The husband-wife team of Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, longtime correspondents on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," executive produce a comedy series inspired by their own experiences with family vacations. Jones stars as Nate Parker, who plans an adventure of a lifetime -- a road trip to Florida -- with wife Robin and their young kids, rebellious daughter Delilah and simpleton son Jared. Packed in cramped quarters, the 1,300-mile journey soon detours into disastrous territory as the family encounters one hellish turn after another. Subsequent seasons see the Parkers make detours to New York City and Alaska, among other adventures.
"Wrecked" turns strangers fighting for survival somewhere in the Pacific into a laughing matter. The single-camera, half-hour sitcom begins with a daring, and ultimately failed, rescue attempt after a commercial flight crash-lands on an uninhabited island. Now unplugged from the rest of the world, a diverse group of survivors struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, cellphones, social media, and fast-food restaurants at every corner.
In 2022, a cataclysm strikes Earth, seemingly wiping out the population save for former family man and bank employee Phil Miller. Sad and very lonely, Phil travels the United States, Canada and Mexico in his RV searching for other survivors. Striving to hold onto hope that there is at least one other living person, he tries to make the best of circumstances until his path finally crosses with that hoped-for other survivor -- and all becomes more comforting that the person happens to be a woman. As more survivors turn up, complications arise and Phil finds it difficult to co-exist with others again.
Former missing persons detective Leroy Wright is a skeptic who doesn't believe aliens exist, unlike true believer Max Jennifer, who is convinced his wife was abducted by such beings. Against all odds, the two find themselves forced to work with each other when, at low points in their lives, they are both recruited by Capt. Ava Lafrey, a take-no-prisoners former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey and her staff support Leroy and Max as they look into unexplained activity and keep Earth safe.
The disappearance of former college acquaintance Chantal leads several 20-somethings to get entangled in the mystery of how she went missing. Leading the search party is Dory, a lifelong doormat who works as a rich housewife's assistant. Dory makes it her personal mission to find Chantal -- and she's bringing her friends into the investigation with her. Self-diagnosed narcissist Elliott, who puts his ego aside long enough to agree to help Dory, is particularly good at detective work. Bubbly actress Portia excels at chatting up suspects for information because of her desperate need to be in the spotlight. Sheltered-but-sweet doofus Drew has to grow a spine to help solve the mystery and save his deteriorating relationship with Dory. Dory's ex-boyfriend Julian seeks the truth, regardless of who it hurts, because of his background as a journalist.
Adam has been operating under the assumption that his three children are little angels, but when his wife decides to rejoin the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, and he starts taking on more of the parenting responsibilities, he's quickly disavowed of that notion. Kate, a preteen, is a master manipulator and excited to take advantage of her father's naivete; Teddy spends too much time with his hands down his pants; and Emme frets over school. After recovering from the initial shock -- and with the advice of equally stressed parents Marie and Lowell -- Adam is confident he can lay down the law and keep the house in order.
Executive producer Steve Carell recruits Rashida Jones, his former co-star in "The Office," for the lead role in a police procedural that plays out like a small-screen version of "The Naked Gun." Angie Tribeca leads a squad of LAPD detectives who investigate, says the network, "the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides." Angie works best alone. The only problem? She has a new partner, Jay Geils. The squad also includes apoplectic captain Chet Atkins, quirky, bespectacled medical examiner Dr. Monica Scholls, and Detective DJ Tanner.