[08/03/12 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 3 Updates include: Michael Raymond-James, Colin O'Donoghue bound for ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; David Denman to return to NBC's "The Office"; and Chris Levinson books a new drama at FOX.
[04/09/12 - 11:18 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 9 Updates include: FOX to roll back "Cops" next season; TNT on track to renew "Southland"; and Dana Delany to return for "Desperate Housewives" finale.
[01/23/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 23 Updates include: NBC gets busy with 10 pilot orders; Jon Bernthal in early talks for TNT's "L.A. Noir"; and USA postpones comedy pilot "Paging Dr. Freed."
[01/20/12 - 10:27 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 20 Updates include: Kevin Nealon joins NBC's "Isabel"; "666 Park Avenue" lands pilot order at ABC; and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans on track for HBO's "The Corrections."
[01/06/12 - 10:50 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 6 Updates include: "Last Resort" officially a go at ABC; Marcia Gay Harden joins NBC's "Isabel"; and Rhona Mitra on track to join Cinemax's "Strike Back."
[01/06/12 - 10:07 PM] TCA: NBC Confirms Episode, Pilot Orders "Harry's Law," "Parks & Recreation" set for 22 episodes, plus check out official descriptions of the Peacock's five pilots ordered to date.
[01/05/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 5 Updates include: Frances Conroy latest to NBC's "Beautiful People"; pair likewise set for "Isabel" at the Peacock; and NBC, The CW in talks to carry "Saving Hope," "L.A. Complex."
[01/03/12 - 10:52 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 3 Updates include: Kathleen York, Cybill Shepherd report to Lifetime's "The Client List"; Sophia Schloss is NBC's "Isabel"; and Spike Feresten lands new comedy at the Peacock.
[11/15/11 - 10:59 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 15 Updates include: Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne to take over FOX's "Alcatraz"; NBC to shut down production on "Prime Suspect"; and Aaron Tveit to star in Jeff Eastin's USA pilot.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, January 2012) ISABEL is a comedy centering on an otherwise normal middle-class family that wrestles with the challenges of everyday life while raising a daughter (Sophia Mitri Schloss, "Grimm") who has magical abilities. Abigail Mavity and Skyler Gisondo also star. Howard Busgang ("The Closer," "Boy Meets World") and Tom Nursall ("Single White Spenny") are the executive producers and writers. Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle") directs the pilot and is an executive producer. Karey Burke ("Free Agents"), Aaron Kaplan ("Terra Nova") and Jocelyn Deschenes also are executive producers. "Isabel" is produced by Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment and Sphere Media.