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

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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).



Comments (21)

  • I can get behind this :)

    Comment by Willa – February 4, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kurtwood Smith is a MUST for her father!

    Comment by TonyLeadholm – February 4, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because if he doesn’t… furious… foots in asses!

      Comment by Steven Leitner – February 4, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Sarah Chalke!

    Comment by Eliz – February 4, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whatever happened to The Freshman?

    Comment by Sink – February 4, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t this pretty much “Dharma & Greg” if Dharma and Greg had kids, divorced, and then Dharma moved in with her parents?

    Comment by Richard – February 4, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by John – February 4, 2012 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Cora – February 4, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^^^ LMAO!

      Comment by Danyelle – February 4, 2012 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMFAO!!!

      Comment by Matthew – February 5, 2012 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Even better than John’s reply.!!!

      Comment by chiana – February 6, 2012 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Divorced single Mom?!? Her and JD broke up?!?!? Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Mike – February 4, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im sorry, I have to say it. You mention the short-lived Mad Love as aTV credit, but not Scrubs? Really?

    Comment by Stephanie – February 4, 2012 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Scrubs alumna…”

      Comment by Michael – February 4, 2012 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Says at the top: “Scrubs alumna”.

      Comment by Ashley – February 4, 2012 11:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Deena – February 5, 2012 03:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Saracen Riggins – February 5, 2012 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nope, but that’s what makes us love her!!!

      Comment by mika – February 5, 2012 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Martin – February 5, 2012 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My new, improved title: Living at Home Forever (LaHF). Easier on the fingers.

    Comment by chiana – February 6, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by chiana – February 6, 2012 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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