Pilot Season: ABC Orders Spy Adaptation, Sports Comedy
ABC has picked up two more comedy pilots, one an adaptation of the British series Spy, and the other a sports comedy that may star James Caan, TVGuide.com has learned.
Based on the British series of the same name, Spy is a half-hour, single-camera comedy about a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his completely opposite,. Dear old dad inadvertently takes a job at the secret service in order to prove himself a worthy father. Simeon Goulden, who created the original series, will write and executive-produce alongside Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams.
The network also picked up the untitled half-hour, single-camera comedy from Las Vegas' Mark and Robb Cullen. In the project, a recently divorced, single mother temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer swilling former baseball player, and reluctantly starts coaching her son's underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she once vowed to leave behind. Aaron Kaplan will also executive-produce, while former Las Vegas star Caan is in negotiations to co-star.
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