Comedy/Musical Pilots Picked Up Into New TV Shows For Fall 2019
This pilot season, networks have been quite wary in the choice of pilots they picked up into new TV shows, precisely comedies and musicals for Fall 2019. Networks are competing against each other and against the multi-billion-dollar scripted digital pushes. Hence, networks have only hand-picked the best-budgeted, quality pilots considering the ever stiffening competition and insane clutter of projects in development. Hopefully, these series will see the light of the day soon. Here is a list of the most promising comedy and musical pilots that have been ordered to series.
Mixed-ish | ABC
ABC’s lone comedy orders for fall are being managed at Sony and ABC studios respectively. Mixed-ish comes off as the second spin-off to ABC’s cult comedy ‘Black-ish’. It will explore the adventures of Rainbow Johnson growing up in a multicultural family back in the ’80s. The original Rainbow Trace Ellis Ross will lend her voice for narration, while Arica Himmel will play a young one. Mixed-ish comes from the stables of Black-ish show-runner Kenya Barris so it can be trusted with its quality. Additionally, the racial inclusion and nostalgic essence of the ’80s will fuel the show’s endearing appeal, reliably making it highly watchable.
Carol’s Second Act | CBS
Much like her alter ego Carol, Patricia Helen Heaton will also take a break from family to embark on a unique second act. Heaton is best known for her conforming, family-oriented portrayals in family sitcoms. Whether it be Everybody Loves Raymond or The Middle, Patricia’s motherly acts have always won her praise. However, the actress has now geared up for some professional action in CBS’ Carol’s Second Act. Carol will pursue her dream of becoming a doctor after years of raising her children and retiring from teaching. It seems like a twist in the tale which is bound to generate some loud chuckles. Blending in Patricia’s talent together with Kyle MacLachlan and Bonnie Dennison, one cannot wait to see what the end product would look like.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist | NBC
NBC has cataloged its fall programming line-up with a bunch of ambitious musicals including new tv shows. But Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is the one we are primarily concerned with right now. Sharply reminiscent of Eli Stone, there are multiple reasons to look forward to NBC’s upcoming musical. There is a singing Peter Gallagher, Jane Levy will top-line the central gimmick, Mary Steenburgen and Skylar Astin both are on the show. The show is quirky enough to swing Zoey’s career from being a computer coder to a musical performer. Paul Feig will serve as one of the show’s producers.
Sunnyside | NBC
Sunnyside is starring Kal Penn. It is a Michael Schur comedy and comes from the makers of Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place. The show has an immediate, relatable vibe which threads it together with The Good Place, Superstore, Community, and Crazy Rich Asians. All of these were eye-catching delights. Disgraced Councilman Garett Modi is given a chance at redemption when a diverse group of hopeful (including a pair of vapid, rich, Asian siblings – the show’s most rapid highlight) recruit him to help them live the American dream. Sunnyside is a crazy tale with hilarious twist and turns. Hence, it entails generating loads of laughter at every node and joint.