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[09/04/14 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 4
Updates include: Matt Nable cast as Ra's al Ghul on The CW's "Arrow"; Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler developing "Supergirl" TV series; and Carrie Underwood's "Two Black Cadillacs" eyed as event series at FOX.

[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.

[10/24/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 24
Updates include: Ming-Na Wen boards ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."; Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" import lands at FOX; and Zach Braff to develop a new comedy at ABC.

[02/23/12 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Scott Foley to play "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez set as "Devious Maids" on ABC; and Aimee Teegarden to lead The CW's "Selection."

[01/13/12 - 11:49 PM]
ABC Dumps "Work It," Opens Door for "Cougar Town"
Repeats of "Last Man Standing" will fill the Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c slot for the rest of the month.

[01/04/12 - 08:48 AM]
ABC's Tuesday is Up Across the Board Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 3.

[12/13/11 - 10:09 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Dec. 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 5-11.

[12/08/11 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Pulls "Man Up!" in Favor of "Last Man Standing" Repeats
Repeats of the Tim Allen-led comedy will fill the Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c half-hour for the rest of the month.

[12/06/11 - 10:13 AM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" Wraps its Season with its Best Results Since 2008
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/11 - 10:01 AM]
NBC Is #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Primetime Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[11/30/11 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Top Comedy, ABC's "Last Man Standing" Draws its Biggest Audience in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[11/29/11 - 04:38 PM]
ABC Takes Second Place in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, While Ranking No. 1 for the 2nd Week in a Row Across All Key Women Demos
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 21-27.

[11/29/11 - 04:19 PM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Numerous Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 21-27.

[11/23/11 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Wins Tuesday with Season Highs/"Dancing" is the #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 22.

[11/22/11 - 11:31 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 14-20.

[11/22/11 - 10:24 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong Second in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 14-20.

[11/18/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 18
Updates include: ABC trims "Cougar Town" to 15 episodes; Christine Ebersole joins TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and "Body of Proof" gets three additional episodes.

[11/16/11 - 09:10 AM]
ABC's "Body of Proof" is Up with its 2nd Best Young Adult Numbers this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 15.

[11/15/11 - 10:54 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/15/11 - 10:36 AM]
Hitting Season Highs, ABC Marks its Most-Competitive Finish This Season, Producing the Network's Most-Watched Non-"Oscar" Week in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 7-13.

[11/09/11 - 09:06 AM]
Tuesday's #1 Most-Watched Comedy, ABC's "Last Man Standing" Posts Big Year-to-Year Time-Slot Gains
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 8.

[11/08/11 - 10:58 AM]
"NBC Sunday Night Football" Is the #1 Primetime Program of the Week in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 31-November 6.

[11/08/11 - 10:30 AM]
ABC Claims TV's No. 1 Scripted Show for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 31-November 6.

[11/08/11 - 09:47 AM]
Nominations Announced for The "People's Choice Awards 2012" to Be Hosted by Kaley Cuoco, Jan. 11, 2012 on CBS
Voting begins today for all 43 categories and will end on December 6, except for "Favorite New TV Drama" and "Favorite New TV Comedy" which will remain open for voting until the night of show.

[11/02/11 - 09:11 AM]
ABC's "Body of Proof" Draws its Biggest Audience this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 1.

[11/01/11 - 10:48 AM]
ABC Produces its Biggest Numbers Since Season-Premiere Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 24-30.

[11/01/11 - 10:33 AM]
The Debut of "Grimm" Locks Up the Highest 18-49 Rating for Any Friday Non-Sports Telecast in 10 Months
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 24-30.

[10/26/11 - 01:47 PM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming
The Alphabet details its programming for the November sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[10/26/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Body of Proof" Marks its 2nd-Most-Watched Telecast this Season
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/25/11 - 10:42 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Is Broadcast TV's #1 Primetime Show of the Week in Adults 18-34 and All Key Male Demos, And Is #3 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 17-23.

[10/25/11 - 10:29 AM]
ABC Generates its Strongest Numbers Since Season-Premiere Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 17-23.

[10/19/11 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's "Man Up" Debut Posts Solid Lead-in Retention and Grows its Time Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/07/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 7
Updates include: CBS shuts down production on "How to Be a Gentleman"; Rhea Perlman joins Kirstie Alley-led "The Manzanis" at ABC; and David Denman, Shannon Lucio among latest cast in TNT's "Gateway."

[07/21/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 21
Updates include: Robert Wagner departs "Charlie's Angels"; Bill Pullman to star in TNT's "Innocent" and Kenny Johnson joins NBC's "Prime Suspect."

[06/27/11 - 09:26 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates
Said dates from run September 16 ("20/20") to October 23 ("Once Upon a Time").

[06/06/11 - 10:17 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Man Up!" (ABC)

[05/22/11 - 08:49 PM]
Disney Media Distribution Launches 13 New and 11 Returning Series to International Buyers
Said lineup was presented to the international TV market at its annual International Upfront event.

[05/17/11 - 02:40 PM]
Video: ABC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Upfront Trailers
Watch the full-length new series trailers from today's upfront presentation.

[05/17/11 - 07:17 AM]
Video: ABC Fall Preview 2011/12 - Pilot Clips
Check back later this afternoon for the full-length trailers from the actual upfront presentation.

[05/17/11 - 05:03 AM]
ABC Unveils Fall Primetime Schedule for 2011-12 Season
Newcomers include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Missing," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

[05/13/11 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Renews "Body of Proof," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank"; Books 12 Newcomers for 2011-12 Season
The freshmen include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

[04/16/11 - 09:35 AM]
2011 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 10 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[02/24/11 - 10:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 24
Updates include: "Chase's" Amaury Nolasco to "Work It" for ABC; TBS axes "Glory Daze"; and Michelle Borth to lead ABC's "Combat Hospital."

[02/23/11 - 10:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 23
Updates include: Jenna Elfman may be ABC's "Bad Mom"; Adam Goldberg reports to CBS's "Rookies"; and Henry Simmons to "Man Up!" for ABC.

[02/14/11 - 10:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 14
Updates include: Robert Taylor is "Longmire" for A&E; Jesse L. Martin, Saffron Burrows land pilots; and more directors sign on for this year's development crop.

[02/08/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 8
Updates include: Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington and Zooey Deschanel to topline pilots; The CW greenlights "Secret Circle"; and TV Land taps directors for its three pilots.

[01/31/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 31
Updates include: CBS extends "Rules of Engagement," "Mike & Molly"; Kristen Bell joins Showtime's "House of Lies"; and Richard Dreyfuss to visit NBC's "Parenthood."

[01/21/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 21
Updates include: CBS, ION to share "Flashpoint"; HBO eyes Julian Assange film; and a whopping nine projects are ordered to pilot.

[01/10/11 - 01:29 PM]
ABC at TCA: Lee Wants More Comedy; Touts Renewals, Development
Plus: the decision to trim "V" to 10 episodes; the future of "Detroit 187"; and why "Desperate Housewives," "Brothers & Sisters" have yet to be picked up.

[01/07/11 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 7
Updates include: History nixes "The Kennedys"; ABC greenlights two comedies; and David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" gets tabled.

[12/02/10 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 2
Updates include: Tempestt Bledsoe to "Clean House" for Style; Kelly Rowan cast in TNT's "Perception"; and "Family Movie Night" moves to FOX.







MAN UP! (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/18/11 - 12/6/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 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 12/8/11
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2011) Three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a "real man" in this funny and relatable comedy. Will's grandfather fought in WWII. Will's father fought in Vietnam. Will plays Call of Duty on his PS3 and drinks non-dairy hazelnut creamer. So what happened to all the real men? They're still here -- they just smell like pomegranate body wash now. Meet Will (Mather Zickel). His evolved, sensitive nature is why his awesome wife, Theresa (Teri Polo), married him. But Will and his friends find themselves wondering -- in a world of Axe ads and manscaping -- what does it really mean to be a guy anymore? Will is more interested in finding the perfect gift for his son Nathan's (Jake Johnson) 13th birthday than in doing his job selling insurance; sensitive soul Craig (Christopher Moynihan) still pines for his college ex, Lisa; and Kenny (Dan Fogler) clamps down on his anger and asks himself, "What would Tobey Maguire do?," when his ex, Brenda (Amanda Detmer), starts seeing a guy (Henry Simmons) who is everything he's not and much better looking. After Craig crashes Lisa's wedding to try to win her back, they are all faced with an opportunity to Man Up and be like their forefathers. The show stars Christopher Moynihan as Craig, Mather Zickel ("The Cape") as Will, Dan Fogler ("Balls of Fury") as Kenny, Teri Polo ("Meet the Fockers") as Theresa, Amanda Detmer ("What About Brian") as Brenda and Henry Simmons ("Shark") as Grant. "Man Up" comes from writer/executive producer/actor Christopher Moynihan ("100 Questions"), executive producer Victor Fresco ("Better off Ted"), Ron West and Kelly Kulchak of Tagline Television (Psych) and director Beth McCarthy-Miller ("SNL," "30 Rock"). "Man Up" is produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Detmer as Bridgette Hayden
· Christopher Moynihan as Craig Griffith
· Dan Fogler as Kenny Hayden
· Henry Simmons as Grant
· Mather Zickel as Will Keen
· Teri Polo as Theresa Hayden Keen
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jake Johnson as Nathan Keen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Beth McCathy-Miller as DIR (Pilot)
· Christopher Moynihan as CRTR/EP
· Kelly Kulchak as EP
· Ron West as EP
· Victor Fresco as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Tagline Television