[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."

[05/30/10 - 12:10 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "It Takes a Village" (ABC)

[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."

[03/25/10 - 02:45 PM]
2010 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[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."

[03/05/10 - 12:23 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 5 (Part 1)
Updates include: Scott Caan is "Danno" for CBS's "Hawaii Five-O"; Robert Patrick joins ABC's "Edgar Floats"; and over 15 pilots name their directors.

[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."

2/1/10 - 10/21/11
previously in development (2010-2011 season)
ordered to pilot
(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.
· Cheyenne Jackson as Scott
· Christopher Sieber as Howard Keener
· Gabriel Morales as Chris
· James Patrick Stuart as Carl
· Leah Remini as Karen Keener
· Zach Mills as George Keener
· Andrea Shay as EP
· Casey Johnson as CRTR/EP
· David Windsor as CRTR/EP
· Deborah Spera as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michael Fresco as DIR (Pilot)
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The