Someone is going to be very, very busy this spring. ABC has picked a dramedy pilot from Rob Thomas - the same Veronica Mars creator who just last week sold the Alphabet on a pilot for a reboot of Cupid, and the same guy tapped by the CW to write and producer a Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off.

Thomas' latest, yet-to-be-titled offering centers on the mother of a brood of criminals who when her hubby is sentenced to a nickel in the clink decides it is time for the fam to go straight.

ABC on Tuesday also picked up Five Year Plan, a comedy about a group of Friends twentysomethings pondering their futures.