ABC grabs laffer trio

New comedies include 'Wonderful,' 'Leonard'

ABC moved closer to wrapping up comedy development for the fall Thursday, picking up a trio of new potential laffers, bringing its total number of comedy pilots to 14.

Sibling studio Touchstone Television is producing or co-producing every project.

These are the new comedies:

  • “My Wonderful Life,” which revolves around a nurse with two young children looking to make it on her own while also seeking some semblance of a love life. Ally Walker (“Profiler”) is set to star in the pilot, a co-production between Touchstone and Granada Entertainment. “Gilmore Girls” producer Jenji Kohan, who has previously written for skeins “Mad About You” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” wrote the pilot. Suzanne Bukinik (“According to Jim”) is exec producing.

  • “What Leonard Comes Home To,” a single-cam laffer from scribe-exec producer Alan Zweibel (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Skein, from Brad Grey TV in association with Touchstone Television, looks at marriage from the p.o.v. of the husband.

    BGTV is also producing “Brown Eyed Girl” for CBS.

  • An untitled Michael Jacobs half-hour that revolves around a workaholic dad trying to jump-start his relationship with his wife and kids. Pilot is a co-production between Touchstone and NBC Studios; latter had a deal in place with Jacobs and is loaning him out for the ABC project.

ABC will likely pick up one or two new comedies in the next few days.

(Jill Feiwell contributed to this report.)

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