ABC gives up 'Single' life
Network drops midseason comedy starring Alyssa MilanoIt's a no-go for ABC's midseason series "Single With Parents."
ABC and ABC Studios on Wednesday pulled the plug on the comedy over creative differences with the show's producing team, led by creator/executive producer Kristin Newman.
ABC Studios/DreamWorks' "Single With Parents" -- in which Alyssa Milano stars as a woman juggling her dysfunctional family, friends and boss -- was one of five pilots ABC ordered in August to series for midseason.
However, production on the project, co-starring Annie Potts and Beau Bridges, had been postponed several times over disagreements about the show's creative direction.
Ultimately, the disagreements could not be resolved, and ABC on Wednesday opted not to proceed with "Single" beyond the pilot.
Newman executive produced "Single With Parents" with Matthew Carlson and DreamWorks TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
ABC has three other half-hours on tap for midseason -- Internet transplant "In the Motherhood," Victor Fresco's "Better Off Ted" and Mike Judge's toon "The Goode Family." They could be joined by the Bill Lawrence/Courteney Cox comedy "Cougar Town," which was fast-tracked last week with a pilot order targeted for midseason.
Meanwhile, ABC also is talking to 20th Century Fox TV about ordering eight scripts for Judge's recently canceled Fox comedy "King of the Hill" for a possible fall bow.