'Bad Teacher' Writers Adapting U.K. Comedy Series for ABC -- in the Network's Second Try at the Show Deadline
ABC has bought a single-camera comedy based on an acclaimed British series, Deadline.com reports. The show is the 2006 U.K. comedy “Pulling.”
The adaptation will be written by "Bad Teacher" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. The project, which has received a script commitment with penalty, will be executive produced by the writers along with the show's original creators, Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly.
The show follows three single women in their 30s, one of whom was played by Horgan in the U.K. version. The women live together following the decision by one of them to back out of her wedding.
It's the second attempt for ABC at developing a U.S. version of the show, after it sought to do so during the 2008-09 season, the piece notes. At that time, ABC picked up the project to pilot but not to series.
The previous attempt involved writer Rob Hanning, showrunner Stacy Traub and executive producer Francie Calfo, the report notes.