Everybody's "favorite" TV doc is in high demand!
Now that the fall TV season is in full swing the time has come for a deluge of the second most exciting kind of pilot news in the biz. I am of course talking about the mid-season replacement shows! They are upon us! They are among us! They are being made in Tinsel Town as we speak! One in particular caught my eye this morning, first and foremost for its fabulous cast and then for its potential for being family-friendly without being a piece of crap. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of In the Motherhood, starring Chelsea Handler, Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines as three moms and best girlfriends who (I hope) make great television and are able to blaze a new trail for family shows that are not According to Jim. Or it could go... another way.
The NBC upfronts were today, leading to some news, although not the news you may be looking for. Other than that, it's been pretty quiet. You might say it's been too quiet. You might want to hunker down for a couple of days until what's coming, comes. Circle the couch cushions. Turn on CNN. Make some chocolate milk. Run silent. Run deep. The day's news briefs are after the jump.