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ABC pacts with scribes for gender laffs

Bradley, Cragg land pair sitcom concepts at net

“MadTV” alums Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg have landed a pair of scripts at ABC that tackle both sides of the gender wars.

Bradley and Cragg are behind the half-hour projects “Kevin’s Life With Women” and “Understanding Today’s Man,” both of which are set up at the Alphabet net through ABC Studios.

Also at ABC, the network is developing a single-camera comedy from Ed Burns.

“Kevin’s Life With Women” centers on three sisters who must come together and help raise their 16-year-old younger brother after their mother dies, while “Understanding Today’s Men” revolves around four men at different stages of relationships — including single and married.

Both projects are single-camera laffers. Bradley and Cragg will write and exec produce both.

The duo was behind last season’s ABC pilot “How to Be a Better American” and are consulting producers on the network’s midseason laffer “Happy Endings.”

They’re set up at ABC Studios under and overall deal.

Bradley and Cragg’s other credits include “Scrubs.”

As for the Burns project, the single-camera buddy comedy centers on two guys whose lives are disrupted when the bully from their childhood moves in between them.

Burns is exec producing with Aaron Lubin and Peter Traugott. ABC Studios is behind the show along with Brillstein Entertainment.

Burns’ TV credits include “The Fighting Fitzgeralds.”

One more project at ABC: A comedy from “Cougar Town” scribes Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein.

Pietrosh and Goldstein are writing their project for the Mark Gordon Co.

The duo will exec produce with Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay, through ABC Studios.

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