Bravo adds ‘Joneses’ to scripted development slate

Show from Liz Tigelaar, ABC Studios, based on 2009 film

Bravo is continuing its foray into scripted development with “The Joneses.”

The story follows a seemingly idyllic family that moves into the suburbs but all is not what it seems to be. “The Joneses” is based on the 2009 indie movie of the same name, written and directed by Derrick Borte and starring David Duchovny and Demi Moore.

“The Joneses,” which is being produced at ABC Studios, was also in development at the Alphabet last year but network president Paul Lee opted not to go forward with the project.

Show comes from Liz Tigelaar, who has an overall deal at ABC Studios. She is also a writer and producer on ABC’s upcoming fall drama “Nashville,” with Connie Britton.

Tigelaar will exec produce with Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile of Mojo Films. Echo Lake, the original film’s shingle, is also attached.

“The Joneses” is Bravo’s third scripted development project. Previously announced were “22 Birthdays” and “Blowing Sunshine.”

The former, from Universal Cable Prods., examines the sordid activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode centered around an extravagant and lavish birthday party.

Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein are writing as well as exec producing along with Doug Liman and Dave Bartis of Hypnotic.

“Blowing Sunshine” centers on the staff and patients at a private rehabilitation center. Jason Ning is writing.

NBCUniversal-owned Bravo, which specializes in reality, is hoping to get one of its scripted shows on the air by 2013.

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