ABC has given a pilot order to a multi-camera comedy project from a Rules of Engagement.
From Engagement's Mike Sikowitz and Daniel Lappin, Divorce: A Love Story revolves around Kenny and Robin, a recently divorced couple, who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. The concept is based on the Israeli format Life Isn't Everything.
Sikowitz and Lappin will write and executive produce the pilot, which also counts Noa Tishby as an EP. Sony TV, ABC Studios and Reshet are behind the half-hour comedy.
This marks Sikowitz's second pilot order, following NBC greenlighting single-camera comedy pilot Welcome to the Family, about a white family and a Latino family who are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed by an unplanned pregnancy.
ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee has been high on adaptations this pilot season, with several projects being adapted from British properties: drama Lucky 7 (an adaptation of The Syndicate) and comedy Spy (based on the U.K. series).