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In Development for 2003-04 Season

4/20/2003 08:00:00 PM Eastern
ABC Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
Kevin Hart Presentation Imagine/20th Century Fox Rich black man from Malibu moves in with Philly working-class relatives
Dan Finnerty Project Warner Bros./Mohawk, Wonderland An average guy finds himself the star performer at his family's lounge
Jenny McCarthy Project Touchstone Heiress loses all of her money and has to lead a "regular" life
These Guys Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Four men face marriage, parenthood, divorce and dating; Tim Allen narrates
Tom Hertz Project 20th Century Fox/Brad Grey Introverted New Yorker marries into gregarious family from Kansas
My Life With Men Touchstone Woman struggles to raise four sons, her father and her husband
Flett-Giordano / Ranberg Proj. Paramount/Touchstone/Storyline Man from conservative family and his girlfriend, whose parents are gay
Hope and Faith Touchstone/Industry Ent. Housewife and her sister, a popular soap opera actress, have to move in together
I'm With Her Tollin-Robbins Based on Chris Henchy's marriage to actress Brooke Shields
Platonically Incorrect Touchstone Straight Will & Grace; platonic relationship between a man and a woman
Hench at Home Touchstone/DreamWorks/Lottery Hill Michael J. Fox's hockey sitcom
ABC Dramas
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
111 Gramercy Park Tannenbaum/Warner Bros. The very rich and those who serve them in upscale New York apartment building
The Circle (aka Alaska) Touchstone Alaskan state trooper and his team investigate major crimes
The D.A. Warner Bros. Mysteries solved by flawed, combative characters of the Los Angeles D.A.'s office
The Flannerys Warner Bros./Tollin-Robbins Funny Irish dad opens storefront law practice after being fired from prominent firm
The Partners Touchstone Unlikely pair of female undercover cops solve crimes
Karen Sisco Jersey TV/Universal Federal marshal based on J. Lo's character in Out of Sight
The Street Lawyer Touchstone Based on John Grisham's best-selling novel
Then Came Jones Touchstone In El Paso, Texas, in 1899, the story of a man ladies love and men fear
Threat Matrix Industry TV/Touchstone Men and women of the Department of Homeland Security
10-8 Spelling/Touchstone Rookie cops and their training officers in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
Lines of Duty Touchstone/DreamWorks An ambitious group of new FBI agents fight organized crime
CBS Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
The Nicole Sullivan Project Touchstone/CBS Veterinarian marries a man with four brothers
Rubbing Charlie Big Ticket Uptight doctor meets quirky masseuse and rethinks his life
All Grown Up Warner Bros. Couple wants to have children but wonders, worries if they are ready
Family Show Sony Parents take in their son, his girlfriend and the young couple's new baby
Two and a Half Men Warner Bros. Playboy's life changes when his younger brother and nephew move in
Crazy Love Touchstone/CBS Man gets married and adopts a baby girl from China
The Lunchbox Chronicles Universal/CBS Widowed mother of elementary-age boys gets through her stressful life
Harry's Girl Warner Bros./CBS 30-year-old woman hasn't met all her goals, but her dog keeps her company
The Stones Warner Bros. Parents of two twentysomethings suddenly announce they're divorcing
CBS Dramas
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
Violent Crimes Universal Partnership of two Boston policewomen
Henry Lee Spelling Oakland policeman turns private eye
Not a Clue 20th Century Fox/Spyglass Ent. Students become apprentice crime-solvers
Century City Universal The legal system in 2053
Joan of Arcadia Sony, CBS Daughter whose dad talks to God, mother deals with disabled brother
Unsolved Warner Bros./CBS Only female member of Philadelphia's homicide squad solves cold cases
Street Boss Viacom Productions "Handler" prepares street operatives to go undercover
Expert Witness 20th Century Fox Three specialists work together to determine why people commit crimes
Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. 20th Century Fox Three brothers and one-time local hockey stars tackle grown-up life
JAG Spinoff Project Paramount Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigates Navy crimes
Fox Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
Arrested Development 20th/Imagine Widower reluctantly ends up the head of his eccentric family
About a Boy Universal/Tribeca/Working Title Adapted from the film; playboy ends up with 12-year-old buddy
Big Wide World of Carl Laemke Twentieth Ironic look at suburban life
Cracking Up 20th/Brad Grey TV Psychology student moves into Beverly Hills guest house of wacky family
The Snobs 20th/Imagine Social-climbing clan must welcome husband's son with a stripper into the family
A Minute With Stan Hooper Paramount Newsman relocates from Manhattan to Midwest
Pool at Maddy Breaker's 20th/Original What happens when the popular girls grow up
Titletown 20th/Brad Grey TV Story of three Green Bay, Wis., families
Twins Tollin-Robbins/Warner Bros. Brilliant twins move back in together after failing in the real world
Luis 20th Luis Guzman owns a donut shop and building in Spanish Harlem
Senor White 20th/Regency Texan moves to Mexico with his girlfriend
Jack's House 20th Immature 27-year-old buys a house, his friends move in
Fox Dramas
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
The Break 20th/Imagine Cop returns to live with his family in Hawaii
No Place Like Home Sony Couple from very different families marry
NYPD 2069 Paramount Cop show set in the future
The O.C. Warner Bros./Wonderland/Hypnotic What happens beneath the surface in seemingly perfect Orange County, Calif.
Skin Warner Bros./Bruckheimer Modern-day Romeo and Juliet about two warring Los Angeles families
Splitsville Twentieth Close-knit group of friends are rattled when core twosome breaks up
Still Life 20th/Original Story of a family told through the eyes of their murdered eldest son
True Calling 20th/Original Woman fights crime and saves lives when she realizes she can live days over
Wonder Falls 20th/Regency Magic meets reality for twentysomething who works in a souvenir shop
NBC Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
Ortegas Pariah/Hat Trick Luis and his Mexican family host a talk show from their backyard
Happy Family NBC Parents' grown children keep moving back in
Alligator Point Grammnet/Paramount Cheers of the South: eclectic folks at a Florida restaurant
The Ripples NBC/DreamWorks Couple married for 4,000 years have a son who looks 15 but is really 3,985
Touch 'Em All McCall NBC Tom Selleck returns to his hometown to make a new life
Once Around the Park NBC/Touchstone Couple rekindles their love after 10 years though their teenage children disapprove
Howie Mandel Project Pariah/NBC/He's Mean LLC Father of three who does hidden-camera bits on Tonight Show
Coupling Reveille/NBC/Universal Based on British series. Love and lust among a group of thirtysomethings
Gated World NBC Radio host as ex-cop who becomes a guard in a gated community
Spellbound Warner Bros. Charmed in reverse: romantic comedy about male witch in love with a mortal
Stuck in the Middle With You NBC Family struggles to stay part of the middle class
Come to Papa Warner Bros./NBC Based on Tom Papa's standup act; an aspiring writer in New Jersey
Mr. Ambassador Touchstone/NBC Fish-out-of-water comedy about a British ambassador in D.C.
Whoopi Goldberg Project Carsey-Werner-Mandabach/NBC Goldberg's take on life
Tracy Morgan Project Carsey-Werner-Mandabach/NBC/SNL Morgan stars in family comedy based on his life
NBC Dramas
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
EDNY NBC It didn't work as a sitcom, so try a drama: U.S. Attorney's office in New York
Future Tense Warner Bros./NBC/Silver Pictures High-tech law-enforcement unit in the near future
Las Vegas NBC/DreamWorks High-stakes world of Las Vegas casinos, security and money
The Lyon's Den Twentieth/Brad Grey TV Rob Lowe as a lawyer, but not in the West Wing
Miss/Match Twentieth/Imagine Clueless grown up: divorce attorney Alicia Silverstone moonlights as a matchmaker
Sunset Division NBC Crossing Jordan spin-off
Homeland Security Paramount Government agency fights terrorism
The WB Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
All About the Andersons Warner Bros. Based on Anthony Anderson's comedy; single dad tries to work as an actor
Are We There Yet? Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Dad takes the family to Europe, but the kids just want to travel on their own
Eddie's Father Pariah, Warner Bros. Modern-day version of Courtship of Eddie's Father
Exit 9 Warner Bros. Dad teaches son to be a bookie; daughter is boy-crazy; mom is goody two-shoes
The Help Original, Warner Bros. Maid finds herself in the middle of domestic strife
Like Family Warner Bros. A white family and an African-American family share the same house
Run of the House Tannenbaum/Warner Bros. Older siblings raise 15-year-old when parents retire to Florida
Sixteen to Life Twentieth/Acme Class-conscious comedy about working-class girl and her country-club boyfriend
Sweet Potato Queens Warner Bros. Adapted from best-seller; mother-daughter relationships in the Deep South
Mayor Happy Madison/Sony An 18-year-old becomes mayor
Trash Regency/Sony Life in a trailer park
The WB Dramas/variety
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
Chasing Alice First Move TV/Warner Bros. Scotland Yard inspector goes through the looking glass to find her missing sister
Family Curse Icon/Regency Family adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Spy Kids
Fearless Bruckheimer/Warner Bros. Ensemble crime drama about woman who lacks the fear gene
Gilmore Girls spinoff Warner Bros. Rory Gilmore's boyfriend Jess moves to Venice, Calif., to live with his father
Lori Loughlin family drama Spelling Single woman's life changes when sister's three children are orphaned
Macgyver Paramount Remake of the popular television show
One Tree Hill Tollin/Robbins/Warner Bros. Half-brothers share a love for basketball and the same girl
Other People's Business Jersey TV, Sony After community-college course, friends open their own detective firm
Tarzan and Jane Warner Bros. Adaptation of popular story, with WB twist
The Gong Show Sony Update of the classic game show
Here Come the Johnsons Endemol USA Mix of improv and reality as a fake family takes up residence in a small town
Make My Day Monkey TV UK/Brad Grey TV Hidden-camera show
The Steve Harvey Project Telepictures Prime time talk/variety show
UPN Comedies
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
The Mullet Boys Tannenbaum/Warner Bros. Contractors wearing mullet hairstyles work, drink and dream of a better life
The Opposite Sex Greenblatt-Janollari/Warner Bros. Beautiful, smart woman navigates the 21st century world of love, sex, and career
Old School (working title) Paramount Twentysomethings face life after high school and find things haven't changed much
Rock Me Baby Flame Ent./Warner Bros. Radio shock jock's life is turned upside down when his wife has a baby
All of Us Overbrook Ent./Warner Bros. Entertainment reporter, his ex-wife and his fiancée work together to raise his son
Game Over Carsey-Werner-Mandabach 3-D CGI animated series about a suburban family in an alternate suburban universe
UPN Dramas
Show Studio/Producer Storyline
The Edge 20th Century Fox Three rookies are inducted into the Southwest border task force to fight crime
Nanobot Project Roundtable Ent./Viacom Jake Reed gets to be both superhero and secret agent when infected by nanobots
Vegas Dick Eye Productions Former con man wants to go straight, becomes detective at a Vegas casino
Newton Joel Silver Pictures/Warner Bros. Man takes new job as sheriff of planned community run by a corporation
HotelDi Novi Pictures/Spelling What goes on at a hip hotel in South Beach, Fla.

 

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