[06/27/13 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 27 Updates include: Scott Speedman joins HBO's "Open"; ABC keeps "Middle Age Rage" alive; and Brian Austin Green named regular on FX's "Anger Management."
[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 12 Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.
[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 4 Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."
[02/28/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 28 Updates include: Sophia Bush, Rebecca De Mornay board NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys"; John C. McGinley gets in on "Ground Floor" at TBS; and John Benjamin Hickey to "Blink" for The CW.
[02/27/13 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 27 Updates include: David Spade, Rachael Harris report for "Bad Management" at ABC; FOX snags Anthony LaPaglia for "Boomerang"; and Chyler Leigh joins "Holding Patterns" at NBC.
[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 20 Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.
[02/14/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 14 Updates include: Jason Isaacs tapped as "The Surgeon General" for CBS; Minnie Driver joins NBC's "About a Boy"; and Jason Ritter boards FOX's "Gavin & Stacey" import.
[09/21/12 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 21 Updates include: Ronald D. Moore to adapt "A Knight's Tale" for ABC; Zooey Deschanel to executive produce FOX's "Must Be Nice"; and Alfonso Cuarón to helm new drama pilot for NBC.
STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: cast options extended
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) Meet Carol Bobeck, an Oprah-loving suburban housewife who is overworked, unseen, and unheard. She has spent her life accommodating everything and everyone. Then, one day, at her beloved sanctuary - her Oprah Book Club - she has the gall to wonder out loud if the woman who wrote "Eat Pray Love" might be a little selfish for dumping her husband and eating and sleeping her way through Europe. This blasphemy gets her promptly booted from the sacred book club. This humiliating rejection, along with the constant stream of slights and chronic invisibility, causes Carol to completely lose it in the glitter glue aisle at the local crafts store. Now, after three weeks in the Psych ward, Carol is returning home. Her kids, Cass, 19 - an ambitious, pre-law, hipster, barista, Hunt, 15 - the world's most annoying existentialist, and Oliver, 10 - the only emotionally connected person in the family, are anxious about the fragile state their mom will be in when she gets back. What returns is a woman who refuses to silent or invisible. She's definitely not gonna take it anymore...from anyone-not her kids, school bullies, nor anyone else who takes her for granted. She finds herself speaking up about all the petty indignities that all the invisible nobodies experience every day. Her husband, Leonard isn't sure what to make of the new, kick-ass, amazing, emotionally available, Carol. He does know one thing: If this is what "crazy" looks like, Leonard is in. From Executive producers Cheryl Holliday (MIKE & MOLLY, KING OF THE HILL), Stacy Traub (GLEE, NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY), Amblin's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (SMASH, UNITED STATES OF TARA) and directed by Julie Anne Robinson (THE MIDDLE) comes a comedy about finding your voice and reclaiming your life: MIDDLE AGE RAGE.