October 11, 2011 1:03pm PT by Philiana Ng
Courteney Cox-David Arquette Comedy, Suburban Drama Sell to NBC
ABC Studios has sold two projects to an outside network: NBC.
The network has snagged the Courteney Cox and David Arquette-produced comedy, Ten Years, with penalty in a highly competitive environment.
The single-camera project, written by Howard Morris, tracks the ebb and flow of a 10-year releationship for a recently separated couple in the center of a group of friends and family. Cox and Arquette serve as executive producers, along with Morris.
Additionally, NBC has also purchased the drama project, The Next Insanely Great Thing, from writer Daniel Taplitz. Inspired by a true story, Thing follows suburban townspeople who agree to become test subjects for a high-tech company's social media experiments.
Ian Sanders and Kim Moses will serve as an executive producer, along with Taplitz.
The purchases cement ABC Studios' move to sell projects outside of sister network ABC.