New Dramas For 2019/2020: What the Networks Have Ordered

As the air clears around the latest batch of renewals and cancellations, the networks are already looking ahead to the 2019/20 Primetime lineup — and so are we.

Here are the new kids on the block the broadcast networks hope will find a place in your heart, and TV-watching schedule, later this year. 

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911: Lone Star

Genre: Cop Procedural. 9-1-1 Spin-off.

From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: LONE STAR follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life. Lowe will serve as co-executive producer on the series.

Cast: Rob Lowe, 

Studio: 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision.


Genre: Police Drama

Logline: A modern cop drama that blends the spirit of a classic Western with a modern-day attitude and gritty authenticity. When the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman, more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics. He leads a skilled team of ambitious and complicated human beings who won’t rest until justice is served.

Cast: Stephen Dorff (Bill Hollister), Yara Martinez (Dr. Paula Reyes), Brian Van Holt (Cade Walker), Siena Goines (Rachel Delgado), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Breanna Bishop), Shane Paul McGhie (Joseph Blair), Mark Moses (Jerry London).

Studio: eOne, FOX Entertainment.

Filthy Rich

Genre: Family Drama/ Soap

Logline: A Southern Gothic dramedy revolving around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire.

Cast: Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Corey Cott, Mark L. Young, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling, David Denman, Olivia Macklin.

Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television.


Genre: AI Fact-Based Thriller.

Logline: A propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

Cast: John Slattery (Paul LeBlanc), Fernanda Andrade (Shea Salazar), Michael Mosley (CM), Jason Butler Harner (Ted LeBlanc), Eve Harlowe (Gina), Aaron Moten (Ben), Gerardo Celasco (Ty Salazar), Elizabeth Cappucino (Abby), Evan Whitten (Owen Salazar).

Studio: Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/Zaftig Films, FOX Entertainment.

Not Just Me

Genre: Family/Sister Drama

Logline: A story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, “Sisters,” from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks.

Cast: Brittany Snow (Julia Bechley), Megalyn Echikunwoke (Edie Palmer), Emily Osment (Roxy Doyle), Mustafa Elzein (Dr. Isaac Abadi), Mo McRae (Tim Moore), Victoria Cartagena (Amanda), Timothy Hutton (Dr. Leon Bechley).

Studio: Universal Television in association with Endemol Shine North America, FOX Entertainment.

Prodigal Son

Genre: Serial Killer Drama with Darkly Comedic Undertones

Logline: A fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone. Malcolm Bright knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, while dealing with a somewhat manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

Cast: Tom Payne (Malcolm Bright), Michael Sheen (Dr. Martin Whitly), Bellamy Young (Jessica Whitly), Lou Diamond Phillips (Gil Arroyo), Halston Sage (Ainsley Whitley), Aurora Perrineau (Dani Powell), Frank Harts (JT Tarmel), Keiko Agena (Edrisa Tanaka).

Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, FOX Entertainment


All Rise

Genre: Legal Drama

Logline: All Rise the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.

Cast: Jessica Camacho, Wilson Bethel, J. Alex Brinson, Marg Helgenberger, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles.

Studio: Warner Bros. TV.


Genre: Supernatural Procedural

Logline: A drama about the battle between science and religion, Evil focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

Cast: Katja Herbers (Westworld, Divorce), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson

Studio: CBS TV Studios

FBI: Most Wanted

Genre: Police Procedural (FBI Spinoff)

Logline: FBI: Most Wanted revolves around the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Julian McMahon, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Alana de la Garza, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, Nathanial Arcand.

Studio: Universal Television, CBS TV Studios, Wolf Films


Genre: Police Procedural

Logline: When a former high-ranking NYPD officer (Edie Falco) becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.

Cast: Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Russel G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, David Fierro, Joseph Lyle Taylor.

Studio: CBS TV Studios, Amblin Television.




Genre: Character-driven Thriller.

Logline: Emergence centers around a sheriff (Allison Tolman, Fargo) who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.

Cast: Allison Tolman, Alexa Skye Swinton, Clancy Brown, Robert Bailey Jr., Ashley Aufderheide, Owain Yeoman, Donald Faison.

Studio: ABC Studios.

For Life

Genre: Legal Drama

Logline: A serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in the penal and legal systems.

Cast: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Boris McGiver, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, Dorian Missick.

Studio: Sony Pictures TV, ABC Studios, G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson Productions.

The Baker and the Beauty

Genre: Family Drama/Romance

Logline: Based on the Israeli series created by Assi Azar, the drama tells the story of the unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar. Theirs is a relationship that not only upends their own lives, but the lives of their two very different families.

Cast: Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gomez, Lisa Vidal, Dan Bucatinsky, Belissa Escobedo, Victor Rasuk, Michelle Veintimilla, David Del Rio.

Studio: ABC Studios, Universal Television, Keshet Studios


Genre: Procedural P.I. Drama

Logline: Inspired by the Oni Press graphic novels, the drama follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. (Michael Ealy) in Portland. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.

Cast: Cobie Smulders, Michael Ealy, Mark Webber, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim, Cole Sibus, Tantoo Cardinal.

Studio: ABC Studios, The District.


Bluff City Law

Genre: Character Driven Legal Drama

Logline: A character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait (Jimmy Smits) and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller (Caitlin McGee), they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.

Cast: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, Maame Yaa Boafo, Jayne Atkinson.

Studio: Universal Television, David Janollari Entertainment.

Council of Dads

Genre: Touchy-Feely Family Drama

Logline: Based on Bruce Feiler’s memoir of the same name, the drama revolves around a father whose life is thrown into upheaval when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Facing his morality, he and his wife assemble a group of friends to support his family and guide them through life’s challenges.

Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Michele Weaver, J. August Richards, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, Michael O’Neill, Steven Silver, Emjay Anthony, Thalia Tran.

Studio: Universal Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Midwest Livestock Productions.


Genre: Thriller

Logline: Based on the bestselling Bone Collector book series, the drama follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (played in the movie by Denzel Washington), who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs (Angelina Jolie in the film), a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

Cast: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Michael Imperioli, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Duff.

Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television.


Genre: Single-Camera Comedy Drama

Logline: Sunnyside evolves around Garrett Shah (Kal Penn), a former New York city councilman, who finds his calling when faced with immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.

Cast: Kal Penn, Kiran Deol, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu, Joel Kim Booster, Tudor Petrut.

Studio: Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Genre: Musical Dramedy

Logline: An innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl (Jane Levy, Castle Rock) in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her “gift” to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.

Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence.

Studio: Lionsgate TV, the Tannenbaum Co., FeigCo., Universal Music Group.



Genre: Live-Action Superhero Drama.

Logline: Batwoman centers on Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet — in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Cast: Ruby Rose, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, Camrus Johnson.

Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions.

Katy Keene

Genre: Musical Dramedy.

Logline: A Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City. This musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio. Based on Archie Comics characters.

Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, Katherine LaNasa.

Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions.

Nancy Drew

Genre: Supernatural Procedural Drama

Logline: Set in the summer after her high school graduation,18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation — and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

Cast: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Freddie Prinze Jr., Alvina August, Pamela Sue Martin. 

Studio: CBS TV Studios, Fake Empire.