From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at the police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, “Southland” is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. Michael Cudlitz (“A River Runs Through It”) plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie, “The O.C.”). Cooper’s honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by other cast members including Regina King (“Ray,” “Jerry Maguire”) who plays Detective Lydia Adams. Adams lives with and is the primary caregiver of her mother. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott, “Boiler Room”) is an unhappily married father of three. Michael McGrady (“The Thin Red Line”) plays Detective Daniel “Sal” Salinger. Sal oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro, “Drive,” “Ugly Betty”) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy, “Alpha Dog”). Arija Bareikis (“Crossing Jordan”) plays as patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT.
Based on the 1987 CBS series by the same name, Beauty and the Beast follows Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), a detective with a dark past that involves witnessing the murder of her mother and being saved by a beast. It is 9 years since then and she finds out that Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), a former soldier who was killed in action, is alive. As she looks more into him, clues about her mother’s murder come up as well. Catherine gets determined to find out more. Developed by Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper and with executive-producers Paul J. Witt and C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber, the series takes a look into the soul of a man and the woman who falls in love with him. Also starring are: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Austin Basis and Nina Lisandrello.
Suburgatory follows 16-year-old Tess (Jane Levy) who, after getting caught with condoms in her drawer, is forced by her single father George (Jeremy Sisto) to move to the suburbs, a small town where all the moms are fake and so are the other teenagers at school. When George tells one mother that he is not married, it sets off a chain reaction of mothers introducing their daughters to Tess and “themselves” to George. At the first day of school, Tessa is a little scared to be going into a world of big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and Red Bull-chugging children, but slowly she and George as well find a way to survive and get along. After Tess gets into the style of things, she starts to realize that the suburbs are not going to be as crazy and wild as it was walking into it. Friendships are made and lives are changed in this single camera comedy. Created by Emily Kapnek (Parks and Recreation), “Suburgatory” takes a look into the life of the suburbs and the different type of people who live there. At first it makes it seem that the suburbs are horrible, but as the show progresses, the families come closer and closer.
Whitney is about the life of Whitney Cummings, a new comedian who sees that she and Alex (Chris D’Elia) are closing in on the boredom of their relationship. It is the same old story of how if you fall into that category, you are not going to be as happy as you were before. Whitney is not going to let that happen and talks to her friends about the issue at hand. After ending up at the Emergency Room with Alex getting a concussion when they tried something new, they realize that they are alright and that even though a relationship might not be perfect, they still love one another. Created by Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), “Whitney” is all about how love has many different faces and that it doesn’t matter if everything in your life isn’t perfect, you still have that special someone to share it with.
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue abound. The primary families are the Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon families. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard Stark to serve as his chief advisor. Eddard, suspecting that his predecessor had been murdered, accepts so that he can investigate further. It turns out more than one family is plotting to take the throne. The Queen’s family, the Lannisters, may be hatching an incestuous plot to take control. Across the sea, the last surviving members of the previously deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also plotting a return to power. The conflict between these families and others, including the Greyjoys, the Tullys, the Arryns, and the Tyrells, leads to war. Meanwhile, in the north, an ancient evil awakens. Amidst war and the political confusion, a brotherhood of misfits, The Night’s Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the horrors beyond.
Switched at Birth, a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.
Based on the Web series featured on 5thyear, “Workaholics” follows three friends living and working together after college. The sketch group, Mail Order Comedy, made up of Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm and director Kyle Newacheck, star in this scripted comedy where they spend their days selling time shares and their nights partying. Executive produced by 5th Year, Avalon and Gigapix Studios.