ABC lays down 'Law' with Cedric pilot

Network greenlights slew of comedy projects

Cedric the Entertainer is back at ABC with a comedy pilot.

The network on Wednesday greenlighed "The Law" (working title), a single-camera pilot starring and executive produced by the comedian.

Also on Wednesday, ABC picked up comedy pilot "Canned," "Planet Lucy" and an untitled comedy starring Christian comedian Anita Renfroe and gave the official go-ahead to the Bill Lawrence/Courteney Cox comedy "Cougartown" starring Cox as a newly single 40-year-old mom with a 17-year-old son and to Kelsey Grammer/Tucker Cawley's multicamera comedy pilot starring Grammer as a hotshot Wall Street executive who loses his job and is forced to reconnect with his small-town family.

"The Law," from ABC Studios and DreamWorks TV, revolves around reserve police officers for the LAPD who balance their full-time off-duty lives with the excitement of being weekend cops.

Bob Fisher penned the script and is exec producing the pilot with Cedric and Charles Segars. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also are exec producing.

Last development season, Cedric toplined a multicamera family comedy pilot for ABC and ABC Studios that didn't go forward.

"Planet Lucy," from Sony and ABC Studios, has received a cast-contingent presentation order.

The single-camera comedy is based on the book "Slummy Mummy" by Fiona Neill. It centers on an endearing Everywoman prone to disaster who gave up an impressive professional career to be a stay-at-home mom raising three kids.

Gaby Allan penned the script and is exec producing with Jamie Tarses.

"Canned," which has received a showrunner-contingent order, is a multicamera ensemble comedy about a group of friends who all get fired on the same day.

Kevin Etten penned the script and is exec producing with Peter Traugott for ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

The untitled Anita Renfroe project, from Sony and Tantamount, has received a presentation order.

The multicamera comedy is a parenting show centered around the thought that family comes first, by any means necessary.

Robert Hanning and Amy Welsh wrote the script and are exec producing with Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.