ABC Orders New Shonda Rhimes Dramedy Deadline
ABC is moving forward with a new project from Shonda Rhimes, the driving force behind the network's hugely successful "Grey's Anatomy." Deadline.com reports that the network bought "Show & Tell," a dramedy from Rhimes' Shondaland and Dan Bucatinsky, who is an actor on Rhimes' series "Scandal" and a writer on "Grey's."
"Inspired by Bucatinsky’s book about parenthood, 'Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?,' 'Show & Tell' is described as a fast-paced dramedy about the lives, loves, and scandalous secrets of a group of parents whose kids attend the same school," the story reports. "Bucatinsky is writing and will executive produce with Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers."
The project, to be produced by ABC Studios, is Shondaland’s fifth of the current development season, the report notes.
"Bucatinsky ... is nominated for an Emmy for his recurring role on 'Scandal' as the long-suffering husband of Cyrus (Jeff Perry)," the story adds.