[03/27/10 - 12:03 AM] Development Update: Saturday, March 27 Updates include: Jason Wiles reports for "Boston's Finest" at ABC; Martin Short is a "Tax Man" for FOX; and Christopher Sieber to topline ABC's "It Takes a Village."
[03/11/10 - 12:14 AM] Development Update: Thursday, March 11 Updates include: Traylor Howard joins Dana Gould's comedy pilot at ABC; James Frain to play villain for NBC's "The Cape"; and The CW eyes more reality projects.
[02/18/10 - 12:06 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 18 Updates include: The CW adds "Nomads," eyes two reality projects; Jay Harrington to topline NBC's "Nathan vs. Nurture"; and Donald Faison plays "The Odds" for CBS.
[02/16/10 - 12:08 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 16 Updates include: "The Forgotten's" Michelle Borth lands a new ABC pilot; Amy Smart to play nurse for CBS; and Brian Dennehy joins ABC's Dana Gould comedy.
[01/29/10 - 07:07 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 29 Updates include: ABC sneaks in two more pilots; NBC orders a third season of "Parks & Recreation"; and Allison Janney joins Matthew Perry on "Mr. Sunshine" at ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: pilot films friday, april 9
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2010) When your Dad is a legend in your town, it can be hard to get out from under his shadow. When your Dad moves in to the apartment over your garage... forget about it! All his life, Dana Nolan knew his dad Phil loved his older brother Stan more. No matter what Dana did, he never quite seemed to measure up to his dad's old-school values. Obviously, he couldn't be the best son, so instead, Dana decided to be the best husband and dad he could possibly be. Now, Dana has the chance to get a little closer to his dad. After bailing Stan out of yet another jam, Phil is moving in to the spare apartment above Dana's garage. Just great. You see, to Dana's adorable daughters, Phil is their lovable grandpa. And at the high school where Dana works as a guidance counselor, Phil is the legendary 'Coach Phil' who still shows up every day to give the team a pep-talk. But to the long-suffering Dana... he's just the same old critical dad he's always known and grudgingly loves. Luckily, Dana has his wife Julie to keep him grounded, but as a full-time anesthesiologist she's got her own problems like being judged by other school moms who only work part-time. Dana's smart enough to know he's got to make the best of his dad situation, but it's going to take time... a whole lot of time. Comedian Dana Gould takes a page from his own life and lets us all laugh at the thousand small humiliations he's suffered from his dad. Nolan Knows Best is a family comedy about trying to get out from under your dad's shadow, while attempting to live up to his high expectations.