STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions/Akil Productions
TEAM: Mara Brock Akil (w, ep), Salim Akil (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep)
LOGLINE: Jefferson Pierce made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
CAST: Cress Williams
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Fake Empire
TEAM: Josh Schwartz (w, ep), Stephanie Savage (w, ep), Sallie Patrick (w, ep), Esther Shapiro (ep), Richard Shapiro (ep),k Brad Silberling (d)
LOGLINE: A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. Features the 1% in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals.
CAST: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/Ryan Seacrest Productions/Storied Media Group
TEAM: Lauren Gussis (w, ep), Ryan Seacrest (ep), Nina Wass (ep), Todd Hoffman (ep), Dennis Kim (ep)
LOGLINE: A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client and has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world.
CAST: Debby Ryan, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Doozer Productions
TEAM: Erin Cardillo (w, ep), Richard Keith (w, ep) Bill Lawrence (ep), Jeff Ingold (ep)
LOGLINE: Hourlong dramedy centers on a young woman who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When finds out that she’s not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”
CAST: Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions/Warner Bros. Television
TEAM: Jason Rothenberg (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (ep), Sarah Schechter (ep), Dean White (d, ep)
LOGLINE: A group of unlikely heroes finds themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free-spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother’s terrifying and bizarre stories might be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths and unexplainable mysteries of the world.
CAST: Zane Holtz, William Miller
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios
TEAM: Kyle Jarrow (w, ep), Bill Haber (ep), Michael Robin (d)
LOGLINE: The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.
CAST: Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett