[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 30 Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.
[03/12/12 - 11:52 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 12 Updates include: Amir Talai is bound for ABC's "Devious Maids"; Michael Imperioli reports to NBC's "County"; and Jay Mohr joins "Applebaum" at CBS.
[02/29/12 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 29 Updates include: Dane Cook to star in NBC's "Next Caller Please"; Hayden Panettiere is bound for ABC's "Nashville"; and Ashley Greene is the latest to "Americana" at ABC.
[02/27/12 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 27 Updates include: Cuba Gooding Jr. to play "Guilty" for FOX; AnnaSophia Robb to star in The CW's "Carrie Diaries"; and Lucy Liu set as Watson in CBS's "Elementary."
[02/23/12 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 23 Updates include: Scott Foley to play "The Goodwin Games" at FOX; Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez set as "Devious Maids" on ABC; and Aimee Teegarden to lead The CW's "Selection."
[02/15/12 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 15 Updates include: Terry O'Quinn joins ABC's "666 Park Avenue"; Ali Larter is FOX's "The Asset"; and Steven Pasquale to topline NBC's "Do No Harm."
[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 14 Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."
[02/01/12 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 1 Updates include: ABC adds two more comedy pilots; Jennifer Finnigan first to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Kevin Bacon to star in Kevin Williamson's FOX pilot.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2012) At Egg Computer Technology, a leading smartphone company, the programmers are anything but cool. They're the "prairie dogs", the cubicle dwellers, who write software code all day and pop their heads up from time to time to see what's going on. In another era, they'd be wearing pocket protectors. These underdogs do all of the technological grunt work but get none of the glory. Meet Neil (Kal Penn), a programming wiz. At Egg, he's the top dweeb, the guy the other nerds all look up to. But Neil has big dreams beyond programming. He wants to move over to the sexier, higher profile design department to work for Rams (Cary Elwes), a kilt-wearing German eccentric. The only problem is, his boss Imogene needs him too much to let him leave. Enter "Guy", a conman who's just stolen Neil's identity. He's been racking up quite a bill living an exciting life on Neil's credit cards. He may have stolen Neil's identity, but he's having a lot more fun with it than Neil ever has. Fed up with people taking advantage of him, Neil decides to confront the identity thief with the help of his friends Mazi, Roj, and Charlotte. And when they do, it leads to an unlikely friendship with "Guy", and an ingenious plan to get Neil transferred to the design department. From Jackie & Jeff Filgo (That '70s Show, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The New Adventures of Old Christine) comes an ensemble work-place comedy about taking care of business with friends in low places.