July 5, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Salem
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According to Deadline, decisions have been made on some of the busted pilots we’ve been writing about here:
LITTLE IN COMMON (pilot report here) is still at FOX, which is recasting the lead female role of Rob Corddry’s wife, originally played by Paula Marshall, and eliminating the role of the Latino neighbor played by Lombardo Boyar.  (His wife, played by Alana Ubach, will now be a single parent.)  One of the kids is also being recast.
FAMILY ALBUM (pilot report here) doesn’t have any major recastings, and it remains in consideration at FOX with some change of creative focus:  episodes will now be about daily life rather than centering on major events in the life of the family.
EXIT STRATEGY (pilot report here) is officially busted, its cast options allowed to lapse.
SMOTHERED at ABC (pilot report coming soon) is also dead, at least in its current incarnation.
And the PETER KNIGHT PROJECT at CBS (which, as the journalists say, we’re efforting) is reportedly still in contention for midseason.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."