STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) For recovering alcoholic Keith, being the perfect husband and father is a sobering ambition. Despite his best, misguided efforts, Keith always finds himself at least 12 steps away from doing the right thing… and just around the corner from complete chaos. Based on the addictive BBC series of the same name, Never Better introduces us to a family unlike any other. Wife Allison, Keith's college sweetheart, is a former party girl-turned-mother. Now, she's busy raising three children… ages four, seven and 33. When he's not causing trouble at home, Keith's wreaking havoc with his second family – his AA group. No-nonsense sponsor Linda keeps him on his toes, but his occasional missteps are a hard habit to break. With a mix of warmth, humor and heart, Keith acquires a real thirst for life… flaws and all. Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) stars as a charming-but-challenged dad hooked on life's sweetest addiction… family. Never Better is an intoxicating single-camera comedy from executive producers David Walpert (Sports Night), Warren Littlefield and John Heyman and Emmy award-winning director Marc Buckland (My Name is Earl).