[04/08/09 - 06:27 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 8 Updates include: FOX orders "Someone's Gotta Go"; "Dollhouse" episodes to premiere on DVD; and Leah Remini joins ABC's "Don't Try This at Home."
[03/30/09 - 06:08 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 30 Updates include: leads set for CBS's "Waiting to Die"; ABC orders "Diamonds," "The Shark Tank"; and Mary Steenburgen to find "Happiness" at CBS.
STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: pilot presentation (7-10 minutes) films thursday, april 23
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's web site, March 2009) Inside every harried, rumpled, over-worked mom is a phe-mom-enon just waiting to bust out. Like Anita Randall. She's a loving, devoted wife and mother, but she's also a raging estrogen crusader with a wicked wit and a lot of creative energy. Anita may be married to her town's pastor, but for a minister's wife she's a bit unorthodox. She's an affectionate and protective mom, who, occasionally, may or may not throw out her children's artwork, accidentally-on-purpose. She's a loving wife, who happens to love her husband Paul way more than she loves his irritating mother. Anita's an independent spirit, but sometimes she can't help stumbling a little bit under the disapproving gaze of her husband's congregation. Luckily, her faith and family are always there to help her through. Just like other moms, she may sometimes feel like a misfit outside of her family, but she knows you can never underestimate the forgiving powers of the perfect pair of jeans. Comedian and YouTube sensation Anita Renfroe stars in a family comedy that punctuates Anita's funny everyday life with pops of hilarious fantasy as we see Anita's imagination run wild. From Roseanne's Amy Welsh and Hope & Faith's Rob Hanning, Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz and Two and a Half Men's Kim and Eric Tannenbaum, comes a multi-camera, can't-miss comedy about one irreverent mom who puts family first by whatever ridiculous means necessary.