[05/08/15 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 8 - Odds & Ends Updates include: ABC, CBS pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Terence Paul Winter named showrunner of ABC's "Castle"; and E.J. Bonilla joins the cast of A&E's revival of "Unforgettable."
[03/23/15 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 23 Updates include: TBS passes on its comedy pilot "Quality Time"; Connie Britton cast as Faye Resnick in FX's "American Crime Story"; and directors are confirmed for the remaining broadcast pilots.
[03/02/15 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 2 Updates include: Jane Lynch is the "Angel from Hell" at CBS; Mireille Enos to lead "The Catch" at ABC; and Rob Kazinsky is set as FOX's "Frankenstein."
[02/27/15 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 27 Updates include: Tom Ellis set as "Lucifer" at FOX; Terry O'Quinn to lead ABC's "The Adversaries"; and Dave Annable boards "Heart Matters" at NBC.
[02/25/15 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 25 Updates include: Andrew J. West to lead "Dead People" at The CW; James Brolin cast in CBS's "Life in Pieces"; and Dougray Scott, Aunjanue Ellis are both bound for ABC's "Quantico."
[02/19/15 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 19 Updates include: Josh Hopkins, Donald Faison among quartet cast in NBC's Monica Potter comedy; Philip Winchester to lead "Endgame," also at NBC; and USA passes on its drama pilot "Evil Men."
[02/17/15 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 17 Updates include: Whoopi Goldberg joins ABC's "Delores & Jermaine"; Jaimie Alexander to lead NBC's "Blindspot"; and Skylar Astin to star in ABC's NBA comedy pilot.
[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 30 Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 12 projects.
[12/10/14 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 10 Updates include: ABC eyes new pilot for "Irreversible" with Justin Long; Camille de Pazzis joins the cast of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; and NBA, Golden State Warriors behind potential new comedy at ABC.
STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2015) Jason Bloomberg (Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect) graduated college a couple years ago and lives in his parents' basement. He still pines for ex-girlfriend, Bridget, who he followed to Africa with the Peace Corps. His Dad, Bob (Matthew Glave), wants him to give up on Bridget, quit his part time teaching, find a real job and move out... like now. But, his mom, Bonnie (Jami Gertz), still does his laundry and is happy to have her son at home. Jason is teaching the African language Lingala which usually doesn't open too many doors, but that's not the case today. The NBA's Golden State Warriors basketball team, have taken a chance on rookie player, Moseki "Mo" Gosego (Blondy Baruti). Mo recently arrived from Congo, and needs a translator who can speak - you guessed it - Lingala. What little English Mo knows is from watching Fantasy Island reruns on the one TV in his small village. Jason meets this towering 18-year-old, who is a kind and thoughtful kid and a fish out of water in the NBA world of fierce competition and glitzy rewards. Mo is homesick, especially for his cows. Jason visits his swank apartment the team rented for him, but sees he has no furniture except a pool table Mo sleeps on and an old bike he rides to the practices. No wonder it doesn't feel like home. Mo has barely spent any of his 15 million-dollar salary, other than to send it home. His teammates haze Mo and call him Butter, because he's a big lump on the court. Jason doesn't know a thing about basketball, but like Mo, he's an underdog. He'll live with Mo 24/7 translating and helping him adjust to life on and off the court. To keep the best job he's ever had, he'll have to find a way to light a fire under this incredibly tall and talented athlete who seems to lack any drive. If it works out like everyone hopes, this friendship just may help them both get game. Written by Casey Johnson and David Windsor (both of Trophy Wife) who will executive produce with Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled, Cars), Aaron Kaplan (Neighbors, Secrets and Lies), Mandalay Sports Media's Mike Tollin (Smallville, One Tree Hill) and Peter Guber (co-owner of the Golden State Warriors).