COMEDY

Bad Teacher
From:
Hilary Winston (producer/writer, Community)
Plot: Based on the film, a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee becomes a teacher to find her next husband.

Ex-Men
From: Rob Greenberg (producer, How I Met Your Mother)
Plot: A young guy (Chris Smith) who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.
Cast: Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Rebecca Brooks

Friends With Better Lives
From:
Dana Klein (writer/producer, Friends)
Plot: A group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better.

Mom
From: Chuck Lorre (creator, Two and a Half Men)
Plot: Revolves around a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley.
Cast: Anna Faris, Allison Janney

Will Anna Faris make her return to television this year in CBS’ Mom?

The McCarthys
From:
Brian Gallivan (writer, Happy Endings) and Will Gluck (writer/producer, Friends with Benefits)
Plot: A family comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston clan.

Super Clyde
From: Greg Garcia (creator, Raising Hope)
Plot: Centers on a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero.

Unauthorized Greg Garcia Project
From: Greg Garcia (creator, Raising Hope)
Plot: A recently-divorced man’s life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.

Untitled Jim Gaffigan Comedy
From: Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (creator, Rescue Me)
Plot: The semi-autobiographical comedy revolves around Gaffigan as a happily married and harried New York City father of five — as he is in real life.
Cast: Jim Gaffigan

DRAMA

The Advocates
From:
Bruno Heller (creator, The Mentalist)
Plot: A female lawyer and a male ex-con team as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.

Backstrom
From:
Hart Hanson (creator, Bones)
Plot: Based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.

Beverly Hills Cop
From:
Shawn Ryan (creator, The Shield) and Eddie Murphy
Plot:
Continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Axel Foley’s police officer son, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Brandon T. Jackson, Eddie Murphy

Will Axel Foley and his son head to the small screen?

Hostages
From:
Jeffrey Nachmanoff (writer, The Day After Tomorrow)
Plot: Follows Ellen, a Washington, D.C., surgeon who is thrown into a political conspiracy after being chosen to operate on the president of the United States. Her family is taken hostage, and it’s her responsibility to save their lives.
Cast: Toni Collette

NCIS: L.A. Spinoff
From: Shane Brennan (creator, NCIS: LA)
Plot: The back-door pilot will air as part of NCIS: L.A. and follow a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes.

The Ordained
From: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen (author, “Pastors’ Wives”)
Plot: The son of a Kennedy-esque family leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.

The Surgeon General
From: Samuel Baum (creator, Lie to Me)
Plot: A medical show centered on America’s doctor: the surgeon general of the United States.

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