[07/05/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 5
Updates include: NBC's "Chelsea" cuts three actors; FOX's "Breaking In" still alive through November 15; and Elizabeth Hurley books role on The CW's "Gossip Girl."

[07/01/11 - 07:52 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Smothered" (ABC)

[05/13/11 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Renews "Body of Proof," "Happy Endings," "Secret Millionaire," "Shark Tank"; Books 12 Newcomers for 2011-12 Season
The freshmen include "Apartment 23," "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Last Man Standing," "Man Up," "Once Upon a Time," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "The River," "Scandal," "Suburgatory" and "Work It."

[04/16/11 - 09:35 AM]
2011 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 10 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/08/11 - 10:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 8
Updates include: Ben Koldyke, Brooke D'Orsay nab leads in ABC comedy pilots; Rick Gomez, Richard T. Jones join FOX's "Council of Dads"; and Natalie Dormer to star in ABC's "Poe."

[03/07/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 7
Updates include: Emily VanCamp wants "Revenge" for ABC; Meredith Hagner joins The CW's "Awakening"; and John C. McGinley among the latest to join ABC's "Smothered."

[02/24/11 - 10:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 24
Updates include: "Chase's" Amaury Nolasco to "Work It" for ABC; TBS axes "Glory Daze"; and Michelle Borth to lead ABC's "Combat Hospital."

[02/16/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 16
Updates include: Adrianne Palicki is NBC's "Wonder Woman"; Maria Bello locks into "Prime Suspect," also at NBC; and Mike O'Malley, Michael Emerson land pilots.

[02/09/11 - 10:54 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 9
Updates include: "Lost" alums land pilots; CBS, FOX greenlight additional dramas; and more directors sign onto pilots.

[01/25/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 25
Updates include: ABC orders two period dramas to pilot; FOX greenlights a pair of single-camera comedies; and Stephen Gaghan's "S.I.L.A." is a go at NBC.

[01/10/11 - 01:29 PM]
ABC at TCA: Lee Wants More Comedy; Touts Renewals, Development
Plus: the decision to trim "V" to 10 episodes; the future of "Detroit 187"; and why "Desperate Housewives," "Brothers & Sisters" have yet to be picked up.

[01/07/11 - 06:06 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 7
Updates include: History nixes "The Kennedys"; ABC greenlights two comedies; and David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" gets tabled.

1/7/11 - 7/5/11
previously in development (2011-2012 season)
ordered to pilot
films on friday, march 18
(from ABC's press release, April 2011) Love isn't a competition. No, wait; that's exactly what it is for Zack's (Kyle Howard) and Gillian's (Brooke D'Orsay) parents, who swoop down on L.A. for their granddaughter's first birthday. Zack and Gillian are about to learn that "family" can sometimes be a four-letter word. Zack's parents (Marcia Gay Harden and Adam Arkin) are wealthy East Coast Jewish and Gillian's (Julie White and John C. McGinley) are small-town Southern charm, but Zack and Gillian have a great relationship despite their different upbringings. Of course, with their parents visiting, Zack and Gillian realize that the best they can realistically hope for is not to turn on each other - and they can only manage that for less than a day. They're constantly pushed to the edge of an emotional breakdown as they struggle to keep any of a hundred flare-ups between their parents from becoming an uncontrollable firestorm of passive-aggression and personal attacks. Whew, talk about exhausting! Even before the visit, Zack and Gillian are counting the minutes until their parents' visit is over ... but then they learn that it never will be: both sets of parents are moving to L.A. From Friends alums Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen comes the hilarious multi-camera comedy, Smothered, a delightfully skewed look at navigating the challenges of having your parents be a part of your child's life - without letting them completely take over.
· Adam Arkin as Alan
· Brooke D'Orsay as Gillian
· John C. McGinley as Skip
· Julie White as Patty
· Kyle Howard as Zack
· Marcia Gay Harden as Fran
· Andrew Reich as CRTR/EP
· Andy Ackerman as DIR (Pilot)
· Ted Cohen as CRTR/EP
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
· Warner Bros. Television