Hours after NBC made a decision on most of its bubble comedy fare, ABC all but gave up All the remaining pilots.
The Disney-backed broadcaster has passed drama
Wounded Unit and Trial and Comedy Keeping It Together (formerly Drop off ) and public defender, source told The Hollywood Reporter. Of the four dramas and two comedies ABC is developing this season, only The Good Doctor A spinoff of The Good Lawyer , as Kaitlin Olson drama High Potential was ordered to the series before it was still under debate.
Comedy Home Economics is still on the bubble (waiting for the news of the fourth season) And The Rookie spinoff,
Feds (waiting for news of the second season) . Producer ABC Signature is expected to buy medical drama The Hurt Unit, , which will feature a cast that includes Ben McKenzie and Michelle Ortiz, sources said.
A representative for the ABC declined to comment.
The decision comes as options for the pilot’s casting are about to expire, and the network has to make a decision whether to pay to extend the star or go through at all. NBC did the same earlier Friday, canceling two of its three frothy comedies, Young Rock and Grand Crew.
Networks are taking a wait-and-see approach to the bubble show and pilot given the labor unrest in Hollywood . Screenwriters strike enters sixth week with no plans to return to negotiating table, performers union overwhelmingly votes to approve strike if negotiating with studios and streamers break down. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more impact it will have on broadcast networks and their fall and midseason schedules.
ABC is taking a realistic approach to its fall schedule and setting up a lineup of all unscripted fare – and a repeat of Abbott Elementary as its only scripted series. This reduces the need for expensive home-grown scripted fare. So far ABC has only ordered a new script for 1235368108-1235368108 Series airing season, high potential , from executive producer Drew Goddard. Fox’s 911 will also be moving this upcoming season to ABC.
Judgment has been described as a high-stakes legal soap opera by writer Joey Falco and EP Melvin Mar 1235511775Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life) with stars. Keeping It Together is an ensemble comedy about parenting, starring Ellie Kemper, Judy Greer and Michaela Conlin. Public Defenders is a movie starring
Black-ish stars The legal comedy Anthony Anderson. Judgment and Public Defenders are also expected to be purchased by Disney’s television.
Home Economics and Rookie: FBI
Stay with The CW’s All American: Homecoming, Gotham Knights and Bubble in Superman & Lois, Fox AnimationHousebroken and Welcome to Flatch and NBC’s American Cars. Several broadcast pilots are still up for grabs. Decisions on all of this — whether extending casting options or going straight to go/cancel — are expected to be made by the end of the month as casting options expire.