[08/09/12 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Thursday, August 9 Updates include: WE tv orders Sanya Richards-Ross reality pilot; GSN commits to "Family Trade" series; and Ving Rhames to drop by CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 4/16/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from GSN's press release, April 2013) At G-Stone Motors, a state-of-the-art car dealership in Middlebury, Vermont, the saying is, "We'll take anything in trade." And they mean it. Don't have enough for a down payment? Founder Gardner Stone will trade you a beautiful new car or truck for anything you've got that he thinks he can sell - pigs, a hot air balloon, coffins, maple syrup, dolls, a shoe collection. But Stone's son Todd and daughter Darcy, who work with him in the business, have very different ideas about what makes a good trade, and they have the unenviable task of re-selling whatever their father has taken in trade. Each 30-minute episode features the outrageous, hilarious, hotly contested barter stories at G-Stone Motors - with a simmering stew of family drama cooking alongside. FAMILY TRADE is produced by Eli Frankel's Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate, with Frankel as Executive Producer.