'Daisies' director to helm 'Greatest'-esque pilot

Barry Sonnenfeld is shepherding a half-hour laffer for ABC and ABC Studios that revolves around a harried mother who finds a special suit that gives her super powers.

The untitled multicamera half-hour will be penned by scribe Laura House (“George Lopez”) and exec produced by Sonnenfeld and Stu Bloomberg. Sonnenfeld will also helm the project, which has a script commitment, if it is ordered to pilot.

On paper, the show sounds reminiscent of the Stephen J. Cannell-produced dramedy “The Greatest American Hero,” which aired on ABC from 1981-83.

Sonnenfeld has been a regular presence at ABC in the past few seasons. He was exec producer and helmer of the Alphabet’s critical fave “Pushing Daisies,” and he was exec producer-helmer on laffer “Notes From the Underbelly” in the 2007-08 season.

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