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[05/10/13 - 07:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 10 - Networks Pass on 13 More Pilots
CBS's "Beverly Hills Cop," ABC's "Big Thunder" and NBC's "The John Mulaney Show" are among the projects not moving forward at their respective networks.

[04/04/13 - 12:12 PM]
2013 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/14/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs to lead TNT's "Murder in the First"; Christopher Meloni joins FOX's "I Suck at Girls"; and Sean Astin reports to CBS's "Surgeon General."

[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.

[03/11/13 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 11
Updates include: John Malkovich to play Blackbeard in NBC's "Crossbones"; Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins to lead A&E's "Occult"; and Kathryn Morris, Skeet Ulrich return to CBS in pilots.

[03/08/13 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 8
Updates include: Shawn Hatosy to get "Reckless" at CBS; Chris D'Elia to topline NBC's "Undateable"; and ABC orders three more episodes of "Celebrity Wife Swap."

[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 1
Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."

[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 20
Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.

[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 19
Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.

[02/06/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 6
Updates include: Dave Annable joins NBC's "Joe & Joe & Jane"; John Corbett to lead CBS's "NCIS: Los Angeles" spin-off; and "Chicago Fire" gets an extra episode from NBC.

[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[09/17/12 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 17
Updates include: Annie Potts joins USA's "Paging Dr. Freed"; ABC to try second take on "Pulling"; and Don Stark upped to regular on VH1's "Bounce."







PULLING (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/17/12 - 5/10/13
STATUS:
previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2013) There's a difference between what society says you need to be happy and actually being happy. Securing a job, finding a husband and having a baby-these are the "boxes" women feel pressured to check off in order to feel like they matter. Abby (June Raphael) has a job. Check. She's this close to getting married to a good-on-paper guy. Check. And yet, something's not quiet right. Her job at a publishing company isn't fulfilling and her completely unspontaneous fiancé Scott is solid and dependable but he's not exactly blowing her skirt up. Abby is not alone in her search for love and fulfillment: her pals Paige (Kristin Schaal) and Rebecca are also trying to find their way. Naíve Paige is desperate for a man to complete her and goes to hilarious extremes to land one. Rebecca, an up-for-anything-party-girl, has been playing the field too but it becomes more like a minefield with her uncanny talent for saying the wrong things to the wrong people. Before any more time is wasted, Abby's going to start unchecking some boxes: quit the job and quit the man. However, getting out of these two situations is going to be more complicated than she imagined. Now she's turning to the only thing in her life that she's truly positive about: her friendship with her two besties. These three charming and dysfunctional women might not yet have what they want but together they'll learn about life and love in the most hilarious ways. Written by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (THE OFFICE) and from executive producers Sharon Horgan, Dennis Kelly, and Aaron Kaplan (THE NEIGHBORS) based on the hit BBC show, comes a comedy about three singles living life by their own rules: PULLING.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jenny Slate as Karen
· June Diane Raphael as Donna
· Kristen Schaal as Louise
· Mandy Moore as Louise (Originally Cast)
· Matt Oberg as Karl
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dennis Kelly as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Gene Stupnitsky as CRTR/EP
· Jason Moore as DIR (Pilot)
· Lee Eisenberg as CRTR/EP
· Sharon Horgan as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Kapital Entertainment