This month in TV development

“Pilot Season” begins in earnest in January, so we’re in the home stretch for ordering scripts and sealing deals from the broadcast networks for potential new series in 2019-2020. We do know one sure thing for summer 2019, a sitcom starring Lake Bell, which had been in the works at FOX but will go ahead at ABC. Bless This Mess, a new single-cam co-created by Bell with Elizabeth Meriwether, will feature Bell and Dax Shepard as newlyweds who leave the big city for a simpler life in Nebraska that doesn’t turn out so simple. Comedy Central also will premiere...

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