ABC orders three more comedies


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ABC has ordered three more single-camera comedies: pilot "Never Better," from Dave Alpert; an untitled pilot from Kristin Newman; and "Roman's Empire," a pilot presentation from Al Higgins.

"Never Better," from ABC Studios and the Littlefield Co., centers on a guy trying to be a good husband and father despite his somewhat misguided attempts. Walpert wrote it and will exec produce with Warren Littlefield and John Heyman.

The untitled Newman project, from ABC Studios and DreamWorks TV, centers on a thirtysomething woman who tries to break free of her overbearing and dysfunctional family, friends and boss. UTA-repped Newman penned the script and is exec producing with DreamWorks' Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

"Empire," written by Higgins, centers on a lovable guy who, after getting dumped by his girlfriend, tries but cannot extricate himself from her wealthy family and her outrageous father. Katalyst, Tiger Aspect and CBS Par will produce.