Tuesday, February 24, 2009


And finally, here's what the Peacock is offering up.

(w) = writer (d) = director


TITLE: Parenthood
TEAM: Jason Katims (w), Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Thomas Schlamme (d)
SYNOPSIS: Dramedy based on Ron Howard's 1989 feature starring Steve Martin and Dianne Wiest that centered on a Midwestern family.

TITLE: Day One
STUDIO: Universal Media Studios
TEAM: Jesse Alexander (w), Alex Graves (d)
SYNOPSIS: In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world's infrastructures, a small band of survivors strive to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what the future has in store.

TITLE: Southland (picked up to series)
STUDIO: WBTV/John Wells Prods.
TEAM: Ann Biderman (w), John Wells, Christopher Chulack (d)
SYNOPSIS: Chronicles the lives of a group of police officers in Los Angeles.
CAST: Regina King, Kevin Alejandro, Benjamin McKenzie, Michael McGrady, Tom Everett Scott, Arija Bareikis, Shawn Hatosy

TITLE: Lost and Found
STUDIO: Wolf Films/UMS
TEAM: Chris Levinson (w), Wolf, Nena Rodrigue, Peter Jankowski
SYNOPSIS: Centers on Tessa (Sackhoff), an offbeat LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases.
CAST: Katee Sackhoff, Brian Cox

TITLE: Mercy
STUDIO: Universal Media Studios
TEAM: Liz Heldens (w), Adam Bernstein (d), Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts
SYNOPSIS: Combining the drama and humor of real life, this show takes an unflinching look at three nurses bound together in friendship by the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives.

TITLE: Legally Mad (series commitment)
STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV
TEAM: David E. Kelley (w)
SYNOPSIS: Set in a Chicago law firm and revolves around an aging partner (Hugh Bonneville) and his daughter (Charity Wakefield) who works with him as well as a host of eccentric characters around them
CAST: Charity Wakefield, Hugh Bonneville, Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Seda, Loretta Devine

TITLE: Trauma
TEAM: Dario Scardapane (w), Jeff Reiner (d), Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey
SYNOPSIS: High-octane emergency medical procedural out in the field

TITLE: Lost in the '80s (not going forward)
STUDIO: Sony TV/Tantamount
TEAM: Bob Brush (w), P.J. Hogan (d), Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz
SYNOPSIS: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" meets "The Ice Storm," an '80s version of "Wonder Years."
CAST: Billy Campbell


TITLE: Untitled Justin Adler comedy (multicamera)
STUDIO: Sony/Tantamount
TEAM: Justin Adler, Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum
SYNOPSIS: Family show with adult siblings

TITLE: 100 Questions for Charlotte Payne (multicamera, cast-contingent)
TEAM: Chris Moynihan (w), Kelly Kulchak, Ron West
SYNOPSIS: Ensemble comedy about a young woman navigating life and the world of dating with friends in New York.

TITLE: Community
STUDIO: Sony/Krassnoff Foster Ent.
TEAM: Dan Harmon (w), Russ Krasnoff
SYNOPSIS: "Stripes" in a community college

TITLE: State of Romance (single-camera)
TEAM: Barbara Wallace (w), Tom Wolfe (w)
SYNOPSIS: Modern day "Pride and Prejudice" set in Chicago.

TITLE: Off Duty
TEAM: Jason Mantzoukas (w), Scot Armstrong, Ravi Nandan, Bradley Whitford
SYNOPSIS: Single-camera buddy comedy about cops who can't leave their job at the station.
CAST: Bradley Whitford, Romany Malco, Bonnie Sommerville

TITLE: Unt. Jon Pollack (cast-contingent)
TEAM: Jon Pollack (w)
SYNOPSIS: Single-camera comedy about a powerful woman in the high-stakes world of hedge funds