ABC has picked up nine pilots to series. Those pilots picked up are Shawn Ryan’s Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue, How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life, Zero Hour, Red Widow, Malibu County, Nashville, Family Tools and The Neighbours.
Last Resort, which hails from Shawn Ryan and Sony Pictures Television, follows the crew of a nuclear submarine who, after refusing an order to fire their nuclear missiles, take refuge at a NATO outpost where they declare themselves the worlds smallest nation with nuclear capabilities. The drama series stars Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Dan Lissing, Camille De Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau, Autumn Reeser, Scott Speedman and Dichen Lachman.
666 Park Avenue, created by David Wilcox, follows a couple who are hired to manage one of most historic apartment buildings in New York. Unbeknownst to them, however, is the fact that the building is a hotbed for supernatural activity. The cast includes Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley and Helena Mattsson. Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television are producing, with David Wilcox, Gina Girolamo and Leslie Morgenstein serving as executive producers.
How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life revolves around a recently divorced single mother, who is forced to move back in with her uninhibited, free loving parents. Created by writer Claudia Lonow, the comedy series stars Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins, Orlando Jones, John Dore, Rachel Eggleston and Rebecca Delgado Smith. 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Entertainment are producing, with Claudia Lonow, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Francie Calfo serving as executive producers.
Action drama series Zero Hour, which hails from Paul Scheuring and ABC Studios, follows a journalist, who is drawn into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. The series stars Anthony Edwards, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin , Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo and Jacinda Barrett.
Red Widow (formerly known as Penoza) revolves around the wife of a recently murdered criminal, who is forced to take over her late husband’s position in the crime syndicate of which he was a member. The cast includes Luke Goss, Radha Mitchell, Lee Tergesen, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Sterling Beaumon, Suleka Mathew and Jaime Ray Newman.
Malibu Country, which hails from Kevin Abbott and ABC Studios, revolves around Reba, a recent divorcee who moves her family to Mailibu in the hope of re-igniting her singing career. The comedy stars Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue, Julietta Angelo, Justin Prentice and Owen Teague.
Nashville, created by Callie Khouri and RJ Cutler, is a soap set in Nashville which follows the careers of two musicians. The cast includes Connie Britton, Eric Close, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Powers Boothe, Robert Wisdom, Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten. ABC Studios and Lionsgate Television are producing, with Callie Khouri, RJ Cutler and Steve Buchanan serving as executive producers.
Family Tools (formerly know as Red Van Man) is based on the (recently cancelled) British series White Van Man and follows a young man who is forced to put his dreams aside to take over the family handy man business. The comedy stars Leah Remini, Kyle Bornheimer, JK Simmons, Jonny Pemberton and Edi Gathegi. ABC Studios is producing, with Bobby Bowman, Mark Gordon, Andrea Shay and Paul Buccieri serving as executive producers.
The Neighbours (formerly know as Untitled Dan Fogelman Project) follows a family who move into a new neighbourhood to find that all of the residents of the local community are from another planet. The cast includes Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Jami Gertz, Toks Olagundoye, Tim Jo, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet, Ian Patrick and Max Charles. ABC Studios is producing, with Dan Fogelman, Aaron Kaplan and Chris Koch serving as executive producers.