ABC Brings Cavemen Into the Light

Want to hear about the most, er, novel piece of development this pilot season? Variety online has the scoop and apparently it involves ... cavemen.

Yes, cavemen.

ABC has ordered a single-camera comedy pilot called (you guessed it!) Cavemen, featuring three prehistoric guys who fight against prejudice "as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta." Um, right.

Project, written by Joe Lawson, is based on those obnoxious Geico commercials that propose that their website is so easy to use that even a caveman could do it. (Thanks to the magic of commercial-skipping TiVo, I think I've only seen the series of spots once.)

Lawson created the spots, which depict cavemen trying to navigate the often confusing and bewildering modern world. He'll executive produce the pilot, along with Daniel Rappaport, Guymon Cassady, Will Speck, and Josh Gordon. Speck and Gordon will direct the pilot as well.

I'm not quite sure how well the adventures of a boorish caveman reacting to modern life will work as an ongoing series. But then again, According to Jim is still on the air.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at