Broadcast Drama, Comedy, Unscripted Series Orders for 2021-22 Season

After months of development, production and fine-tuning, it’s decision time for dozens of broadcast pilots hopeful of getting the greenlight to series for the 2021-2022 TV season.

As the major studios rack up series orders over the coming week of network upfront presentations, it’s time to tally the wins and losses. The clear theme of the 2021-22 season orders unveiled to date are franchises, built-in IP and procedural dramas in a year when the total volume of development was down significantly due to pandemic-related disruptions.

Here’s a breakdown by conglomerate and studio imprint of new comedy, drama and unscripted series orders to date, to be updated regularly as broadcast, cable and streaming programming executives tout their wares in the coming days. This year, virtual programming presentations will be held May 17-19 in lieu of the traditional razzle-dazzle mounted at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and other New York City venues.


20th Television

  • Abbott Elementary (ABC) Comedy
  • Maggie (ABC) Comedy
  • The Wonder Years (ABC) Comedy
  • The Big Leap (Fox) Drama
  • Ordinary Joe (NBC) Drama
  • Our Kind of People (Fox) Drama

ABC Signature


Fox Entertainment

  • Dan Harmon Project (Fox) Comedy
  • This Country (Fox) Comedy
  • Accused (Fox) Drama
  • The Big Leap (Fox) Drama
  • Monarch (Fox) Drama
  • Our Kind of People (Fox) Drama


  • Ghosts (CBS) Comedy
  • This Country (Fox) Comedy


Universal Television

  • American Auto (NBC) Comedy
  • Grand Crew (NBC) Comedy
  • FBI: International (CBS) Drama
  • La Brea (NBC) Drama
  • Law & Order: For the Defense (NBC) Drama
  • Ordinary Joe (NBC) Drama

Universal Television Alternative Studio

  • American Song Contest (NBC) Unscripted
  • LA Fire and Rescue (NBC) Unscripted
  • That’s My Jam (NBC) Unscripted


CBS Studios

  • CSI: Vegas (CBS) Drama
  • FBI: International (CBS) Drama
  • NCIS: Hawai’i (CBS) Drama
  • 4400 (CW) Drama


Sony Pictures TV


Warner Bros. TV

  • Abbott Elementary (ABC) Comedy
  • Pivoting (Fox) Comedy
  • The Cleaning Lady (Fox) Drama

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television

  • Home Sweet Home (NBC) Unscripted
  • The Wheel (NBC) Unscripted
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) Unscripted


  • Ghosts (CBS) Comedy
  • This Country (Fox) Comedy


  • The Thing About Pam (NBC) Drama


  • AGT: Extreme (NBC) Unscripted


  • American Auto (NBC) Comedy
  • Pivoting (Fox) Comedy
  • Women of the Movement (ABC) Drama

(Pictured: “Ordinary Joe,” produced for NBC by 20th Television and Universal Television)


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