[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 18 Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.
[03/05/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 5 Updates include: Ben McKenzie to star in "The Advocates" at CBS; Matt Lanter tapped for lead in The CW's "Oxygen"; and ABC asks for yet another episode of "Shark Tank."
[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 25 Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."
[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 22 Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.
[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 20 Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.
[02/13/13 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 13 Updates include: Rupert Grint is "Super Clyde" for CBS; NBC trims "Camp" from 13 to 10 episodes; and CBS Television Distribution axes "The Jeff Probst Show."
[02/07/13 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 7 Updates include: David Walton tapped as lead on NBC's "About a Boy"; Emma Roberts to star in FOX's "Delirium"; and CBS greenlights three more comedy pilots.
[01/28/13 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 28 Updates include: NBC orders an additional episode of "Chicago Fire"; Rob Corddry, Allison Janney land pilots; and The CW gives green light to two more dramas.
[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 25 Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."
[08/15/12 - 11:06 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 15 Updates include: Tony Shalhoub joins CBS's "Ex Men"; A&E cancels "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"; and Sera Gamble, Sarah Watson land dramas at ABC, FOX.
STATUS: currently in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) When Tim Elliot (Rob Corddry) is unexpectedly awarded custody of his acerbic and precocious 10-year-old son Marcus (Mason Cook), he realizes he must prove to his son and his acidic ex-wife Erica (Paget Brewster) that he is not a complete loser. So he quits his dead-end barista job, much to the surprise of his anti-social best friend Chris (Moshe Kasher), and applies for a boring office job doing data entry. But when he accidentally takes the wrong assessment test his life changes forever. Miraculously, he is recruited by the CIA as a trainee spy by irrepressible maverick CIA boss, The Examiner (Ken Jeong). And so Tim sets about juggling his family life and his professional life, all the while having to keep secret the one thing that might actually win him the respect of his son. Romance may also be in the cards for recently divorced Tim in the form of fellow spy Caitlin, provided she can let her guard down long enough, or perhaps if he's really unlucky, he may fall into the web of obsessive family therapist, Paula. From executive producers Simeon Goulden and Jimmy Mulville (Hat Trick Productions), and Jeff & Jackie Filgo (THAT 70s SHOW), and based on the hit Sky show comes a hilarious comedy about the lengths one dad will go to win over his son... SPY.