[04/16/12 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 16 Updates include: Edi Patterson rounds out CBS's "Super Fun Night"; Zachary Gordon joins "The Unprofessional" at ABC; and Gregg Henry to recur on ABC Family's "Bunheads."
[04/02/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 2 Updates include: Nicholas Braun to lead "Friend Me" at CBS; Horatio Sanz joins Mary McCormack on ABC comedy pilot; and BET eyes a "Reed Between the Lines" spin-off.
[03/29/12 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 29 Updates include: ABC taps showrunners for "American Judy," "Awesometown"; FOX's "In Living Color" revival books first cast members; and Netflix's "House of Cards" adds roles.
[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 8 Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."
[03/06/12 - 11:54 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 6 Updates include: Connie Britton to star in ABC's "Nashville"; Carrie-Anne Moss joins Dennis Quaid-led drama pilot at CBS; and John Barrowman is the latest to board ABC's "The Gilded Lilys."
[02/20/12 - 10:43 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 20 Updates include: Mary McCormack to get "Unprofessional" for ABC; Taylor Kinney to star in NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Peter Jacobson lands role on Showtime's "Ray Donovan."
[01/17/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 17 Updates include: CBS orders two drama pilots; David Koechner to star in NBC's "Friday Night Dinner"; and Kari Lizer lands a second pilot, this time at ABC.
[09/15/11 - 10:55 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 15 Updates include: "Lying Game" in, "Chloe King" out at ABC Family; FOX gives "Bones" four extra episodes; and Mark Gordon to bring a small screen take on "Source Code" to CBS.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: films on tuesday, april 24
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (Mary McCormack) is a high-powered, overachieving corporate executive, known for being a hard-working, highly valued model of efficiency. Or so she thought. Instead of getting the expected raise and promotion, Hilary just got handed a pink slip. Now she'll make the most stunning move of her entire career - she's hanging up her smartphone to become a stay-at-home mom. Seriously, how hard can it be? If she can run two corporate offices with 80 employees, running a household with two teenagers and her husband Griffin (Greg Germann) should be easy breezy. Well, after her first week "on the job" Hilary understands why some housewives are driven to drink. She thought she was going to be raising her "children," but her children have turned into teens, and teens are a whole different animal. Their honesty will definitely keep an executive ego in check. On top of her kids not appreciating her Martha Stewart-perfect meals, Hilary can't get the hang of carpool, and instead of making friends with the other moms, she's become persona non grata. What worked in the boardroom isn't working on the home front. Hilary's learning the hard way what it takes to be a great wife and mother. Stripping off the pinstriped suit was only just the beginning. Executive producer Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine, Will and Grace) creates a hilariously authentic comedy about losing your job and finding yourself in the process.