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[04/05/17 - 10:13 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy projects under consideration for next season.

[03/15/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 15
Updates include: FOX pushes production on "The Beast"; Monica Potter cast in "Wisdom of the Crowd" at CBS; and Eva Longoria, Ken Marino among those tapped for FOX's "Type A."

[03/10/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 10
Updates include: Michael Urie tapped as "Amy's Brother" for FOX; Romany Malco to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; and Christine Adams signs onto The CW's "Black Lightning."

[02/27/17 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 27
Updates include: Syfy cancels "Incorporated"; Auli'i Cravalho cast in NBC's "Drama High"; and Jeremy Piven to lead "Wisdom of the Crowd" on CBS.

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.







UNTITLED SINGLE DAD PROJECT (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/3/17 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
films on thursday, april 13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Newly single dad Josh Keeler (Rob Riggle) has moved his two daughters from Seattle to Queens, to start a new life after his wife left their family. He hopes New York will be good for both his writing career and his kids. Josh will do anything to make sure that his girls know that they can count on him. While he was married, he took a backseat in the parenting department but thrust into this new role, he will need to learn how to show his girls that they are the most important things in the world to him and create new memories. Despite his best efforts, it doesn't quite feel like home yet for outspoken 12 year-old Harper or quirky 9 year-old Delia. They've left their friends behind and have given up greenery and a house for a cement park and a rundown apartment. They are sleeping on pool rafts, because Josh, in an effort to save money, ditched their beds, dressers, and couches. Their next-door neighbor, Mrs. Kim, eavesdrops on their conversations and yells her thoughts back through their thin walls. She's not afraid to let Josh know that she disapproves of his parenting style, his smelly cooking, and even the way he uses the communal laundry room. While Josh gets off on the wrong foot with Mrs. Kim, things go a bit better with guys' guy Elias, who is both their neighbor and the building's handyman. Elias has a daughter of his own and the two will bond over both having girls. Josh may be smart, but he is clueless about raising his daughters. Luckily, the neighbors soon realize that he is struggling parent who needs their help. Elias will become someone that Josh can really count on while Mrs. Kim helps him navigate the world of PTA and raising girls on the verge of puberty. Together, the building will the band together to help make Josh into the parent he needs to be. In this rundown apartment with a partial view of Manhattan, the Keelers will find an unlikely family. Written by Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives, Marry Me) who executive produce with Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern (Trophy Wife, Imaginary Mary), produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Hill as Mrs. Kim
· Lombardo Boyar as Elias
· Rachel Harris
· Reagan Rundus
· Rob Riggle as Josh Keeler
CREW INFORMATION:
· Danielle Schneider as CRTR/EP
· Dannah Phirman as CRTR/EP
· Emily Halpern as EP
· Sarah Haskins as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios