[05/15/14 - 11:47 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 15 Updates include: T.R. Knight joins Amazon's "Hysteria"; John Barrowman upped to series regular on The CW's "Arrow"; and Stephen David to bring "13 Days of Blood" to Xbox.
[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 7 Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."
[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 21 Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.
[01/31/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 31 Updates include: David Schwimmer to get "Irreversible" at ABC; Grace Gummer boards "Extant" at CBS; and Matt McGorry is the first cast on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."
[08/27/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 27 Updates include: David Morrissey to lead AMC's "Line of Sight"; John Wells to bring "Outbreak" to the small screen at NBC; and Sean Jablonski lands pilot order at USA.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2014) It's 1976. After 19 years of marriage and 6 kids, Teddy and Cathleen's (Molly Shannon) lives are in a rut. But that was before a detour on their road trip brought them to the lakeside Bambi Cottages. Now, the Burkes are the proud owners of these 6 funky vacation cottages in New Hampshire. Overworked and dangerously optimistic Teddy believes that this is his chance for happiness and quits his big city job without telling Cathleen. But running a business with family is anything but a vacation. The 'staff' includes 7 year-old Phyllis who never speaks, 9 year-old Elliot who's gay but too young to know it, 12 year-old Wally who likes lighting matches a little too much, 14 year-old lazy Russell, 15 year-old Nathan who is way too agreeable, and 17 year-old Veronica, who's a pretty teenage girl with the personality of a cranky, middle aged woman. The opening day of BAMBI COTTAGES does not go well. The slick brochures have overpromised and the family will have to pull together to keep their guests from leaving in this comedy based on creator Brian Gallivan's real life.