[10/17/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 17 Updates include: Dean Koontz revives "Frankenstein" at TNT; Kevin Connolly to star in CBS's "I Love You Like a Brother"; and Steven Maeda to import "Sea of Fire" at ABC.
[07/26/10 - 06:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 26 Updates include: Susan Sarandon to have "Miraculous Year" at HBO; Alfred Molina joins NBC's "Law & Order: LA"; and Nigel Lythgoe to return to FOX's "American Idol."
[07/01/10 - 06:22 PM] Development Update: Thursday, July 1 Updates include: "Chaos" falls apart at CBS; Kyle Bornheimer joins NBC's "Perfect Couples"; and cast options are extended on various projects.
[06/01/10 - 06:40 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 1 Updates include: Liz Vassey to depart "CSI"; ABC to revisit "How to Be a Better American"; and Jason Priestley to recur on ABC's "Scoundrels."
[05/15/10 - 01:20 PM] Development Update: Saturday, May 15 Updates include: TBS lands off-network rights to "The Big Bang Theory"; recasting hits NBC's "Harry's Law," "Friends With Benefits"; and Paul Reiser's "Next" to become NBC's 12th new scripted show next season.
[02/05/10 - 07:17 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 5 Updates include: Enrique Murciano, Laura Prepon join ABC pilots; Bret Harrison returns to FOX with comedy pilot; and David Goyer steps down from ABC's "FlashForward."
[01/29/10 - 07:07 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 29 Updates include: ABC sneaks in two more pilots; NBC orders a third season of "Parks & Recreation"; and Allison Janney joins Matthew Perry on "Mr. Sunshine" at ABC.
[12/18/09 - 07:03 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 18 Updates include: ABC orders pilot from British comedian Danny Wallace; Megan Holley to bring "Sunshine Cleaning" to Showtime; and Boris Kodjoe set as male lead in NBC's "Undercovers."
STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2010) Have you ever noticed how hard it is to fit into a new place? For a transplanted Brit, assimilating into San Francisco society is an agonizingly awkward exercise in futility. No matter how hard he tries to fit in, Danny Wallace just sticks out. When social graces are completely foreign to you, how are you supposed to fit in to a foreign land? Danny is a columnist who moves from England to San Francisco for his American wife Meg's new job. Despite Danny's best efforts to grasp the differences between the two cultures, he somehow always manages to cause a scene. From embarrassing first impressions to jaw-dropping misunderstandings, Danny's never met a social situation he couldn't bungle. As Meg settles in to her new job working with her boss, and former lover, Bob (aka "The Smoothie King"), Danny hangs out at his local British pub with Will, a misguided travel writer who Googles instead of going places. Their friend, Brian, the bartender at the pub, dispenses bone-headed advice along with the beer. At least Danny's comic misadventures provide plenty of fodder for his popular column. If people aren't laughing with you, might as well let them laugh at you. Inspired by his book Awkward Situations For Men, British sensation Danny Wallace co-writes and co-executive produces along with Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That 70's Show). It's a wry observational comedy that highlights the absurd minutia of day-to-day life.