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[06/29/20 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 29
Updates include: Quibi orders second season of "Nikki Fre$h"; ABC gives status updates on its various pilots; and HBO lands the rights to Brit Bennett's "The Vanishing Half."

[03/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: CBS All Access pushes "Tooning Out the News" premiere; production on nearly all broadcast pilots to be delayed or suspended; and The CW's "The 100" to complete final episode.

[03/02/20 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: FOX pulls the plug on "Almost Family"; Ashley Zukerman to play "Langdon" for NBC; and Emily Alyn Lind among first cast in HBO Max's "Gossip Girl."

[02/20/20 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
Updates include: Delroy Lindo in talks to lead "Harlem's Kitchen" at ABC; Michael Raymond-James to star in NBC's "La Brea"; and Rainn Wilson tapped for Amazon's "The Power."

[02/18/20 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 18
Updates include: Melissa Leo to star in FOX's "Blood Relative"; Nathan Fielder brings "The Curse" to Showtime; and Tamala Jones tapped for ABC's "Rebel."

[02/14/20 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Netflix pulls the plug on "Insatiable"; Topher Grace to star in ABC's "Home Economics"; and Riann Steele tapped for "Debris" at NBC.

[02/11/20 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 11
Updates include: Hunter King scores lead in ABC's "Prospect"; Gugu Mbatha-Raw boards "Loki" at Disney+; and Jonathan Tucker tapped to star in NBC's "Debris."

[02/07/20 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 7
Updates include: CBS gives pilot orders to "Good Sam," "Out the Door"; Sam Claflin boards Amazon's "Daisy Jones and The Six"; and Chris Wood is the first cast in ABC's "thirtysomething" revival series.

[01/08/20 - 10:59 AM]
ABC Picks Up "thirtysomething(else)," Sequel to the Culturally Defining Network Series "thirtysomething" from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, to Pilot
The show will follow an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up, 30-something children of the original cast reprised by Ken Olin (Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch), Timothy Busfield (Elliot Weston) and Patty Wettig (Nancy Weston).

[09/25/19 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 25
Updates include: BET cancels "In Contempt"; Hulu shutters "Marvel's Ghost Rider"; and Ray Romano to star in HBO Max's "Made for Love."







THIRTYSOMETHING(ELSE) (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/25/19 - 6/29/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
pilot order rescinded on 6/29/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2020) "thirtysomething(else)," a sequel to the groundbreaking series "thirtysomething," has received a pilot pickup from ABC. The show will follow an ensemble of new faces playing the grown-up, 30-something children of the original cast reprised by Ken Olin (Michael Steadman), Mel Harris (Hope Murdoch), Timothy Busfield (Elliot Weston) and Patty Wettig (Nancy Weston). Apparently, raising children (even grown children) never ends, but who could have known how hard it would be for them to raise their parents? During its original run from 1987-1991, "thirtysomething" quickly became a cultural phenomenon, garnering 13 Emmy(R) Awards including Best Drama and two Golden Globe(R) Awards. The series, which highlighted a tight-knit group of baby boomers and their struggles, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Auden Thornton as Brittany Weston
· Chris Wood as Leo Steadman
· Ken Olin as Michael Steadman
· Kendrick Sampson as Brad
· Mel Harris as Hope Murdoch
· Melanie Mayron as Melissa Steadman
· Odette Annable as Janey Steadman
· Patrick Fugit as Ethan Weston
· Patty Wettig as Nancy Weston
· Polly Draper as Ellyn Warren
· Timothy Busfield as Elliot Weston
CREW INFORMATION:
· Edward Zwick as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marshall Herskovitz as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Bedford Falls
· MGM Television