[03/23/09 - 06:12 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 23 Updates include: Holt McCallany to topline FX's "Lights Out"; Amanda Bynes to get "Canned" for ABC; and Peter Krause and Maura Tierney report for "Parenthood" at NBC.
[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 19 Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.
[03/04/09 - 06:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 4 Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan goes "Inside the Box" for ABC; Morris Chestnut joins the "V" revival; and ABC adds another comedy pilot.
[01/29/09 - 06:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 29 Updates include: CBS orders three drama pilots; Billy Campbell to topline NBC's "Lost in the '80s"; and ABC eyes The CW orphan "Surviving Suburbia."
[12/12/08 - 06:35 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 12 Updates include: Mike Fleiss inks an eight-figure overall deal with Warner Bros. Television; CBS Television Distribution renews "The Doctors"; and Lauren Graham returns to TV with a new pilot for ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's web site, March 2009) What happens when a self-help guru needs more than a little help herself? Inspirational talk show host Bridget O'Shea followed her own best-selling advice to "let it go," and now has really let herself go. Ten years after chasing her newsman boyfriend around the world and getting nowhere, Bridget has been left on her couch with no man, no job and no direction. Now the only friends Bridget has left are her long-suffering manager Marty and her beleaguered assistant Lucy, who stick with her through thick or thin or as long as she keeps paying them. But Bridget now has the second chance she's been hoping for to unveil a chapter in her new self-help book... which she hasn't gotten around to writing. With the help of her ex's cousin, professional slacker Chris Hopper, Bridget is re-focused on scoring the comeback of the year, or just sabotaging her career yet again. Unfortunately, sometimes letting go is easier said than done. Actress Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Broadway's Guys & Dolls) stars as the advice-challenged guru in this single-camera comedy written by Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace), who will executive produce along with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development). It just proves that even the people who are supposed to have the answers may not quite have it all figured out.