Comden in ABC/Touchstone laugh pact


Multihyphenate Danny Comden has inked a development deal with ABC and Touchstone Television. The deal calls for the comedian to develop and star in a comedy project for the studio and the network, in association with Brillstein-Grey Television and Bob Fisher. ABC and Touchstone also have an option to cast him in an existing project. Under Comden's previous deal with ABC and Touchstone during the 2001-02 development season, he toplined the comedy pilot "The Johnny Chronicles." He also co-starred on the ABC/Touchstone comedy series "I'm With Her." This past development season, Comden played the lead in an ABC comedy pilot, which was produced by Warner Bros. TV. On the feature side, he recently wrapped the indie "Live!" Comden is repped by UTA.