ABC wipes away ‘Earth Scum’

C-W to shop show elsewhere, Fox among suitors

ABC has officially passed on the comedy pilot “Earth Scum” from Carsey-Werner in association with Granada Entertainment USA. Insiders say Carsey-Werner is now negotiating to get the pilot back from ABC so it can shop to show to other networks, and Fox is among those interested in taking a look.

If Fox picks it up, “Earth Scum,” about the marriage between an earthling (Katey Sagal) and an alien (Mark Addy), will be the second alien-themed comedy that ABC let go elsewhere. NBC’s “3rd Rock From the Sun” originally was developed for the Alphabet web.

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