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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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ACQUIRED 10/9/17 10/9/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Random Hill

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as CRTR/EP
· Robby Hull as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an angry, acerbic widower who had retreated from the world after the death of his wife years ago; as a result of a freak accident, he now finds himself with a genius-level intellect which he will semi-willingly use to help a homicide dete... [continued]
ADULT BEHAVIOR 6/21/17 6/21/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Bad Wolf
· Red Production Company
· Shondaland Productions

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Allan Heinberg as CRTR/EP
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Julie Gardner as EP
· Nicola Shindler as EP
· Russell T Davies as CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Shonda Rhimes as EP
[what's it about?]
hour described as a sexy, multi-generational, comedic drama" inspired by Russell T Davies's U.K. entries "Cucumber" and "Banana"
BIG LAW 10/12/17 10/12/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Calamity Jane

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Marshall Grant as CRTR/EP
· Ellen Pompeo as EP
· Felipe Agudelo as CRTR (Original Series)
· Laura Holstein as EP
· Mónica Agudelo Tenorio as CRTR (Original Series)
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a modern look at a large LA law firm and what it takes to survive and thrive in our work obsessed society; the line between our lawyers' professional and personal lives are increasingly blurred and moral ambiguity is a job requirement... [continued]
BLACK WIDOWS 10/10/17 10/10/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Appian Way Productions
· Digital Rights Group
· Fire Monkey Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Caroline Dries as CRTR/EP
· Crispin Leyser as EP
· Jennifer Davisson as EP
· Jeremy Fox as EP
· Leonardo DiCaprio as EP
· Mikko Polla as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Roope Lehtinen as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
[what's it about?]
drama about three wives and best friends trapped in abusive marriages to husbands who all work at the same company; when all three husbands die in a mysterious explosion during a group vacation, the wives are pulled into a spiral of lies and crime
BROKEN RECORD 9/27/17 9/27/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Creative Engine Entertainment
· Mark Gordon Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Danny Rose as CRTR/EP
· Drew Comins as EP
· Jenni Ross as CRTR/EP
· Justin Sylvester as CRTR/CO-EP
· Meghan Trainor as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about The Candies, the superstar girl group who, on the nine-year anniversary of their breakup, are forced to reunite for an unexpected encore after a tragic event brings them back together
EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES 10/13/17 10/13/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Temple Hill Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Albert Page as CO-EP
· Julia Brownell as CRTR/EP
· Marty Bowen as EP
· Phillip Noyce as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Wyck Godfrey as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about Georgia Ford, who returns to the family vineyard, expecting the comfort of her long-married parents and her brothers and everything familiar; but it turns out her fiancé is not the only one who's been keeping secrets
ELIGIBLE 9/7/17 9/7/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Long Lake Media
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Curtis Sittenfeld as BOOK
· I. Marlene King as EP
· Jennifer Levin as CRTR/EP
· Sherri Cooper Landsman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on Curtis Sittenfeld's book, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice seen through the eyes of the five Bennet sisters and their complex journeys to finding love in its many traditional and non-traditional incarnations
FALSE PROFITS 10/31/17 10/31/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Jason T. Reed Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jason Reed as EP
· Kayla Alpert as CRTR/EP
· Sabrina Wind as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business
FLIGHT 410 11/16/17 11/16/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Stearns Castle Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jill Blankenship as CRTR/EP
· Michael McDonald as EP
[what's it about?]
drama in which after a commercial flight vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean, a disgraced journalist whose wife was on the plane is driven to solve the mystery as he leads an unconventional group with other family members left behind
FRENCH DETECTIVE, THE 11/14/17 11/14/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· EuropaCorp Television
· James Patterson Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Jean Dujardin as Luc Moncrief
[who's making it?]
· Adam Cooper as CRTR/EP
· Bill Collage as CRTR/EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Jonathan Collier as CRTR/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Luc Besson as EP/DIR (Pilot)
[what's it about?]
small screen take on James Patterson's Luc Moncrief mysteries, about a Parisian detective who moves to New York and joins the NYPD in order to leave his previous life behind and start fresh
GET CHRISTIE LOVE 9/26/17 9/26/17 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· End of Episode
· Lionsgate Television
· Martin Chase Productions
· One Race Television
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Courtney Kemp as CRTR/EP
· Debra Martin Chase as EP
· Shana C. Waterman as EP
· Vin Diesel as EP
[what's it about?]
revival of the cult 1974-75 blaxploitation-themed TV movie/series which centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit
GLASS HOUSES 9/12/17 9/12/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· NBCUniversal International Studios
· Universal Television
· Working Title Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Andrew Stearn as EP
· Eric Fellner as EP
· Kyle Richards as EP
· Leonard Dick as CRTR/EP
· Tim Bevan as EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on the life of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards set against L.A.'s high-end real estate world; told from the perspective of our emotionally and financially overextended lead Anisa Shattenkirk-Glass, we follow Anisa an... [continued]
GRAND HOTEL 11/21/17 11/21/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Beta Film
· UnveliEVAble Entertainment

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Spector as EP
· Brian Tanen as CRTR/EP
· Christian Gockel as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Oliver Bachert as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior
HARMONY 11/2/17 11/2/17 ABC put pilot
[pilot production commitment, awaiting green light]
currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bradley Bredeweg as CRTR/EP
· David Hoberman as EP
· Jacob Chase as CRTR/CO-EP
· John Ondrasik as EP
· Jon Chu as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jonathon Komack-Martin as EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Peter Paige as CRTR/EP
· Stephen Schwartz as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in the town of Harmony, NY, where residents have the most unique dialect in the world: they sing their feelings and dance their emotions; when a brutal murder rocks this thriving tourist destination, a repressed detective must return to the... [continued]
HEARTLAND 10/9/17 10/9/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Random Hill

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Jeremy Hall as CRTR/CO-EP
· John Hoberg as CRTR/EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
· Kat Likkel as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
family drama about a couple who adopt a new baby - and the baby's teenage birth mother
HEIRESSES 4/2/13 -
9/29/17
9/29/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Alloy Entertainment
· Long Lake Media
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Shay Mitchell
[who's making it?]
· Gina Girolamo as EP
· I. Marlene King as CRTR/EP
· Les Morgenstein as EP
· Sara Sheperd as BOOK
[what's it about?]
(from Bravo's press release, April 2013) Based on the upcoming novel from Sara Sheperd (Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game), this one- hour drama follows one of the most prestigious and wealthy families on the Upper East Side who have built their en... [continued]
KRISTY KOTTIS 8/16/17 8/16/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· NBC Universal International Studios
· Working Title Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Andrew Stearn as EP
· Eric Fellner as EP
· Felicity Huffman as EP
· Liza Chasin as EP
· Rachel Winter as EP
· Regina Corrado as CRTR/EP
· Tim Bevan as EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the real-life Vespa riding, shit kicking, former New York City public school teacher-turned-FBI agent, Kristy Kottis
MAVERICKS 9/15/17 9/15/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 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
· Gemma Burgess as CRTR/CO-EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the cut-throat world of the start-up gold rush, where three young entrepreneurs share this obsession with greatness in an elite shared workspace known as "The Forge"; a hotbed of competition and sexual tension where no one is safe from el... [continued]
MICHAEL BENNETT 10/10/12 -
10/19/17
10/19/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Bob Sertner as EP
· Ildy Modrovich as CRTR/EP (2012)
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Katie O'Connell as EP (2012)
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Rick Cleveland as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on James Patterson's literary hero, a master homicide investigator who struggles to raise six adopted children following the death of his beloved wife years earlier
MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A 8/18/17 8/18/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· D.J. Nash as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
[what's it about?]
hourlong dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to finally start living
NEW WORLD 10/9/17 10/9/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Random Hill

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Daniel Thomsen as CRTR/EP
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about two estranged brothers who, after the death of their father, try to reconnect by taking their families on a trip together; but when their boat crashes, the two families find themselves trapped on a deserted island and must battle the elem... [continued]
PARADISE FALLS 9/20/17 9/20/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Erica Messer Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Erica Messer as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
multi-generational family drama which centers on a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos
ROMEOS & JULIETS 8/21/17 8/21/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CannyLads Productions
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Ronn as CRTR/EP
· Jay Scherick as CRTR/EP
· Julie Anne Robinson as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Kelly Pancho as PROD
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed agent from the CIA's elite "Romeo and Juliet" division - agents who are trained to use sex and charm to keep America safe
ROOKIE, THE 10/26/17 10/26/17 ABC put pilot
[blind series commitment]
currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Nathan Fillion as John Nolan
[who's making it?]
· Alexi Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Jon Steinberg as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michelle Chapman as EP
· Nathan Fillion as EP
· Nicholas Pepper as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the oldest rookie in the LAPD: at an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop
SAFE HARBOR 9/15/17 9/15/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 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
· Jason Richman as CRTR/EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the cops of LAPD's Harbor Division, who bristle at the idea of another armchair outsider taking their fired Captain's place; all this as Oriana Cloverfield embarks on a second career in law enforcement
SPIRITED 9/8/17 9/8/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Brownstone Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Laverne Cox
[who's making it?]
· Elizabeth Banks as EP
· Heather Mitchell as CRTR/EP
· Max Handelman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a fake psychic who realizes she can really communicate with the dead; she decides to put her con-woman past behind her and actually start helping people
SUSPECTS 10/5/17 10/5/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Osprey Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· based on a tv series
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Angie Stephenson as EP
· Carla Kettner as CRTR/EP
· Chris King as EP
· Chris Lang as CRTR (Original Series)
· Emma Strain as EP
· Josh Berman as EP
· Laura Mackie as EP
· Sally Haynes as EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on the British series "Unforgotten," which blends a cop drama procedural and a multi-generational soap with a compassionate, intelligent female detective at the center
TAKE TWO 11/16/17 11/16/17 ABC put pilot
[blind series commitment]
currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Milmar Pictures
· StudioCanal
· Tandem Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Eddie Cibrian as Eddie
· Rachel Bilson as Ella
[who's making it?]
· Andrew W. Marlowe as CRTR/EP
· Rola Bauer as EP
· Terri Edda Miller as CRTR/EP
· Tim Halkin as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about Ella, the former star of a hit cop series who's fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion; desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie as research for a pote... [continued]
TROUBLE FINDS ME 10/25/17 10/25/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Quinn's House
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brendan Gall as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Martin Gero as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a tough but lonely New York stuntwoman who helps an inexperienced single mom take over her late father's private detective business, forming an odd-couple partnership and friendship as they work their various P.I. cases
TWO CITIES 9/29/17 9/29/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Mandeville Films & Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Charles Dickens as BOOK
· Eyal Podell as CRTR/EP
· Jonathon Stewart as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a modern update of Dickens' novel, "A Tale of Two Cities," set against the backdrop of a society on the verge of revolution, where the tensions between the haves and have-nots has reached a breaking point
UNTITLED LIZ FRIEDLANDER PROJECT 11/1/17 11/1/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Mark Gordon Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Liz Friedlander as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Nick Pepper as EP
[what's it about?]
drama that follows the first female partnership in an elite division of the LAPD, where the two detectives use their particular set of skills to tackle the most high-profile cases as well as a system that doesn't necessarily want them there
UNTITLED MARCIA CLARK PROJECT 8/22/17 8/22/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 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
· Elizabeth Craft as CRTR/EP
· Laurie Zaks as EP
· Marcia Clark as EP
· Sarah Fain as CRTR/EP
· Todd Lieberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a female prosecutor who loses the trial of the century and is shredded by the media in the process; the drama chronicles what happens when 8 years later the murderer who got off strikes again
UNTITLED WILLIAM HARPER PROJECT 10/16/17 10/16/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· Orchard Farm Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Mila Kunis as EP
· William Harper as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a housewife who feels invisible to her husband and shunned by her teenage daughter but finds new purpose and confidence when she becomes the indispensable protégé of the sexy private investigator who moves in next door
VOWS 10/20/17 10/20/17 ABC script currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doug Robinson Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alison Greenspan as EP
· David Hubbard as CRTR/EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
[what's it about?]
drama told through the POV of four diverse and interconnected couples [and] explores the whirlwind road to the altar and the profound journey that begins after we say, "I do"
WHISKEY CAVALIER 10/24/17 10/24/17 ABC put pilot currently in development
(2018-2019 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Doozer Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Scott Foley as Will Chase/Whiskey Cavalier
[who's making it?]
· Bill Lawrence as EP
· David Hemingson as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Ingold as EP
· Scott Foley as PROD
[what's it about?]
drama which follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) - played by Foley - who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune)