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[09/22/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 22
Updates include: The CW gives "The Flash," "Jane the Virgin" three additional scripts; Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough join Starz's "Blunt Talk"; and Salim and Mara Brock Akil ink overall deal with BET.

[09/12/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 12
Updates include: Brad Copeland to pen ABC's comedy for Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo; Jeff Astrof gets pilot production commitment from CBS; and AMC in talks to co-produce former Xbox series "Humans."

[08/20/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 20
Updates include: DirecTV renews "Full Circle" for second season; HBO's "Show Me a Hero" casts trio; and Rachel Brosnahan is latest bound for "The Dovekeepers" at CBS.

[06/03/14 - 10:03 AM]
CBS Wins the First Week of Summer in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 26-June 1.

[05/27/14 - 03:16 PM]
CBS Pulls Remaining Episodes of "Bad Teacher," "Friends with Better Lives"
Repeats of "The Millers" and "Mom" will fill their respective time periods going forward.

[05/13/14 - 09:58 AM]
CBS Wins 10th Straight Week in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of May 5-11.

[05/10/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 10 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: "Gaffigan," "How I Met Your Dad" still alive at CBS; Warner Bros. Television shopping "Suburgatory" to cable; and 20th Century Fox Television's "Keep It Together" also looking for a new home.

[05/10/14 - 11:14 AM]
CBS Renews "The Mentalist," Axes Remaining Bubble Series
"Bad Teacher," "The Crazy Ones," "Friends with Better Lives," "Hostages" and "Intelligence" won't be back.

[05/06/14 - 09:59 AM]
CBS Extends Its Viewer Winning Streak to Nine Consecutive Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 28-May 4.

[04/29/14 - 09:38 AM]
CBS Streaks to Eighth Consecutive Weekly Win in Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 21-27.

[04/22/14 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Continues Post-Olympic Winning Streak, Earning Its Seventh Straight Weekly Win
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/15/14 - 10:22 AM]
CBS Sweeps Fourth Consecutive Week in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/08/14 - 10:44 AM]
CBS Continues Post-Olympics Momentum - Network Streaks to its Third Straight Weekly Sweep Across Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of March 31-April 6.

[04/01/14 - 09:54 AM]
"How I Met Your Mother" Concludes Its Nine-Year Run with Series Highs in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, March 31.

[04/01/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The Blacklist" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since February 24
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, March 31.

[03/27/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 27
Updates include: ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to end after 13 episodes; Toks Olagundoye cast in NBC's "Feed Me"; and Ana Nogueira reports for "Good Session" at CBS.

[02/28/14 - 10:02 AM]
CBS Is Bound for SXSW with Meet-And-Greets, Activities and Giveaways
"Friends with Better Lives," "Under the Dome" and "Extant" are among the featured promotions.

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[12/19/13 - 12:08 PM]
CBS Announces a Special One-Hour Series Finale for "How I Met Your Mother," Monday, March 31, 8:00-9:00 PM
Plus: look for newcomer "Friends with Better Lives" to preview immediately after said finale at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/24/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 24
Updates include: Cary Elwes boards USA's "Horizon"; Ving Rhames joins Lifetime's "Day Late and a Dollar Short"; and Daniella Alonso joins the cast of NBC's "The Night Shift."

[05/15/13 - 05:59 AM]
CBS Announces 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule
It's here: the Eye details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/12/13 - 03:05 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, May 12 - CBS Adds "Friends With Better Lives," "Reckless" to Roster
They'll join fellow newcomers "The Crazy Ones," "Hostages," "Intelligence," "The Millers," "Mom" and "We Are Men."

[03/22/13 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 22
Updates include: Carla Gugino to have "Doubt" at ABC; Zoe Lister-Jones joins CBS's "Friends with Better Lives"; and VH1 extends "The Jenny McCarthy Show."

[03/06/13 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 6
Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.

[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 4
Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."

[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 1
Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."

[02/22/13 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 22
Updates include: Ken Jeong reports to "Spy" at ABC; James Van Der Beek has "Friends With Better Lives" at CBS; and Henry Ian Cusick boards "The Hundred" at The CW.

[01/30/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 30
Updates include: ABC greenlights three comedy pilots; FOX adds two dramas to its roster; and Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "About a Boy."

[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[09/21/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
Updates include: Ronald D. Moore to adapt "A Knight's Tale" for ABC; Zooey Deschanel to executive produce FOX's "Must Be Nice"; and Alfonso Cuarón to helm new drama pilot for NBC.







FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/31/14 - 5/26/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 5 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/10/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering... who really has the better life? Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooklyn Decker as Jules
· James Van Der Beek as Will
· Kevin Connolly as Bobby
· Majandra Delfino as Andi
· Rick Donald as Lowell
· Zoe Lister-Jones as Kate
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Klein as CRTR/EP
· James Burrows as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Kapital Entertainment