Arrested Development Creator Brings Pilot to CBS

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is taking his next family comedy to CBS. The network has given a put pilot commitment to the untitled project, about a grown-up family that is too close-knit for their own good.
Produced by Sony Pictures TV, in association with CBS Paramount Network TV, the comedy is set to star American Pie’s Jason Biggs. Hurwitz will write the pilot script with Arrested alum James Vallely. Hurwitz, Vallely and Biggs willl executive produce the project, along with Tantamount’s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum.
Hurwitz’ animated workplace comedy Sit Down, Shut Up, is set to launch on Fox at midseason.
In other development news, Greg Berlanti, executive producer of ABC’s Eli Stone, Brothers & Sisters, and Dirty Sexy Money, is developing a sci-fi drama for the network, along with Rene Echevarria (USA’s The 4400). Titled The Return, the project is from ABC Studios, and concerns government reaction to aliens who have landed here on earth.