[05/14/10 - 08:17 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 14 Updates include: NBC orders "School Pride"; Ali Adler, Greg Malins find new gigs; and Joely Richardson, Ryan Devlin are out of their respective pilots.
SEASON(S): 1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/13/11
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, May 2010) From executive producers Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Denise Cramsey ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "True Beauty"), "School Pride" is a proactive, alternative series that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. While transforming the school, the community also restores its sense of value and school pride. The cameras follow students, teachers and parents as they roll up their sleeves and rebuild their own schools, concluding with the unveiling of a brand new, completely transformed school. They are motivated by a quartet of community organizers and personalities -- SWAT Commander Tom Stroup, interior designer Susie Castillo ("House of Payne"), comedian and former substitute teacher Kym Whitley ("Til Death") and political correspondent Jacob Soboroff ("AMC News"). Together, the team of experts will lead the community through the makeover process. Months later, cameras will revisit the school to discover the lasting effects of the transformation -- a renewed sense of school pride and an increase in student achievement scores. "School Pride" is produced by Horizon Alternative Television.