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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