ABC Signs On for Comedy Project From 'SNL' Alum Deadline
ABC is in business with an alum of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on a multicamera comedy project, Deadline.com reports. The Alphabet Network has given a put pilot commitment to “The Housewives,” a female-centric effort from ex-“SNL”-er Casey Wilson along with June Diane Raphael, Will Gluck and Sony Pictures TV, the story reports.
The report notes: “Written and executive produced by Wilson and Raphael, ‘The Housewives’ is about three female friends in 1954. Raphael is in negotiations to play one of the three leads in the project, produced by Sony TV and Gluck’s studio-based TV production company Olive Bridge Entertainment. Richard Schwartz co-executive produces.”
It’s the second major sale of the season for Gluck’s company, the report adds, following the 22-episode order the company received from NBC for a Michael J. Fox sitcom.
“’The Housewives’ reunites the auspices behind last year’s single-camera comedy project ‘Walk Of Shame,’ which also was set up at ABC through Sony TV and Gluck’s company, with Wilson and Raphael writing,” the story adds. “Wilson has a pre-existing relationship with ABC and Sony TV -- she co-stars on the ABC/Sony comedy ‘Happy Endings.’”