It’s broadcast network upfront week. We’re covering all the network announcements, and bringing them to you right away. In our upcoming L.A. Screenings issue, we’ll publish the new series by international distributor, but here in the Watercooler, we’ll update the picked-up series by network as they come in. Keep this page bookmarked for all the information you need this week.



The Mayor
An outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, but surprises everyone at how good he is.

An eight-episode reunion of the classic 1990s show about a blue collar family.

Splitting Up Together
A couple finds their marriage reignited by their divorce.

Start Up
An inquisitive journalist, husband and father who dives headfirst into a new world of start-up entrepreneurship in the podcast world.


The Crossing
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, illusion and influence — the FBI.

For the People 
Follows brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides — for the defense and the prosecution — as they handle high-profile and high-stakes cases, all as their personal lives intersect.

The Good Doctor
A young, autistic surgeon with Savant syndrome is 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.

The Inhumans
About a race of superhumans with unique powers, specifically the story of Black Bolt and the Royal Family.



A family comedy inspired by a time in 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.

By the Book
The comedy centers on a modern-day man who, at a crossroads in his life, decides to live life according to the Bible.

Me, Myself and I
Looks at one man’s  life over a 50-year span. It focuses on three distinct periods in his life — as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.

Young Sheldon
Follows the childhood of Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon in East Texas.


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 on the loose.

Seal Team
Elite Navy SEALs they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions.

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 when he’s tasked to run a highly trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Wisdom of the Crowd
Based on the Israeli format of the same name, and inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder and revolutionizes crime solving in San Francisco.



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.


Looks at the lives of first responders.

The Gifted
An X-Men series that revolves around two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers.

The Orville
A dramedy set 300 years in the future that follows the adventures of the Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.

The Resident
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.



A.P. Bio (midseason)
A cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher.

Champions (midseason)
Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot.

Will and Grace
A reunion of the long-running comedy series about a group of friends in New York.


Follows the bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Good Girls (midseason)
rate 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 focus on the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of killing their parents.

Reverie (midseason)
A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Rise (midseason)
Revolves around a working-class high school’s drama department and the students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication galvanizes the entire town.  

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