[03/25/15 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 25 Updates include: James Lesure to join "Uncle Buck" at ABC; Adam Brody to lead comedy pilot at CBS; and Christopher McDonald rounds out the cast of FOX's "Fantasy Life."
[02/27/15 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 27 Updates include: Tom Ellis set as "Lucifer" at FOX; Terry O'Quinn to lead ABC's "The Adversaries"; and Dave Annable boards "Heart Matters" at NBC.
[01/17/15 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Saturday, January 17 Updates include: FOX declares "Mulaney" dead; Mark Mylod to helm "Minority Report" pilot; and "The X-Files," "Prison Break" both eyed for "event series"-type revivals.
[08/19/14 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 19 Updates include: Scott Adsit joins AMC's "We Hate Paul Revere"; Adrianne Palicki cast as Mockingbird in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."; and "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" gets pilot production commitment from ABC.
[07/15/14 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, July 15 Updates include: "Saturday Night Live" announces departures; Raymond J. Barry to recur on The CW's "The 100"; and Aaron McGruder books a new project at Adult Swim.
[01/31/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 31 Updates include: David Schwimmer to get "Irreversible" at ABC; Grace Gummer boards "Extant" at CBS; and Matt McGorry is the first cast on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."
[12/05/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 5 Updates include: FOX locks in supporting cast for "Mulaney" revival; VH1 eyes a pair of reality series; and Malcolm McDowell among the latest to Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."
[07/01/13 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 1 Updates include: Jayma Mays joins CBS's "The Millers"; Craig Robinson, John Mulaney comedies get second lives; and Fabrizio Guido, Jenna Elfman bound for NBC's newcomers.
[04/26/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 26 Updates include: FX eyes "Bigfoot" animated series; Tori Spelling brings "Mystery Girls" to ABC Family; and CBS orders game show pilot "Money Pump."
[04/08/13 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 8 Updates include: Seaton Smith joins NBC's "The John Mulaney Show"; Oxygen may pass on a new season of "The Glee Project"; and Maggie Elizabeth Jones joins "Mother's Day" at CBS.
[04/02/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, April 2 Update include: Nasim Pedrad boards "The John Mulaney Show" at NBC; Steve Byrne injury halts production on TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and participants are set on NBC's "Hollywood Game Night."
[03/27/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 27 Updates include: NBC eyes "Chicago Fire" spin-off; Regina King joins ABC's "Divorce: A Love Story"; and Rob Huebel cast in "Jacked Up" at CBS.
[03/06/13 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 6 Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.
[02/26/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 26 Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in CBS's "Reckless"; Brittany Snow joins "To My Assistant" at FOX; and Martin Short is in talks to join NBC's "The John Mulaney Show."
[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 25 Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."
SEASON(S): 1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 1/17/15
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2014) From Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney ("Saturday Night Live") comes MULANEY, a multi-camera ensemble comedy series about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around. JOHN MULANEY is a 29-year-old comedian working the stand-up circuit and looking for his big break. But life drastically changes when self-centered comedy legend and game show host LOU CANNON (Emmy Award winner Martin Short, "SCTV," "Saturday Night Live," "Father of the Bride," "Primetime Glick") hires Mulaney as a writer. Lou may be John's entrée into the world of big-money show business, but he's also a total nightmare. Still, the job represents everything Mulaney thinks he wants. But does he really? And, at what cost? And what does it say about him if he quits? And what does it say about him if he stays? And has Lou had work done? Mulaney's life becomes a tug-of-war between the stress of his new job and his guilt over not being there for his two best friends and roommates: JANE (Nasim Pedrad, "Saturday Night Live"), a tightly wound, yet directionless personal trainer; and MOTIF (Seaton Smith, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"), a powerhouse comic who shares nothing in common with Mulaney - except the world of stand-up. Rounding out this odd group of friends is ANDRE (Zack Pearlman, "The Inbetweeners"), a trust-fund baby who has a knack for showing up in Mulaney's life at the worst possible moments. If Mulaney has one refuge from the chaos that surrounds him, then it's his neighbor, OSCAR (Academy Award nominee Elliott Gould, "M*A*S*H," "The Long Goodbye," the "Oceans 11" franchise), a 71-year-old gay veteran of New York who has seen it all. Oscar is opinionated, refined, gentle, wise and sometimes extremely cantankerous, but most of all, he's an oracle of sound advice when Mulaney feels like life has gone off the rails. A unique mix of ensemble comedy, stand-up performances and an observational point-of-view, MULANEY is a show about the big questions in life: how hard they are to answer and how easy it is to maybe just ignore them and pray they go away. MULANEY is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is created and written by John Mulaney. The series is executive-produced by Mulaney, Lorne Michaels ("Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock"), David Miner ("30 Rock"), Dave Becky ("Louie"), Jon Pollack ("30 Rock") and Andrew Singer ("Portlandia," "30 Rock"). Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") serves as both director and executive producer.