ABC has landed a comedy project that has been the focus of strong interest among a number of networks. Deadline.com reports that the Alphabet Network prevailed in “a very competitive situation,” landing the soccer parents project “Dream Team” from writers Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel.
Lizer and Wrubel have a successful track record, having worked together on “Will & Grace,” the report notes. ABC gave a pilot production commitment to the new project, a single-camera effort from Warner Bros. TV.
“Written/executive produced by Lizer and Wrubel, ‘Dream Team’ centers on Coach Marty Schumacher who knows how to win in the world of girls’ club soccer,” the story reports. “His last team went to the national championship, and those women are off playing in college, semipro, even the Olympic team. Now Coach Schumacher, who is known as ‘the star maker’ (mostly by himself), has a documentary crew following him around as he assembles his next dynasty from a diverse group of little girls that bring along their diverse families.”