Diablo Cody sells Gen X + Y comedy to ABC
A Diablo Cody comedy series might someday join ABC’s Wednesday-night lineup.
The Juno writer, United States of Tara creator, and former Entertainment Weekly columnist just sold a pilot script to the broadcast network called Alex + Amy. The logline: “Comedy about a romance between an ambitious 22-year-old Millennial guy and a 32-year-old Gen X woman who have just moved in together and are very much in love.” The project is produced by Warner Bros. TV and Amblin Entertainment, with the deal including a penalty if a pilot is not shot. Executive producers are Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Mason Novick.
Meanwhile, ABC’s new comedy The Neighbors has been relatively modest in the ratings, yet the show still managed to receive a full-season order.