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[04/01/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 1
Updates include: Cory Michael Smith to play Edward Nygma in FOX's "Gotham"; Erin Cummings boards "The Astronaut Wives Club" at ABC; and three syndicated series get the axe.

[11/01/13 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 1
Updates include: Vinnie Jones is the first to "Galavant" at ABC; Shane West, Tamzin Merchant join WGN America's "Salem"; and Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia book comedies at ABC.

[10/23/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 23
Updates include: Eliza Coupe to get "Benched" at USA; Kathryn Prescott to lead MTV's "Finding Carter"; and Keenen Ivory Wayans to pen comedy pilot for ABC.

[09/06/13 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 6
Updates include: Matt Nix's "Complications" nears pilot order at USA; Greg Germann boards Lifetime's "HR"; and Tim Kring books "Dorothy Must Die" at The CW.

[07/16/13 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Equals Summer Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 8-14.

[07/10/13 - 10:05 AM]
ABC Weekly Primetime Ratings - "The Bachelorette" Ranks No. 1 In Its 2-Hour Slot
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 1-7.

[07/02/13 - 09:33 AM]
"The Bachelorette" Surges to New Season Highs in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 24-30.

[06/25/13 - 10:21 AM]
ABC Wins Its 3rd Straight Week to Mark Its Longest Winning Streak in 3 Years
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 17-23.

[06/18/13 - 09:57 AM]
ABC Leads in Viewers and Young Adults, Finishing No. 1 for the 4th Time In 5 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 10-16.

[06/11/13 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Wins in Viewers and Young Adults, Ranking No. 1 for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 3-9.

[06/04/13 - 09:30 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Opens Among the Week's Top 10 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 27-June 2.

[05/21/13 - 10:21 AM]
ABC Wins the Season's Final Complete Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 13-19.

[05/20/13 - 11:41 AM]
ABC Drops "Family Tools" for "Modern Family" Repeat This Wednesday
The short-lived comedy will instead resume new episodes next Wednesday.

[05/14/13 - 10:35 AM]
ABC Takes Second for the Week in Adults 18-49, Hitting an 11-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 6-12.

[05/10/13 - 06:19 PM]
ABC Pulls the Plug on "Family Tools," "How to Live With Your Parents"
Both midseason comedies won't be back for sophomore runs.

[05/07/13 - 10:12 AM]
ABC Grows Its Adult 18-49 Audience for the 3rd Consecutive Week, Airing 5 of the Top 20 Scripted Series
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 29-May 5.

[05/02/13 - 08:53 AM]
ABC's "Modern" Beats "Idol" as Wednesday's #1 TV Show/"How to Live" Is Up 47%
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 1.

[04/23/13 - 01:00 PM]
ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming, Including the Premieres of New Series "Family Tools" and "Motive"
The Alphabet details its programming highlights for the sweeps period (SPOILERS!).

[02/13/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 13
Updates include: Rupert Grint is "Super Clyde" for CBS; NBC trims "Camp" from 13 to 10 episodes; and CBS Television Distribution axes "The Jeff Probst Show."

[12/04/12 - 11:45 AM]
ABC Announces 2012-2013 Midseason Premiere Dates
"Red Widow," "Zero Hour," "Family Tools," "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)," "The Taste" and "Celebrity Diving" will all join the Alphabet's lineup.

[11/10/12 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Rolls Back "Family Tools" Order to 10 Episodes
The comedy - alongside fellow freshman "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" - will fill Tuesday nights between "Dancing with the Stars" cycles.

[05/31/12 - 05:02 AM]
CTV and CTV Two 2012/13 Night-by-Night Schedules and Program Descriptions
Highlights include the final season of "Flashpoint" on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 30
Updates include: "Mike & Molly's" James Burrows to segue to "Partners"; Lifetime considering former ABC drama pilot "Devious Maids"; and Robert Patrick upped to series regular on "Last Resort."

[05/15/12 - 01:20 PM]
Video: Trailers from ABC's Upfront Presentation
Watch the full trailers for all of the Alphabet's 10 new shows.

[05/15/12 - 08:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2012-13 Primetime Schedule
It's here: the Alphabet details its schedule for the upcoming season.

[05/11/12 - 04:34 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "The Family Tools," "Nashville," "The Neighbors," "Red Widow," "Zero Hour" (ABC)
Kyle Bornheimer, Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Edwards, Radha Mitchell and Jami Gertz are among the various actors heading to the Alphabet next season.

[03/29/12 - 08:49 AM]
2012 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 13 comedy pilots under consideration for next season - plus their initial logs.

[03/05/12 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 5
Updates include: Rachelle Lefevre is CBS's "Applebaum"; Mamie Gummer to star in The CW's "First Cut"; and CBS shelves drama pilot "Quean" over legal concerns.

[03/01/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Matthew Perry to star in NBC's "Go On"; Amber Stevens to lead The CW's "Dakota"; and David Krumholtz joins Michael Urie in CBS's "Partners."

[02/24/12 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: CBS greenlights Martin Lawrence comedy pilot; Bill Pullman to play the President in NBC's "1600 Penn"; and ABC fills out the cast of "The Gilded Lilys."

[02/13/12 - 10:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 13
Updates include: Zachary Levi to star in FOX's "Let It Go"; J.K. Simmons cast in ABC's "White Van Man"; and Alana De La Garza bound for NBC's "Do No Harm."

[02/07/12 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 7
Updates include: Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub to hold "Friday Night Dinner" at NBC; Mandy Moore-led comedy a go at ABC; and Kyle Bornheimer, Jessica Lucas to topline pilots.

[01/25/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 25
Updates include: Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute eyed for "The Office" spin-off; Cinemax orders Alan Ball's "Banshee" to series; and CBS greenlights "Widow Detective" pilot.

[10/21/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 21
Updates include: Leah Remini back at ABC with talent deal; Tom Hertz gets put pilot order from CBS; and Alan Ball brings "Wichita" to HBO.

[09/27/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 27
Updates include: "Army Wives" co-star Sally Pressman inks talent deal with NBC; Jonathan Abrams, Adam Sztykiel both land TV projects; Bobby Bowman to import the U.K.'s "White Van Man."

[09/02/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 2
Updates include: FOX names new "Family Guy" showrunners; Lena Headey reports for "Game of Thrones" at HBO; and Katherine Heigl to take a "Grey's" hiatus.







FAMILY TOOLS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/1/13 - 7/10/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, December 2012) "Family Tools" debuts on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m., ET and stars Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons and Leah Remini in a new family comedy that proves mixing family with business is never easy. "Family Tools" will take over for "Suburgatory" in this new timeslot following its season finale.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Danielle Nicolet as Liz
· Edi Gathegi as Darren
· J.K. Simmons as Tony Shea
· Johnny Pemberton as Mason
· Kyle Bornheimer as Jack Shea
· Leah Remini as Terry
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adrian Poynton as CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Andrea Shay as EP
· Bobby Bowman as CRTR/EP
· Jeffrey Ventimiglia as EP
· Joshua Sternin as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michael Fresco as DIR (Pilot)
· Paul Buccieri as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· ITV Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The