NBC and Warner Bros. TV have opted not to proceed with production on their multi-camera comedy pilot starring Parenthood alumna Monica Potter. The project, from creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, has instead been pushed to next season.
The decision was made after the comedy had undergone a table read and a run-through as it was gearing up for taping. I hear the consensus between the studio and the network was that the project in its current form didn’t live up to its potential and that it would benefit from redevelopment. The pilot has been pushed to next season, though it is possible to be made off-cycle. As the comedy is reworked, it likely will undergo casting changes, though all that is TBD at the moment.
Loosely based on Potter’s life, the untitled project stars the actress as Bridget, a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands — which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again. In the scrapped pilot, Bridget’s three exes were to be played by Eddie Cibrian, Donald Faison and Rory Scovel, with Josh Hopkins playing her current love interest. WBTV produces with Ellen DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production.
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