[08/08/07 - 11:28 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Family of the Year" (ABC)

[03/23/07 - 06:47 PM]
2007 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 16 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/23/07 - 03:39 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 23
Updates include: HBO sets its summer schedule, "Drawn Together" creators set up at 20th and NBC orders a new dating show pilot.

[03/02/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Geico's cavemen to star in new ABC comedy while Amber Tamblyn, Krista Allen, Robert Vaughn and Laura Harris all land pilot roles.

[02/19/07 - 12:29 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 19
Updates include: Jill Clayburgh and Natalie Zea find ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," Summer Glau joins FOX's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and more!

[02/16/07 - 12:42 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Ryan Murphy gets new overall deal/season of "Nip/Tuck," the CW lines up pilot directors and TBS adds Frank Caliendo's sketch comedy series.

[02/06/07 - 12:27 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 6
Updates include: Leads set for ABC's "Pushing Daisies" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" while Cole Hauser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Kirstie Alley all book pilot roles.

[01/24/07 - 12:49 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 24
Updates include: ABC issues a five comedy pilot orders, plus two new pilots from FOX and casting news on ABC's "Eli Stone" and NBC's "Mastersons of Manhattan."

1/24/07 - 8/8/07
previously in development (2007-2008 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release) In every small town, there is one family that is the family in town. Stores and public buildings bear their name. Small town society revolves around them. They are the ultimate big fish in a small pond. This is a story about that family. The Holloways dominate Tatum, New Mexico, a dusty desert town of 5000. They are incredibly well respected for the standards of excellence they bring to this dying oil town, but it's not an easy task to keep up appearances. Little do the townspeople know that behind the glamorous faade of the most remarkable family ever to grace the town of Tatum, the Holloways are barely keeping it together. Dick and Jackie have been sleeping in separate bedrooms for years while their son, Boots, has been forced to leave Duke University under suspicious circumstances. Their daughter, Tatum, is the only one with a shred of awareness of the family's true problems, and she earnestly tries to help heal her damaged family. For the past 15 years, the Holloways received the "Family of the Year" award from the Tatum Tribune. But now the Holloways are hanging by a thread in an effort to survive. From writer/executive producer Erica Rivinoja ("Grounded for Life," "South Park") and executive producer Pam Brady ("The Loop," Team America, "South Park") comes this story of a family's struggle to live up to their reputation. Family of the Year explores the perverse importance Americans place on the issues of status and appearances in communities both big and small.
· Alan Ruck as Dick Holloway
· Dina Waters as Barbara Anderson
· Jennifer Coolidge as Jackie Holloway
· Robert Vaughn as Monty Holloway
· Shana Dowdeswell as Tatum Sue Holloway
· Tommy Dewey as Boots Robert Holloway
· Erica Rivinoja as CRTR/EP
· Michael Lehmann as DIR (Pilot)
· Pam Brady as CRTR/EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Wounded Poodle Productions