[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 21 Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.
[02/05/09 - 06:53 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 5 Updates include: CBS, The CW add pilots; casting begins on "NCIS" and "Gossip Girl" spin-offs; and Imagine Television books three comedies at FOX.
[03/06/07 - 12:27 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 6 Updates include: Pilots call for "Rome's" Ray Stevenson, "Deadwood's" Molly Parker and "Six Feet Under's" Lauren Ambrose plus Zach Braff to stick with "Scrubs" for season seven (should NBC renew it).
[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 22 Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.
[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 21 Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Angela is bright, competent and extremely dedicated to her job. Only one thing is holding her back from the success she deeply desires and richly deserves. She's a nice girl; too nice a sunshiny, kindhearted, blueberry-scone-baking girl, who is always willing to drop whatever she's doing to help others. Angela works at Masterlord Realty, a high-end corporate real estate firm that makes billions every year. And, in this dog-eat-dog environment where even pregnant women are tough, nice guys don't finish last... nice girls do. So when Angela's dream of becoming a Vice President by the time she's 30 is thwarted by her charismatic co-worker, ex-frat boy Deef, Angela finally realizes she needs to break her "nice girl" habits. And help arrives in the form of her new secretary, the ironically-named Joy. Joy has seen it all, knows all the tricks, and has little patience for Angela's naivete. She is determined to show Angela how to rise into the senior ranks of the company. Together, they join forces: Joy teaches Angela to stand up for herself and Angela teaches Joy to appreciate blueberry scones. And we realize that together, they will make an unstoppable team. Based on the best-selling book Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabatoge Their Careers and starring Jayma Mays ("Heroes," "Ugly Betty"), writer/producers Jeff Ventimilia and Josh Sternin ("That '70s Show," "Kitchen Confidential") attempt to answer the question: Can you succeed and be a "nice girl" at the same time?