[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 21 Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.
[07/26/10 - 06:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 26 Updates include: Susan Sarandon to have "Miraculous Year" at HBO; Alfred Molina joins NBC's "Law & Order: LA"; and Nigel Lythgoe to return to FOX's "American Idol."
[03/27/10 - 12:03 AM] Development Update: Saturday, March 27 Updates include: Jason Wiles reports for "Boston's Finest" at ABC; Martin Short is a "Tax Man" for FOX; and Christopher Sieber to topline ABC's "It Takes a Village."
[03/08/10 - 12:04 AM] Development Update: Monday, March 8 Updates include: TBS casts two pilots; Aly Michalka books the lead on The CW's "Hellcats"; and Kathy Bates is on track to topline NBC's "Kindreds."
[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.
[02/01/10 - 06:51 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 1 Updates include: Matthew Broderick to star in NBC's "Beach Lane"; four other pilots get the green light; and the Peacock sets an air date for "The Mountain."
STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2010) Karen and Howard are just like any other couple lovingly raising their teenage son except they happen to live across the street from each other; Karen is remarried and Howard is gay. It Takes a Village is the comedy that proves that unconditional love can come in unconventional packages. Howard and Karen are devoted parents who raised their precocious, 15-year old son George in a protective bubble. That bubble burst big time, however, the day Karen and Howard got divorced and Howard came out of the closet. Now Karen and Howard live right across the street from each other; Karen is remarried to Carl, and everything's friendly. Right up until Howard invites his boyfriend Scott to move in. Suddenly, George has four parents keeping an eye on him at all times and they're always in each other's business. That's kind of okay, though. When you're a teenage boy, having your parents divorce and your dad announce that he's gay, kind of stinks. But having four great, loving parents always looking out for you? That's pretty cool. In this single-camera comedy, up-and-coming writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor explore the intricate, sometimes delicate, and always-complicated dynamics of divorced family life.