" ABC ordered a quintet of pilots on Tuesday, including
The Call, a single-camera comedy from
Bob Cochran and
Howard Gordon, and focusing on "two offbeat L.A. paramedics who save people's lives while messing up each other," says
Variety. The series is likened to a mash-up of
Seinfeld - but not
Saved. No, not a hint of
Saved. Also greenlit by ABC:
Sam I Am, in which a woman awakens from a coma with amnesia, yet determined to atone for her supposed bad-girl past, and
The Middle, a dysfunctional-family sitcom fancied as "
Little Miss Sunshine."
" Fox has added SNL alum Cheri Oteri and That '70s Show's Kurtwood Smith to the voice cast of The Life and Times of Tim, and ordered the pilot Deeply Irresponsible, in which an uptight family is shaken up when their free-spirited grandpa moves in.