[04/20/12 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 20 Updates include: NBC orders Matthew Perry-led "Go On" to series; HBO cancels "The Life & Times of Tim," again; and Mariska Hargitay locked in for a season 14 to "Law & Order: SVU."
[12/12/11 - 10:46 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 12 Updates include: Anastasia Griffith first to join BBC America's "Copper"; Netflix wants Eli Roth's "Hemlock Grove"; and Style passes on renewing "Ruby."
[11/29/11 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 29 Updates include: Bryan Singer to direct NBC's "The Munsters"; Brandon Jay McLaren joins Jeff Eastin's new USA pilot; and ABC locks in 14th episode of "Pan Am."
[11/22/11 - 10:50 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 22 Updates include: NBC greenlights Sarah Silverman comedy pilot; Ewan McGregor joins HBO's "The Corrections"; and Cuba Gooding Jr. to star in ABC's "Crew Six."
[10/24/11 - 10:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 24 Updates include: Carol Mendelsohn books a hefty development slate; Omid Djalili to bring "The Infidel" to NBC; and a quartet is bound for TBS's "Sullivan & Son."
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, December 2011) The network recently also ordered the pilot American Housewife, starring Melanie Griffith, Jeffrey Nordling, Matthew MacCaull and Ken Luckey, which explores the presumably idyllic life of a homemaker (Griffith) who is overwhelmed by being the perfect wife and mother to her well-to-do family and is constantly distracted by the ongoing conversation she holds with her inner voice. From Fox Television Studios, American Housewife will be executive produced by Antonio Banderas, Griffith and Erik Jendresen, who wrote the script based on a story by Banderas and Jendresen, Ray Ricord and Jason Weinberg also executive produce, with David Slade directing.