Productions
· Stearns Castle Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Cara DiPaolo as CRTR/EP
· Michael McDonald as EP
· Stephanie Allynne as EP
· Tig Notaro as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on a single mother who returns to her Tennessee hometown for her estranged father's funeral, and finds herself graveside with several strangers who happen to be her half-siblings
TRAILBLAZER 10/12/18 10/12/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Maniac Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Christina Davis as EP
· Joe Webb as CRTR/EP
· Michael Seitzman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on Jordan Cruz, the gifted men's basketball coach at a small D3 college in South Dakota who rises to fame when she's recruited by UCLA to become the first female coach of a Division 1 men's team
UNTIL THE WEDDING 11/7/18 11/7/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Paper Plane Productions
· Reshet Media
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alon Aranya as EP
· Ami Amir as EP
· Anat Weizman as CRTR (Original Series)
· Avi Zvi as EP
· Avner Bernheimer as CRTR (Original Series)
· Becky Mode as CRTR/EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
import of the Israeli series, which tells the story of how one couple's decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives
UNTITLED ALLAN HEINBERG MARVEL PROJECT 9/19/18 9/19/18 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2019-2020 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?]
· Allan Heinberg as CRTR/EP
· Jeph Loeb as EP
[what's it about?]
no details were given other than it is about female characters with superpowers
UNTITLED ISAAC WRIGHT, JR. PROJECT 10/11/18 10/11/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doug Robinson Productions
· G-Unit Film & Television
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alison Greenspan as EP
· Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
· Hank Steinberg as CRTR/EP
· Isaac Wright, Jr. as EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright, Jr., once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars... [continued]
UNTITLED NKECHI CARROLL PROJECT 9/4/18 9/4/18 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Brownstone Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Elizabeth Banks as EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Max Handelman as EP
· Nkechi Carroll as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about recently divorced and unemployed Chelsea Barnum, who is looking for a second chance; when she packs up her kids and moves from the big city to the small town of Sutter, North Carolina, to accept a job as the new police chief, what she fin... [continued]
UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT 10/17/18 10/17/18 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Milch as CRTR (Original Series)
· Dayna Bochco as PROD
· Jesse Bochco as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Matt Olmstead as CRTR/EP
· Nick Wootton as CRTR/EP
· Steven Bochco as CRTR (Original Series)
[what's it about?]
new iteration of the iconic cop drama that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz's Andy Sipowicz character from the original series
UNTITLED SARAH CHALKE PROJECT 10/17/18 10/17/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doozer Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Sarah Chalke
[who's making it?]
· Bill Lawrence as EP
· Emily Fox as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Ingold as EP
· Liza Katzer as PROD
· Sarah Chalke as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
dramedy about two very different sisters who take over the adoption agency that their parents, a lawyer and a social worker, have run out of their home for the last 30 years
WARRIORS 8/27/18 8/27/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Royal Ties
· Stearns Castle Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Michael J. McDonald as EP
· Michael Narducci as CRTR/EP
· Regina King as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Wade Davis as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
drama which takes place in a Midwestern community where two friends - a semi-retired NFL player and an idealistic high school principal - will attempt to overcome their conflicting styles of teaching as they mentor a new generation and confront the l... [continued]
WOLFE 10/22/18 10/22/18 ABC script currently in development
(2019-2020 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Kathy Reichs as BOOK/EP
· Michael Peterson as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on an upcoming Kathy Reichs e-book about veterinarian Dr. Charles Wolfe, who has a unique perspective on homicide, believing murder is a primal, animalistic act, and killers are animals; after getting elected coroner of Boulder, CO, Wolfe... [continued]