Scripted Series For the Next U.S. TV Season
hile the TV industry still
broadcast network pilots
will be making their way to the U.S.
(and international) TV screens as full
series, there are 139
total series in
contention for the 2017-2018 season
on digital, cable and broadcast (54
already picked up). As far
as the cable and digital networks
specifically, over three dozens pick-
ups have already been announced in
the last few weeks.
Some trends are clear: Reboots
Dynasty, Will and Grace
are back!), spinoffs
be getting them,
Big Bang Theory
That’s So Raven’s
are both already
picked up) remakes of foreign shows
(from the U.K, Korea and Denmark
just to name a few of many),
comedies about blended families…
and single dads specifically. Below, is
a list of the shows that may very well
be coming to your TV screens in the
next 12 months or so.
(List last updated on May 5, 2017)
Captain Charlie Taylor, a cautious,
lovable dentist stationed at Fort
Bragg, looks after his brother’s
impulsive fiancée and her two misfit
teens while he’s deployed in Iraq.
A family buys the house of their
dreams with one caveat: they must
live with the previous owner, an
eccentric, larger than life actress
(played by Carol Burnett).
Jalen vs. Everbody
Former NBA player and current ESPN
personality Jalen Rose juggles his
career with the challenges of being a
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.
Splitting Up Together
Based on a Danish series, a couple
finds their marriage reignited by
An inquisitive journalist, husband
and father dives headfirst into a new
world of start-up entreprenuership in
the podcast world.
Untitled Blackish Spinoff
A spin-off of the hit comedy, focusing
on Zoey Johnson in college.
Untitled Goldbergs Spinoff
A spin-off of
the 1990s, following two high school
teachers who become unlikely
father figures to the kids at their
Untitled Rapper-Mayor Project
An outspoken, idealistic rapper runs
for office as a publicity stunt and
actually gets elected, but surprises
everyone at how good he is.
Untitled Single Dad Project
An intellectual single dad moves
to Queens with his daughters and
forms an unlikely family with other
residents in their apartment building.
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.
After 9/11, the U.S. government
comprised of the most creative minds
in science and entertainment tasked
solely with dreaming up manmade
disaster scenarios and solutions.
The list was sealed and the program
shut down. But when a catastrophe
occurs, 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
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.
Follows the men and women in the
criminal investigation division of the
Miami Police Department.
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
Based on a Korean format, a woman
knows her daughter is going to be
Ten Days in the Valley*
Follows an overworked TV producer
and mom in the middle of a
A comedic drama about a stubborn
detective who finds unlikely help
from her precinct’s trustee, a larger-
than-life ex-con finishing out her
prison sentence doing menial tasks
for the police department.
An action-dramedy following Jackie
Fink, 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
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 Projects
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.
A modern fable set in Long Beach,
following a young man and ex-surfer.
A thriller set in the world of organized
Set in 1847, a royal naval expedition
crew is attacked by a mysterious
predator that stalks the ships and
A psychological thriller series that
follows Eve, a bored and whip-smart
security services operative and
Villanelle, an elegant and talented
Divorce Saved My Marriage*
When a couple realizes that divorce
is the only thing they can agree
on, their attorney recommends a
financial plan instead of a court date,
so they can finally afford to be apart.
9J, 9K, and 9L
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 apartment, 9L.
An emotionally guarded African-
American cop is partnered with an
emotionally available Pakistani cop
in a Detroit neighborhood.
Inspired by the comedy of Chris
Distefano, two 20-somethings are
raising their newborn daughter and
merging their meddling families —
one Puerto Rican, one Italian.
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices
A woman has made some interesting
choices throughout her life—namely,
having three different kids with three
different men — but now has a very
unique, loving, blended family.
Amodern-day man, 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.
Two 20-somethings go from being
co-workers on opposite coasts to
working in the same office.
Follows the childhood of
’s Sheldon in East Texas.
A team of tireless internet journalists
pursue and expose stories of
injustice using their unconventional
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
The next generation of NASA
astronauts and scientists juggles
both their personal and professional
lives during a critical mission with no
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