[03/19/09 - 03:38 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 19 Updates include: Eric McCormack and Reno Wilson to topline ABC's "The New Twenty"; Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis are "Pulling" for ABC; and Holly Robinson Peete joins "The Bridget Show," also at ABC.
[01/29/09 - 06:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 29 Updates include: CBS orders three drama pilots; Billy Campbell to topline NBC's "Lost in the '80s"; and ABC eyes The CW orphan "Surviving Suburbia."
STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's web site, March 2009) Lifelong friends, Seth and Dean are the same age, but that doesn't mean they're at the same point in life. While one is about to become an empty-nester, one is about to become a first-time-father. They're two friends trying to survive two completely different types of mid-life crisis. Dean (Will & Grace's Eric McCormack) has always taken the responsible route. He put himself through med-school. He took his time to marry the right woman. And finally, at 40, his beautiful wife Tess and he will have their first baby. His best friend, Seth did things a little differently. He never finished college after he got his wife Amy pregnant when they were still pretty much kids themselves. Finally, after 20 years, his kids have moved out and he's looking forward to going on a permanent adult spring break. While Doctor Dean smugly assumes he knows everything there is to know about babies without ever actually having had one, Seth makes big plans to revel in his new-found freedom alone. But it doesn't take long before Dean realizes he could really use Seth's parenting expertise and Seth realizes that living the good life isn't all that much fun without your best friend to share it with. From Emmy-nominated executive producer/writer Tad Quill (Spin City, Scrubs, Dirty Sexy Money) and Emmy-winning director Marc Buckland (My Name Is Earl) comes a refreshingly funny multi-camera comedy about two best friends who discover that the only way they're going to get through middle age gracefully, is by doing it together.