[04/05/17 - 10:13 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy projects under consideration for next season.

[03/16/17 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 16
Updates include: Rachel Griffiths to find "Salvation" for NBC; Nia Long to lead ABC's spin-off from "The Goldbergs"; and Ryan Murphy brings "Pose" series to FX.

[03/06/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 6
Updates include: Noah Wyle is a "Perfect Citizen" for CBS; Jon Cryer is "Losing It" for ABC; and Netflix eyes follow up to "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life."

[02/13/17 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 13
Updates include: Edward James Olmos boards FX's "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off; Jason Biggs to lead "Charlie Foxtrot" for ABC; and Lily Gladstone tapped for WGN America's "Scalped."

[02/10/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 10
Updates include: Sarah Shahi to topline "Reverie" for NBC; Jack Cutmore-Scott set as male lead on ABC's "Deception"; and Elizabeth Gillies cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.

[07/28/16 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 28
Updates include: Idina Menzel to lead "Beaches" remake at Lifetime; D.J. Nash sells "Losing It" to ABC; and Megan Fox set to return to FOX's "New Girl."

7/28/16 - 4/5/17
previously in development (2017-2018 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Andy Baker (Jon Cryer) is a successful acupuncturist who turned to Eastern Philosophy as a way to cope with his crazy family. While he's close with his mother, his relationship with his father is complicated. Especially since Andy finds himself having to take care of the dad who never really took care of him. A bit of a control freak, Andy believes he can fix anything. Except for maybe his marriage, which has been in trouble ever since he caught his wife with another man. Andy's dad, Leo, the patriarch of the family, is charming, even when he's being surly. An old-school dad, Leo claims to love all his kids. And perhaps he does. He just tells his other kids more than he tells Andy. Leo is having some memory problems, but he's still John Wayne. He just can't always remember where he parked his horse. Andy's mom, Susan, is a tornado of love, running around taking care of everyone. When she's not managing the family business, she's either doting on her kids, or helping her husband deal with his memory loss. She's the glue that holds the family together. Andy's younger brother, Owen, has the perfect life. A successful birthday party magician, Owen only works two days a week. But don't let the cape fool you, after the second party on Saturday, he's usually hooking up with the divorced mom that hired him. Handsome and charming, Owen doesn't have a care in the world... until he discovers he got one of the birthday party moms pregnant. Now Owen has to come to terms with the fact that he's losing his freedom. Andy's younger sister, Charlie (Natalie Morales), is the adopted golden child in the Baker family. As her dad puts it, "That's the beauty of adoption, you can pick out exactly the one you want." In all the ways that Andy and his dad bump heads, Charlie is daddy's little girl. Charlie has succeeded at everything she's ever done. Which is why she is so desperate to hide the fact that her once successful boutique bakery went out of business three months ago. And now, Charlie's starting to lose faith in herself. As the kids and Leo prepare an amazing birthday for Susan, all of their secrets come out. What they discover is, between infidelity, new parenthood, memory loss, and, let's just say, life, they're all losing it. But, if they can come together as a family, maybe-- just maybe-- they can find their way out.
· Gerald McRaney as Leo
· Jon Cryer as Andy
· Natalie Morales as Charlie
· Sam Huntington as Owen
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· D.J. Nash as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Julie Anne Robinson as DIR (Pilot)
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment