[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 21
Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.

[07/26/10 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 26
Updates include: Susan Sarandon to have "Miraculous Year" at HBO; Alfred Molina joins NBC's "Law & Order: LA"; and Nigel Lythgoe to return to FOX's "American Idol."

[09/02/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 2
Updates include: FOX names new "Family Guy" showrunners; Lena Headey reports for "Game of Thrones" at HBO; and Katherine Heigl to take a "Grey's" hiatus.

[05/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: ABC & Nbc
Updates include: the "Earl," "Medium" cancellation fallout begins; "Surviving Suburbia" still alive; and ABC eyes additional midseason options.

[05/07/09 - 04:09 PM]
Modern Family First Comedy to Series at Abc
Plus: "Surviving Suburbia" gets bumped once again and six other pilots get new titles.

[04/08/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 8
Updates include: FOX orders "Someone's Gotta Go"; "Dollhouse" episodes to premiere on DVD; and Leah Remini joins ABC's "Don't Try This at Home."

[03/31/09 - 04:06 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 14 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 16
Updates include: Richard Dreyfuss to do "Everything" for CBS; Chevy Chase reports to NBC's "Community"; and Paul Campbell to topline ABC's "No Heroics."

[03/03/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: Jonathan Silverman returns to ABC; Scott Wolf joins ABC's "V" revival; and NBC finalizes episode orders for "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office."

[02/13/09 - 08:10 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 13
Updates include: "NCIS" spin-off locks in trio; more pilots go at ABC and NBC; and "Jericho" alum Lennie James returns to CBS.

2/13/09 - 10/21/11
previously in development (2009-2010 season)
ordered to pilot
pilot films thursday, april 16
(from ABC's web site, March 2009) Just because you have kids, doesn't mean you stop being an adult. But it does mean all of your adult conversations are about the thrilling topics of carpool, soccer practice and potty training. For these couples, being parents is rewarding, but can they please just get a time out?! Rob and his wife Jessica remember the days when they could actually have sex on a school night. Not anymore. With three kids and two careers, the only time they spend together in bed involves snoring. Turning to their best friends Gordon and Susan for advice on how to spice things up is useless. They're locked in a daily struggle trying to figure out if spanking is a good thing or the worst horror imaginable. And their soon-to-be-divorced friends, Jay and Christine, are now sleeping with each other more than when they were living together. Well if that isn't a ringing endorsement. Parenthood meets Sex in the City in this outrageous new multi-camera comedy from Jeff Strauss (Friends) that proves getting a little one-on-one time in the middle of so much family time can be hilariously complicated.
· Janet Varney as Susan
· Jonathan Silverman as Gordon
· Kathleen Rose Perkins as Christine
· Leah Remini as Jessica
· Matthew Lillard as Rob
· Sam Schuder as Janey
· Shaun Majumder as Jay
· Andy Cadiff as DIR (Pilot)
· Jeff Strauss as CRTR/EP
· Michael Hanel as EP
· Mindy Schultheis as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
· ABC Studios
· Acme Productions