'Newsroom' Writer Gideon Yago Sells Political Drama to ABC

Gideon Yago Portrait - P 2012
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Gideon Yago Portrait - P 2012

ABC is getting political.

The network has given script orders to City Hall, a drama from Newsroom's Gideon Yago, The Hollywood Reporterhas learned.

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Yago will write and executive produce the ABC Studios drama, which revolves around a city mayor and her staff -- all in their 20s and 30s -- who take on the political establishment while juggling their personal and social lives. Revenge consulting producer Bob Sertner will executive produce the project.

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Yago, a former MTV News and CBS News writer and correspondent, was let go from Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom in July.          

The project marks the latest at the network for Sertner, who also serves as an EP on ABC's upcoming summer soap Mistresses, starring Alyssa Milano.

Yago is repped by CAA; Sertner is with WME and Hansen Jacobson.

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