STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: pilot films thursday, april 22
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2010) When two grown, liberal kids return home to live with their opinionated, conservative father, the whole family will have to face one heck of a generation gap. A modern day All In The Family, Southern Discomfort invites you to sit back, relax and slip into something a little uncomfortable like someone else's family. Bob Dobson wants to be a supportive dad, but his kids don't make it easy. Bob and his wife Mary Lou were looking forward to their golden retirement years together. They'd already bought Rudy, their trophy dog. First, their son Ty came home to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. And now, their perfect Harvard-educated daughter has decided to turn down her dream job in New York to move back home and be with her high school sweetheart. Bob just doesn't get it. He's given his kids every advantage, so why can't they make something out of their lives? Like becoming the people he always dreamed they would be?? As Bob's wife gently reminds him, part of growing up means allowing kids to make their own decisions. Bob's trying to accept that, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. From novelist Chad Kultgen, Rob Long (Cheers), and executive producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) comes a hilarious new multi-camera comedy that puts today's generation gap under a microscope. Sure, Bob is pompous, sexist and narrow-minded, but he also works hard so that his more enlightened children can afford all their high-minded ideals. Since the Dobsons have a little trouble relating to each other, it's up to the family dog, Rudy, to listen to their troubles and help them figure out how to get along.