ABC Orders Pair of New Comedies

by | January 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM | TV News

Sharon Horgan (Getty Images Entertainment)


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – ABC has ordered single-camera comedies “Bad Management” and an untitled Andrea Abbate project to pilot, the network said on Wednesday.

20th Century Fox’s Andrea Abbate-written half-hour comedy is being executive-produced by Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions.

The series will follow the mother of an adopted African-American boy who takes on the responsibility of raising her brother’s kids after he is sent to prison.

ABC Studio’s “Bad Management,” written by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, will be executive-produced by Aaron Kaplan, whose producing credits include “You, Me and Dupree,” “Made of Honor” and “Knowing.”

Horgan will star as a self-centered boss at a high-end department store whose authority is challenged by her own boss’ son, who makes youth and sex the new focus of the company.