[03/23/16 - 06:05 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[02/19/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 19
Updates include: Philip Winchester to lead NBC's "Chicago Law"; Golden Brooks cast in "Lethal Weapon" at FOX; and Olivia DeJonge signs on for "Will" at TNT.

[02/12/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 12
Updates include: Damon Wayans, Sr. to play Roger Murtaugh in FOX's "Lethal Weapon"; NBC formally orders "Maya and Marty in Manhattan" to series; and Natalie Martinez to lead FOX's "APB."

[02/09/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 9
Updates include: Courteney Cox's "Charity Case" gets pilot order at FOX; Jeremy Sisto called in for ABC's "The Jury"; and Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse bound for The CW's "Riverdale."

[02/02/16 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 2
Updates include: "Cruel Intentions," "MacGyver" TV series get pilot orders; NBC greenlights four multi-camera comedy pilots; and Stephanie Sigman to topline ABC's "Presence (unlic)."

[12/03/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 3
Updates include: Billy Gardell confirms end of "Mike & Molly"; USA passes on period drama pilot "Paradise Pictures"; and Tom Welling to lead "Section 13" at CBS.

[06/15/15 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 15
Updates include: A&E cancels new drama "The Returned"; Morgan Spector to star in USA's "Paradise Pictures"; and Winona Ryder, David Harbour are both bound for Netflix's "Montauk."

6/15/15 - 3/23/16
previously in development (2016-2017 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release, March 2016) Presence Fernandez (Stephanie Sigman) is not your average Army Corporal. She didn't join the service to fight terrorism, even though she did do a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Counter-Insurgency Operator. She and her friend joined to avoid going to prison for theft. This got her out of the LA gang scene and probably saved her life, but not her friend's who died in combat. Now a civilian, she needs money, a car, and a job. She gets an interesting call from the very wealthy Duchess Avedon, her ex-fiancé's mother who never approved of her. Duchess is looking for her son, Chad, and knows if anyone can find him, it is Presence. She will need to hold her own against LA's baddest as well as LA's finest - the police. Biker dudes try to beat her up for snooping around, but she gets out alive - with the information she needs from them. With that lead and knowing Chad's style, she tracks him to his upscale apartment in Hollywood. But her former fiancé gets to her like no one else. After they spend the night together, she agrees to tell his mother that she cannot find him, while accepting a fee that is double his mother's. But she's made a critical error by leaving him in his apartment-- his body is discovered in the Pacific Ocean. Devastated by his death, she finds herself a person of interest by the police. To make sure she doesn't go back to prison, she will track down his killer. In doing so, she forms a connection with one of the police, Mike McKay. Out of tragedy, she starts to see what could be a new life for herself as an unlicensed private detective.
· Colin Woodell as Mike McKay
· Felicity Huffman as Duchess Avedon
· Marcus Anderson as Tre Davis
· Rick Gonzalez as Manny Acevedo
· Stephanie Sigman as Presence Fernandez
· John Ridley as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael McDonald as EP
· drama
· ABC Studios
· International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation
· Stearns Castle Entertainment