[11/12/09 - 06:14 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 12 Updates include: Syfy trims "Caprica"; Kari Lizer to stick with "Old Christine" at CBS; and Martha Plimpton, others join FOX's "Keep Hope Alive."
[10/01/09 - 06:41 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 1 Updates include: NBC cuts "Day One" to mini-series; ABC Family orders two pilots; and J.J. Abrams lands another project, this time at NBC.
STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release, December 2009) Leading the cast of the "Untitled Michael Jacobs Project" will be Vanessa Marano ("Dexter," "Gilmore Girls") as "Bailey" and Chloe Bridges ("Camp Rock: The Final Jam") as "Rachel," the two daughters of parents played by Stephanie Childers ("Grey's Anatomy") and Scott Cohen ("Gilmore Girls"). Valerie Tian ("Juno") has also been tapped to play one of the girls' best friends. In the comedy, a young dad recently laid off from his architecture firm begins to identify with and mentor his underdog middle daughter, while his veterinarian wife shares a closer bond with their Type-A older daughter. The two philosophies on parenting and life highlight differences within the family.