[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 15 Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."
[03/05/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 5 Updates include: Ben McKenzie to star in "The Advocates" at CBS; Matt Lanter tapped for lead in The CW's "Oxygen"; and ABC asks for yet another episode of "Shark Tank."
[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 1 Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."
[02/26/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 26 Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in CBS's "Reckless"; Brittany Snow joins "To My Assistant" at FOX; and Martin Short is in talks to join NBC's "The John Mulaney Show."
[02/13/13 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 13 Updates include: Rupert Grint is "Super Clyde" for CBS; NBC trims "Camp" from 13 to 10 episodes; and CBS Television Distribution axes "The Jeff Probst Show."
[02/04/13 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 4 Updates include: CBS keeps the pilot orders coming; Blair Underwood to topline NBC's "Ironside" revival; and The CW taps a trio of pilot directors.
[12/12/12 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 12 Updates include: Billy Campbell, Michelle Forbes won't return to AMC's "The Killing"; Cartoon Network orders "Clarence" to series; and Jason Mott's "The Returned" set up at ABC.
[02/17/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 17 Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to star in ABC's "Americana"; Donald Sutherland joins FOX's "Living Loaded"; and Ana Ortiz is the latest to ABC's "Devious Maids."
[02/02/12 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 2 Updates include: Eric Kripke's "Revolution" a go at NBC; Jamie Bamber joins TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Dana Gould, John Leguizamo land projects at FX, ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/9/13; filmed on 4/16/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) Every man wants to be the king of his castle and John (John Leguizamo) is no different. He dreams about coming home to a wife and children who've been longing for his return after being gone on the road for weeks, but his reality is a blunt wake-up call. Constantly touring as a standup comedian and maintaining order and leadership in your home are two very tricky worlds to balance, and John is struggling to do just that. He and his wife, Juicy, want nothing more than for their two children to have a better upbringing than either of them had. They realize this is tricky to do while still acknowledging the importance of where they came from. Juicy comes from a privileged Jewish background and John often feels that because of this she is too soft on the kids. John on the other hand was raised by single working mom, Olga, and believes kids need to be pushed to be better. Their daughter, Sophie, who is entering high school is struggling to find who she is and what she wants her identity to be. While at the same time their son, Toby, may be considered a loner by some, including John, but he's comfortable in his uniqueness. Grandmother Olga now works as the family accountant which means she often butts heads with Juicy. All of these personalities combined with friends from John's past makes life in their very narrow five story walk up brownstone in New York truly unique. Starring John Leguizamo, and written in conjunction with Jeff Astrof (NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE) comes a unique family comedy directed by Ted Wass (RULES OF EENGAGEMENT) and executive produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman (THE MUPPETS).