[12/10/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 10 Updates include: ABC passes on "Kings of Van Nuys," again; Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart book multiple projects; and Robert Patrick upped to regular on HBO's "True Blood."
[08/24/12 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 24 Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski lands pandemic thriller at ABC; Matt Jones joins "The Office" spin-off at NBC; and Salli Richardson-Whitfield cast in Lifetime's "The Secret Lives of Wives."
[05/17/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 17 Updates include: A&E cancels "Breakout Kings"; Nickelodeon to wrap "iCarly"; and TNT and Lifetime in early talks to pick up CBS's "Unforgettable."
[03/07/12 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 7 Updates include: Keri Russell to lead "The Americans" for FX; Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo report to ABC's "Zero Hour"; and Theo James is CBS's new "Golden Boy."
[02/29/12 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 29 Updates include: Dane Cook to star in NBC's "Next Caller Please"; Hayden Panettiere is bound for ABC's "Nashville"; and Ashley Greene is the latest to "Americana" at ABC.
[02/27/12 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 27 Updates include: Cuba Gooding Jr. to play "Guilty" for FOX; AnnaSophia Robb to star in The CW's "Carrie Diaries"; and Lucy Liu set as Watson in CBS's "Elementary."
[02/23/12 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 23 Updates include: Scott Foley to play "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez set as "Devious Maids" on ABC; and Aimee Teegarden to lead The CW's "Selection."
[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."
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: second pilot films on tuesday, october 2; first pilot filmed on wednesday, april 4
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) Meet the Trotters, Del (John Leguizamo) and Rodney (Dustin Ybarra), two brothers pursuing the American Dream. But while some folks work in office buildings, the Trotters do things differently, buying and selling discounted, discontinued and slightly damaged items out of the trunk of their '78 Pacer wagon. Most days, you can find them at The Regal Hound, a bar run by Del's ex-wife Ruby Ross (Wendi McLendon-Covey) which the boys often use as an office space. Del's the risk taker, always looking for a sweet deal, whether it's unbreakable pinatas, skinny jeans that are a little burned, or a DeLorean with monster truck wheels. He's got a million big ideas. And he's just one score away from becoming the next great captain of industry. Rodney's the more conservative one, the voice of reason, who acts as Del's conscience. Raised by his brother, Rodney is constantly trying to get out of Del's shadow. And then there's grandpa, Jackie (Christopher Lloyd), a feisty former stunt man in his golden years, who thinks he's still got it. Even though their half-cocked scams and schemes usually leave the Trotter bank account running on empty, they'll be fine as long as they avoid the law and rely on each other. Based on Britain's all time favorite comedy, Steven Cragg & Brian Bradley (Scrubs, MadTV) adapt and executive produce this subversive new comedy about the slightly crooked path two brothers travel on the way to achieving success.