[03/23/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 23
Updates include: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill to lead "Maniac" at Netflix; Enrique Murciano to get "Broken" by ABC; and "Criminal Minds" regular departs after 11 seasons.

[03/23/16 - 06:05 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/09/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 9
Updates include: Leighton Meester is "Making History" for FOX; Anna Paquin to get "Broken" at ABC; and Holt McCallany to lead Netflix's "Mind Hunter."

[03/04/16 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 4
Updates include: Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" to wrap after seven seasons; ABC Family's "Kevin from Work" misses the cut at Freeform; and Gina Torres to star in ABC's "The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez."

[03/02/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 2
Updates include: Piper Perabo to become "Notorious" for ABC; Kaitlin Olson to lead FOX's "The Mick"; and Cyrus Arnold and Simon Belz to star as "Chunk & Bean" at ABC.

[02/26/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: USA pulls the plug on "Satisfaction"; Bill Paxton to lead "Training Day" at CBS; and Camila Mendes is set as Veronica Lodge in The CW's "Riverdale."

[01/28/16 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
Updates include: ABC gives green light to 10 pilots; Jack Burditt's "The Kicker" also lands pilot order at CBS; and "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon won't return for season five.

[12/21/15 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 21
Updates include: ABC greenlights eight-hour mini-series "When We Rise"; Mike Newell to helm "The Interestings" for Amazon; and FX's "Snowfall" lands key tax incentive.

12/21/15 - 3/23/16
previously in development (2016-2017 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release, March 2016) Gemma Evon is one of Dallas's toughest divorce attorneys. She is the kind of divorce attorney clients seek out not to get an amicable divorce but to completely decimate their ex. Gemma's intelligence and toughness with her cases have gotten her a mansion in Dallas's most prestigious neighborhood and a corner office at the firm, but not partnership - yet. But Gemma's past is far different from the ritzy Dallas social life she leads today. Raised in the trailer parks of Texas, she and her sister Jules had a tough time growing up with a single mom who was always on the run and couldn't always protect them or provide for them. It is this tumultuous past that sent the sisters in two different directions - Jules grew up to find herself bouncing from relationship to relationship, never being able to hold down a job, and always getting herself too wrapped up in the wrong guy. Gemma, on the other hand, reinvented herself by taming her accent and never allowing people to see the scars of her past. But it is these childhood traumas that still haunt her at night and that have fueled her steely drive for success. We meet Gemma when she is on the brink of getting everything she's strived for - she is on the verge of reeling in one of the most public and expensive divorce cases in the state where billions of dollars are at stake, as well as her coveted partnership. And at home she's reeled in Oliver, the handsome, rich fiancé she always wanted. But unfortunately for Gemma, Jules arrives on the scene following another destructive relationship that causes her to lean on her sister for a place to stay. It is this arrival that drives Gemma's own self-destructive qualities into high gear when she acts out by sleeping with her boss, James, who knows more about Gemma's past than Oliver does. And when a co-worker, Mark, starts trying to ingratiate himself on Gemma's biggest divorce case, Gemma knows now more than ever is not the time to allow Jules's emotional drama to derail her own drive.
· Anna Paquin as Gemma Evon
· Blair Underwood as James
· Charity Wakefield as Jules
· Enrique Murciano as Peter
· Penelope Ann Miller as Elizabeth Hamilton
· T.R. Knight as Mark
· Thad Luckinbill as Oliver
· Zeb Sanders
· Bruna Papandrea as EP
· Meaghan Oppenheimer as CRTR/CO-EP
· Reese Witherspoon as EP
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