2017-2018 Network Upfronts Report

May 15 – 18, 2017 Announcements

NBC ⋅  FOX  ⋅  ABC  ⋅  CBS  ⋅  CW

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NBC As announced on Monday, May 15, 2017

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
Blacklist, The 1 hr drama Bonnie Finnegan
Steven Jacobs
Zoe Rotter
Blindspot 1 hr drama Suzanne Ryan
Carmichael Show, The (TBD) 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
Good Place, The 1 hr drama Allison Jones
Ben Harris
Great News 1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton
Law & Order: SVU 1 hr drama Jonathan Strauss
Philip Huffman
Night Shift, The (TBD) 1 hr drama Junie Lowry Johnson
Libby Goldstein
Shades of Blue 1 hr drama Rob Decina
Superstore 1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
Taken  1 hr drama Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
This Is Us  1 hr drama Telsey + Co.:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Josh Einsohn
Timeless  1 hr drama Creative Casting:
Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Trial & Error 1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
A.P. Bio
(fka Untitled Meyers/O’Brien Pilot)
1/2 hr comedy Jill Anthony Thomas
Gillian O’Neill
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
Brave, The
(fka For God and Country)
1 hr drama John Frank Levey Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
Champion
(fka Untitled Charlie Grandy/Mindy Kaling Pilot)
1/2 hr comedy Collin Daniel
Brett Greenstein
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
Good Girls 1 hr drama UDK: Liz Dean Network Casting:
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff
Law & Order True Crime:
The Menendez Murders  (limited series)
1 hr drama Sara Isaacson
Eric Souliere
Network Casting:
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff
Reverie 1 hr drama Cami Patton
Jennifer Lare
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
Rise
(fka Drama High)
1 hr drama Telsey + Co.:
Tiffany Little Canfield
Josh Einsohn
Telsey + Co.:
Bernard Telsey
Justin Huff
Will & Grace
(returning straight to series)
1 hr comedy

Canceled

Blacklist: Redemption, The
Chicago Justice
Emerald City
Grimm
Powerless

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Redliners
Relatively Happy
Sackett Sisters, The (TBA)
Shelter/Untitled Warren Leight Pilot
Spaced Out
Untitled Kourtney Kang Pilot
What About Barb?

 

Fox Logo  As announced on Monday, May 15, 2017

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
24: Legacy (TBD) 1 hr drama Lisa Miller Katz Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1/2 hr comedy Juel Bestrop
Empire 1 hr drama Leah Daniels-Butler Billy Hopkins
Exorcist, The 1 hr drama UDK: Eric Dawson Jessica Daniels
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
Lethal Weapon 1 hr drama Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Lucifer 1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Meg Simon
Mick, The 1/2 hr comedy Julie Ashton
New Girl
(reduced order — 8 eps.)
1/2 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Prison Break (TBD) 1 hr drama Scott Genkinger Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
Shots Fired (TBD) 1 hr drama Aisha Coley Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
Star 1 hr drama Leah Daniels-Butler Billy Hopkins
X-Files  1 hr drama

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
Ghosted 1/2 hr comedy Juel Bestrop Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
Gifted, The
(fka Heaven)
1 hr drama Dylann Brander
Megan Branman
Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
LA to Vegas 1/2 hr comedy Blyth Nailing Network Casting:
Clint Alexander
Orville, The 1 hr drama Sheila Jaffe
Gail Goldberg
Resident, The 1 hr drama Rebecca Mangieri
Wendy Weidman
Jessica Daniels

Canceled

APB
Making History
Pitch
Rosewood
Scream Queens
Sleepy Hollow
Son of Zorn

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Beast, The (pushed)
Behind Enemy Lines
Controversy
Linda from HR
Passage, The (in redevelopment)
Thin Ice
Type A

 

ABC Logo  As announced on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
American Housewife 1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
Black-ish 1/2 hr comedy Alexis Koczara
Christine Shevchenko
Designated Survivor 1 hr drama UDK: Liz Dean
Downward Dog (May 17 premiere) 1/2 hr comedy Alexis Koczara
Christine Shevchenko
Network Casting:
Marci Phillips
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
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 Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Roseanne (straight to series) 1/2 hr comedy
Scandal (final season) 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
Jamie Castro
Speechless 1/2 hr comedy Susie Farris
Still Star-Crossed (Summer premiere) 1 hr drama Linda Lowy
Jamie Castro
Marci Phillips

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
Alex, Inc. (fka Start Up) 1/2 hr  comedy Dorian Frankel
Sibby Kirschgessner
Studio/Network Casting:
Janet Murphy-Butler
Crossing, The 1 hr drama Sheila Jaffe
Gail Goldberg
Network Casting:
Marci Phillips
Deception 1 hr drama Lyndsey Baldasare
David Rapaport
Suzanne Ryan

Network Casting:
Marci Phillips

For the People
(fka Untitled Paul William Davies Pilot)
1 hr drama Linda Lowy
John Brace
Network Casting:
Marci Phillips
Good Doctor, The 1 hr drama Kim Coleman Studio/Network Casting:
Janet Murphy-Butler
Gospel of Kevin, The 1 hr drama Patrick Rush Network Casting:
Marci Phillips
Household Name 1/2 hr comedy Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
Julie Tucker
Ross Meyerson
(covering)
Marvel’s Inhumans
(straight to series)
1 hr drama
Mayor, The
(fka Untitled City Mayor Pilot)
1/2 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Telsey + Co.:
Bernard Telsey
Justin Huff
Marci Phillips
Somewhere Between
(straight to series – Canadian casting)
 1 hr drama  —  —
Splitting Up Together 1/2 hr comedy Tim Payne Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
Ten Days in the Valley
(straight to series)
1 hr drama Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman
Network Casting:
Marci Phillips
Untitled Grey’s Anatomy Firefighter Spinoff (straight to series) 1 hr drama

Canceled

American Crime
Catch, The
Conviction
Dr. Ken
Imaginary Mary
Last Man Standing
Notorious
Real O’Neals, The
Secrets and Lies
Time After Time

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Charlie Foxtrot
Doomsday
Jalen vs. Everybody
Las Reinas
Libby and Malcolm
Losing It
Raised By Wolves
Salamander
Trustee, The
Unit Zero
Untitled Goldbergs Spinoff (TBD)
Untitled Marc Cherry/Reba McIntire Pilot
Untitled Single Dad Pilot (TBD)

 

CBS Logo As announced on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Renewed

Duration Genre Casting – LA Casting – NY
Big Bang Theory, The 1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller
Blue Bloods 1 hr drama Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Bull 1 hr drama Kathleen Chopin
Code Black 1 hr drama Jason La Padura
Natalie Hart
Kendra Patterson
Criminal Minds 1 hr drama Becky Silverman
Lisa Zambetti
Elementary 1 hr drama Mark Saks
Good Fight, The
(CBS All Access)
1 hr drama Mark Saks
Hawaii Five-O 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper
Lindsay Jameyson
Kevin Can Wait 1/2 hr comedy Marc Hirschfeld
Life in Pieces 1/2 hr comedy Juel Bestrop
MacGyver 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper
Madam Secretary 1 hr drama Mark Saks
Man with a Plan 1/2 hr comedy Ken Miller
Nikki Valko
Tara Treacy
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Mom 1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller
Peter Pappas
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
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Pure Genius 1 hr drama Cami Patton
Jennifer Lare
Scorpion 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper
Lindsay Jameyson
Superior Donuts 1/2 hr comedy Jeff Greenberg

Pilot Pick-Up

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
9JKL
(fka 9J, 9K, 9L)
1/2 hr comedy Susie Farris Network Casting:
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
By The Book
(fka Living Biblically)
1/2 hr comedy Lisa Ystrom
Michael Testa
Studio Casting:
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
Instinct
(fka Killer Instinct)
1 hr drama Mark Saks Mark Saks
Me, Myself & I 1/2 hr comedy Susan Vash Studio Casting:
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
SEAL Team
(fka Untitled Navy Seal Pilot)
1 hr drama Risa Bramon Garcia
Arlie Day
Christy Faison
Network Casting:
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Star Trek: Discovery
(CBS All Access — straight to series)
1 hr drama Unpublished per CD Unpublished per CD
S.W.A.T. 1 hr drama Sharon Bialy
Sherrie Thomas
Russell Scott
Network Casting:
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Wisdom of the Crowd 1 hr drama Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman
Network Casting:
Amy Herzig
Katharina Eggmann
Young Sheldon
(straight to series)
1/2 hr comedy Nikki Valko
Ken Miller
Peter Pappas
Studio Casting:
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson

Canceled

2 Broke Girls
American Gothic
BrainDead
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Doubt
Great Indoors, The
Odd Couple, The
Ransom
Rush Hour
Training Day

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Brothered Up
DiStefano
Get, The
Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices
Mission Control
Perfect Citizen
Real Life
Untitled Attanasio/Goldberg Pilot (pushed)
Untitled Jenny Lumet Pilot

 

 CW Logo As announced on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 1 hr comedy Felicia Fasano
Venus Kanani
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
Flash, The 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
iZombie 1 hr comedy Anya Colloff
Michael Nicolo
Garrett McGuire
Jane The Virgin 1 hr comedy Alyson Silverberg
Jonathan Clay Harris
Originals, The 1 hr drama Greg Orson
Lesli Gelles-Raymond
Riverdale 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
Supergirl 1 hr drama David Rapaport
Lyndsey Baldasare
Meg Simon
Findley Davidson
Supernatural 1 hr drama UDK:
Robert Ulrich
Alex Newman

Pilot Pick-Ups

Duration Genre PILOT Casting – LA
(Series CD TBA)
PILOT Casting – NY
(Series CD TBA)
Black Lightning 1 hr drama Vickie Thomas Studio Casting:
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
Dynasty 1 hr drama Sandi Logan Rob Decina
Life Sentence 1 hr drama Jennifer Cooper Studio Casting:
Meg Simon
Findlay Davidson
Valor 1 hr drama Meghan Branman
Dylann Brander
Rob Decina

Canceled

Frequency
No Tomorrow
Reign (end of series)
Vampire Diaries (end of series)

Pilots That Didn’t Make The Cut / In Redevelopment

Charmed (on hold)
Insatiable
Searchers