2016-2017 Network Upfronts Report

May 16 – 19, 2016 Announcements

NBC ⋅  ABC ⋅  FOX ⋅  CBS ⋅  CW

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FYI: This report covers on-camera casting for television projects and does not include reality, news or animated programs.

 CW Logo As announced on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
100, The 1 hr drama Barbara Fiorentino
Amber Horn
Danielle Aufiero
Arrow 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 1 hr comedy David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Flash, The 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
iZombie 1 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Jane The Virgin 1 hr comedy Alyson Silverberg
Jonathan Clay Harris
Originals, The 1 hr drama Greg Orson
Lesli Gelles-Raymond
Reign
(primarily cast outside US)
1 hr drama
Supergirl
(new network)
1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
Supernatural 1 hr drama UDK:
Robert Ulrich
Alex Newman
Vampire Diaries 1 hr drama Greg Orson
Lesli Gelles-Raymond

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
Frequency 1 hr drama Gary Zuckerbrod Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
MadTV 1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton
No Tomorrow 1 hr drama Barbara Fiorentino Mikie Heilbrun
Riverdale 1 hr comedy David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson

Canceled

Beauty and the Beast
Containment

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Transylvania (TBD)
Untitled Mars Project (TBD)
Untitled Paranormal Project

 

CBS Logo As announced on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
2 Broke Girls 1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton
Big Bang Theory, The 1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller
Blue Bloods 1 hr drama Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Code Black 1 hr drama Jason La Padura
Natalie Hart
Kendra Patterson
Criminal Minds 1 hr drama
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 1 hr drama
Elementary 1 hr drama Mark Saks
Hawaii Five-O 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper
Life In Pieces 1/2 hr comedy Juel Bestrop
Madam Secretary 1 hr drama Mark Saks
Mom 1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller
NCIS 1 hr drama Susan Bluestein
Jason Kennedy
NCIS: Los Angeles 1 hr drama Susan Bluestein
Jason Kennedy
NCIS: New Orleans 1 hr drama Susan Bluestein
Jason Kennedy
Odd Couple, The 1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
Scorpion 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper
Zoo
(summer 2016)
1 hr drama Kendra Castleberry
Marlo Tiede
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
(Covering)

Pilot Pick-Up

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
American Gothic
(summer 2016)
1 hr drama Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
BrainDead
(summer 2016)
1 hr drama Mark Saks
Bull 1 hr drama Kathleen Chopin Kathleen Chopin
Doubt 1 hr drama Mark Saks
Great Indoors, The 1/2 hr comedy Tracy Lillienfield Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Kevin Can Wait 1/2 hr comedy Geralyn Flood
Marc Hirschfeld
Marc Hirschfeld
MacGyver 1 hr drama Elizabeth Barnes Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Man With A Plan
(fka I’m Not Your Friend)
1/2 hr comedy Ken Miller
Nikki Valko
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Pure Genius
(fka Bunker Hill)
1 hr drama Cami Patton
Jennifer Lare
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
Superior Donuts
(re-shooting pilot)
1/2 hour comedy
Training Day 1 hr drama Mary Vernieu
Lindsay Graham
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
(Covering)

Canceled

Angel From Hell
CSI: Cyber
Extant
Good Wife, The
Limitless
Mike & Molly
Person Of Interest
Rush Hour
Under The Dome

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Drew
Four Stars
Furst Born
(fka Untitled Butler/Hope/O’Shannon)
Kicker, The
My Time/Your Time
Real Good People
(fka Untitled Stephnie Weir)
Sensory
What Goes Around Comes Around

 

ABC Logo  As announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
American Crime 1 hr drama Kim Coleman
Black-ish 1/2 hr comedy Alexis Koczara
Christine Shevchenko
Dr. Ken 1/2 hr comedy Susie Farris
Fresh Off The Boat 1/2 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Goldbergs, The 1/2 hr comedy Leslie Litt
Grey’s Anatomy 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
John Brace
How To Get Away With Murder 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
John Brace
Last Man Standing 1/2 hr comedy Debby Romano
Brett Benner
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 hr drama Sarah Finn
Middle, The 1/2 hr comedy G. Charles Wright
Modern Family 1/2 hr comedy Jeff Greenberg
Once Upon A Time 1 hr drama Veronica Collins Rooney
Quantico 1 hr drama UDK: Robert Ulrich Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Real O’Neals, The 1/2 hr comedy Gillian O’Neill
Jill Anthony Thomas
Scandal 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
Will Stewart
Secrets And Lies 1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
American Housewife
(fka Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, The)
1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Colin Daniel
Marci Phillips
Conviction 1 hr drama UDK: Robert Ulrich Janet Murphy-Butler
Designated Survivor 1 hr drama UDK: Liz Dean Marci Phillips
Downward Dog 1/2 hr comedy Marci Phillips
Imaginary Mary
(fka Untitled Goldberg/Guarascio Project)
1/2 hr comedy Leslie Litt Janet Murphy-Butler
Notorious 1 hr drama Sandi Logan Marci Phillips
Still Star-Crossed 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
Jamie Castro
Marci Phillips
Speechless 1/2 hr comedy Susie Farris Jessica Daniels
Time After Time 1 hr drama Telsey+Co:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Telsey+Co:
Bernard Telsey
David Vaccari

Canceled

Blood & Oil
Castle
Family, The
Galavant
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Muppets, The
Nashville
Of Kings And Prophets
Whispers, The
Wicked City

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Broken
(fka Untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer Pilot)
Chunk and Bean        
Death of Eva Sofia Valdez, The
Dream Team
Fluffy Shop, The
Hail Mary
Jury, The
Marvel’s Most Wanted
Model Woman
Pearl
Presence
Spark
Square Roots
Toast
Untitled Weeks & Mackay Project
(fka Wing Person)

 

NBC As announced on Monday, May 16, 2016

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
Blacklist, The 1 hr drama Bonnie Finnegan
Steven Jacobs
Zoe Rotter
Blindspot 1 hr drama Suzanne Smith Crowley
Jessica Kelly
Carmichael Show, The 1/2 hr comedy Nicole Abellera
Jeanne McCarthy
Chicago Fire 1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Chicago Med 1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Chicago PD 1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Grimm 1 hr drama Donna Rosenstein
Marlo Tiede
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff
Law & Order: SVU 1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Philip Huffman
Night Shift 1 hr drama Junie Lowry Johnson
Libby Goldstein
Shades of Blue 1 hr drama Amanda Mackey
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Superstore 1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA (Series CD TBA) PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
The Blacklist: Redemption
(backdoor pilot)
1 hr drama Bonnie Finnegan
Steven Jacobs
Zoe Rotter
Chicago Justice
(backdoor pilot)
1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Emerald City
(casts/shoots outside US)
1 hr drama
Good Place
(fka Untitled Mike Schur)
1/2 hr comedy Allison Jones
Ben Harris
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
Great News
(fka Untitled Tracey Wigfield)
1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
Marlon 1/2 hr comedy Vickie Thomas Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
Midnight, Texas 1 hr drama Sara Isaacson
Eric Souliere
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
Powerless 1 hr drama Susie Farris Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
(Covering)
Taken 1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(Covering)
This Is Us
(fka 36; Untitled Dan Fogelman Pilot)
1 hr comedy Telsey+Co:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Timeless
(fka Time)
1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff
(Covering)
Trial & Error
(fka The Trail)
1/2 hr comedy Ken Miller
Nikki Valko
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
(Covering)

Canceled

Coach
Crowded
Game of Silence
Hannibal
Heartbeat
Heroes: Reborn
Mr. Robinson
Mysteries of Laura, The
Player, The
Telenovela
Truth Be Told
Undateable

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

A Bronx Life
(fka Untitled Vladimir Caamano)
Cruel Intentions (TBD)
Dumb Prince
(fka Untitled Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy)
Good Fortune
Grand Junction
(fka Untitled Matt Hubbard Project)
Imaginary Friend
Me & Mean Margaret
Miranda’s Rights
Sebastian
Sunset People
(aka Sunset PPL)
Time Crunch
(fka Crunch Time)

 

Fox Logo  As announced on Monday, May 16, 2016

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
Bones
(final season)
1 hr drama Rick Millikan
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1/2 hr comedy Juel Bestrop
Empire 1 hr drama Leah Daniels-Butler Billy Hopkins
Gotham 1 hr drama Sharon Bialy
Sherry Thomas
Gohar Gazazyan
Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Last Man On Earth, The 1/2 hr comedy Nicole Abellera
Jeanne McCarthy
Lucifer 1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Meg Simon
New Girl 1/2 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Rosewood 1 hr drama Scott Genkinger
Scream Queens 1 hr drama Richard Hicks Richard Hicks
Clint Alexander
(Covering)
Sleepy Hollow 1 hr drama Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
24: Legacy 1 hr drama Lisa Miller Katz Clint Alexander
(Covering)
APB 1 hr drama Megan Branman
Dylann Brander
Clint Alexander
(Covering)
Exorcist, The 1 hr drama UDK: Eric Dawson Jessica Daniels
Lethal Weapon 1 hr drama Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
(Covering)
Making History
(fka In Time)
1/2 hr comedy Telsey+Co:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Jessica Daniels
Mick, The 1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton Clint Alexander
(Covering)
Pitch 1 hr drama Susan Vash Clint Alexander
(Covering)
Shots Fired 1 hr drama Aisha Coley Clint Alexander
(Covering)
Son of Zorn 1/2 hr comedy Alyssa Weisberg
Star 1 hr drama Leah Daniels-Butler
Billy Hopkins

Canceled

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
Grandfathered
Grinder, The
Minority Report
Second Chance

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Chad
Charity Case
Enforcer, The
HR Pilot, The
(fka Untitled Laura Steinel)
Winning Ugly
(fka Untitled Chris Case Pilot)
Zoobiquity