[11/30/09 - 11:52 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Bless This Mess" (ABC)

[05/07/09 - 04:09 PM]
Modern Family First Comedy to Series at Abc
Plus: "Surviving Suburbia" gets bumped once again and six other pilots get new titles.

[04/10/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 10
Updates include: TNT cancels "Trust Me"; Showtime passes on all of its pilots; and a dozen directors land pilot duty.

[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."

[03/31/09 - 04:06 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 14 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[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.

[02/11/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 11
Updates include: Nicollette Sheridan to depart "Desperate Housewives"; ABC adds six comedy pilots; and FX orders two dramas.

2/11/09 - 11/30/09
previously in development (2009-2010 season)
ordered to pilot
pilot presentation (7-10 minutes) films thursday, april 23
(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.
· Anita Renfroe as Anita
· Ryan Stiles as Paul
· Skyler Samuels as Libby
· Spencer Breslin as Doug
· Tucker Albrizzi as Michael
· Amy Welsh as CRTR/PROD
· Anita Renfroe as CRTR
· Eric Tannenbaum as EP
· Jamie Widdoes as DIR (Pilot)
· Kim Tannenbaum as EP
· Mitch Hurwitz as EP
· Rob Hanning as CRTR/EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
· Sony Pictures Television
· Tantamount