STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: films on wednesday, april 13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) Raising kids is like walking through a minefield of unexpected issues, but raising other people's kids is like walking through it blindfolded. One minute you're a chill single dude, and then - bang! - you've got a terrific girlfriend with two kids, a bizarre extended family, and an ex waiting to sabotage you at every turn. Adam (Jesse Bradford), unlike his perpetual child friend and business partner Magnus (Malcolm Barrett), has decided that it's time to settle down. He's met the girl of his dreams, Michelle (Bonnie Somerville), who's intelligent, beautiful, and funny - and has two children. She's also saddled with other family baggage: an eccentric mother (Judith Light), a long-time lover, and an ex-husband, Dave (Johnny Sneed), who's so much of a jerk that he seems about to go pro at it. Adam is determined to make the situation work, but things never go exactly the way he plans. Adam and Michelle are clearly made for each other, but that doesn't mean her family is going to make it easy. Based on hot writer Hunter Covington's own misadventures as a stepdad, Other People's Kids dares to take on in-laws, exes, forced wasabi eating, and all the other unexpected hazards of modern family life. Stacy Traub (Notes from the Underbelly) and Peter Traugott (Samantha Who?) executive produce this genuine and genuinely funny multi-camera comedy.