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[04/05/17 - 10:13 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy projects under consideration for next season.

[02/28/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 28
Updates include: Archie Panjabi, Rita Wilson tapped for FOX's "Controversy"; Shemar Moore to lead "S.W.A.T." for CBS; and Jenna Fischer set to star in ABC's "Splitting Up Together."

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/14/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Adhir Kalyan to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; Genevieve Angelson to lead NBC's "The Happy Peppers"; and Sam Adegoke cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[02/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Josh Thomas announces end of "Please Like Me"; ABC gives pilot order to Carol Burnett comedy; and Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers to look for "Salvation" at CBS.

[10/20/16 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 20
Updates include: Freeform pulls the plug on "Guilt"; Davis Foehl to bring "Enemy of the State" to small screen for ABC; and Necar Zadegan, Cameron Gellman tapped for TNT's "Let the Right One In."







HOUSEHOLD NAME (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/20/16 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Comedy legend Carol Burnett returns to television as 93-year old Vivian Valmont, a glamorous, Hollywood film star whose larger-than-life persona is larger than her current fan base. Alternately imperious, witty, needy and affectionate, it is hard to tell which Vivian you'll get day-to-day, or even moment-to-moment. Vivian has lived in the same magnificent home for 60 years, and never plans to leave, yet her current precarious financial state means she has no choice but to sell it. But her best friend and manager, Edward Von Glimpse, has come up with an inspired plan to sell the house with a very odd provision - whoever buys the house has to let Vivian live in it with them for the rest of her life. It's not a condition most people would agree to, but Ted Peters, ever-the-optimist, convinces his skeptical wife, Wendy, to take the plunge, along with their two children, 12-year-old Jessica and 9-year-old Charlie. The chance to live in this amazing home in the city's best school district at a bargain price is too rare an opportunity to pass up in the out-of-reach real estate market of Los Angeles. While living with the unpredictable and demanding Vivian might be a steep price to pay to finally own their first home, the Peters discover that having someone with the kind of life experience Vivian has also comes with unexpected benefits. Conversely, while Vivian has enjoyed her privacy and living a life without compromise, it's hard to ignore the fact that this new family injects some much needed life and vitality into the solitary, out-of-touch existence she'd been living. Together, this new, merged family learns to appreciate the value of having three generations under one roof. This multi-camera comedy hails from writer Michael Saltzman (Mad Men, Murphy Brown, Wings, Halt and Catch Fire), who executive produces with Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) and Brooke Posch, Dave Becky (3 Arts Entertainment), and Michael Pelmont (The Nacelle Company) through Universal Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carol Burnett as Vivian Valmont
· Mary Holland as Wendy
· Matt Oberg as Ted
· Maverick Thompson as Charlie
· Timothy Omundson as Edward Von Glimpse
· Zoe Anne Pessin as Jessica
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Poehler as EP
· Andy Ackerman as DIR (Pilot)
· Brooke Posch as EP
· Carol Burnett as EP
· Dave Becky as EP
· Michael Pelmont as EP
· Michael Saltzman as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Nacelle Company, The
· Paper Kite Productions
· Universal Television