Greg Berlanti-Diablo Cody Comedy Ordered to Pilot at ABC

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Greg Berlanti is already on his way to having a big pilot season.

ABC has handed out a pilot order to single-camera comedy Raised by Wolves, Berlanti's second pilot order of the season — both at the Disney-owned network.

Written and executive produced by Diablo Cody, the comedy centers on Sheila Gable, a tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town. It is based on the U.K. series created by Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran for Big Talk Productions and Channel 4.

The comedy, which landed at ABC with a script-plus-penalty commitment in August, will be exec produced by Berlanti and his Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions topper Sarah Schechter. Caitlin and Caroline Moran will exec produce alongside Big Talk Productions' Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Caroline Leddy.

Raised by Wolves joins Berlanti-produced Deception at ABC, with the latter magic-themed procedural reteaming him with Blindspot's Martin Gero and David Kwong. It's Berlanti's first comedy pilot order.

This is shaping up to be a busy pilot season for Berlanti, who also has Fox's DC Comics-themed Black Lightning, also considered likely to score the formal pickup. The Arrow, FlashSupergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale exec producer has multiple other projects in the works.

Cody, meanwhile, has been pushing more into TV development this season. The Juno grad also has Fox's synchronized-swimming comedy in the works. Beyond Showtime's United States of Tara, Cody also co-created Tig Notaro's Amazon comedy One Mississippi. On the feature side, beyond Juno, she wrote Ricki and the Flash, starring Meryl Streep.

Wolves marks ABC's second comedy-pilot order of the season and joins Libby & Malcolm, starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance, at the network. It's also WBTV's third order of the season and arrives after the independent studio did not score a new-series pickup at the network that's home to its long-running comedy The Middle.

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