ABC picks up its first two comedy pilots

ABC’s really eager to “Man Up,” picking up the half-hour single-camera comedy pilot from scribe/thesp Chris Moynihan (“100 Questions”).

Moynihan is exec producer and writer, while Kelly Kulchak and Ron West are exec producers as well. ABC Studios is behind the show (which shouldn’t be confused with the Jack Burditt project “Man Up,” also at ABC. Should that laffer move to pilot, it will undergo a name change.)

According to the Alphabet, this “Man Up” is “a unique look at what it takes to survive as a modern man, as told through the eyes of three best friends and the women in their lives.”

Alphabet also picked up the comedy pilot “Smothered,” from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen.

Warner Bros. TV is behind the project. Logline: “A young couple finds themselves smothered by their two very different sets of parents whose only thing in common is that their children are married to each other. The young couple has a one-year old who brings the families together in a clash of cultures. Based on Andrew’s and Ted’s real experiences.”

More expected to come later today.

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