ABC has reportedly picked up six pilots for next season, according to THR — three comedies, two dramedies and one drama procedural.
Matthew Perry stars as a sports manager in a single-camera project, “Mr. Sunshine,” from ABC Studios/Sony. This marks Perry’s second attempt (the much hyped “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” went 22 episodes before being pulled) to return to the small screen in a series since “Friends.” Most of his post-“Friends” time on screen has been spent doing films, “17 Again” being his latest big-screen venture.
Another single-camera project, “Happy Endings,” stars “24’s” Elisha Cuthbert. The Jamie Tarses project centers around a group of friends navigating romance.
Also greenlit by ABC, the multicam romantic comedy “Better Together” from Bonanza/Silver and Gold/Warner Bros. that focuses on two couples in two very dissimilar relationships. Will “Together” replace the ABC’s teetering freshman romantic comedy “Romantically Challenged” next season? The verdict is still out, as Alyssa Milano reminded us via Twitter Thursday (May 13).
Dramedies include “My Generation” (previously called “Generation Y”), which follows a group of former high school classmates in an ensemble documentary-style format. Cop dramedy “Detroit 187” stars “The Sopranos” Michael Imperioli. Both come from ABC Studios.
And no fall season would be complete without a new Jerry Bruckheimer drama. ABC has snagged the Bruckheimer legal procedural “The Whole Truth” from Bonanza/Bruckheimer/Warner Bros., which will keep viewers guessing with a unique narrative structure that shifts perspectives.
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