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[03/25/14 - 10:35 PM]
2014 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[01/30/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: Timothy Omundson to round out the cast of ABC's "Galavant"; MTV gives series order to "Finding Carter"; and Lauren Iungerich, Emily Kapnek comedy pilots both get green lights from ABC.

[01/17/14 - 11:25 AM]
ABC at TCA: Lee Talks Regrets on "Wonderland," Finding Sea Legs on "S.H.I.E.L.D."
Plus: the executive on Marvel's "Agent Carter"; the failures of "Lucky 7," "The Assets"; and more!

[12/20/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 20
Updates include: Reece Ritchie first to board FOX's "Hieroglyph"; Adam Goldberg cast in CBS's "Gaffigan"; and Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde exit NBC's "Chicago PD."

[12/17/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 17
Updates include: Ashley Williams joins CBS's "Gaffigan"; Joshua Sasse tapped for title role in ABC's "Galavant"; and Lifetime eyes adaptation of Brian Stelter's "Top of the Morning."

[11/01/13 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 1
Updates include: Vinnie Jones is the first to "Galavant" at ABC; Shane West, Tamzin Merchant join WGN America's "Salem"; and Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia book comedies at ABC.

[10/01/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 1
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to comedy "Galavant"; Will Forte brings "The Last Man on Earth" to FOX; and Jennie Garth in talks to join ABC Family's "Mystery Girls."







GALAVANT (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/1/13 - 3/25/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with Broadway and Hollywood's award-winning musical team - composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid; Tangled) - for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero Galavant (Joshua Sasse) was a slayer of dragons, protector of the innocent, and defender of the less fortunate. But one day, the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson) fell for Galavant's ladylove Madalena and kidnapped her. On Madalena and King Richard's wedding day, Galavant courageously fought his way back to the palace to rescue his love. And while this is where most fairytales end happily ever after, it's where the tale of GALAVANT truly begins. Madalena stuns Galavant when she announces that she chooses fame, fortune, and the crown over Galavant and breaks his heart. Five years later we rejoin Galavant, heartbroken and drowning his sorrows in drink. Having given up on heroics, he's a bit out of shape and flat broke. But his faithful squire Sid sees a momentous opportunity when Princess Isabella of Valencia arrives in search of "The Great Galavant." She asks him to save her kingdom from its evil invader... none other than King Richard himself. Galavant must get back in the saddle, literally and figuratively, to take revenge on his nemesis, win back Madalena, and restore his "happily ever after." But our fallen hero doesn't realize that Isabella might not be revealing the whole story... Our hero's quest for redemption will have many twists and turns along the way. And as one of the songs from Menken and Slater proclaims: "Huzzah And Tally-Ho! Sit Back And Here We Go!"
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Joshua Sasse as Prince Galavant
· Karen David as Isabella
· Luke Youngblood as Sid
· Mallory Jansen as Madalena
· Timothy Omundson as King Richard
· Vinnie Jones as Gareth
CREW INFORMATION:
· ??? as DIR (Pilot)
· Alan Menken as EP
· Dan Fogelman as CRTR/EP
· Glenn Slater as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Rhode Island Ave. Productions