[05/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: ABC & Nbc
Updates include: the "Earl," "Medium" cancellation fallout begins; "Surviving Suburbia" still alive; and ABC eyes additional midseason options.

[05/14/09 - 11:10 AM]
FOX Adds "Past Life"; ABC Likely to Keep "Scrubs," "Samantha"
The newcomer joins previous pickups "Human Target," "Sons of Tucson," "Glee" and "The Cleveland Show."

[04/10/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 10
Updates include: TNT cancels "Trust Me"; Showtime passes on all of its pilots; and a dozen directors land pilot duty.

[03/31/09 - 04:06 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 14 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/20/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 20
Updates include: CBS wants "The Whole 19 Yards"; HBO to follow "The Neistat Brothers"; and Elizabeth Mitchell lands the lead on ABC's "V" revival.

[03/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 16
Updates include: Richard Dreyfuss to do "Everything" for CBS; Chevy Chase reports to NBC's "Community"; and Paul Campbell to topline ABC's "No Heroics."

[03/13/09 - 06:13 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: Joel Gretsch added to ABC's "V" remake; Donald Faison reports for "The Law" on ABC; and FOX cleans up its pilot slate.

[03/06/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 6
Updates include: Comedy Central cancels "Chocolate News"; ABC adds "Pulling" to comedy pilot roster; and a huge wave of casting news.

[02/11/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 11
Updates include: Nicollette Sheridan to depart "Desperate Housewives"; ABC adds six comedy pilots; and FX orders two dramas.

2/11/09 - 5/19/09
previously in development (2009-2010 season)
ordered to pilot
(from ABC's web site, March 2009) They're the few. They're the proud. They're the reserves. Cops, that is. In this comedy of errors, get a glimpse into the lives of the L.A. County Sherriff's Dept. Reserves. These weekend warriors may stumble now and again, but at the end of the day, they get the job done. Gardening store owner, Cedric Battiste (Cedric the Entertainer) is one of the best Deputy Reserve Sheriffs around. On the weekends he lives to serve and protect, but during the week, Cedric works full-time selling marigolds and shoveling manure. And the manure's definitely gonna fly when Cedric gets stuck with a bunch of rookie reservists. Dan's a high-strung orthodontist. Michael's a graphic artist with a disturbing encyclopedic knowledge of cop shows. And Liz is a wealthy, bored housewife who's a tomboy at heart. At first the reservists are so amazingly incompetent that it looks like they have badges and guns and not a whole lot else to offer. But after Liz manages to sweet talk Cedric's crabby dad, an unhappily retired police captain, Cedric decides to give them a break. And when all three of them help Cedric bring down a snobby restaurant robber, it might just be the beginning of a beautiful partnership... times three. Co-written by stand-up phenomenon Cedric the Entertainer, along with legendary writer/producer Bob Fisher (Alice), Cedric the Entertainer stars in The Law, a wild single-camera comedy that's a little Hill Street Blues, a little Barney Miller and a little Reno 9-1-1. From co-executive producers Charles Segars (National Treasure) and United States of Tara's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey comes this year's comedy that really lays down the law.
· Cedric the Entertainer as Cedric Battiste
· Donald Faison as Dan
· John Amos as Charles
· Larry Joe Campbell as Carl Tucker
· Madchen Amick as Liz
· Mercedes Masohn as Theresa Ramirez
· Ryan Devlin as Michael
· Bob Fisher as CRTR/EP
· Cedric the Entertainer as CRTR/EP
· Darryl Frank as EP
· Eric Rhone as EP
· Justin Falvey as EP
· Luke Greenfield as DIR (Pilot)
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
· ABC Studios
· DreamWorks Television