[06/06/10 - 05:22 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Freshmen" (ABC)

[05/14/10 - 08:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 14
Updates include: NBC orders "School Pride"; Ali Adler, Greg Malins find new gigs; and Joely Richardson, Ryan Devlin are out of their respective pilots.

[02/26/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 26
Updates include: David Lyons to don "The Cape" at NBC; Shane West books the male lead on The CW's "Nikita"; and Ravi Patel to find "Nirvana" for FOX.

[02/25/10 - 12:01 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 25
Updates include: Jason Jones is a "Better American" for ABC; Scott Patterson books "The Event" at NBC; and "The Deep End's" Ben Lawson joins ABC's "Freshmen."

[02/23/10 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 23
Updates include: Jim Belushi, Leah Remini both land lead roles; Emmy-winner Zeljko Ivanek joins NBC's "The Event"; and over a dozen other castings.

[02/09/10 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 9
Updates include: pilots land directors; Jennifer Finnigan joins Joanna Garcia on an ABC comedy pilot; and Billy Ray is tapped to pen "24's" feature incarnation.

[02/03/10 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 3
Updates include: "Big Love" gets a fifth season from HBO; ABC sets a launch date for "Happy Town"; and Sarah Chalke to topline ABC's "Freshmen."

[01/25/10 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 25
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" gets sixth season; ABC, CBS add comedy pilots; and Joanna Garcia to topline Shana Goldberg-Meehan's comedy for ABC.

[09/16/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 16
Updates include: Greg Malins, Arianna Huffington team for ABC comedy; and Ron Howard, Brent Forrester likewise book a comedy at FOX.

9/16/09 - 6/6/10
previously in development (2010-2011 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's press release, March 2010) Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors in D.C.? Get a closer look at the private lives of public people in this uncensored new comedy. When three young, newly-elected members of Congress decide to share a house together, we'll see both their public maneuvering and their behind-the-scenes personal relationships. Meet Cameron, Vince and Jane, three freshman Representatives who decide to pool both their financial and political resources when they share a house in D.C. Cameron is optimistic and determined, Vince is opportunistic and charming, and Jane, is beautiful and brilliant, but a little romantically clueless. As these newbies try to learn their way around the hill, they inevitably run into professional challenges, personal entanglements and public humiliations. After all, if they screw up, the snarky blog 'Fools on the Hill' is there to document it for the whole wide web. It's their first year in D.C., so these three young Representatives will definitely make a few mistakes, but hopefully they will learn a thing or two along the way. Luckily, they've formed their own little ways and means committee for negotiating life on the hill. Executive producer Arianna Huffington lends her experience and pointed political-insider wit to this comedy that is part West Wing, part Grey's Anatomy. Experience both the private and public lives of politicians when creator Greg Malins (How I Met Your Mother) pulls back the curtain on America's elected officials.
· Ben Lawson as Vince Rapp
· Sarah Chalke as Jane Keathly
· Suzy Nakamura as (FKA) Lance
· Taran Killam as Adam Harris
· Tommy Dewey as Cameron Graham
· Arianna Huffington as EP
· Greg Malins as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as DIR (Pilot)
· Roy Sekoff as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
· 20th Century Fox Television