'One Fifth' to be penned by 'Gossip Girl' exec producer Josh Safran

Producers Mark Gordon and Candace Bushnell have set up a drama project at ABC based on her book “One Fifth Avenue.”

Project revolves around a columnist who begins investigating the scandal that erupts among residents in her building after she moves back to her old apartment following a breakup. It’s billed as “Sex and the City” meets “The Good Wife.”

“Gossip Girl” exec producer Josh Safran is penning the script and will exec produce with Gordon and Bushnell for ABC Studios.

The ABC Studios-based Mark Gordon Co. has been on a tear the past few weeks, setting up more than a half-dozen comedy and drama projects spread among ABC, USA and TNT. Last month the banner also nabbed a drama pilot order from Showtime for “Ray Donovan,” penned by Ann Biderman.

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