It’s pilot season in Hollywood, and as I’ve started looking over the roster of new shows ordered by the broadcast networks, a distinct trend has emerged.
Do you see a pattern here?
(I’ve bolded for emphasis.)
SHE’S GOT BALLS
LOGLINE: A recently divorced single mother temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer-swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her son’s underdog Little League team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
LOGLINE: Based on the film, a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee becomes a teacher to find her next husband.
UNTITLED GREG GARCIA
LOGLINE: A recently divorced man’s life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.
LOGLINE: Former cop is now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.
DIVORCE: A LOVE STORY
Based on the Israeli format Life Isn’t Everything, Divorce centers on Kenny and Robin, a recently divorced couple, who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives.
UNTITLED DJ NASH
LOGLINE: A son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce.
I AM VICTOR
LOGLINE: The series centers on a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships and is described as “House as a divorce attorney.”
And of course my favorites…
LIFETIME: The story of three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point.
MIDDLE AGE RAGE
LOGLINE: Chronicles what happens when a middle-aged wife and mother is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.
The zeitgeist don’t lie, guys.