[05/15/14 - 11:47 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 15 Updates include: T.R. Knight joins Amazon's "Hysteria"; John Barrowman upped to series regular on The CW's "Arrow"; and Stephen David to bring "13 Days of Blood" to Xbox.
[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."
[03/19/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 19 Updates include: Sony Pictures Television to revive "Powers" for PlayStation Network; Maggie Q to lead Kevin Williamson's drama at CBS; and Sharon Gless joins ABC's "Saint Francis."
[03/13/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 13 Updates include: Thomas Lennon to join Matthew Perry in CBS's "The Odd Couple"; John Cho lands male lead on ABC's "Selfe"; and Geoff Stults tapped for title role on CBS's "Cuz-Bros."
[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 6 Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.
[02/28/14 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 28 Updates include: Dylan McDermott to lead Kevin Williamson's drama pilot at CBS; Max Brown to topline FOX's "Hieroglyph"; and Dean Winters among the latest bound for CBS's "Battle Creek."
[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 19 Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."
[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 14 Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.
[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 27 Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2014) Francis Quinlan (Michael Imperioli) is a rock in the community with old-fashioned values and a no-nonsense style, just like the neighborhood bar he owns with his family. This Long Island cop has been married for 19 years to Stephanie and has two kids, Jack and Kimberly. Since his father died, he's been taking care of his mother and picking up the slack for his single siblings, Tommy and Heather, who don't share his work ethic. Tommy is more interested in playing video games with his nephew than holding down a job or helping out. Francis even had to take on a partner, Peter, to run the bar. 29 year-old Heather, usually the slightly more responsible of the two siblings, announces she is pregnant. Francis hits the roof; he doesn't want Heather condemned for eternity and is determined to get her married before his mother finds out. With this baby on the way, and no dad in sight, Francis will butt heads with the modern world and everyone around him in this comedy about family drama.