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[03/24/15 - 06:02 PM]
2015 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 13 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[via press release from ABC]

BOOM - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
The largest oil discovery in U.S. history is happening right now in North Dakota and people are coming from all over the country to strike it rich. Heading there with big dreams and sky-high ambition are the young married couple of Billy and Cody Lefever (Rebecca Rittenhouse), pulling their truck full of washers and dryers to start their first laundromat. Their plan: to lever-up, and step-by-step, build their fortune from scratch. The growing boomtown of Winslow, ND has 100% employment with oilrig jobs paying $100/per hour. While the champagne is flowing and the clubs and restaurants are packed, living here is shockingly expensive and everyone is too ambitious for a normal paying job. Just ask Sheriff Tip Hamilton - whose department is understaffed as the crime rate is rising - not a good thing in a town full of roughnecks, grifters and newly made millionaires with cash to burn on anything. This really is a modern-day Wild West. The town's wealthiest and most powerful man is Hap Briggs. This iconic selfmade oil baron has made billions and lost them too, and he's married to Carla Briggs, as brilliant in business as she is beautiful. Together, they have the inside track on everything oil, turning that world to their advantage. This power couple is out to charm Oil And Gas Commissioner, Myron Stipple, a Mormon and not easily seduced by the decadence of the Briggs' lifestyle. Hap's children, Wick (Scott Michael Foster) and Lacey, have their major challenges with stepmother Carla, but it is Wick's complicated relationship with his successful father that leads to the ultimate showdown between father and son. In the pilot, Hap cuts Wick off, taking him out of his will. Wick gets help from his lover, and ambitious businesswoman, Jules Jackman. Spurned by his father, Wick's choice is to become a dangerous wild card in the oil game, building his own Cowboy Mafia from scratch. Hap's daughter, Lacey, is on the opposite side of the oil business: a fracktivist. She's a bleeding-heart environmentalist - with a brain. Job one is to stop the drilling before it destroys the land, which includes sacred Native American burial grounds the oil is buried two miles under. Lacey and AJ Menendez, Hap's driver, are having a secret affair, and he takes Lacey's side in this oil debate. But AJ has his own agenda and is not who he seems to be. Billy and Cody's dreams are derailed right from the jump when their truck is hit and their washers and dryers are destroyed, strewn like tumbled dice across the highway. But oil fever is contagious, and after hearing a tip, they leverage everything they have to make a last-ditch play to be become part of the boom, putting them squarely in bed with the Brigg's family, way over their heads.

CAST LISTING
Scott Michael Foster
Rebecca Rittenhouse
Chace Crawford
India de Beaufort
Delroy Lindo
Don Johnson
Amber Valetta
Caitlin Carver
Yani Gellman

CREDITS LISTING
WRITERS
Rodes Fishburne
Josh Pate
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Rodes Fishburne
Josh Pate
Tony Krantz
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

BROAD SQUAD - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
It is 1978 and the Boston PD has just graduated its first class of female police officers as fully equal to the men. The press calls these extraordinary women, "The Broad Squad." They don't think of themselves as heroes, but they are nothing less - defying society's expectations and shaking up the ultimate old boys' club. There's 28-year-old Eileen Pearce (Lauren Ambrose), who was born into a family of cops and is married to one. Her marriage to Jim is beginning to feel the strain of his recent injury that is keeping him at home, taking care of their son while she fulfills a lifelong dream of joining the force. She'll learn how complicated it is for a woman to "wear the pants" in the family - much less when those pants come with a badge and gun. Molly Callahan (Charlotte Spencer) is a 22 year old who grew up in a family with mob connections, and joined the force to escape the life of crime her brothers lead. Still, her juvenile rap sheet is coming back to haunt her, used against her by the Captain who wants to enlist her in a covert war - against her own family. Joanne Jones (Rutina Wesley), 26, has to work twice as hard to get respect, since the cops call her a "two-fer," as in female and black. She's fighting for Dr. King's dream of freedom, even at the cost of her own brother, who is badly beaten as payback for her being a cop. She's shunned by family and community, who hate cops - and further isolated by a secret: that she has a girlfriend. Lisa Osgood (Cody Horn), 30, was a Beacon Hill rich girl, estranged from her family as a teen and forced to fend for herself in the world. She's battling the trauma of a sexual assault in her past, and has joined the force to help other women like her. But when she arrives on her first day, her past is shoved in her face - another cop in her district is the man who assaulted her. Working together, these women will try to change all the rules of one of the toughest, most tradition-infused police departments in the country, all set against the tumultuous, explosive and ever-changing world of Boston in the late 1970s. From Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl)

CAST LISTING
Charlotte Spencer
Cody Horn
Rutina Wesley
Alberto Frezza
Kenneth Mitchell
Michael Gaston
Lauren Ambrose
Morgan Spector

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Bess Wohl
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Bess Wohl
Aaron Kaplan
Len Goldstein
Josh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

KINGMAKERS - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
Jacob Darlow has just transferred from Oxford to Braddock, an elite Ivy League University. He starts to ingratiate himself with the privileged students, professors, and alumni. Jacob has ambitions to become a member of Braddock's secret society, Skull and Key. Jacob strikes up a friendship with fellow rower and student, Max Walden. Max is definitely in the inner circle. His father, alumnus Adam Walden, is a Senator and considering a run for President. Max's mother is Helen, the perfect politician's wife. A member of Skull and Key, and someone Jacob should get close to, is Vivian Vandemeer. Her father, Simon Vandemeer, is the Dean at Braddock and her mother, Maeve, a professor. Maeve used to date Senator Walden back in the day. Vivian's fellow student and lover, Taylor Collins, is an assistant to the Dean. The two keep their affair secret, like so many things on this campus. Before Jacob came to Braddock, there was a murder of a freshman, scholarship student named Julia. The investigation into her death lead to Professor Radha Mittal (Parminder Nagra) who believes she was set up by Skull and Key to take the fall. Before being taken into custody, Radha contacted Julia's brother, Eli, to help her prove her innocence. Radha thinks that Julia lost her life because she found out something that would compromise the secret society. Radha cannot rely on the legal system or police to help her; Skull and Key is a powerful organization, not only on campus, but in the highest places across the country. She wants Eli to uncover the truth by going undercover at the school. Eli agrees to help and takes on the persona of the pedigreed Brit, Jacob Darlow, our new transfer student. As he infiltrates his way into the inner circles, he's poised and ready to expose whoever is responsible for the death of his sister. Written and exec produced by Sallie Patrick (Revenge).

CAST LISTING
Colm Feore
Tracey Fairaway
Khary Peyton
Parminder Nagra
Megan West
Kristin Bauer
Michael A. Trevino
Gus Halper
Adrian Pasdar

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Sallie Patrick
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

LA CRIME - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
LA's legendary Sunset Strip in 1982 was the epicenter of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Here at the Whisky A Go Go, you can be anybody you choose to be because anything goes at the most iconic club on the strip. Girls like Emily are looking for high rollers with deep pockets so it wasn't hard for club regular, Kent Galloway to pick her up. But it will be the last date for Emily; her murder is all over the news. Two detectives, Jack Roth (Adam Rothenberg) and his newly assigned partner, Paco Contreras, are on the case. They suspect it could be part of a bigger murder spree... after all LA is the serial killer capital of the world - the Hillside Strangler, Freeway Killer, and the Zodiac Killer. Jack Roth's wife Liz notices his preoccupation and realizes it's a big case. Having been down this road before, she worries that he will stray again with Detective Dianne Garrett or someone else. She also worries about their 16-year old daughter, Vicki, who is dead set on going to a party with her boyfriend in the area where the Hillside Strangler attacked. Wannabe journalist, Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga) may have stumbled onto a big story when she saw Emily at the Whisky the night she died. What she doesn't know is that John, the guy she met that very night, is the same Kent Galloway who killed Emily. Desperate to jump start her career, she begins working with Diver Hawkes, a crime scene photographer who shows her the ropes. In the meantime, Kent has picked up another unsuspecting rocker chick, Betty (Erika Christensen), whom to his dismay, is the mother of two young kids. This saves her from being his next victim and eventually, their twisted sexual connection will lead to her becoming his partner in crime a la Bonnie and Clyde. When Jack and Paco get a lead from an anonymous caller about some evidence from the murder, Diver and Karen hear the call on the police radio band and get there as fast as they can. She talks to the detectives about what she saw at the club the night of the murder and an alliance forms between them. This crime thriller follows a different case each season set in a different notable era of LA history. Written by Steven Baigelman (Upcoming Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead) who executive produces with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks.

CAST LISTING
Erika Christensen
Taissa Farmiga
Darrell Britt-Gibson
Karolina Wydra
Holley Fain
Adam Rothenberg
Gabriel Luna
Anne Winters
Ed Westwick

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Steven Baigelman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Steve Baigelman
Todd Lieberman
David Hoberman
Laurie Zaks
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

MIX - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
Welcome to Mix, a family-owned restaurant in Austin, Texas. It's a special day... or perhaps the eye of the storm for the Castillos, a multicultural and multigenerational family. Owner and larger-than-life chef Ray Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida) is doing what he does best: cooking. He's juggling running the restaurant, catering his son Mateo's commitment ceremony to his boyfriend Finn and preparing the kitchen for the return of his daughter Remy, home from a three year stint in prison for drug possession. His ex-wife but best friend, Stella Knox, is always around, running an offshoot of Mix called Mix Plus and lending a hand at Mix when she can. The food, family, and frenzy makes Ray long for the days when the Wells clan was one big happy family. He even wants to get remarried to Stella for a third time! Ray and Stella's adult children are pediatrician and groom-to-be, Mateo and photographer and new mom, Lola. Lola's new daughter is an adopted 7-yearold Ethiopian girl named Yeshi. Shee's only been in the US for six months and is having a hard time adjusting to the culture, the language, and much to the chagrin of Ray, the food. Remy, Ray's youngest and a skilled chef like her father, is Ray's daughter from an affair he had during his marriage to Stella. Although Ray and Stella raised Remy, Remy has always felt different than her siblings. There's always been an underlying tension between her and Stella and an outspoken one with her sister Lola. On the eve of Mateo's wedding, things fall apart when Stella discovers Ray secretly has leveraged the restaurant in order to pay for Remy's early release from prison, Finn reveals a lie to Mateo that threatens the wedding and Lola reveals a secret she's been carrying since Remy was arrested. This family will be tested in more ways than one as they struggle find a way to save their restaurant and more importantly, to save their family. Mix is written by Jennifer Cecil (Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters, One Tree Hill), directed by Daniel Barnz (Cake), and executive produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

CAST LISTING
Joaquim de Almeida
Sharon Lawrence
Britne Olford
Walter Perez
Camille Guaty
Blake Lee
Yobdee
Sam Page

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Jennifer Cecil
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jennifer Cecil
Rashida Jones
Will McCormack
Jeff Grosvenor
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Warner Bros. TV Studios

OF KINGS AND PROPHETS - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
An epic Biblical saga that begins during the reign of Saul, first King of Israel - and follows his dramatic fall from grace and the rise of his successor, David. Living in the land of milk and honey isn't easy when enemies circle on all sides. Circumstance has pushed King Saul (Ray Winstone) into countless wars to defend his reign and brought him to the edge of madness - so much so, that he even threatens to kill his son Jonathan who he fears is a traitor. But there are indeed real enemies at every gate - among them, the Amalekites. God's prophet, Samuel, demands that King Saul kill every Amalekite man, woman and child. The King, now war weary, does not want to go into battle once more, but Samuel insists that he must destroy them to save his crown. In the meantime, shepherd David is upset that a lion who prowls the wilderness has decimated his flock. Because of this, he cannot deliver on the monthly tithe his family owes to King Saul's wife, Queen Ahinoam. The Queen however, is willing to barter with this handsome shepherd. After all, her husband has never been loyal to her, taking up with other women and fathering their children. David finds new confidence when he uses his cunning to defeat the lion, despite the lion's superior strength. He secures his flock of sheep and the safety of his people, and in so doing, proves his ability to lead. In battle with the Amalekites, Jonathan saves his father King Saul's life and proves his loyalty. But when Saul spares the life of the Amalekite king, Samuel predicts that a new king will dethrone Saul. His destiny and David's are now intertwined in this epic drama from the writers of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, and producers Jason Reed, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi.

CAST LISTING
Ray Winstone
Haaz Sleiman
Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Oliver Rix
Simone Kessell
James Floyd
Mohammad Bakri

CREDITS LISTING
WRITERS
Adam Cooper
Bill Collage
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Adam Cooper
Bill Collage
Jason Reed
Reza Aslan
Mahyad Tousi
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

ORIGINAL SIN - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
It's been ten years since 9-year-old Adam Warren (Liam James) disappeared from Red Pines, Maine and the world has changed a lot in his absence. His mother, Claire (Joan Allen), who was then just starting her first City Council campaign, has been elected mayor. His father, John, is now the bestselling author of "Grieving with Grace" a book series on coping with loss. Adam's siblings, Danny (Zach Gilford) and Willa (Alison Pill), who were supposed to be watching Adam when he disappeared, have each dealt with their guilt in their own way. Willa turned to religion and busied herself with work, playing a huge role in her mother's political career, while Danny gave up his bright athletic future for a life of booze-fueled floundering. Nina Meyer (Margot Bingham), the young cop who put the Warren's neighbor, Hank, in jail for Adam's murder, is now a hotshot detective and next in line for Chief. Everyone has managed to piece together a new life in the wake of Adam's disappearance. So, when a young man appears in Red Pines claiming to be Adam, it throws everyone into a tailspin. The man sitting in jail for Adam's death is released as the Warrens struggle beneath the emotional weight of Adam's return. John and Claire's marriage is tested as they disagree on how to deal with Adam and past indiscretions are brought to light. Danny is slow to welcome Adam, who is so drastically different than the brother he once knew, back into the family, while Willa tries to hold the family together as she hides secrets of her own. As Adam's DNA test is called into question and a guilt-ridden Nina reopens the case, we start to wonder what really happened ten years ago. Is Adam really who he says he is? And if not, what evil has been unleashed on the city of Red Pines? Grey's Anatomy/Scandal alum producer Jenna Bans will pen the project and executive-produce.

CAST LISTING
Zach Gilford
Liam James
Margot Bingham
Joan Allen
Floriana Lima
Allison Pill
Madeleine Arthur
Rarmian Newton
Andrew McCarthy
Rupert Graves

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Jenna Bans
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jenna Bans
Todd Liberman
David Hoberman
Laurie Zaks
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

QUANTICO - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
The new recruits have just arrived at Quantico Base in Virginia and Special Agent Liam O'Connor (Dougray Scott) tells them that the FBI Academy is the toughest boot camp and hardest grad school rolled into one. The agent hopefuls include Bay Area beauty Alex Weaver (Priyanka Chopra), Brooklyn hipster Simon Asher (Tate Ellington), clean cut Mormon Eric Packer, golden boy Caleb Haas (Graham Rogers), southern belle Shelby Wyatt (Johanna Braddy), hijab wearing Nimah Anwar (Yasmine Al Massri), and good looking Ryan Booth (Jake McLaughlin) who manages to seduce Alex before classes begin. Some come from FBI families, others have been victims of terrorism. Whatever their reason for joining, these recruits only have a 50/50 chance of finishing and there are no second chances. Between target practice and tests of physical endurance, they have to learn the art of investigation. Their first exercise is to find secrets about their fellow trainees. This task proves to be very enlightening- exposing more than they would like. But it pushes one of the recruits tragically too far. This tragedy will reflect poorly on supervisor Liam and his friend and boss, Miranda Shaw (Aunjanue Ellis), the director of Quantico. But they're about to face something even bigger -a recruit is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. Smash showrunner Josh Safran writes and executive produces with Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper.

CAST LISTING
Tate Ellington
Graham Rogers
Dougray Scott
Priyanka Chopra
Aunjanue Ellis
Johanna Braddy
Yasmine Al Massri
Jake McLaughlin

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Josh Safran
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Josh Safran
Mark Gordon
Nick Pepper
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

RUNNER - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
Lauren Marks (Paula Patton) is a sexy wife, loving mom, and career woman. She's married to pediatric surgeon Adam Marks, a smart, doting and reliable husband. Sparks still fly between them and they are worshiped and adored by their 7-year-old son, Jackson. But Lauren's entire life is turned upside down when she drops Adam off at the airport for a work related trip and his flight crashes with no survivors. After a day of devastating grief, Lauren receives a strange phone call: her husband never boarded his flight. Relief turns to suspicion when Lauren asks Adam's brother Simon (Brent Sexton), a Chicago police detective, to investigate. After getting access to the airport security footage, Lauren watches Adam being dropped off on the morning of his flight, only to meet with a Latina woman and her son, and exit the airport with them. Even stranger, a facial recognition search identifies the mysterious Latina woman as Lauren Marks. She has stolen Lauren's identity. With no word from Adam, Lauren must rely on her family, including Simon, Adam's younger brother Josh, and their respective wives Emily and Rebecca, to follow the clues of Adam's disappearance. The investigation takes her straight to the heart of Mexico City, where she begins to realize that her husband may be connected to a dangerous Mexican cartel and an international gun running operation. Lauren quickly finds herself in a world she knows nothing about, where any mistake could turn deadly. Runner is a soapy thriller that explores the dangerous world of gun running through the eyes of a wife and mother who is thrown violently into this world as she uncovers the mystery of her husband's disappearance. Based on a Turkish format, it is executive produced by Ghost Whisperer alums Ian Sander and Kim Moses; directed by Michael Offer; and written by feature writer Michael Cooney ( Identity).

CAST LISTING
Paula Patton
Brent Sexton
Adam Rodriguez
Vondie Curtis Hall
Megan Dodds
Matt Le Nevez
Chris J. Johnson

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Michael Cooney
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Mike Cooney
Kim Moses
Ian Sander
Peter Horton
Jon Cowan
PRODUCTION COMPANY
20th Century Fox

SMOKE AND MIRRORS - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
From Shondaland, comes a new thriller centered on the strong successful, Alice Martin (Mirelle Enos). She's a fraud investigator, fighting crime by the numbers and exposing embezzlers, money launderers and even cartels. Follow the money... that's how Al Capone was brought down. Alice is a partner in a Los Angeles firm and attracts top clients, which affords her a nice lifestyle she shares with her fiancé, Kieran (Damon Dayoub). They are getting married soon and about to buy their dream house. A big case takes her on a first class flight to Japan where she engages a suspected embezzler. But it's not all that it seems and Alice uses her honed skills, and help from her junior associates, Maria and James, to uncover the truth behind the numbers. On the personal side, this ace investigator has her own blind spot-Kieran. Her fiancé disappears with a valuable painting and two million dollars from her bank account. With her marriage off and her bank account drained, Alice is determined to find Kieran and the truth. Even worse, if her clients find out that this fraud investigator was a fraud victim herself, it could mean the end of her career. What Alice doesn't yet know is that Kieran is married and he and his wife are running scams on unsuspecting women. Yet when Kieran can still get out of town, he decides to stay-Alice has gotten under his skin. The twists and turns mount as the FBI uncovers some of Alice's own secrets. From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder) and written by Jennifer Schuur ( Hannibal).

CAST LISTING
Mirelle Enos
Jacky Ido
Jay Hayden
Elvy Yost
Damon Dayoub
Alimi Ballard
Rose Rollins

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Jennifer Schuur
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jennifer Schuur
Shonda Rhimes
Betsey Beers
Julie Anne Robinson
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

THE ADVERSARIES - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
For the past few decades, the Hayward family has been as close to a New York City legal dynasty as it gets. This dynasty is put in turmoil when the patriarch is indicted on federal charges and the daughter, a star prosecutor, finds herself in a difficult position, stuck between the family she loves and the office she works for. Parents Charlie (Terry O'Quinn) and Maggie Hayward (Christine Lahti) built a successful law firm on their dynamism, tenacity and brilliance as lawyers. They've garnered well-earned respect from their peers and they've also attracted numerous high-profile clients and cases. While Charlie and Maggie may no longer live together, and are in the midst of a drawn out divorce, they still love each other and operate their firm as unequivocal partners. Their eldest daughter Jaime has followed in, but deviated from, her parents' footsteps as she pursues her career as an Assistant US Attorney. Like her parents, Jaime is ambitious and intelligent - having already made a name for herself working at the Department of Justice. She often hasn't seen eye to eye with her father and she thought that by not joining his firm, she could finally escape his shadow. Jaime and Charlie find themselves facing off on opposite sides of the same case when Charlie's longtime client and good friend, Cooper Landings, is arrested for defrauding innocent investors to the tune of millions of dollars. The line between business and family blurs even further when a new development soon emerges: Charlie is sold out and framed by his own client, and indicted as a co-conspirator in the case. He's accused of being a party to mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering among other things. His arrest causes a media firestorm, prompting Jaime to get to the bottom of the charges. Sensing that her boss Southern District US Attorney Ted Fontana seems hellbent on putting Charlie away for a long time, Jamie is faced with a tough gut check of her loyalty: career or family? With a little coaxing from Maggie, Jaime leaves her job and switches sides to defend Charlie against the bogus charges. Her team includes the Haywards' firm's third partner Danny Vasquez as well as rising young litigator Aisha Irby. They get further help from another member of the Hayward family: Cam, Jamie's little sister. Cam is a musician-turned-paralegal whose interest in the law tends to waver as she wrestles over giving up her dream of being a singersongwriter. While Charlie's case galvanizes the family, it also re-opens some old wounds - specifically about Charlie and Maggie's only son, Kyle. Years earlier, Kyle fell in with a bad crowd, which ultimately led to his disappearance and presumed death. The loss of Kyle was a game-changer for this family, leaving unhealed wounds and persistent tensions. The resulting proceedings bring out all the tensions, frustrations and alliances within a strong but difficult family in this compelling comedic drama, a family show wrapped up in a procedural, from David Zabel (Detroit 1-8-7, ER).

CAST LISTING
Terry O'Quinn
Christine Lahti
Lenny Platt
Enuka Okuma
Christine Evangelista
Kristen Hager

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Zabel
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios

THE ADVOCATE - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
Francis "Frankie" Reese (Kim Raver) knows everyone in Hollywood and they know her. As a top talent agent, she thrives on pressure. But shortly after a death in the family, part of her face becomes paralyzed. Doctors tell her that it is stress related and should go away. One day at a coffee house, while she talks to her ex-husband about their teenage son, Tommy, a woman stares at her face. Frankie tells her, "It's called Bell's Palsy." But this woman, Ryan (Joy Bryant), tells her that she doesn't have Bell's Palsy and refers Frankie to a specialist who diagnoses the real problem - a brain tumor. After surgery and recovery Frankie returns to a warm welcome from her agency and clients. But somehow she is over it. Frankie wants to help others who are overlooked or misdiagnosed by the medical system. She starts her own medical advocacy business with the woman at the café who changed her life, Dr. Ryan Clarke. The two make a good team. Ryan is the brains of the operation and Frankie is the muscle. Ryan is a caring doctor and great researcher looking for what doctors may have overlooked. Frankie puts her agent skills to work convincing, charming, and negotiating with doctors, hospitals and insurance companies. Frankie is not above using Ryan's beauty to get a hospital bed or a lifesaving treatment. Their team also includes receptionist Brett, the immaculately dressed gatekeeper and money guy, Chris Holiday, who is involved with Ryan. Whether they are well paid or working pro bono, this team will find a way to get the right care and diagnosis for their clients. Inspired by the true story of writer Sheldon Turner's (Up in the Air, X-Men: First Class) former agent, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who will consult. Turner will executive produce with Jennifer Klein (Pearl Harbor).

CAST LISTING
Elliott Knight
Kim Raver
Coby Bell
Freddie Thorpe
Joy Bryant

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Sheldon Turner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Sheldon Turner
Jennifer Klein
Byrdie Lifson-Pompan
Val Ulene
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Warner Bros. TV Studios

WHEN WE RISE - ONE HOUR DRAMA

SHOW INFO
When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse group of men and women as they participate in the movement for equal rights for the LGBT community.

CAST LISTING
TBA

CREDITS LISTING
WRITER
Dustin Lance Black
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Dustin Lance Black
Laurence Mark
PRODUCTION COMPANY
ABC Studios





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· ADVERSARIES, THE (ABC)
· ADVOCATE, THE (ABC)
· BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· BROAD SQUAD (ABC)
· CATCH, THE (ABC)
· FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· KINGMAKERS (ABC)
· MIX (ABC)
· OF KINGS AND PROPHETS (ABC)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· RUNNER (ABC)
· WHEN WE RISE (ABC)
· WICKED CITY (ABC)





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[07/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Entertainment Acquires U.S. Rights to International Format "LEGO(R) Masters"
12 teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country's most talented amateur LEGO builders.

[07/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Conclude After Thrilling Seventh Season, Set to Air Summer 2020
"Agent Coulson is one of the most beloved cinematic heroes of our time, and we're so glad to have spent seven seasons with him and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they saved the world from countless unimaginable big bads," said Karey Burke.

[07/18/19 - 09:38 AM]
Spectrum Originals to Make All 164 Episodes of the Classic 1990s Sony Pictures Television Series "Mad About You" Available on August 1 in Advance of Limited Event Reunion Series This Holiday Season
Spectrum Originals reunites stars Paul Reiser and Emmy(R) Award winner Helen Hunt for a new limited series, debuting for the Holidays in late 2019.

[07/18/19 - 09:31 AM]
"I Was Prey" Returns for an Exhilirating and Dramatic All-New Season This Summer
The all-new season premieres Wednesday, August 14 on Animal Planet.

[07/18/19 - 09:17 AM]
Denise Richards Headlines "The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders" Kicking Off Lifetime's Cheer, Rally, Kill End-of-Summer Movie Line-Up This September, Starting on Labor Day
Four additional movies will air on back-to-back weekends as the dog days of summer wane.