[12/15/08 - 06:06 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 15 Updates include: Mark Schwahn in talks to spearhead The CW's "Melrose Place" revival; Danny Comden returns to ABC with "Temps"; and David Hemingson's drama pilot for ABC gets a second chance.
[08/13/08 - 06:59 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 13 Updates include: ABC locks casting on 18 pilots; Cynthia Stevenson set for "Surviving Suburbia" at The CW; and Jennifer Lopez to bring "Maid in Manhattan" to the small screen at ABC.
[06/02/08 - 05:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 2 Updates include: Rick Gomez join ABC's "Cupid" revival; "Lost's" Harold Perrineau heads to "The Unusuals" on ABC; and Gail O'Grady signs onto David Hemingson's dramedy for ABC.
[05/28/08 - 05:20 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, May 28 Updates include: David E. Kelley heads to Warner Bros. Television; James D'Arcy is the first to board FOX's "Virtuality"; and MTV to follow rapper T.I.'s life before prison.
[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM] The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.
[05/08/08 - 05:45 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 8 Updates include: Ruben Santiago-Hudson cast in ABC's "Castle"; David Sutcliffe to return to "Private Practice"; and the Alphabet passes on "The Golden Cage."
[05/01/08 - 06:11 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 1 Updates include: Damon Wayans is "Never Better" for ABC; David Alan Basche to be the new ex of Debra Messing on USA's "Starter Wife"; and Jessica Stroup to move to The CW's "90210."
[04/11/08 - 05:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 11 Updates include: Animal Planet to revisit CBS's "Creature Comforts"; Donal Logue to topline HBO's "1%"; and "Galactica's" Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor bring "Virtuality" to FOX.
[08/31/07 - 06:35 PM] Development Update: Week of August 27-31 Updates include: ABC renews "Just for Laughs," TNT calls it quits on "Heartland," Donal Logue to topline FOX's "Hackett" and MTV commits to "The Paper."
STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) In the cutthroat legal profession, Dylan Hewitt is a real rarity: a nice guy. Against his better instincts, he's taken his first job out of law school at L.A.'s toughest firm: Sterling, Huddle, Oppenheim, and Craft—the kind of place where they eat opposing counsel for breakfast and each other for lunch. Dylan shows up early on his first day and discovers he's actually late—10 days late—a fact that his new boss Cliff will never forgive. Because of that, Rowdy, the freewheeling recruiter who promised Dylan the world, is giving him the brush-off. Has Dylan grabbed the opportunity of a lifetime—or signed a deal with the devil? Though the firm isn't exactly a nurturing haven, there's no shortage of excitement. The firm's colorful clients include entrepreneurial porn stars and corporate raiders with GPS-implanted testicles. Fellow associate Liam, quite the ladies' man, finds himself turned on by his boss Susan, who's also Cliff's bickering wife. Cheerful, homespun Addy doesn't think twice about throwing lone wolf Beth under the bus to nab a better job with eccentric partner Lou. And when Dylan finds comfort in the arms of receptionist Tanya, the firm's only other decent human being, he doesn't know he's stealing Cliff's personal property… Equal parts Entourage, Melrose Place and L.A. Law, the legal procedural combines realistic proceedings with romance, intrigue, and plenty of laughs in colorful cases each week. There's plenty of evidence for Dylan to realize that to succeed as an attorney… he'll have to take the law into his own hands. Based on the real-life experiences of writer/creator David Hemingson (How I Met Your Mother co-executive producer).