ABC orders Chevy Chase/Beverly D'Angelo comedy, Shondaland drama pilots
ABC will be staging a Vacation reunion after ordering a comedy pilot starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, EW has learned. The network also handed out pilot orders to a comedy from Dan Savage, a Shondaland drama and a cop project from Gossip Girl alums Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.
Chev & Bev will reunite Chase and D’Angelo as the two star as baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement until their world is turned upside down and they’re suddenly left to raise their grandchildren. The project, which would bring Chase back to primetime TV after his highly publicized exit from Community, will be written by Brad Copeland, who will executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan.
Loosely based on the life of boundary-pushing columnist Dan Savage, the other untitled comedy pilot follows a picture perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. David Windsor and Casey Johnson will write, with Savage, Brian Pines and Dan McDermott attached to executive-produce.
Hailing from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, The Catch is a thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé, our heroine–who investigates fraud for a living–is not all she claims to be. And when the fiancé’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Jennifer Schuur will write and executive-produce with Helen Gregory, Kate Atkinson, Julie Anne Robinson, Beers and Rhimes. If ordered to series, The Catch would mark Rhimes’ fourth on air drama in addition to Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder.
Inspired by true stories, The Broad Squad follows the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. Bess Wohl will write and executive-produce with Savage, Schwartz, Len Goldstein, Aaron Kaplan and Alexandra Lyndon.
Check out our full list of pilots here.