[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM] Development Update: Week of July 2-6 Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.
[03/26/07 - 02:04 AM] Development Update: Monday, March 26 Updates include: "What About Brian's" Amanda Detmer lands pilot work, as do Rosa Blasi, Kim Coles, Mark Moses and John Michael Higgins.
[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 27 Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.
[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 21 Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: cast options extended; pilot filmed on 4/13/07
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Most of us would like to believe that Washington is run by silver-haired elder statesmen. But, in truth, the majority of people who work in Congress look more like the kid behind the counter at Starbucks. The average age of a legislative aide is 25. From the college-aged interns to the 20-something staffers, our government is actually run by young people. And, sometimes they make mistakes. What happens when a Congressional staffer who is on track to a great political future meets a woman who could derail all his plans? Matt O'Brien is a rising star in the office of liberal, female Senator Bryce Lowell. Matt is charming and ambitious with presidential aspirations. He meets his match in Maggie Rogers a feisty, sexy, young woman. After spending the night with her, Matt discovers that Maggie is an 18-year-old congressional page and the daughter of his boss' major nemesis in the Senate. Not only is there a big age difference between Matt and Maggie, but there's a big ideological difference as well. Matt is a die-hard Democrat whereas Maggie was born and bred to be a Republican. Since a relationship with someone close to his boss' enemy could jeopardize Matt's standing at work, and a relationship with a page has "scandal" written all over it, he vows to avoid her at all costs. However, that becomes a lot more difficult when Maggie gets assigned to his office. From Shana Goldberg-Meehan, an executive producer of "Friends," and director Andy Ackerman, this is a show that explores the red state-blue state phenomenon dividing our country. It takes you inside a Senator's office and follows the young, idealistic people trying to make the world a better place, even if they disagree about how to do it.