[05/07/15 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 7 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: The CW passes on its remaining pilots; Greg Malins to run FOX's "The Grinder"; and NBC to recast Meaghan Rath's role on "People Are Talking."

[03/24/15 - 06:01 PM]
2015 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/13/15 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: Greg Grunberg to lead "All Stars" for ABC; Ben Feldman is bound for NBC's "Superstore"; and Justin Hires tapped for Chris Tucker role in CBS's "Rush Hour."

[03/12/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Kristen Hager to lead "The Adversaries" at ABC; D.B. Woodside among the latest bound for FOX's "Lucifer"; and James Roday to star in ABC's "The Brainy Bunch."

[03/06/15 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 6
Updates include: Mark-Paul Gosselaar cast in "People Are Talking" at NBC; Joy Bryant, Coby Bell among latest cast in ABC's "The Advocate"; and Alexandra Chando tapped for role in The CW's "Dead People."

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 12 projects.

[09/11/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 11
Updates include: HBO passes on Ryan Murphy's "Open"; Bravo pushes back season premiere of "Shahs of Sunset"; and Akiva Goldsman, Marc Haimes bring DC Comics' "Titans" to TNT.

9/11/14 - 5/7/15
previously in development (2015-2016 season)
ordered to pilot
network passed on 5/7/15
(from ABC's press release, March 2015) Special Forces Operations Sergeant Kip Mitchell has been in some of the toughest spots in the world. But now, thanks to a bullet in his derriere, his Blackhawk days are over. He's taking early retirement and taking on his biggest challenge - becoming the stay at home dad to his five super-smart kids. Kip's sexy brainiac wife, Mona Lisa has spent the last fifteen years using her PhD. to home-school their kids while they traveled the world, and they've all grown into smart, fun little weirdos. There's 4-year-old Thunder who reads blueprints and Dostoevsky; Gregory the 9-year-old Donald Trump; 11-year-old Phoebe, whose running a psychiatry practice out of her bedroom; and the twins - teenage computer whizzes Matthew and Marisa. After Kip gets shot in the butt, the Mitchells settle down in California, where they've been offered a free place to stay by Mona Lisa's mom Celeste (Melanie Griffith). Celeste is a former pageant queen who welcomes them with open arms and free spray tanner. Once settled, the Mitchells all take on new roles - Mona Lisa heads back to work at the Community College, Kip stays home, and the kids find themselves in a public junior/senior high for the first time. Predictably, things go south pretty quickly. The kids cause chaos on campus when they create a dating app for the students, Kip gets tased by the overzealous school security guard, and Mona Lisa's students would rather read Lindsay Lohan's tweets than Emily Dickinson's poetry. After all hell breaks loose, Kip deals with something that he rarely faced in the military: his orders are not being obeyed. When the kids refuse to take down the dating app, using his military know-how will help Kip win this battle. But to win the war, he'll have to earn their respect. It's a dilemma every parent has faced, but this one will involve push-ups, blue-prints of the town's water system, a sweat-lodge, dressing up like Sylvia Plath, and lots and lots of sausage. In short, just another day with the nerd herd at the Mitchell abode. Inspired by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding's book, "The Brainy Bunch" about their own high-achieving kids and their homeschooling methods, writers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux (Bob's Burgers) exec produce with Imagine's Brian Grazer (Empire, Parenthood, 24) and Francie Calfo (Empire).
· Harrison Holzer as TBA
· James Roday as Kip
· Majandra Delfino as MonaLisa
· Melanie Griffith as Celeste
· Spencer Tomich as TBA
· Zoe Colletti as TBA
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Jamie Travis as DIR (Pilot)
· Kitchener Harding as BOOK
· Lizzie Molyneux as CRTR/EP
· Mona Lisa Montoya as BOOK
· Wendy Molyneux as CRTR/EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Imagine Television