There are 20 series for the new U.S. broadcast TV season (down from 23 last year). However, six of the new 2024-25 series were announced at last year’s L.A. Screenings: Matlock (CBS), Doc (FOX), Rescue Hi-Surf (FOX), Universal Basic Guys (FOX), St. Denis Medical (NBC), and Dr. Wolf (previously Wolf, for NBC).


ABC (Comedy)

Forgive and Forget

Writer/Executive Producer: Eugene Garcia-Cross
Showrunner/Executive Producer: Robin Shorr
Executive Producer: Ty Burrell
Cast: Ty Burrell
Premise: Hank, a perennial “life of the party,” gets an unexpected diagnosis, leading him to reconnect with his responsible adult son Ben.
Prod Co: 20th TV
Int’l Distributor: Disney Media & Entertainment

Shifting Gears

Writers: Mike Scully, Julie Thacker Scully
Executive Producers: Tim Allen, Mike Scully, Julie Thacker Scully, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Richard Baker, Rick Messina
Cast: Tim Allen
Premise: Matt (Allen) is a stubborn, widowed owner of a classic car restoration shop. When Matt’s estranged daughter and her teenage kids move into his house, the real restoration begins.
Prod Co: 20th TV
Int’l Distributor: Disney Media & Entertainment


ABC (Drama)

High Potential

(Based on the French series, Haut Potential Intellectuel)
Show runner/Executive Producer: Rob Thomas
Executive Producers: Drew Goddard, Sarah Eisberg, Dan Etheridge, Pierre Laugier, Anthony Lancret, Jean Nainchrik
Cast: Kaitlin Olson, Daniel Akdeniz, Javicia Leslie, Amirah J, Matthew Lamb, Judy Reyes
Premise: A single mom with an exceptional mind partners with a seasoned detective to solve crimes.
Prod Co: ABC Signature, Goddard Textiles, Spondoolie Productions, Itineraire Productions, Septembre Productions
Int’l Distributor: Disney Media & Entertainment


CBS (Comedy)

Poppa’s House

Writers: Damon Wayans, Kevin Hench
Executive Producers: Damon Wayans, Kevin Hench, Andy Ackerman
Cast: Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Essence Atkins, Tetona Jackson
Premise: Wayans is a legendary talk show radio host who is happily divorced. “Poppa” is challenged at work when he’s joined by a new female co-host. Meanwhile, at home, he tries to pursue his passion while balancing being a responsible father.
Prod Co: CBS Studios, Two Shakes Entertainment
Int’l Distributor: Paramount Global Content Distribution

Young Sheldon Spin-off

Creators: Steven Molaro, Chuck Lorre.
Executive Producers: Steven Molaro, Chuck Lorre, Steve Holland
Cast: Emily Osment, Montana Jordan
Premise: Mandy and Georgie raise their young family in Texas while navigating the challenges of adulthood, parenting and marriage.
Prod Co: WB TV, Chuck Lorre Prods
Int’l Distributor: Warner Bros. Discovery


CBS (Drama)


Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman
Producer: Thom J. Pretak
Cast: Kathy Bates, Beau Bridges, Skye P. Marshall, Jason Ritter, David Del Rio, Leah Lewis, Eme Ikwuakor, Helen Hayden, Nicole de Boer
Premise: After achieving success in her younger years, the brilliant septuagenarian Madeline Matlock (Bates) rejoins the workforce at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases and expose corruption from within. Inspired by the classic television series of the same name.
Prod Co: CBS Studios, Cloud Nine Prods, Sutton Street
Int’l Distributor: Paramount Global Content Distribution

NCIS: Origins  (straight to series)

Showrunners/Executive Producers: Mark Harmon, Sean Harmon, David J North, Gina Lucita Monreal
Narrator: Mark Harmon
Cast: Austin Stowell
Premise: Follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs as he starts his career as a new special agent at the NCIS Camp Pendleton office.
Prod Co: CBS Studios
Int’l Distributor: Paramount Global Content Distribution

Watson (straight to series)

Producer: Aaron Kaplan
Executive Producers: Craig Sweeney, Morris Chestnut, Sharon Moalem, Brian Morewitz, Larry Teng
Cast: Morris Chestnut
Premise: Watson takes place in a universe where Holmes has been killed off by his nemesis Moriarty. Watson has resumed his medical career as head of a clinic treating rare diseases, switching his focus from solving crimes to solving medical mysteries.
Prod Co: CBS Studios, Kapital Entertainment
Int’l Distributor: Paramount Global Content Distribution


FOX (Drama)

Baywatch (Pilot)

Exec Producer/Writer/Showrunner: Lara Olsen
Executive Producers: Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonan.
Premise: Daring ocean rescues, pristine beaches, and iconic red bathing suits are back, along with a whole new generation of Baywatch lifeguards, who navigate complicated, messy personal lives in this reboot of the iconic series.
Prod Co: Fremantle, Fox Entertanment
Int’l Distributor: Fremantle


(Based on the Italian series, Doc – Nelle tue mani)
Showrunner/Executive Producer: Barbie Kligman
Executive Producers: Hank Steinberg, Erwin Stoff
Cast: Omar Metwally, Amirah Vann, Jon Ecker, Anya Banerjee, Scott Wolf, Patrick Walker, Molly Parker
Premise: Doc centers on the brilliant Dr. Amy Larsen (Molly Parker), Chief of Internal Medicine at Westside Hospital in Minneapolis. After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recollection of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the man she loves, or the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away.
Prod Co: Sony Pictures TV, Fox Entertainment Studios
Int’l Distributor: Sony Pictures TV

Murder in a Small Town

Writer/Executive Producer: Ian Weir
Executive Producer/Director: Milan Cheylov
Executive Producers: Nick Orchard, Morris Ruskin, Sharon Wisnia, Jon Cotton
Cast: Rossif Sutherland, Kristin Kreuk
Premise: (Based on L.R. Wright’s novel) Karl Alberg moves to a quiet coastal town to soothe a psyche that has been battered by big-city police work. But he will need to call upon all the skills that made him a world-class detective in solving the murders that continue to wash up on his shore.
Prod Co: Fox Ent., Future Shack Ent., Sepia Films, Soapbox Prods, Mojo Global Arts
Int’l Distributor: ITV Studios

Rescue Hi-Surf

Showrunner: Matt Kester
Executive Producers; John Wells, Erin Jontow, Daniele Nathanson
Cast: Robbie Magasiva, Arielle Kebbel, Adam Demos, Kekoa Kekumano, Alex Aiono, Zoe Cipres, Sea Shimooka.
Premise: Follows the personal and professional lives of the lifeguards who are first-responders, patrolling and protecting swimmers, surfers and others on the North Shore of Oahu — the most dangerous stretch of coastline in the world.
Prod Co: John Wells Prods, WB TV, Fox Entertainment
Int’l Distributor: Warner Bros. Discovery

Universal Basic Guys (animated)

Creators/Executive Producers: Adam Malamut, Craig Malamut
Writers: Adam Malamut, Craig Malamut
Showrunner: Dan Lagana
Premise: Brothers Mark and Hank Hoagies suddenly find themselves with no jobs when the Glantontown Hot Dog factory switches over to automation. Lucky for them, the town started a Universal Basic Income pilot program, giving all residents $3,000 per month with no strings attached.
Prod Co: Bento Box Ent., Fox Ent., Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures TV
Int’l Distributor: Sony Pictures TV


NBC (Comedy)

St. Denis Medical

Writers/Executive Producers: Justin Spitzer, Eric Ledgin
Executive Producers: Simon Heuer, Ruben Fleisher
Cast: Wendi McClendon-Covey, David Alan Grier, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper, Kahyun Kim
Premise: A mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity.
Prod Co: Universal TV, Spitzer Holding Company.
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV

Untitled Reba McEntire Project (pilot)

Writer/Executive Producer: Kevin Abbott
Executive Producers: Reba McEntire, Michael Hanel, Mindy Schultheis, Julie Abbott
Cast: Reba McEntire
Premise: Reba inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had.
Prod Co: Universal TV
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV


NBC (Drama)

Dr. Wolf

Writer/Executive Producer: Michael Grassi
Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman, Henrik Bastin, Melissa Aouate (Fabel), Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Will Tennant, DeMane Davis
Cast: Zachary Quinto, Tamberla Perry, Ashleigh LaThrop, Alexander MacNicoll, Aury Krebs, Spence Moore II, Teddy Sears.
Premise: Revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist Oliver Wolf and his team of interns explore the last great frontier — the human mind — while also grappling with their own relationships and mental health. Inspired by the life and work of Oliver Sacks.
Prod Co: Berlanti Prods, Fabel Ent., The Imaginarium, WB TV, Universal TV
Int’l Distributor: Warner Bros. Discovery

Grosse Pointe Garden Society (pilot order)

Writer/Executive Producers: Jenna Bans, Bill Krebs
Executive Producer: Casey Kyber
Premise: Four members of a suburban garden club, all from different walks of life, get caught up in murder and mischief as they struggle to make their conventional lives bloom.
Prod Co: Universal TV, Minnesota Logging Company
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV

Suits: L.A. (pilot order)

Executive Producers:  David Bartis, Doug Liman, Gene Klein
Writer/Executive Producer: Aaron Korsh
Premise: Ted Black, a former federal prosecutor from New York, has reinvented himself representing the most powerful clients in Los Angeles. His firm is at a crisis point, and in order to survive he must embrace a role he held in contempt his entire career.
Prod Co: UCP, Hypnotic
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV

The Hunting Party

Created By: JJ Bailey
Writer/Executive Producers: JJ Bailey, Jake Coburn.
Premise: A high-concept crime procedural about a small team of investigators who are assembled to track down and capture the most dangerous killers our country has ever seen, all of whom have just escaped from a top-secret prison that’s not supposed to exist.
Prod Co: Universal TV
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV


NBC (Event Series)

The Americas

Executive Producer: Mike Gunton
Narrator: Tom Hanks
Premise: Showcases the wonders, wildlife stories, secrets and fragilities of the Americas — Earth’s largest landmass and the only one to stretch between both poles.
Prod Co: BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Universal Television Alternative Studio
Int’l Distributor: NBCUniversal Global TV

(The pilot season line-up was compiled by Mike Reynolds)

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