ABC Buys 'Late Bloomer's Revolution,' Laura Solon Comedy
The "Vampire Diaries" and "Gossip Girl" producer sell two multi-camera comedies from Warner Bros. TV.
ABC continues its relationship with Gossip Girl producer Alloy Entertainment with two comedy orders.
The Disney-owned network has ordered Late Bloomer's Revolution and untitled half-hour family comedy from English comedian Laura Solon, both from Alloy in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The former, based on the memoir by the same name, is a multi-camera comedy from author Amy Cohen. It will revolve around a father and daughter who are both trying to navigate the dating world at the same time after the passing of the respective wife and mother. Cohen (Caroline in the City, Spin City) will write and executive produce with Michelle Nader (King of Queens, Two Broke Girls), Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. (At one point, Sarah Jessica Parker was attached to a film version at HBO.)
A script plus penalty was ordered for the latter, from supervising producer and writer Solon. The untitled project centers on three adult siblings whose dynamic is unsetltled when their loving, but interfering mother Nancy decides to move to the city where they all live and become a reactivated presence in their daily lives. Alloy's Morgenstein and Girolamo are attaced as executive producers.
The news comes mere weeks after the network snapped up 666 Park, based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. If ultimately ordered, the new crop will join Alloy's growing roster, including the CW's Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle as well as ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and the recently upped The Lying Game. They will also reunite ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee and Alloy executives, who worked together when Lee was at ABC Family.
Alloy is repped by WME.