Listed below are the new series ordered so far by the networks, by international distribution company. The list is updated daily as soon as additional new series orders are confirmed by the U.S. networks.
DISNEY MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION
Abbott Elementary (ABC) (midseason)
A group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.
Production Team: Quinta Brunson, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker
Maggie (ABC) (midseason)
Based on Tim Curcio’s short film of the same name, the comedy revolves around a young woman who tries to cope with life as a psychic. Maggie regularly sees what’s to come for her friends, parents, clients, and random strangers on the street, but when she suddenly sees a glimpse of her own future, Maggie is forced to start living in her own present.
Production Team: Maggie Mull, Justin Adler, Evan Hayes, Jeff Morton
The Wonder Years (ABC)
Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, The Wonder Years is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their “wonder years” in a turbulent time.
Production Team: Saladin Patterson, Lee Daniels, Marc Velez, Fred Savage, Neal Marlens
The Big Leap (FOX)
Inspired by a U.K. format, the hour-long pilot is described as a funny and contemporary tale about second chances, chasing your dreams, and taking back what’s yours. The show centers on a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition reality series that is putting on a remake of Swan Lake.
Production Team: Liz Heldens, Jason Winer, Sue Naegle
Our Kind of People (FOX)
Single mom Angela Vaughn risks it all and moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African-American elite in Oak Bluffs. But she soon discovers a secret about her past that just might change her position and shake up her life and this influential community forever. Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.
Production Team: Karin Gist, Lee Daniels, Marc Velez, Clarie Brown, Pam Williams, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Rodney Ferrell, Montrel McKay
Estranged and out-of-touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as a hit 1990s hip-hop group.
Production Team: Zahir McGhee, Sabrina Wind, Tim Story
Set in mythical ancient Greece, the series centers on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.
Production Team: Dan Harmon
Monarch (FOX) (midseason)
A Texas-sized, multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. The Romans are fiercely talented, but while their name is synonymous with honesty, the very foundation of their success is a lie. When their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, Nicky Roman, the heir to the crown, already battling an industry stacked against her, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy.
Production Team: Melissa London Hilfers, Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady, Jason Owen, Michael Rauch
Welcome To Flatch (FOX) (midseason)
In this comedy series inspired by the BBC format This Country, a documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns. There they stumble upon the Midwestern town of Flatch, which is made up of many eccentric personalities. It’s a place you want to visit and maybe even stay. If there was a decent motel. Which there is not.
Production Team: Paul Feig, Angie Stephenson, Dan Magnante, Charlie Cooper, Daisy May Cooper
NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION
American Auto (NBC) (midseason)
Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business — when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit each other, that is. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs.
Production Team: Justin Spitzer, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Jeff Blitz
Grand Crew (NBC) (midseason)
A group of young professionals are all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles — and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. There’s Noah, a hopeless romantic too eager to settle down; Nicky, a go-getter in both real estate and romance; Sherm, a low-key genius who plays the dating odds; Anthony, whose true love is his career; and Wyatt, who’s relieved to be married and out of the dating scene. And just like wine, their friendship gets better with time.
Production Team: Phil Augusta Jackson, Dan Goor
La Brea (NBC)
A massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles, pulling hundreds of people and buildings into its depths. Those who fell in find themselves in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land, where they have no choice but to band together to survive. Meanwhile, the rest of the world desperately seeks to understand what happened. In the search for answers, one family torn apart by this disaster will have to unlock the secrets of this inexplicable event to find a way back to each other.
Production Team: David Appelbaum, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Ken Woodruff, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Arika Lianne Mittman, Adam Davidson
Law & Order: For The Defense (NBC)
The newest entry in the beloved franchise takes an unflinching look inside a criminal defense firm. Every week, the series will put the lawyers — and the criminal justice system — under the microscope like only Law & Order can, delivering hard-hitting, ripped-from-the-headlines stories that provide a new vantage point on justice.
Production Team: Carol Mendelsohn, Dick Wolf, Arthur Forney, Julie Weitz, Peter Jankowski
Ordinary Joe (NBC)
Life is all about the choices you make — and sometimes what you do in a single moment can change everything. This new heartfelt, life-affirming drama follows Joe Kimbreau, who faces one of these decisions at his college graduation. The three parallel stories that diverge from that night find Joe and the people around him with different careers, relationships, and family lives, showing the unexpected ways that things change — and stay the same. But when it comes down to it, there is no “right” choice; no matter what happens, Joe’s life is always messy, exciting, tough, unpredictable… and beautiful.
Production Team: Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Adam Davidson, Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, Howard Klein
The Thing About Pam (NBC) (midseason)
Renée Zellweger stars in a true-crime drama inspired by one of the most popular, compelling sagas ever told on Dateline NBC. What appeared to be a straightforward murder case would eventually set off a chain of events exposing both a wrongful conviction and a diabolical scheme involving a woman named Pam Hupp.
Production Team: Jessika Borsiczky, Jenny Klein, Renee Zellweger, Carmella Casinelli, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold
SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Fantasy Island (FOX)
Delving into the “what if” questions that keep us awake at night, each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires, and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island. Serving as steward of this mysterious island is Elena Roarke, who set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family’s legacy. Assisting Elena is Ruby Okoro, a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness, and is given a new lease on life there, and pilot Javier, who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades.
Production Team: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
VIACOMCBS GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION GROUP
Ghosts (CBS) (pictured)
Samantha and Jay, a cheerful freelance jour-nalist and up-and-coming chef from the city, respectively, throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast — only to find it’s inhabited by many spirits of deceased residents. Based on the British comedy series of the same name.
Production Team: Joe Port, Joe Wiseman, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Angie Stephenson
Smallwood (CBS) (midseason)
After being laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory, a seemingly ordinary man makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. Based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life.
Production Team: Mark Gross, David Hollander, Brian D’Arcy James
4400 (The CW) (midseason)
4,400 undervalued or otherwise marginalized people who vanished without a trace over the last hundred years are all returned in an instant, having not aged a day. As the government races to analyze the potential threat, the 4400 must grapple with the fact that they’ve been returned with a few… upgrades. Based on the 2004-2007 USA Network series.
Production Team: Ariana Jackson, Anna Fricke, Laura Terry, Sunil Nayar
CSI: Vegas (CBS)
Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant new team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City. Sequel to the 2000-2015 CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Production Team: Jason Tracey, Uta Briesewitz, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, Cindy Chvatal
FBI: International (CBS)
The third iteration of the FBI brand follows the elite operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s International Fly Team. Headquartered in Prague, they travel the world with the mission of neutralizing threats against American citizens wherever they may be. Not allowed to carry guns, the Fly Team relies on intelligence, quick thinking, and pure brawn as they put their lives on the line.
Production Team: Dick Wolf, Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead, Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney
Good Sam (CBS) (midseason)
Dr. Sam Griffith, a gifted heart surgeon, excels in her new leadership role as Chief of Surgery after her renowned boss falls into a coma. When her former boss wakes up months later demanding to resume his duties, Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent — and also happens to be her father.
Production Team: Katie Wech, Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Tamra Davis
NCIS: Hawai’i (CBS)
Set in the Aloha State, it follows the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor and her team as they balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the island itself.
Production Team: Christopher Silber, Jan Nash, Matt Bosack, Larry Teng
Women of the Movement (ABC) (midseason)
Centers on Mamie Till-Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till. Inspired by the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson.
Production Team: Marissa Jo Cerar, Jay-Z, Jay Brown, Tyran “Ty” Smith, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Michael Lohmann, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Rosanna Grace, Alex Foster, John Powers Middleton, David Clark
WARNERMEDIA INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
Pivoting (FOX) (midseason)
A single-camera comedy about how we deal with life, death and all the crazy things that happen in between. Set in a small, middle-class town in Long Island, NY, the series follows three women — and close-knit childhood friends — as they cope with the death of the fourth member of their group. When faced with the reality that life is short, these women pivot, and alter their current paths, by way of a series of impulsive, ill-advised, and self-indulgent decisions. These pivots will strengthen their bond and prove it’s never too late to screw up your life in the pursuit of happiness.
Production Team: Liz Astrof, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Tristram Shapeero
All American: Homecoming (The CW) (midseason)
From the executive producers of All American, the show follows a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago as they contend with the high stakes of college sports, while also navigating the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious Historically Black College.
Production Team: Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, Robbie Rogers
The Cleaning Lady (FOX) (midseason)
Based on an Argentine series, the character drama follows a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. She becomes a cleaning lady for organized crime, using her intelligence to forge her way in the criminal underworld.
Production Team: Miranda Kwok, Shay Mitchell, Melissa Carter, Michael Offer
Naomi (The CW) (midseason)
Follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins. Based on the characters from DC.
Production Team: Ava DuVernay, Jill Blankenship, Sarah Bremner, Paul Garnes