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[07/17/12 - 08:05 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Friday Night Dinner" (NBC)

[05/03/12 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 3
Updates include: Bill Bellamy to topline "Mr. Box Office"; Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan to depart "Community"; and Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway to return to "The Simpsons."

[03/12/12 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 12
Updates include: Amir Talai is bound for ABC's "Devious Maids"; Michael Imperioli reports to NBC's "County"; and Jay Mohr joins "Applebaum" at CBS.

[02/10/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 10
Updates include: John Goodman to join Roseanne Barr on NBC's "Downwardly Mobile"; Jimmy Wolk to star in USA's "Political Animals"; and Becki Newton to lead "The Goodwin Games" at FOX.

[02/07/12 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 7
Updates include: Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub to hold "Friday Night Dinner" at NBC; Mandy Moore-led comedy a go at ABC; and Kyle Bornheimer, Jessica Lucas to topline pilots.

[02/03/12 - 10:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: Andre Braugher to star in ABC's "Last Resort"; Michael Angarano, JoAnna Garcia Swisher land leads in CBS comedies; and FOX adds three more pilots to its roster.

[01/23/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 23
Updates include: NBC gets busy with 10 pilot orders; Jon Bernthal in early talks for TNT's "L.A. Noir"; and USA postpones comedy pilot "Paging Dr. Freed."

[01/17/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 17
Updates include: CBS orders two drama pilots; David Koechner to star in NBC's "Friday Night Dinner"; and Kari Lizer lands a second pilot, this time at ABC.

[09/06/11 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 6
Updates include: Greg Daniels to import "Friday Night Dinner" for NBC; Tim Roth inks talent deal with 20th; plus new projects from Michael Seitzman, Patrick Sean Smith and Mick Davis.







FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER (NBC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/6/11 - 7/17/12
STATUS:
previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
single-camera comedy about a traditional but not strictly observant jewish family, and chronicles their shabbat dinners
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Janney as Barbara Fisher
· Aya Cash as Lizzy
· David Koechner as David Koechner (Originally Cast)
· Gary Anthony Williams as Mr. Marley
· Gil Ozeri as Gary Fisher
· Kevin Bigley as Paul Fisher
· Tony Shalhoub as Gene Fisher
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Daniels as CRTR/EP
· Howard Klein as EP
· Ken Kwapis as DIR (Pilot)
· Robert Popper as CRTR (U.K. Series)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Big Talk Productions
· Deedle-Dee Productions
· Universal Television