Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017-2018 Broadcast Season: New Series Pickups

Click after the jump for log lines of the new shows ordered to series by broadcast networks so far. Updated frequently as new information becomes available. Updated May 13, 3:30PM.

ABC

Comedy

The Mayor - When an outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, he surprises everyone when he has a natural knack for the job and transforms City Hall.

Splitting Up Together - A couple's marriage is reignited by their divorce.

Start Up - Based on the podcast, an inquisitive journalist dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business.

Drama 

The Crossing - Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in an American town, but it is discovered the war is one that's 250 years in the future.

Deception - When his career is ruined by scandal, a superstar magician turns to the FBI to use his powers of trickery and deception to catch criminals.

For the People - Legal drama following brand-new lawyers working on opposite sides (prosecution and defense) as they handle the most high-stakes and high-profile court cases in the country at the New York Federal Court.

The Good Doctor - A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit at a prestigious hospital.

The Gospel of Kevin - A down-on-his-luck man is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.

Marvel's Inhumans - The Inhumans are a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers; explores the never-before-told adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

Ten Days in the Valley - An overworked single mother's young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night and her world implodes.

CBS

Comedy

9JKL - Family comedy about a man living in the apartment he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents's apartment and his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby's apartment. (Formerly 9J, 9K, 9L)


Me, Myself & I - Examines one man's life over 50 years, focusing on his life as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042.

By the Book - A modern-day man at a crossroads in his life decides to live according to the Bible. (Formerly Living Biblically)

Young Sheldon - Spin-off of The Big Bang Theory following Sheldon Cooper going to high school in Texas at the age of 9. 

Drama

Instinct - A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is lured back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. (Formerly Killer Instinct)

SEAL Team - Follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.

S.W.A.T. - A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Wisdom of the Crowd -  A visionary tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder and revolutionize crime solving in the process.

The CW

Black Lightning - Based on the DC Comics character created in 1977, an African American man who gave up his secret identity years ago is pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante Black Lightning.

Dynasty - A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap following two rival wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they fight for control over their fortunes and their children.

Life Sentence - A young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer discovers she's not dying after all and has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to live like she was dying.

Valor - Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.

FOX

Comedy

Ghosted - A skeptic and a genius true believer in the paranormal are recruited by the Bureau Underground to look into unexplained activity around Los Angeles, all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

LA to Vegas - Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, following a group of underdogs who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. (Formerly LA --> Vegas)

Drama 

The Gifted - Two ordinary parents discover that their children possess mutant powers. Forced on the run, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants who must fight to survive.

Orville - Hour-long comedic drama set 300 years in the future on the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

The Resident - A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens in modern-day medicine.

NBC

Comedy

A.P. Bio - When a philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor students at his disposal, he decides to use the kids to his own benefit. (Formerly A.P. Biology)

Champions - A charismatic gym owner's simple life of women and working out is put on hold when his teenage son is dropped off on his doorstep by an old high school fling.

Drama

The Brave - A look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes. A deputy director and her team of analysts use the world's most advanced surveillance technology, while a heroic Special Ops squad save lives and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. (Formerly For God & Country)

Good Girls - Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to risk everything to take their power back.

Law & Order: True Crime - Limited series about the Menendez brothers, who killed their parents in 1989.

Reverie -  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 - When a dedicated teacher and family man sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theatre department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the whole working-class town. (Formerly Drama High)

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