While is it not yet known publicly which of the pilots will make it to our flat screen TVs until mid May, there are already 68 shows in contention among the U.S. TV broadcast networks for the 2016-2017 season. ABC has the most, by far, with 23 waiting to be series.
VideoAge will be updating this list regularly, and will include an up-to-the-minute list in its April 2017, MIP-TV issue (as well as the full list of picked-up series in our L.A. Screenings issues).
But for those who are wondering about trends before then, here are some: Reboots (Dynasty and Will and Grace are both back!), remakes of foreign shows (from the U.K, Korea and Denmark just to name a few), comedies about blended families (with too many to even name), and a special focus on single dads. Here’s what (may) be coming your way soon.
Captain Charlie Taylor, a cautious, lovable dentist at Fort Bragg, promises to look after his brother’s impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his brother is deployed.
A family buys the house of their dreams but with one caveat: they must live with the previous owner, an eccentric actress (played Carol Burnett).
Jalen vs. Everbody
Former NBA player and current ESPN personality Jalen Rose juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad.
Libby & Malcolm
Two polar opposite political pundits fall in love and create an insta-family.
Three adult siblings and their parents are all losing it in different ways.
Raised by Wolves
Based on a British series about a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on little money.
Splitting Up Together
Based on a Danish series, a couple finds their marriage reignited by their divorce.
An inquisitive journalist, husband and father who dives headfirst into a new world of start-up entreprenuership in the podcast world.
Untitled City Mayor Project
An outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected.
Untitled Goldbergs Spinoff
A spin-off of hit comedy The Goldbergs, set in the 1990s and following two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to kids at their Philadelphia school.
Untitled Single Dad Project
An intellectual single dad moves to Queens with his daughters and forms an unlikely family with their apartment building neighbors.
Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. But the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future… and they’re Americans.
When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception — the FBI.
Set in the aftermath of 9/11, when the U.S. government instituted a secret think-tank with the most creative minds in science and entertainment tasked with dreaming up manmade disaster scenarios and possible solutions. But when a catastrophe occurs ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back
The Good Doctor
Based on a South Korean format, about a young surgeon with Savant syndrome recruited into a pediatric surgical unit.
The Gospel of Kevin
Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man, is tasked by God with a mission to save the world, in this light drama.
Marvel’s The Inhumans*
About a race of superhumans with unique powers, specifically the story of Black Bolt and the Royal Family.
Based on a Belgian format, a brilliant but misanthropic engineer recruits a skeptical homeland security agent to help him track a mysterious bank robber.
Based on a Korean format, a woman knows her daughter is going to be murdered.
Ten Days in the Valley*
Follows an overworked TV producer and mom in the middle of a seperation.
An action-dramedy following a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom as she leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents.
Untitled Marc Cherry and Reba McEntire Project
The Sheriff of Oxblood, Kentucky, finds his belief system challenged when a young Muslim FBI agent is sent to the town to help.
Untitled Paul William Davies Project
Follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country
9J, 9K, and 9L
A family comedy inspired by Mark Feuerstein’s adult life, when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother’s, sister-in-law’s and their baby’s apartment, 9L.
An emotionally guarded African-American cop is partnered with an emotionally available Pakistani cop through a Detroit neighborhood.
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices
A woman has made some interesting choices throughout her life — namely, having three kids with three different men — but now has a very unique, loving, blended family.
Me, Myself and I
Looks at one man’s life over a 50-year span. It focuses on three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Two 20-somethings go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. It is based on Avital Ash’s web series 7P/10E and redeveloped from last year’s pilot My Time/Your Time.
A team of tireless internet journalists pursue and expose stories of injustice using unconventional investigative techniques.
A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer.
The next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
A former General Counsel for the NSA who, after involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston.
Inspired by the film of the same name, a S.W.A.T. lieutenant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers as he’s tasked with running a highly trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Untitled Jenny Lumet Project
An elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit solve crimes against humanity as they confront their own biases.
Untitled Navy SEALs Project
Ellite Navy SEALs they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions/
Untitled Paul Attanasio Project
Follows the multi-generational members of a San Diego-based Mexican-American family whose lives intertwine personally and professionally due to their careers in law enforcement.
DC legend Jefferson Pierce hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he gets pulled back.
A modernized reboot of the classic soup that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud.
A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client.
A young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she’s not dying after all, and has to learn to live with the choices she made.
An action-adventure that follows unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime 10 years after the death of their parents.
A U.S. Army base houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.
A successful type A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves living under one roof.
A cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles.
L.A. to Vegas
An ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs set on the Friday night flight from L.A. to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday.
Linda From HR (cast contingent)
All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin.
A woman finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of misfits.
An office comedy revolving about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle, including layoffs, and deliviring bad news.
Behind Enemy Lines
Loosely based on the film franchise of the same name, this military soap follows a group of U.S. soldiers who find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.
The junior counsel of a prestigious university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault.
A dramedy set 300 years in the future that follows the adventures of the Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.
The drama begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires.
An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine.
Untitled Marvel Project
Two ordinary parents discover their children possess mutant powers.
An adult brother and sister wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss.
The Sackett Sisters
Two estranged sisters are reunited when they perform an act of public heroism and have to navigate the aftermath together.
A working class genius struggles to fit in with an established team as they build a rocket to Mars.
Untitled Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling
Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot.
Untitled Kourtney Kang
Based on Kang’s life, the comedy explores what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Untitled Seth Meyers/Mike O’Brien
A cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher.
What About Barb?
Based on the 1991 feature What About Bob? the comedy revolves around a psychotherapist who tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient.
Will and Grace*
A revival of the long-running comedy series.
Revolves around a working-class high school drama department and the students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication galvanizes the entire town.
For God and Country
Follows the bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.
Three “good girl” suburban wives and mothers find themselves in desperate circumstances — and decide to stop playing it safe, and risk everything to take their power back.
Law and Order: True Crime – the Menendez Brothers*
Eight-episode anthology series that focuses on the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of killing their parents.
A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Untitled Warren Leight Project (formerly Salvation)*
An understaffed Brooklyn hospital becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city.