ABC has snapped up a prime-time soap opera that marks the first major broadcast TV sale for Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network picked up “American Heritage” with “a script commitment plus significant penalty that often qualifies as a put pilot.”
“The multi-generational soap, written by ‘Nashville’ co-executive producer Taylor Hamra, hails from Sony Pictures TV via Pascal Pictures’ overall deal with parent Sony Pictures Entertainment,” Andreeva notes.
Hamra is executive producing with Pascal and Pascal Pictures’ Rachel O’Connor.
“‘American Heritage’ is about two families of vastly different cultures who suddenly collide when they realize their histories aren’t so dissimilar after all and are forced to work together to run LA’s premier real estate company,” Andreeva adds.