ABC has a new comedy in the works from a veteran of HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Deadline.com reports that the network bought “Dish,” a project about female friends from “Sex and the City” writer and executive producer Cindy Chupack.
The series is based on her experiences, and focuses on three female friends in Venice, Calif. One woman is married, one is single, and the other is a single mom, with the three meeting weekly at a restaurant called Dish to catch up and talk about whether it’s possible to “have it all.”
“Dish” is from ABC Studios and Karey Burke and Todd Holland’s Dark Toy banner. Chupack is writing and will executive produce, with Burke and Holland also executive producing.
Chupack said the show is based on her tradition with some friends to meet on Sunday nights for yoga and dinner.
“With this show, I want to call bullshit on one thing that seems to be the norm on television for shows about friends,” Chupack said. “My friends don’t live or work together. As my friends and I marry and have kids or move up or down in our careers, we increasingly have very separate lives, separate homes, separate jobs … and that’s created the problem I want to address in this show: Once you get the husband or kid or career — or all three — you don’t have time for friends, but you need them more than ever. So you have to make time, even if it’s just once a week, because it keeps you sane.”