[04/08/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 8
Updates include: Paul Adelstein to take a "Chance" on Hulu; Hannah Marks bound for BBC America's "Dirk Gently"; and "Sleepy Hollow" loses another series regular.

[03/31/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
Updates include: Alyson Hannigan to host The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"; Brooks Wheelan set to "Toast" at ABC; and Patrick J. Adams books top secret role on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[03/23/16 - 06:04 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy projects under consideration for next season.

[03/17/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 17
Updates include: J.D. Pardo is the latest to join ABC's "The Jury"; Daniel Bonjour set for a role on The CW's "Frequency"; and Sterling Sulieman is "Still Star-Crossed" for ABC.

[03/15/16 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 15
Updates include: Jennifer Beals to star in NBC's "Taken"; Sakina Jaffrey set as lead in ABC's "Toast"; and Stephen Fry to visit "The Great Indoors" at CBS.

[03/08/16 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 8
Updates include: A&E gives early renewal to "60 Days In"; Goran Visnjic to chase "Time" for NBC; and Anna Torv cast in "Mind Hunter" at Netflix.

[03/07/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 7
Updates include: Jenna Fischer to star opposite Matt LeBlanc in CBS comedy pilot; Andie MacDowell to lead ABC's "Model Women"; and WGN America orders pilots for "Roadside Picnic," "Scalped" adaptations.

[02/26/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: USA pulls the plug on "Satisfaction"; Bill Paxton to lead "Training Day" at CBS; and Camila Mendes is set as Veronica Lodge in The CW's "Riverdale."

[02/18/16 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 18
Updates include: Justin Long to lead ABC's "Dream Team"; Geoff Stults set as "The Kicker" for CBS; and Nick D'Agosto to topline NBC's "The Trail."

[01/28/16 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
Updates include: ABC gives green light to 10 pilots; Jack Burditt's "The Kicker" also lands pilot order at CBS; and "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon won't return for season five.

[08/21/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 21
Updates include: Andrew Dettmann exits "Chicago Med" as showrunner; Daisy Betts to succeed Cara Buono on NBC's "The Player"; and Nick Carter to lead Syfy original "Dead 7."

[10/09/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 9
Updates include: Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg to pen comedy for ABC; Legendary Television looking to revive "Lost in Space"; and Victor Garber, Andy Mientus book arcs on The CW's "The Flash."

10/9/14 - 4/8/16
previously in development (2016-2017 season)
ordered to pilot
films friday, april 15
(from ABC's press release, March 2016) From Shondaland, the new comedy Toast tells the story of engaged couple Max Leeds and Page Sanders, via the impromptu toasts given at their rehearsal dinner the night before their oversized Austin wedding. Even before the toasts kick off, Max finds himself overwhelmed by Page's wealthy, judgmental parents, Earl and Margie, by the scores of guests at the rehearsal dinner alone, and by the dawning realization of how much of an outsider he is in Page's world. Page reassures Max that her family really does love him and if they can just survive the next 24 hours, then they're on their way. Little do they know that these toasts will test the fortitude of their relationship. In the first toast, Page's notoriously unfiltered best friend, Arden, takes the floor after a few cocktails and dives into the story of how the couple met four years ago at the coffee shop that Max and Julie co- own. It becomes increasingly clear that this could go south FAST. As Arden toasts, secrets are revealed, embarrassing truths come out, and we discover, in flashbacks, the truth of how Max and Page first met. While dealing with the consequences of a past relationship, Page, her sister Toni, and Arden, find themselves out of their element in an artsy neighborhood in Downtown Austin. They end up in Max's coffee shop where, seeing an initial spark between Max and Page, Arden hooks up with Max's charming leech of a best friend to create time for Page to get to know Max. Meanwhile, back at the rehearsal dinner Page is holding her breath throughout this entire toast, terrified Arden will reveal the real reason they were waiting around that coffee shop. If her friends and family are scandalized by Arden's speech so far...what would they say if they knew the real story? And what would Max say if he found out? It's the first of many toasts that will help give us insight into Max, Page, and their tight knit group of friends and family.
· Brooks Wheelan as Vince
· Frankie Faison as Big Earl
· Jerrika Hinton as Paige
· Jono Kenyon as Max
· Punam Patel as Arden
· Tessa Ferrer as Julie
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Gail Mancuso as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Grunberg as CRTR/EP
· Gregg Mettler as EP
· Scott Foley as CRTR/EP
· Shonda Rhimes as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions