Pilot Scoop: Sarah Chalke to Live With Parents in ABC Comedy

Scrubs alumna Sarah Chalke has landed the lead in How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, a keyboard-exhausting comedy pilot being developed for ABC, our sister site Deadline reports.

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A multi-camera project executive-produced by Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose), HTLWYPFTROYL (yeah, that ain’t gonna stick) centers on Polly, a recently divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries. (You can all but hear Kurtwood Smith’s phone ringing now, to play the dad.)

Chalke’s booking comes just as Cougar Town wraps filming on its upcoming third season, where she recurs (starting a few episodes in) as a romantic interest for Bobby. Her other recent TV credits include the short-lived CBS comedy Mad Love and How I Met Your Mother.

ABC’s other comedy pilots in the mix this development season include The Smart One (starring Portia de Rossi), American Judy (headlined by Judy Greer), Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country and the Untitled Dan Fogelman Comedy starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing).

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21 Comments
  1. Willa says:

    I can get behind this :)

  2. TonyLeadholm says:

    Kurtwood Smith is a MUST for her father!

  3. Eliz says:

    Love Sarah Chalke!

  4. Sink says:

    Whatever happened to The Freshman?

  5. Richard says:

    Isn’t this pretty much “Dharma & Greg” if Dharma and Greg had kids, divorced, and then Dharma moved in with her parents?

    • John says:

      Isn’t this pretty much Friends if Monica and Chandler divorced, and then Monica moved in with her parents?
      Isn’t this pretty much Community if Britta got married, had kids, divorced and then moved in with her parents?
      Isn’t this pretty much Parks and Rec if Leslie got married, had kids, divorced and then moved in with her mom?
      What happened to originality right!?
      Yeah, you get the point.

  6. Cora says:

    Isn’t this pretty much Battlestar Gallactica if it didn’t take place in space and was about a divorced woman who moved back in with her parents?

  7. Mike says:

    Divorced single Mom?!? Her and JD broke up?!?!? Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Im sorry, I have to say it. You mention the short-lived Mad Love as aTV credit, but not Scrubs? Really?

  9. Deena says:

    Matt said recent….but HIMYM wasn’t recent either…I guess he means guest starring LOL
    I love Sarah and will watch paint dry if she’s in the picture

  10. Saracen Riggins says:

    Question for you Sarah Chalke/Scrubs fans… I’m watching Scrubs on Netflix for the first time. While I like Eliot okay, she’s a bit too neurotic and crazy for me at this point (early season 3). Does she ever calm down?

  11. Martin says:

    For some reason i liked Sarah Chalke best in Seasons 3 & 4 of Scrubs when she had the short hair.
    And i guess the title Grounded For Life was already used on a previous show.

  12. chiana says:

    My new, improved title: Living at Home Forever (LaHF). Easier on the fingers.

    • chiana says:

      Just realized, the acronym will let the viewer realize instantly that it’s a sitcom. I think the network should pay me for re-naming their show.

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