Disney Television Studios Lands Five New Broadcast Series; Seventeen Series Return
The studio produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and three of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs.
[via press release from Disney Television Studios]
DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS LANDS FIVE NEW BROADCAST SERIES; SEVENTEEN SERIES RETURN
DTS Returns Freshman Hits ‘Abbott Elementary’ (Co-Production With Warner Bros. TV) and ‘The Wonder Years’ As Well As ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ The Longest Running Medical Series on the Air For Historic Nineteenth Season
Three New Dramas and One New Comedy Make ABC Schedule; 20th Television Lands First Drama On CBS In 12 Years
DTS Produces Three of the Top 10 Broadcast Entertainment Series on the Air Including the No. 1 Dramas On ABC, NBC and FOX in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “This Is Us” and “9-1-1”
‘This Is Us’ Ends Triumphant Six Season Run May 24 As The No. 1 Scripted Broadcast Drama In Every Season in Which It Aired
DTS Brings Projects From Acclaimed Producers Tom McCarthy, David E. Kelley, Matt Nix, Anthony Hemingway, McG, James Cameron, Alexi Hawley, Terence Paul Winter, David Windsor and Casey Johnson and with Prestige Stars Hilary Swank, Gina Rodriguez and Niecy Nash-Betts
Disney Television Studios landed five new network series and returned 17, including four for ABC and its first drama for CBS in 12 years. DTS produced the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7 and three of the season’s Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs. And in L35, DTS produces four of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast. “This Is Us” will end its triumphant six season run this month as the top broadcast drama in every year it aired, and “Grey’s Anatomy” will return for an historic nineteenth season as ABC’s No. 1 scripted show. On Fox, the studios’ “9-1-1” remains its No. 1 series and “The Simpsons” returns as the longest-running series in television history for its 34th year on the air.
· DTS produces the No. 1 scripted series on three of the four broadcast networks as well as three of the Top 5 scripted series in L7: “Grey’s Anatomy”/ABC, “9-1-1″/FOX, “This Is Us”/NBC.
· DTS produces three of the Top 10 broadcast entertainment programs on the air including the No. 1 drama in “This Is Us”:
Rank Program P18-49 L7 RTG
#1 THIS IS US 1.5
#2T 911 1.3
#2T CHICAGO PD 1.3
#2T SURVIVOR 1.3
#2T CHICAGO FIRE 1.3
#6T MASKED SINGER, THE 1.2
#6T GREY’S ANATOMY 1.2
#6T LAW AND ORDER:SVU 1.2
#9T CHICAGO MED 1.1
#9T AMERICAN IDOL 1.1
#9T BACHELOR, THE 1.1
#9T DANCING WITH THE STARS 1.1
· In L35, DTS produces four of the Top 20 scripted programs on broadcast including the top three dramas. “This Is Us” (No. 1, 1.8), “911” (No. 2, 1.6), “Grey’s Anatomy” (No. 3T, 1.5),”911: Lone Star” (No. 11T, 1.2).
Source: Nielsen P18-49 Ratings L7 data 09/20/21-05/01/22, L35 09/20/21- 03/27/22. Ranks based on ratings to the tenth.
Disney Television Studios’ new series include “Alaska,” from Academy Award-winner Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) and starring two time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Million Dollar Baby”), a drama about a disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage to find both personal and professional redemption; “The Rookie: Feds,” (co-production with Entertainment One) Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter’s follow up to the successful flagship series, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy; “Not Dead Yet,” from “This is Us” producers David Windsor and Casey Johnson and starring Gina Rodriguez as a broke and newly single woman working to restart the life and career she left behind 10 years ago, this time as an obituary writer; “True Lies,” from writer/executive producer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), director/executive producer Anthony Hemingway (“Genius: Aretha”) and executive producers James Cameron (“Avatar,” “True Lies” feature film), Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh and Josh Levy, a drama series based on the blockbuster feature film about an unfulfilled suburban housewife who is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she discovers that her husband is a skilled international spy; and “Avalon,” (co-production with A+E Studios) from creator and executive producer David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies,” “Big Sky,” “Nine Perfect Strangers”), a mystery series set in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, where a detective is is pulled into a career-defining mystery that will challenge everything she knows about herself and the island. Dana Calvo, Michael Connelly, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson are also executive producers.
This upcoming season will mark the returns of breakout and critically acclaimed hits “Abbott Elementary” and “The Wonder Years” as well as long running ABC Signature and 20th Television successes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “9-1-1” “9-1-1: Lonestar,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Resident” “The Good Doctor,” “Big Sky,” “Home Economics,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19.”
DTS’ animation production continues to dominate with returns for 20th Television Animation’s “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Duncanville” and “The Great North” on FOX. “American Dad!” continues its run as TBS’ No. 1 series and additional animated hits include Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” and the upcoming “Koala Man” and Apple TV+’s “Central Park.”
And on the awards front, this year the studios’ content received over 187 award nominations including 42 Emmy(R) nods, 31 NAACP nominations and 18 Critics’ Choice nominations.
DISNEY TELEVISION STUDIOS SERIES ROSTER FOR 2022-2023
AVALON (CO-PRO WITH A&E) (ABC)
NOT DEAD YET (ABC)
THE ROOKIE: FEDS (CO-PRO WITH EONE) (ABC)
TRUE LIES (CBS)
9-1-1: LONESTAR (FOX)
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (CO-PRO WITH WB TV) (ABC)
BIG SKY (ABC)
BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
DUNCANVILLE (FOX) (CO-PRO WITH UNIVERSAL TV)
FAMILY GUY (FOX)
THE GOOD DOCTOR (CO-PRO WITH SONY) (ABC)
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
THE GREAT NORTH (FOX)
HOME ECONOMICS (CO-PRO WITH LIONSGATE) (ABC)
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (CO-PRO WITH KAPITAL) (ABC)
THE RESIDENT (FOX)
THE ROOKIE (CO-PRO WITH EONE) (ABC)
THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
STATION 19 (ABC)
THE WONDER YEARS (ABC)