THE NEWS BUNDLE: ABC Picks Up Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night', 'Once Upon A Time' Spin-Off and 9 More; Cancels 'Happy Endings' and 5 Others


ABC has announced today they have cancelled a total of six series; Happy Endings, Red Widow, How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life, Malibu County, Family Tools, and Body of Proof.

Of the six, cult favorite Happy Endings may reportedly find life at another network with USA Network reportedly receiving interest. If not, there's also the chance the series could wind up in the same spot as Cougar Town on TBS.

Meanwhile, the network picked up a total of 11 pilots; see below for more information and first look photos:

Comedy Pilots:

Super Fun Night

Logline: All work and no play makes Kimmie a dull girl. No chance of this young junior attorney being called that. Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids) and her two best friends Helen-Alice and Marika (Lauren Ash) have a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call FRIDAY NIGHT FUN NIGHT: “Always together! Always Inside!” Kimmie’s sister Jazmine thinks having a real life is within Kimmie’s grasp, if only she’d ditch her awkward high school friends. But Kimmie is forever loyal to her pals.

However, Kimmie’s recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into their Friday Night Fun Night (#723 to be exact), an epic cat-sitting extravaganza. Not only is she now working with her idol, “Lady Lawyer of the Year” Felicity Vanderstone (Kelen Coleman. Newsroom), but she even meets a dashingly handsome British attorney named Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop) who invites her to his party at a trendy New York club. Determined to spend quality time with Richard and heed Felicity’s advice about the importance of networking, Kimmie sets out to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road…and so a new tradition is born: Friday Night SUPER FUN NIGHT. New York City may never be the same.

Cast: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira

Team: W/EP Rebel Wilson; EP Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross, EP/D John Riggi

Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Conaco Productions

Format: Single-camera

The Goldbergs


Logline: A dysfunctional Wonder Years set in the simpler times of the 1980s, inspired by Adam F. Goldberg's childhood.

Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone (as a young Adam F. Goldberg)

Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In); EP Doug Robinson, EP/D Seth Gordon; co-EP Bill Wee

Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison

Format: Single-camera

Back in the Game


Logline: When Terry Gannon (Psych's Maggie Lawson), a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father (James Caan), a beer-swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son's (Griffin Gluck) underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.

Cast: James Caan, Maggie Lawson (1st position before USA's Psych), Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, Lenora Crichlow, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth

Team: W/EP Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen (Las Vegas); EP Aaron Kaplan; EP/D John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

Studio: 20th Television, Kaplan Entertainment

Format: Single-camera

Trophy Wife


Logline: A reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman) finds herself with an instant family when she falls in love with a man named Brad (Bradley Whitford) who has three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.

Cast: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera

Team: W/EP Emily Halpern (Private Practice), Sarah Haskins; EP Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg; D Jason Moore

Studio: ABC Studios

Format: Single-camera

Mixology


Logline: A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love -- all over the course of one night.

Cast: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies, Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto

Team: W/EP Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (The Hangover); EP Nina Wass, Ryan Seacrest; D Larry Charles

Studio: ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions

Drama Pilots:

Mind Games


Logline: Provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers (Steve Zahn, Christian Slater) who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.

Cast: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel, Wynn Everett, RonRifkin (guest star)

Team: W/EP Kyle Killen (Awake); EP Keith Redmon; D Miguel Sapochnik

Studio: 20th Television

Killer Women


Logline: It's hard to fit in when you're the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn't stop Molly Parker (Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer) -- our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.

Cast: Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Marc Blucas (Buffy), Michael Trucco, Alex Fernandez, Marta Milans

Team: W Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven); EP Sofia Vergara; EP/D Martin Campbell

Studio: ABC Studios, Electus, Latin World Entertainment

Resurrection


Logline: What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day's gone by? The lives of the people of Aurora Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Based on a novel by Jason Mott.

Cast: Omar Epps (House), Devin Kelley (Covert Affairs), Matt Craven, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez

Team: W/EP Aaron Zelman (Criminal Minds); EP JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; D Charles McDougall

Studio: ABC Studios, Brillstein Entertainment, Plan B

Lucky 7


Logline: An adaptation of British drama The Syndicate, the drama revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.

Cast: Stephen Louis Grush, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce, Luis Antonio Ramos

Team: W/EP David Zabel, Jason Richman (Detroit 187); EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg; D PaulMcGuigan

Studio: ABC Studios, Amblin TV

Betrayal


Logline: A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer (Boss' Hannah Ware) begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband (Chris Johnson), the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.

Cast: Hannah Ware (Boss), Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson (Against the Wall), Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters

Team: W/EP David Zabel (ER); EP Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya; D Patty Jenkins

Studio: ABC Studios

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland


Logline: In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (played by Sophie Lowe, Beautiful Kate) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this girl must be insane and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything.

Alice seems ready to put it all behind her — especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever, the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot, The Forbidden Girl) — but deep down she knows this world is real and just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha, This Is England) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow, Third Rock From The Sun) save her from a doomed fate. Emma Rigby (Hollyoaks) plays the Queen of Hearts.

Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigy

Team: W/EP Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz; EP Jane Espenson, Zack Estrin, Steve Pearlman

Studio: ABC Studios

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SOURCE: THR