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[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."

[03/25/14 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 25
Updates include: Matthew Modine to search for "Proof" at TNT; Tessa Ferrer, Gaius Charles out as regulars on "Grey's Anatomy"; and Andrea Anders, Debra Jo Rupp report to "Cuz-Bros" at CBS.

[03/25/14 - 10:35 PM]
2014 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/17/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 17
Updates include: Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run" to end after three seasons; Jason Jones to lead NBC's "Love Is Relative"; and Georgia King is the latest bound for CBS's "The Odd Couple."

[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 7
Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."

[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 21
Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.

[01/29/14 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 29
Updates include: Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" at CBS; Jennifer Carpenter to lead "Sea of Fire" for ABC; and The CW greenlights a trio of drama pilots.

[10/21/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 21
Updates include: Nickelodeon renews "The Haunted Hathaways," "See Dad Run"; Nick Zano, Dan St. Germain land comedy pilots; and Renee Olstead to star in ABC Family's "Work Mom."







WINKLERS, THE (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/21/13 - 5/9/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) There's no one more loveable and caring than the famous Henry Winkler-played by Henry Winkler himself. He worries about his wife, Tita, and his children, Emily and Jonah, and his koi fish, especially Moishe. When his elderly chef is tired, Henry whips up lunch for the family. He even hides Easter eggs filled with money and candy for the construction workers who are renovating his house. Everyone is happier with a hug from Henry, except his son-in-law Jack. Jack (Domenick Lombardozzi) and Emily (Eva Amurri Martino), the princess of the Winkler family, are an unlikely match. They met when Jack was the construction foreman for the Winkler renovation and stood up to Emily's demands to stop all work because it was too noisy. Henry fell in love with him and knew his daughter would too. Now, Jack and Emily are married with a baby on the way. Being part of the Winkler Family is not easy for blue-collar Jack who shies away from open displays of emotion and the Beverly Hills lifestyle. He wants to earn everything he has, so the couple is living in a 1-room dump on her pre-school teacher's salary and his construction jobs. When Henry and Tita need to be in New York for a year, it only makes sense for Jack and Emily to housesit. But, after a change in plan, the Winkler parents are back a lot earlier than expected, and they have their daughter and son-in-law right where they want them... at home! Now, a culture clash between Jack's world and Henry's will come to a head in this comedy from Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Domenick Lombardozzi as Jack Conner
· Eva Amurri Martino as Emily
· Henry Winkler as Henry
· Joseph A. Nunez as Paco
· Josh Sussman as Jonah
· Judith Light as Tita
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jake Johnson as EP
· Max Winkler as CRTR/EP
· Phil Rosenthal as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Rob Reinis as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Walcott Company, The