[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 21 Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.
[02/02/07 - 12:32 AM] Development Update: Friday, February 2 Updates include: Castings continue on various pilots, new overall deals for Ken Olin and "Mother's" creators plus "Dr. Keith Albow" gets the hook.
[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM] Development Update: Friday, January 26 Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.
[01/18/07 - 12:41 AM] Development Update: Thursday, January 18 Updates include: Pilots go at ABC, NBC and FOX plus casting news on Showtime's "Californication" and FOX's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release) Joe Capanelli became New York's Public Advocate to fight for the little guy. After all, he still considers himself a kid from the old neighborhood, and prides himself on his shoot-from-the-gut attitude. What will change for Joe when the Mayor slips into a coma and he's forced to take his place? What will happen when the person elected to fight City Hall becomes City Hall? How will unpolished Joe learn to work with the refined, headstrong Deputy Mayor who is so opposed to his nonconforming ideas? Joe may be getting the keys to the city, but it's not going to be easy.