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The 2017 Upfronts are upon us, which means ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will all be making their final decisions about which pilots they will be picking up to series for the 2017-18 TV season, aka it’s basically the small screen’s version of The Hunger Games. It’s exciting. It’s exhausting. It’s exhilarating. Yes, we’re nerds, and we don’t care who knows it!
As the networks announce their pick-ups, we’ll be giving you the rundown on what the shows are about and who’s starring in them.
So keep checking back with us throughout the week as we update this post with the latest pick-ups.!
S.W.A.T., CBS: Criminal Minds’ Shemar Moore stars In this drama inspired by the film of the same name that centers on a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson and Peter Onorati also star, with Shawn Ryan serving as showrunner.By the Book, CBS: The comedy follows a modern-day man who decides to start living his life according to the Bible. The cast includesJay R. Ferguson, Ian Gomez, Tony Rock, Lindsay Kraft and David Krumholtz. The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki serves as an EP.
Seal Team, CBS: David Boreanaz is already back on TV after the end of Bones, set to star in this action drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. The cast also includes Bates Motel’s Max Thieriot, A.J. Buckley, and Jessica Paré…Instinct, CBS: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is lured back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Based on the soon-to-be-published James Patterson book, the drama stars Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews andKhandi Alexander.
Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS: Jeremy Piven is back in this drama based on the Israeli format of the same name, playing a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, which also happens to revolutionize crime solving in the process. Monica Potter, Blake Lee and Richard T. Jones also star…
Two years after both Parenthood and Parks and Recreation went off the air, respective stars Mae Whitman and Retta make their return to the Peacock with this buzzy dramedy from Scandal producer Jenna Bans. Described as a mix of Thelma and Louise with a bit of Breaking Bad, Good Girls follows what happens when three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. The third lead role will be recast following Kathleen Rose Perkins‘ departure. Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Matthew Lillard also star..!