[03/22/13 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 22 Updates include: Carla Gugino to have "Doubt" at ABC; Zoe Lister-Jones joins CBS's "Friends with Better Lives"; and VH1 extends "The Jenny McCarthy Show."
[03/06/13 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 6 Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.
[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 4 Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."
[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 1 Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."
[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 22 Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.
[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.
[09/21/12 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 21 Updates include: Ronald D. Moore to adapt "A Knight's Tale" for ABC; Zooey Deschanel to executive produce FOX's "Must Be Nice"; and Alfonso Cuarón to helm new drama pilot for NBC.
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS's press release, May 2013) FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering... who really has the better life? Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.