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[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[09/17/12 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 17
Updates include: Annie Potts joins USA's "Paging Dr. Freed"; ABC to try second take on "Pulling"; and Don Stark upped to regular on VH1's "Bounce."

[10/13/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 13
Updates include: Steven Bochco, David Milch reteam for NBC drama; Aasif Mandvi, Craig Kilborn book comedies at CBS, ABC; and HBO to bring "The Kids Are All Right" to the small screen.

[11/05/09 - 05:32 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Besties" (ABC)

[03/31/09 - 04:06 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 14 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/23/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 23
Updates include: Holt McCallany to topline FX's "Lights Out"; Amanda Bynes to get "Canned" for ABC; and Peter Krause and Maura Tierney report for "Parenthood" at NBC.

[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 19
Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.

[03/06/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 6
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "Chocolate News"; ABC adds "Pulling" to comedy pilot roster; and a huge wave of casting news.

[08/11/08 - 04:40 PM]
Sundance Channel Adds British Comedy Series "Pulling" to Sunday Night Comedy Block
The six episode series will premiere on Sunday, October 19 at 9:00/8:00c.







BESTIES (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/11/08 - 1/22/13
STATUS:
previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's web site, March 2009) Boyfriends may come and go, but girlfriends are forever. When three almost-thirty-something best friends find themselves single again, they move in together and live it up as only three Philly girls can. Donna, Louise and Karen have lived in Philly their whole lives and have been friends for almost as long. No matter what's happened in their lives, they've always been there for each other. Now facing their thirties, they're beginning to wonder just what it is exactly that they have to show for it. Ballsy Karen just gave up her apartment, but can't find a new one since landlords only want couples. Beautiful, but neurotic Donna is suffering a serious mid-relationship crisis regarding her fianc Karl. And sweet, but slightly ditzy Louise is finally in a relationship... unfortunately, it's sex-free because her boyfriend is a reformed flasher. As Karen enlists her friends into her crazy schemes to secure her dream apartment, Donna finally decides that she has to let Karl go. Louise's boyfriend has the balls to dump her when she catches him flashing Karen's would-be landlady. Now the girls really need an apartment. These three girlfriends may not have anywhere to sleep just yet, but at least they know they've always got each other. Now if they could only find love. Pulling is the blue-collar answer to Sex and the City. Stacy Taub (Notes from the Underbelly) adapts from Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly's hit British comedy of the same name. Every woman will identify with one of these three friends as they discover just how hilariously hard it really is to get a life.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charlie Finn as Karl
· Lindsay Sloane as Donna
· Majandra Delfino as Louise
· Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Karen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dennis Kelly as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Elliot Hegarty as DIR (Pilot)
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Sharon Horgan as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Stacy Traub as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Francie Calfo Productions