ABC, CBS order laffers; Fox sets Kasdan to helm Meriwether project
In a flurry of pilot activity, ABC and CBS ordered laffers on Friday while NBC greenlighted a fantasy cop drama revolving around characters from Grimm’s fairy tales.
Separately, Jake Kasdan is on board to direct Fox’s untitled Liz Meriwether pilot.
ABC’s two orders are “My Frickin’ Family,” from ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and “Bad Mom,” also from ABC Studios.
“Family” revolves around a couple with new baby and the culture clashes between its four very different grandparents. Project hails from scribe Erica Rivinoja and will be exec produced by Rivinoja and Peter Traugott.
Alphabet has also ordered singlecam laffer pilot “Bad Mom,” from writer Sharon Horgan and ABC Studios. Aaron Kaplan is exec producer. Plot centers around a mother who is struggling because her own mom wants her life back.
CBS’ buddy comedy “How to Be a Gentleman,” comes from CBS TV Studios and is based on the book of the same name. David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) will write and star as well as exec produce with Ted Schachter and Media Rights Capital.
NBC’s “Grimm,” from Universal Media Studios, was written by Jim Kouf and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum David Greenwalt. Those two exec produce along with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.
The project from Fox’s Meriwether, who penned current bigscreen release “No Strings Attached,” revolves around a “Bridget Jones”-type girl who moves in with three guys and they all learn surprising secrets. Pilot is from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
Kasdan’s most recent theatrical pic was 2007’s “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” In 2008, he helmed an episode of Showtime’s “Californication.”