[10/19/11 - 10:56 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 19 Updates include: Marc Cherry brings "Devious Maids" at ABC; Josh Schwartz aims to import the U.K.'s "Misfits"; and Minnie Driver inks a talent deal with ABC.
[03/03/09 - 06:28 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 3 Updates include: Jonathan Silverman returns to ABC; Scott Wolf joins ABC's "V" revival; and NBC finalizes episode orders for "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office."
[02/08/08 - 06:21 PM] Development Update: Week of February 4-8 Updates include: Joshua Jackson to round out FOX's "Fringe"; Media Rights Capital lands series at ABC, Comedy Central and HBO; and "Inside the NFL" is cut loose by HBO.
[10/19/07 - 06:50 PM] Development Update: Week of October 15-19 Updates include: Jorja Fox confirms her "CSI" exit, G4 renews its animated comedy "Code Monkeys," Benjamin Bratt to be A&E's "Cleaner" and Darren Star returns to HBO.
STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's web site) HE'S TELLING WOMEN WHAT MEN REALLY THINK. Larry Ackerman is Chicago's sexiest bartender and an expert in the art of seduction (thanks to several years of on-the-job training). He's the reason "The Rules" was written. When it comes to his own relationships, he lives for the chase and the conquest. But when it comes to helping out other people's relationships, he's focused on love. Persuaded by his sister's Tuesday night supper club, Larry reveals the secrets of men to help the women land Mr. Right. Of course, Larry's advice often backfires or works too well and he constantly finds himself cleaning up the mess. Larry's newfound purpose in life helps him to truly understand the opposite sex and gives him hope that he might one day meet someone capable of ending his womanizing ways.