[05/17/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 17 Updates include: A&E cancels "Breakout Kings"; Nickelodeon to wrap "iCarly"; and TNT and Lifetime in early talks to pick up CBS's "Unforgettable."
[03/29/12 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 29 Updates include: ABC taps showrunners for "American Judy," "Awesometown"; FOX's "In Living Color" revival books first cast members; and Netflix's "House of Cards" adds roles.
[03/07/12 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 7 Updates include: Keri Russell to lead "The Americans" for FX; Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo report to ABC's "Zero Hour"; and Theo James is CBS's new "Golden Boy."
[03/05/12 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 5 Updates include: Rachelle Lefevre is CBS's "Applebaum"; Mamie Gummer to star in The CW's "First Cut"; and CBS shelves drama pilot "Quean" over legal concerns.
[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 24 Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."
[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."
[02/15/12 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 15 Updates include: Terry O'Quinn joins ABC's "666 Park Avenue"; Ali Larter is FOX's "The Asset"; and Steven Pasquale to topline NBC's "Do No Harm."
[10/18/11 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, October 18 Updates include: Judy Greer, Mandy Moore land comedies at ABC; Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper to join HBO's "Corrections"; and Sarah Colonna books "Life As I Blow It" at NBC.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) "I do." When Judy Jennings (Judy Greer) said those two little words, her life went down the rabbit hole. Suddenly Judy became an instant stepmom to two kids. Oh, Judy... be afraid, be very afraid. Judy left the excitement of city life to join her husband Dean in the 'burbs, only to find her world completely turned upside down. Forget the lack of upscale boutiques or cultural events; Judy didn't realize she married into a family with some seriously fuzzy boundaries. Dean's Double-D ex-wife, the tough-talking town Sheriff (Elaine Hendrix), drops in unannounced, to shower after her workouts. Her stepson, Chuck Norris (named by The Sheriff, of course) surprises Judy at the most inopportune moments. And her mother-in-law, Judy "One" (Mimi Kennedy), raids the fridge whenever she feels like it and judges her parenting skills. Judy's clearly out of her element and feels like small town hospitality isn't always hospitable. Finding a friend may take some time, but until then, she's always got her family. From executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made of Honor, Surviving Christmas, Can't Hardly Wait), Ira Ungerleider (How I Met Your Mother, Friends), and David Gardner, Peter Principato, and Paul Young (Reno 911!), and director Beth McCarthy-Miller (30 Rock, Up All Night), comes this hilariously quirky new comedy about feeling like a fish out of water in your own family.