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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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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]
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
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
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]
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]