Deadline is reporting that ABC has given a late pilot order to multi-cam comedy Kids Matter Now.
From Shanna Goldberg-Meehan (Better With You), Kids Matter Now centers on a boss with no patience for working parents until she adopts a child of her own. With her life completely upended, she turns to her mother-of-three assistant for help navigating life as a working mother.
Despite the timing of its order, Kids Matter Now isn’t a “second cycle” pilot like Triage, so it’s eligible for fall 2020 consideration. The project is one of several comedies in development at ABC, joining Adopted, about a Green Beret whose family adopts a 12-year-old Russian boy; Home Economics, which follows three siblings who occupy three different socioeconomic classes; multi-cam My Village, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Prospect, revolving around a young woman (Hunter King) who moves to the frontier to teach school; Valley Trash, following a blue collar family whose daughter gets into an exclusive private school; Work Wife, inspired by the relationship between Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest; and an untitled series from Emily Kapnek about a teenage girl whose life changes upon learning a family secret.
As of right now, no ABC comedy has gotten an early renewal for 2020-21. Given the sheer volume of comedy pilot orders, and how Kids Matter Now is in contention for fall, it seems unlikely that they’ll cut the Tuesday or Wednesday comedy blocks, even with Modern Family and Fresh Off the Boat concluding this season.