ABC is one of the biggest TV networks right now, if not the biggest network around, and despite the fact that they already have so many shows to watch, they are ready for the 2018-2019 pilot season that is now upon us.
What types of shows will be slated alongside their hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Good Doctor, black-ish and more? Well, we don’t know what shows will make the final list for the next fall lineup, but we do know what pilots have already been okayed to be in contention. Check them all out below:
A Million Little Things
This drama is about a group of friends who are all stuck in their lives – for different reasons and in different ways – but when one of their friends dies, they all get the shakeup they needed to really start living.
Coming from Kayla Alpert, False Profits is centered on a group of “down-and-out” women in Arizona who are all fighting for their spot-on top of the cutthroat world of multi-level cosmetics marketing. Sounds like an intense drama to us.
The Fix begins with Maya Travis after she loses her biggest case as a prosecutor and decides to leave her Los Angeles life for rural Oregon. Jump to eight years after her career-ending case, the murderer strikes again, which calls Maya back to LA in order to confront the man one more time, and ideally put him behind bars for good.
Love and drama converge in this pilot. It centers around Hope Castille, who five years ago lost her fiancé (he was killed). One morning she gets a call she never saw coming… from her dead fiance. The story mixes lovemand magic with present-day New Orleans, and we’re already hooked.
Get Christie Love
Back in 1974 the world was first introduced to the sexy and sassy undercover cop Christie Love. Now, ABC is trying to revive the series, but this time Christie will be portrayed by Pitch alum, Kylie Bunbury. The story will still focus on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent, who will do anything to get the job done. It will always focus on an ongoing emotional mystery about Christie’s first love.
Greatest American Hero
Another oldie getting the reboot treatment is Greatest American Hero. The original aired in the ’80s and was about a teacher who was asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with crazy powers. In the new version, a 30-year-old woman named Meera, who loves tequila and karaoke, and can’t really get her life together, is entrusted with a super suit and its powers to protect the planet.
Most Likely To
Most Likely To is all about high school past lives and opposites attracting. In high school, Liz Cooney was the “it-girl,” while Markie McQueen had nothing, and then 20 years later they find themselves in an interesting situation. They are now reunited, living under the same roof and raising their children as single moms.
This drama has already been ordered straight to series by ABC, and we have a feeling it’s because Nathan Fillion is the leading man. The Rookie is set to follow Fillion as John Nolan, who is the oldest rookie at the LAPD, because it’s always been his dream. He is surrounded by people twenty years younger than him as he tries to become a cop and make his life really count.
From writer Jason Richman, Safe Harbor, is centered around the complicated lives of cops as they deal with emotional, harrowing and, at times, funny situations.
Salvage is another cop-focused series being pitched to NBC. Its main character is Jimmy Hill, who is an ex-cop, who just wants to be alone now that he’s back in Florida. When a local murder is linked to the treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, however, Jimmy finds himself back on the case trying to figure out who done it.
This drama is also about cops, but it’s a little bit more complicated. After NYPD detective Eliza Cortez is banished because of making a big mistake, she is paired with a new partner and Oregon State Trooper, Sam King. Sam looks to nature to help with clues, while Eliza is outside her comfort zone while trying to solve crimes and adjust to her new coastal Oregon town.
Take Two is another drama that has already caught the eyes of ABC network execs who have ordered it straight to series. It is set to star Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian, and again it’s about a cop… sort of. This show centers on Ella, who is the former star of a hit cop series, who just got out of rehab. In order to jump start her career again, she ends up shadowing a private investigator named Eddie in hopes of landing a comeback role. Eddie isn’t a fan of Ella, but she does have some insight based on her cop TV character and ends up helping to solve a high-profile case.
Untitled Holmes Sisters Project
This yet-to-be titled pilot is all about family. It will explore the lives of five African-American sisters who are all in the NYPD, as they juggle their demanding careers with marriage, motherhood and family.
Untitled Kenya Barris Project
Even though the Untitled Kenya Barris project only has a tentative title, it has been ordered straight to series by the network. It is a comedy that will shine a light on a dysfunctional family. Its main character is going to be played by Alec Baldwin, who will portray a fading TV star who moves in with his daughter, her girlfriend and their child.
Untitled Tim Doyle Project
This comedy will be made up of an Irish-Catholic family. They have a working-class dad, traditional mom, and eight, yes eight, sons during the 1970s.
Even though Scandal is ending, one of its stars is linked to this new project… Scott Foley. This dramedy is going to be an hour-long show that follows the adventures of a tough, yet loving FBI super agent named Will Chase (his codename is Whiskey Cavalier0. After a big breakup, Will is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune), and together they must lead an inter-agency team of flawed spies who are trying to save the world.
With so many new pilots, ABC is going to have a hard time choosing which ones will make it all the way to series!
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