CBS turns to laughs; ABC greenlights a superhero drama and politico laffer

Schwartz CBS has given the greenlight to two relationship/family comedy pilots, while ABC handed out orders to a pilot about a family with superpowers — and to a comedy produced in part by Arianna Huffington.

At the Eye, the pickups went to laffers from Josh Schwartz and Tad Quill.

“Hitched,” from Schwartz (left) and fellow scribe Matt Miller, centers on a young twentysomething couple that are newlyweds — and still getting to know each other.

Schwartz and Miller are EPs on the multi-cam comedy, which comes from Warner Bros. TV.

As for the untitled Quill comedy, the multi-cam project centers on a widower who must juggle raising his 12 year-old son while also getting back into the dating world.

CBS TV Studios is behind the Quill sitcom.

Arianna-huffington  Over at ABC, the network gave a order to “No Ordinary Family,” written by Jon Feldman and Greg Berlanti.

Drama centers on a regular American family that suddenly finds itself with new super abilities.

Berlanti and Feldman are exec producing with Morgan Wandell. ABC Studios produces.

Also at the Alphabet, “Freshman” comes from exec producer Greg Malins — as well as fellow EP Huffington.

“Freshmen” revolves around a group of three newly elected members of Congress — two men and one woman — who wind up sharing an apartment in Washington. 

Multi-camera half-hour comes from 20th Century Fox TV.

Malins brought Huffington, as well as Huffington Post founding editor Roy Sekoff, on board after meeting with the duo to get some advice on how to create the show.

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  1. ds r4 says:

    The team’s creative approach to the program has shifted since its pilot was ordered last fall. At first, everybody thought the show needed to feel bigger. The BBC version has the wealthy investors and pitchmen haggling in a sparse loft space.

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