ABC adds dramedy, soap pilots


ABC has picked up two more pilots: a comedic drama from Dave Hemingson and "Prince of Motor City," from Jessica Goldberg and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" co-star Hamish Linklater.

The untitled Hemingson dramedy, from 20th Century Fox TV, is a legal ensemble about a newly minted law school grad from a blue-collar background who gets lured into the "job of a lifetime" with an outrageous Los Angeles boutique law firm.

Endeavor-repped Hemingson is the writer/executive producer.

"Prince," from ABC Studios, is a gothic family soap inspired by William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" that is set in the world of the Detroit auto industry.

Goldberg penned the script with Linklater, who is not attached to star. Goldberg is exec producing with Chris Brancato and Bert Salke. Linklater will serve as consulting producer. All four are repped by UTA.