Upfronts 2019: All 35 pick-ups broken down


This year’s Upfronts have so far yielded 35 series pick-ups across the big four networks and The CW. TBI has broken out the dramas and comedies ordered across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW, along with the studios and producers attached. 

Overall, ABC Studios has 6 pick-ups, while 20th Century Fox Television has bringing the combined greenlights for the merged Disney/Fox studio operation up to 14. 

Elsewhere, Universal Television has pick-ups, CBS Television Studios has 8, Warner Bros. Television has 5, Sony has 4, Keshet has 2, Entertainment One has and Lionsgate has 1. Read on for a full break-down of the pick-ups and check back for updated data later this week.


New series (6)

  • The Baker & The Beauty (Drama / Universal Television and ABC Studios in association with Keshet Studios)
  • Emergence (Drama / ABC Studios)
  • For Life (Drama / Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios)
  • Mixed-ish (Comedy / ABC Studios)
  • United We Fall (Comedy / Sony Pictures Television, Exhibit A Film and ABC Studios)
  • Untitled Cobie Smulders Project (Drama / ABC Studios)

ABC Studios — 6 (including 3 co-productions)
Sony Pictures Television — 2 (both co-productions)
Universal Television — 1 (a co-production)
Keshet Studios — 1 (a co-production)


New series (8)

  • All Rise (Drama / Warner Bros. Television in association with CBS Television Studios)
  • Bob Hearts Abishola (Comedy / Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television)
  • Broke (Comedy / CBS Television Studios, Sutton Street Productions, Propagate with creative partners RCN TV and Resonant TV)
  • Carol’s Second Act (Comedy / CBS Television Studios)
  • Evil (Drama / CBS Television Studios)
  • FBI: Most Wanted (Drama / Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios)
  • Tommy (Drama / CBS Television Studios)
  • The Unicorn (Comedy / CBS Television Studios)

CBS Television Studios — 7 (including 2 co-productions)
Warner Bros. Television — 2 (including 2 co-productions)
Universal Television — 1 (a co-production)


New series (10)

  • 9-1-1: Lone Star (Drama / 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision)
  • Bless the Harts (Comedy / 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Entertainment)
  • Deputy (Drama / Entertainment One, Fox Entertainment)
  • Duncanville (Comedy / 20th Century Fox Television, Universal Television, Fox Entertainment)
  • Filthy Rich (Drama / 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment)
  • The Great North (Comedy / 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Entertainment)
  • Next (Drama / 20th Century Fox Television and Zaftig Films, Fox Entertainment)
  • Outmatched (Comedy / 20th Century Fox Television, Fox Entertainment)
  • Prodigal Son (Drama / Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, Fox Entertainment)
  • Untitled Annie Weisman and Jason Katims Drama (Drama / Universal Television in association with Endemol Shine North America, Fox Entertainment)

20th Century Fox Television — 7 (including 1 co-production)
Entertainment One — 1 (a co-production)
Universal Television — 2 (including 1 co-production)
Warner Bros. Television — 1 (a co-production)


New series (8)

  • Bluff City Law (Drama / Universal Television)
  • Council of Dads (Drama / Universal Television)
  • Indebted (Comedy / Sony Pictures Television in association with Doug Robinson Productions)
  • The Kenan Show (Comedy / Universal Television in association with Broadway Video)
  • Lincoln (Drama / Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television in association with Keshet Studios)
  • Perfect Harmony (Comedy / 20th Century Fox Television and Small Dog Picture Company)
  • Sunnyside (Comedy / Universal Television)
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Drama / Lionsgate Television)

Universal Television — 5 (including 1 co-production)
Sony Pictures Television — 2 (including one co-production)
20th Century Fox Television — 1
Lionsgate Television — 1
Keshet Studios — 1 (a co-production)


New series (3)

  • Batwoman (Warner Bros. Television)
  • Katy Keene (Warner Bros. Television)
  • Nancy Drew (CBS Television Studios)

Warner Bros. Television — 2
CBS Television Studios — 1

Photo: Prodigal Son (credit: Fox)