McG sudser set in Venice, supernatural drama among pickups
ABC joined the pilot pickup parade late Tuesday, greenlighting three dramas and one single-cam comedy.Three of the four projects come from ABC Studios. The fourth, drama “Venice,” comes from Warner Bros. TV and McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision. Byron Balasco penned the sudser set in the Southern California beach community. Drama “Betrayal,” penned by Zabel, centers on a femme photographer who gets involved in a murder case after having an affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. Zabel, Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya exec produce. “The Returned” is a supernatural vehicle revolving around people whose loved ones suddenly turn up back from the dead. Aaron Zelman penned the script and is exec producing with Plan B and Brillstein Entertainment TV. Comedy “Pulling” was penned by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”). It follows three dysfunctional women in their 30s. Eisenberg and Stupnitsky exec produce with Aaron Kaplan, Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly.