STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Having a kid while you're a teenager is never easy. The upside is, you're that much closer to your child's age and are bound to have lots in common. The downside: you can't tell your daughter not to start a family as a teenager, because that's just what you did… Meet Nan, Karen, and Charlotte: grandma, mother, and daughter, ages 48, 32, and 16. Do the math and you'll see Nan had Karen at 16. And Karen had Charlotte at the same age. And if history repeats (as it always seems to), Charlotte's about to follow suit – which means that Mom and Grandma have their work cut out for them. Happily, they all live together in one happy, hectic household, which means they can keep an eye on one another. And there's a lot to look out for. Nan has had a glorious career as a Hollywood performer… if you define glorious as being an extra on one of the biggest movies ever. And even though Karen knows she's not really the big movie star's secret daughter, she can't help but wonder: what if she is? Karen's peers are a bunch of lackadaisical teachers and the self-important Principal Stoller, to whom she may be a little too attracted. Young Charlotte is the only sensible one in the household, which comes in handy as she's trying to stave off the amourous attentions of her classmate Paul: "he says he loves me, but would he give me his kidney?" Matt, Charlotte's father and Karen's boyfriend (for about 20 minutes) is also on the scene. After offering kind words and friendly advice to Charlotte, he likes to celebrate by doing doughnuts in the parking lot. Alicia Silverstone (Clueless feature film, Batman and Robin) stars as Karen and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) is Charlotte in this wry, wistful, single-camera comedy. Writer/producers Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield (Help Me Help You and Undeclared), executive producer Stu Bloomberg (Life As We Know It) and the Emmy® Award-winning director of the Ugly Betty pilot Richard Schickel, demonstrate exactly how crazy life can be when you have to play mother and daughter at the very same time. You'll see just how much three generations of women can learn from one another – if they don't kill each other in the process.