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20 Top TV Show Logline Examples

Logline Examples to TV Shows and Series

Use the TV series logline examples to pitch television industry executives to be optioned (or developed) into a television series.

  1. The Walking Dead | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
  2. Mr. Robot | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller: Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.
  3. Homeland | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery: A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
  4. The Sopranos | 55 min | Crime, Drama: New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
  5. Breaking Bad | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller: A chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with a former student in order to secure his family's future.
  6. Sex and the City | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance: Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the late 1990s.
  7. Dexter | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery: He's smart. He's lovable. He's Dexter Morgan, America's favorite serial killer, who spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall stars in the hit SHOWTIME Original Series.
  8. Fargo | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller: Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
  9. Six Feet Under | 60 min | Comedy, Drama: A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.
  10. The Big Bang Theory | 22 min | Comedy, Romance: A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
  11. Succession | 60 min | Drama: The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company.
  12. Arrested Development | 22 min | Comedy: Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
  13. Lost | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy: The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.
  14. Modern Family | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance: Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
  15. Seinfeld | 22 min | Comedy: The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.
  16. Downton Abbey | 58 min | Drama, Romance: A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.
  17. Cheers | 22 min | Comedy, Drama: The regulars of the Boston bar "Cheers" share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.
  18. Twin Peaks | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery: An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks?
  19. The X Files | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery: Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
  20. 30 Rock | 22 min | Comedy: Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.