[04/08/09 - 06:27 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 8 Updates include: FOX orders "Someone's Gotta Go"; "Dollhouse" episodes to premiere on DVD; and Leah Remini joins ABC's "Don't Try This at Home."
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS's press release) Emmy Award winner John Goodman ("Roseanne"), Emmy Award winner Jean Smart ("Designing Women"), Diedrich Bader, Melinda McGraw, Spencer Breslin, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Ed Asner and Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis star in the new comedy series, CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The comedy follows John Barnett, a family man who, by default, is the go-to guy for his eccentric extended clan. Andy Ackerman directed the episode from a script by Mitchel Katlin & Nat Bernstein, two of the series' executive producers. (Previously scheduled for an earlier date). In CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, John (Goodman), and Kate Barnett (Smart), are still very much in love after 20 years of marriage and are looking forward to the next 20. Only one thing interrupts their bliss: John's family. His feisty father, Art (Asner), and his loopy mother, Marge (Dukakis), have a penchant for coming over unannounced, ready to stir the pot. As the owner of a security company, John just hired his gleefully oblivious brother, Tommy (Bader), who is having trouble wrapping his mind around the concept of "office hours." John's sister, Lily (McGraw), is a therapist who is her own best patient. If that's not enough, their 12-year-old son, Miles (Breslin), has the makings of a perfectly nutty third generation Barnett. As the family patriarch, John fights an uphill battle with Kate's help to keep the peace while his oddball family spins around him.