STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Meet the Bogners, a modern American family that takes dysfunction to a whole new level. Larry Bogner and his wife Nancy encourage perfection from their clan, consisting of 14-year-old Julia, 11-year-old Caleb and 5-year-old Will. They pride themselves on doing whatever is necessary to maintain appearances for their neighbors, despite the chaos and challenges that come with raising a family. Larry is convinced that his neighbors admire him and that his kids are popular, but what he doesn't realize is that his job is always on the line; his daughter is the class geek; his middle son is a peeping tom; and his youngest uses a life vest as a security blanket to protect him from everything, including birthday parties. But none of this stops Larry from going to great lengths to protect his family and give them the best that money, or credit, can buy. Executive producers Jay Scherick and David Ronn (Norbit, Guess Who) wrote the pilot, which will be directed by John Fortenberry ("Rescue Me").