ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Kids Matter Now’ From Shana Goldberg-Meehan

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ABC has handed a late pilot order to Kids Matter Now, a multi-camera comedy from Better with You creator Shana Goldberg-Meehan, CBS Television Studios and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written and executive produced by Goldberg-Meehan and to be directed by Christine Gernon (Speechless), Kids Matter Now centers on a diva boss with no patience for working parents who adopts a baby and has a change of heart, casting her mother-of-three assistant as an unlikely mentor and upending the office dynamics.

The pilot order for Kids Matter Now is for the regular pilot season despite coming after ABC recently gave a second-cycle pilot order to drama Triage. 

ABC delayed pilot order confirmations for several comedies this season as it employed a different strategy. Four comedy scripts quietly received informal cast-contingent orders by the network early on. The other three — Home Economics, Untitled Emily Kapnek/Dean Holland (aka Wild Child) and Valley Trash — were able to cast their lead, lifting the contingency and getting firm pilot orders.

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Kids Matter Now does not have an actress attached for the lead yet, but the project has been actively casting, sending an offer to at least one well-known comedy actress.

Goldberg-Meehan recently was a consulting producer on ABC/20th TV comedy series Speechless, and Gernon served as director/executive producer on the series created and executive produced by Goldberg-Meehan’s husband, Scott Silveri.

Friends alumna Goldberg-Meehan created and executive produced the ABC comedy series Better with You.

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