ABC Gives Cast-Contingent Pilot Order to Comedy 'Trophy Wife'

3:43 PM PST 09/07/2012 by Lacey Rose
Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins

The ABC Studios comedy, which was originally developed last season, centers on a reformed party girl who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives.

ABC is moving forward with a piece of last season's development.

The single-camera comedy project, titled Trophy Wife, has been granted a cast-contingent pilot order, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The half-hour effort revolves around a reformed party girl who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.

Wife, which is set up at ABC Studios, is written and executive produced by Private Practice's Emily Halpern and SuperNews'  Sarah Haskins. The Office's Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who are also attached to HBO pilot Hello Ladies, will serve as EPs. 

The news comes nearly six months after Halpern and Haskins inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Over on the big screen, the partners have the Natalie Portman-produced feature Booksmart set up at 20th as well as Lunch Lady and Work Wife at Universal and New Line, respectively.

Halpern is repped by WME, Circle of Confusion and Sloane Offer; Haskins is with UTA, Circle of Confusion and Sloane Offer.

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