[03/14/11 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 14 Updates include: Kristin Chenoweth joins ABC's "Good Christian Bitches"; "No Ordinary Family's" Julie Benz books CBS pilot; and Leslie Hope to visit ABC's "The River."
[03/07/11 - 10:49 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 7 Updates include: Emily VanCamp wants "Revenge" for ABC; Meredith Hagner joins The CW's "Awakening"; and John C. McGinley among the latest to join ABC's "Smothered."
[02/28/11 - 10:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 28 Updates include: Jaime Pressly joins FOX's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter"; Danny Pino reports to NBC's "S.I.L.A."; and Poppy Montgomery is "The Rememberer" for CBS.
[02/15/11 - 10:27 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 15 Updates include: Laura Prepon is NBC's "Chelsea"; Annie Wersching joins ABC's "Partners"; and Jamie Bamber reunites with Ronald D. Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."
[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 28 Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) Young parents Raj and Anna are from two totally different worlds. The diverse heritage of multicultural families like theirs can pose some interesting challenges. But they can definitely agree on one thing: their parents are totally off their rockers - especially when it comes to grandchildren. Anna (Ellen Woglom) and Raj (Ravi Patel) envision raising their baby boy, Clark, together on their own terms. But reality has a way of intruding on even the best intentions - or in this case, the baby's grandparents have a way of intruding. Anna's meddling conservative parents and much younger "miracle" sister have come to help with the baby and show no signs of leaving. And now they've decided to raise some money for Clark's college by entering him in a beauty contest dressed as a girl. Raj's once-absent-but-now-devoted mother (Cybill Shepherd) is building a nursery nicer than Anna and Raj's whole apartment - all part of her determination to give Clark the childhood that Raj never had. All Anna and Raj have to do is tell their parents to back off and do things their way. That shouldn't be too hard, right? Anna and Raj's parents may be a little over-the-top, but as Anna and Raj eventually realize, it really does take a village to raise a child - even if the village is a little "out there." Creator/writer Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Grounded for Life) has ripped these hilarious stories right out of her own life to create the new face of family in this unconventional yet authentic comedy from executive producer Peter Traugott (Samantha Who?).