[05/08/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: ABC, CBS pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Terence Paul Winter named showrunner of ABC's "Castle"; and E.J. Bonilla joins the cast of A&E's revival of "Unforgettable."

[03/27/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 27
Updates include: Ernie Hudson bound for "Delores & Jermaine" at ABC; Corbin Bernsen cast in HBO's "Living on Video"; and AMC gives the moniker "Fear the Walking Dead" to the franchise's upcoming spin-off.

[03/24/15 - 06:01 PM]
2015 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/13/15 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: Greg Grunberg to lead "All Stars" for ABC; Ben Feldman is bound for NBC's "Superstore"; and Justin Hires tapped for Chris Tucker role in CBS's "Rush Hour."

[03/12/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Kristen Hager to lead "The Adversaries" at ABC; D.B. Woodside among the latest bound for FOX's "Lucifer"; and James Roday to star in ABC's "The Brainy Bunch."

[02/27/15 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: Tom Ellis set as "Lucifer" at FOX; Terry O'Quinn to lead ABC's "The Adversaries"; and Dave Annable boards "Heart Matters" at NBC.

[02/12/15 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: Rob Lowe to lead "The Grinder" at FOX; USA passes on its drama pilot "Stanistan"; and Eric McCormack tapped as male lead on FOX's "Studio City."

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 12 projects.

1/30/15 - 5/8/15
previously in development (2015-2016 season)
ordered to pilot
network passed on 5/8/15
(from ABC's press release, March 2015) Prentiss Porter (Craig Ferguson) resides in a handsome apartment in New York City and is employed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of Arms & Armor. Prentiss is among the world's foremost experts on medieval weaponry. As a student of military strategy, he can spout quotations from Sun Tzu or George Patton on subjects such as "vanquishing one's enemies" with a grandeur that's most impressive - especially for a man afraid to leave his apartment - something he hasn't done for eleven years. Rather than deal with his condition, Prentiss has created a universe where he has absolute control. Since he cannot go out into the world, he demands the world be brought to him by the ragtag family he has assembled around him. There's his sister, Charlotte Porter Armstrong, a divorced mom and animal rights fanatic, who goes out of her way to run special errands for him. This former debutante now dresses like a vegan hippie who hasn't visited a makeup counter in ages. She's a bit of a hoarder and makes one wonder if dysfunction runs in the family. For groceries and gossip, he gets deliveries from Darren, a Millennial with a podcast, whose family owns the bodega downstairs. Prentiss gets almost daily visits from his housekeeper Juana de la Cruz, a widowed mother of four, who provides tough love and common sense, in addition to running the household and gossiping about the neighbors they watch through the window. The newest and soon-to-be-regular visitor is Greta Milgrim, a new intern from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who has come by to deliver a medieval gauntlet. Ostensibly she will be with Prentiss no longer than today. But today, something happens that changes everything... love at first sight. Catching sight of his new neighbor (through binoculars), Prentiss vows to meet her and marry her. His sixth sense must be at work because she, too, is a renowned expert on Medieval History. She is Professor Veronica Shultz, who wrote a book that Prentiss holds in the highest esteem. But, she is old school- no cell phone, no email and hates the internet because it has made us a nation of shut-ins. Could this be a deal breaker? Prentiss plots to get her to come to his apartment using his knowledge from "The Art of War," and gets help for his elaborate plan from Charlotte, Darren, Juana, and Greta. But the King of 7B may need to do something even bigger... step outside his door to battle his demons and win over the love of his life. Written and executive produced by Howard Franklin (Quick Change, The Big Year), Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled, Cars), Ben Karlin (Modern Family, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jess Rosenthall and directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me).
· Amir Talai as Darsh Mehta
· Carla Jimenez as Juana de la Cruz
· Craig Ferguson as Prentiss Porter
· Ione Skye as Veronica Shultz Carlyle
· Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Greta Milgrim
· Marin Hinkle as Charlotte Porter Armstrong
· Ben Karlin as EP
· Dan Fogelman as EP
· David Frankel as DIR (Pilot)
· Howard Franklin as CRTR/EP
· Jess Rosenthal as EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· ABC Studios
· Rhode Island Ave. Productions