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[06/05/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 5
Updates include: ESPN to air ABC comedy pilot "Jalen vs. Everybody" on Tuesday; Julianne Nicholson cast in NBC's "Law & Order True Crime"; and Lifetime pushes "UnReal" return to 2018.

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

[02/14/17 - 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."

[02/06/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 6
Updates include: Kathleen Rose Perkins to lead "Good Girls" for NBC; Jenny Bicks tapped as new showrunner of HBO's "Divorce"; and Matt Murray cast in "9J 9K 9L" at CBS.

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.







JALEN VS. EVERYBODY (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/3/17 - 6/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Current ABC/ESPN analyst and former 13-year pro-basketball star, Jalen Rose, stars as himself in this single camera comedy inspired by his life. A single dad to feisty teenager, Samantha, and bookish 6-year old, Nathan, Jalen struggles to keep up with his kids while juggling his commitments as a sports commentator. He also co-hosts his ESPN Radio show 'Jalen & Jacoby' with his good friend, David Jacoby. This delicate routine is disrupted when Samantha begins demanding that her father take her and her friends out for expensive sushi, and when Jalen discovers that his daughter is becoming social media obsessed. He realizes that he must change his "fun dad" tactics and start laying down the law before both his kids grow up too fast. He tries his best to manage it all, along with his ex and his kids' mother, Denise (Kelly Jenrette), but then again with Jalen's jet set lifestyle Denise doesn't feel she that can fully count on him. Also keeping him in check are his mom and spitfire grandmother who insist that he take their calls no matter what he is in the middle of, and fiercely believe he should marry his much younger, fashionista girlfriend, Angela. Jalen's loyal assistant, Becky, does what she can to help him keep it all afloat. As Jalen struggles to keep everyone in his life happy, at work and at home, his status as a celebrity adds an additional layer of challenges. Wherever Jalen goes, the public is there to take pictures and post about him online. Social media stories, whether true or false, spiral out of control forcing Jalen to constantly explain himself to the press, his bosses, and worst of all, his family. And if these humiliations aren't enough, strangers and colleagues are happy to remind him of that one epic game in which Kobe Bryant had the best game of his career, while Jalen was guarding him. Pro-athletes and ESPN personalities will guest star in this new comedy created by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh off the Boat), with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (Speechless, Fresh off the Boat) executive producing through 20th Century Fox.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Maria Horsford as Moms
· Campbell Williams
· Jalen Rose as Jalen
· Jessica McKenna as Becky
· Kelly Jenrette as Denise
· Kyan Samuels
· Laysla de Oliveira as Angela
· Marla Gibbs as Grammie
· Rich Sommer as Jacoby
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Koch as DIR (Pilot)
· Jake Kasdan as EP
· Jalen Rose as PROD
· Mandy Summers as EP
· Melvin Mar as EP
· Nahnatchka Khan as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· ABC Studios
· Fierce Baby Productions