STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: cast options extended
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) Meet Carol Bobeck, an Oprah-loving suburban housewife who is overworked, unseen, and unheard. She has spent her life accommodating everything and everyone. Then, one day, at her beloved sanctuary - her Oprah Book Club - she has the gall to wonder out loud if the woman who wrote "Eat Pray Love" might be a little selfish for dumping her husband and eating and sleeping her way through Europe. This blasphemy gets her promptly booted from the sacred book club. This humiliating rejection, along with the constant stream of slights and chronic invisibility, causes Carol to completely lose it in the glitter glue aisle at the local crafts store. Now, after three weeks in the Psych ward, Carol is returning home. Her kids, Cass, 19 - an ambitious, pre-law, hipster, barista, Hunt, 15 - the world's most annoying existentialist, and Oliver, 10 - the only emotionally connected person in the family, are anxious about the fragile state their mom will be in when she gets back. What returns is a woman who refuses to silent or invisible. She's definitely not gonna take it anymore...from anyone-not her kids, school bullies, nor anyone else who takes her for granted. She finds herself speaking up about all the petty indignities that all the invisible nobodies experience every day. Her husband, Leonard isn't sure what to make of the new, kick-ass, amazing, emotionally available, Carol. He does know one thing: If this is what "crazy" looks like, Leonard is in. From Executive producers Cheryl Holliday (MIKE & MOLLY, KING OF THE HILL), Stacy Traub (GLEE, NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY), Amblin's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (SMASH, UNITED STATES OF TARA) and directed by Julie Anne Robinson (THE MIDDLE) comes a comedy about finding your voice and reclaiming your life: MIDDLE AGE RAGE.