'Middle Age Rage' comedy pilot ordered by ABC

Now this is a memorable sitcom title.

ABC has given a pilot green light to Middle Age Rage. The project is from writer Cheryl Holliday (Mike & Molly). Here’s the logline: “About a middle aged mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.” Middle Age Rage is executive produced by Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (Smash).

Incidentally, Holliday has one of the best IMDB photos ever.

The pickup follows two other female-led comedy pilot orders today:

There’s NBC’s Brenda Forever from writers David Lampson and Andrew Leeds, where “stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present are interwoven to give a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward, but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still marches to the beat of her own drum.” Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer executive produce; Ellie Kemper could potentially star.

And there’s an untitled ABC project following Karey, “the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. But when her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted African American son and give them the normal lives they deserve.” That pilot is from writer Andrea Abbate (Accidentally on Purpose) and executive producers Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements.


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