ABC just gave a series order to a new single-camera sitcom that was originally shot earlier this year as a pilot for Fox. ABC announced the order for “Bless This Mess,” starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard.
The series is a co-production from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. Elizabeth Meriwether (“Single Parents,” “New Girl”) and Bell are executive producers and co-creators of the series, which will air next year on ABC.
The show is described as a fish-out-of-water story in which Bell and Shepard play a newlywed couple attempting to ditch big city living for a simpler life in Nebraska.
Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “Speechless”) are non-writing executive producers, as are Shepard and Katherine Pope. Bell also directed the pilot.