[04/04/11 - 10:34 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 4 Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Greg Plageman to run pilots; "Mr. Sunshine" co-creators stick with Sony; and Miranda Lambert to develop a new drama for ABC Family.
[03/18/11 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 18 Updates include: Christina Applegate to star in Emily Spivey's comedy pilot for NBC; Kevin Dillon, Mary Lynn Rajskub join CBS's "Gentleman"; and Esai Morales is latest to reunite with Ron Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."
[03/16/11 - 10:58 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 16 Updates include: Scott Porter reports to The CW's "Hart of Dixie"; Alanna Ubach has "Little in Common" with FOX; and Lauren Cohan lands the lead in "Heavenly," also at The CW.
[03/09/11 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 9 Updates include: Donal Logue, Terry O'Quinn join ABC's "Hallelujah"; Michael Chiklis is "Vince Uncensored" for CBS; and Jennifer Morrison reports to "Once Upon a Time" at ABC.
[03/02/11 - 10:44 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 2 Updates include: Kyle Bornheimer, Martin Henderson land pilots in second position; Sarah Paulson to topline Kari Lizer's NBC comedy; and Alexandra Breckenridge to star in The CW's "Cooper & Stone."
[02/18/11 - 10:26 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 18 Updates include: Tim Allen locks into ABC's "Last Days of Man"; Rob Corddry has "Little in Common" with FOX; and "Lone Star's" Jimmy Wolk reports to "Georgetown" at ABC.
[08/27/10 - 07:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 27 Updates include: Jackson Rathbone to visit ABC's "No Ordinary Family"; Lifetime to take on the "Craigslist Killer"; and Josh Schwartz books a twentysomething political drama at ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) The creators of Gossip Girl invite you to get a glimpse inside the beltway. Forget the President, in D.C. the real power plays are made behind closed doors by the President's inner circle - the young, sexy people who shape politics. Andrew, Sam, Nikki and Peter are four of the secret weapons that propelled the current President into power. They also happen to be roommates with an intimate and tangled personal history. The only thing hotter and heavier than their personal lives is their workloads. Andrew (James Wolk) is the President's brilliant but disillusioned speechwriter. His rock-hard abs ensure that his casual hookups make front page news. Sam (Daisy Betts) is Andrew's ex and assistant to the President's Senior Adviser. Caught in a love triangle with Andrew and his charismatic best friend Monty (Kevin Zegers), Sam tries to play it cool, but when Monty unexpectedly proposes to Sam, the tension between Sam and Andrew skyrockets. Political analyst Peter (Joe Mazzello) is the rock in their circle of friends. Then there's Nikki (Katie Cassidy), the President's "spin doctor," who also happens to be a gorgeous ex-model. Passion, politics and hard partying come together in this hot and steamy new drama. When you work around the clock, it's easy to take your work to bed with you. Produced by Fake Empire (Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage), Georgetown gives us an inside look at the young and hungry power players who try to outmaneuver and out score each other in the game of politics.