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[03/23/11 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 23
Updates include: "Outsourced's" Ben Rappaport tapped for comedy pilot at CBS; Anthony Head returns to NBC's "Free Agents"; and Eliza Dushku has a "Herd Mentality" for CBS.

[07/29/10 - 09:51 AM]
Syfy's Being Human Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Mark Pelligrino Begins Production in Montreal
Adam Kane will direct the premiere installment from a script by Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver.

[06/28/10 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 28
Updates include: Syfy sets "Being Human" cast; Andre Holland joins NBC's "Friends With Benefits"; and Steve Carell reaffirms his exit from "The Office" after the upcoming season.

[03/11/10 - 12:14 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 11
Updates include: Traylor Howard joins Dana Gould's comedy pilot at ABC; James Frain to play villain for NBC's "The Cape"; and The CW eyes more reality projects.

[02/23/10 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 23
Updates include: Jim Belushi, Leah Remini both land lead roles; Emmy-winner Zeljko Ivanek joins NBC's "The Event"; and over a dozen other castings.

[03/04/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan goes "Inside the Box" for ABC; Morris Chestnut joins the "V" revival; and ABC adds another comedy pilot.

[09/08/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 8
Updates include: FOX moves forward with "Eva Adams"; Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines in talks to join ABC's "Motherhood"; and "Malcolm in the Middle" creator Linwood Boomer revives "Karenskys" at CBS.

[05/15/08 - 08:20 AM]
FOX Announces Primetime Slate for 2008-2009 Season
Two new dramas, three new comedies and one new unscripted show will join the network's schedule next season.

[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.

[05/08/08 - 05:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 8
Updates include: Ruben Santiago-Hudson cast in ABC's "Castle"; David Sutcliffe to return to "Private Practice"; and the Alphabet passes on "The Golden Cage."

[04/07/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Monday, April 7
Updates include: James Burrows, Bharat Nalluri and Gary Fleder to helm pilots; Rosie Perez stops at "Exit 19" for CBS; and even more casting news!

[04/04/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Friday, April 4
Updates include: Al Gough and Miles Millar exit the CW's "Smallville"; Sony takes in force majeured writers; and Matthew Lillard to star opposite Geena Davis in CBS's "Exit 19."

[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

[11/16/07 - 06:51 PM]
ABC Says 'Money' Still Good During Strike
The news marks the first full season pick-up since the WGA officially went on strike November 5.

[11/09/07 - 02:46 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards," to Be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Will Air January 8 on the CBS Television Network
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "House" and "Law and Order: SVU" to battle it out for favorite drama while "The King of Queens," "My Name is Earl" and "Two and a Half Men" are up for favorite comedy.

[10/31/07 - 06:16 PM]
NBC Benches 'Singing Bee,' 'Heroes: Origins'; ABC Extends 'Murder Club'
Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Michael Dougherty and John August were among the names set to be involved with "Origins," which was still in the early stages of pre-production.

[10/30/07 - 01:38 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 22, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 22-28.

[10/25/07 - 10:25 PM]
Scripts Keep 'Reaper,' 'Money' on Track
The pick-ups, for three scripts each, leave only a handful of newcomers without any movement on said front.

[10/24/07 - 01:31 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 23, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 23.

[10/23/07 - 01:28 PM]
ABC Picks More 'Daisies,' Scripts Added to 'Carpoolers,' 'Moonlight'
Said news comes as the broadcast networks enter the last full week before the November sweeps period begins - a critical time for those series still awaiting word about their respective futures.

[10/23/07 - 11:55 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 15, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.

[10/17/07 - 12:55 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 16, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 16.

[10/16/07 - 12:21 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 8, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 8-14.

[10/10/07 - 11:47 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 9, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 9.

[10/09/07 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 1, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/03/07 - 01:27 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, October 2, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.

[09/20/07 - 01:52 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Aol Sign Unprecedented Deal to Bring ABC's Primetime Line-Up to Aol Video
Generally, four episodes per series will be available at any given time.

[09/13/07 - 05:07 PM]
ABC Is Set to Launch "Cavetalk" -- the First Official "Cavemen" Video Podcast Series, Tuesday, September 18
The podcast will feature the characters from the show "answering questions that have been perplexing the 'sapes' for millenniums."

[09/06/07 - 11:11 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's ABC Entertainment and Warner BroS. Television Group Reach Groundbreaking Agreement Regarding Digital Distribution of "Big Shots," "Men in Trees," "Notes from the Underbelly" and "Pushing Daisies"
Nearly all of ABC's series will be available for streaming on the network's web site this fall.

[08/27/07 - 05:51 PM]
ABC Announces Three Half-Hour Affiliate Specials Highlighting New and Returning Fall Programming
The three specials give overviews of ABC's Wednesday and Thursday night lineups and the new fall comedies.

[08/14/07 - 11:37 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Cavemen" (ABC)

[08/08/07 - 06:15 PM]
Fall TV Season Comes Into Focus as Otx Releases Early Awareness, Interest and Buzz for New Broadcast Shows
With more than six weeks until the official start of the fall season, the data suggests that NBC's "Bionic Woman" and ABC's "Cavemen" are generating the most awareness, interest and buzz.

[08/06/07 - 03:18 PM]
Production Begins in Los Angeles on New Comedy Series "Cavemen," Premiering October 2 on Abc
The newcomer stars Bill English, Nick Kroll, Sam Huntington, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin and Julie White.

[07/25/07 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The dates include a three-night "Dancing with the Stars" premiere event, while Fridays will see "20/20" now leading off the night.

[07/20/07 - 07:42 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 16-20
Updates include: Mandy Patinkin officially exits "Criminal Minds," "Dancing With the Stars" judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba land their own show plus Snoop Dogg to get the celeb-reality treatment at E!

[07/17/07 - 06:16 PM]
Recasting Bug Hits NBC's 'Life,' 'Bionic,' Others
Mae Whitman and Melissa Sagemiller are out of NBC's "Bionic Woman" and "Life" respectively, while changes are in store for The CW's "Eight Days a Week" and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Plus: a recap of the recastings to date this season.

[07/13/07 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 9-13
Update include: New cast members set for "Private Practice," "Cavemen" and "Shark," Lynn Toler and Tara Fields to topline MyNetworkTV's "Decision House" and FX's "Philadelphia" gets a return date.

[05/15/07 - 04:51 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Find out about the network's Monday and Tuesday plans come midseason, what's going on with "Primetime" as well as other odds and ends from the Alphabet's upfront presentation.

[05/15/07 - 05:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2007-08 Primetime Schedule
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule before a crowd of ABC affiliates and representatives of the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

[05/11/07 - 03:55 PM]
ABC Adds 10 Newcomers, Renews 'Notes,' 'Road'
The newcomers include seven dramas ("Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies," "Women's Murder Club") and three comedies ("Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Sam I Am").

[04/05/07 - 07:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Thursday, April 4-5
Updates include: New reality pilots from NBC and FOX, overall deals for Stacy Traub and Chuck Tatham plus the usual dose of casting news.

[04/02/07 - 03:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 2
Updates include: HBO to revisit the 2000 presidential election in "Recount," Jay Bienstock inks with CBS Paramount and the usual round of casting news.

[03/30/07 - 01:40 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 30
Updates include: Joe Keenan to exit "Desperate Housewives," a working title set for the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off and the usual round of casting news.

[03/23/07 - 06:47 PM]
2007 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 16 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/02/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Geico's cavemen to star in new ABC comedy while Amber Tamblyn, Krista Allen, Robert Vaughn and Laura Harris all land pilot roles.







CAVEMEN (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/2/07 - 11/13/07
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 7 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 2/12/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release) They've been around since the dawn of time, survived the Ice Age and witnessed the evolution of the Homo sapiens. Keeping mostly to themselves over the millennia and living in remote communities, a small number of cavemen and cavewomen have been slowly migrating from these sub-societies and attempting to acclimate themselves to the Homo sapien world. Needless to say, this has proven difficult. Meet three cavemen who have successfully made the move to San Diego and are just trying to fit in. Joel (Bill English) is a sophisticated and intelligent man who has a beautiful girlfriend, a decent job and shares an apartment with his younger brother, Andy (Sam Huntington, "Superman Returns"), and his best friend, Nick (Nick Kroll, VH1's "Best Week Ever"). Nick is wary of the Homo sapien world and feels like he's running away from his heritage. Andy, on the other hand, looks at this new world with his eyes wide open and is willing to take risks in order to learn and live life to the fullest. Nick questions Joel on many of his choices, including his girlfriend, Kate (Kaitlin Doubleday, "The TV Set"), a beautiful Homo sapien woman. The fact that Kate's eccentric mother, Leslie (Julie White, Tony Award winner for "The Little Dog Laughed"), owns Joel's condominium complex makes things even more complicated for the three roommates. Meanwhile, Kate's best friend, Thorne (Stephanie Lemelin), is intent on discovering the cavemen's wilder side. On the premiere episode, "Her Embarrassed of Caveman," Joel attempts to hide the fact that he's dating a "sape" aka Homo sapien woman from Nick, Andy and friend Maurice, but also feels that she may be embarrassed to tell her friends that she's dating a caveman. Meanwhile Andy comes to town to get away from his girlfriend, who cheated on him. "Cavemen" premieres TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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