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D.C.-themed pilots are the rage

ABC gives 'Wright vs. Wrong' a go

Network and studio execs had politics and government on their minds this development season, ordering several pilots with a D.C. bent. ABC has added another one to the mix, greenlighting the comedy pilot “Wright vs. Wrong.”

Sitcom, from scribe Stephnie Weir (“Mad TV”), centers on a sexy, female conservative pundit and her staff.

Weir is exec producing along with Tantamount’s Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.

“Wright vs. Wrong” reps the second ABC comedy pilot set in the world of politics. The net’s “Freshmen,” from Greg Malins and Arianna Huffington, centers on a group of Congressmen who share a Washington apartment.

At Fox, an untitled comedy from writer Brent Forrester and Imagine TV (and based on an idea by Ron Howard) is set at an Internal Revenue Service office. And Fox’s drama pilot “Worthy” focuses on a politician who is blackmailed by the mafia.

NBC’s “Justice,” from John Eisendrath, centers on a former Supreme Court justice who starts his own legal firm.

And then there’s the slew of C.I.A.-themed pilots in the works at the nets including Fox’s comedy “The Station,” about a C.I.A. field office in South America; CBS’ Tom Spezialy-penned “Chaos,” also set in the world of the C.I.A.; and NBC’s J.J. Abrams/Josh Reims entry “Undercovers,” about a husband and wife who are reactivated as, yes, C.I.A. agents.

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