‘Adopted’ ABC Comedy pilot does not move forward
ABC single-camera comedy pilot “Adopted” no longer advances at broadcaster, Variety has learned.
The project was a holdover from the 2020 pilot season which was delayed due to the pandemic. He is from the team of Shawn Vance, Daril Fannin and Jimmy Kimmel. On the show, when a Green Beret (Vance) returns home to Texas from military service, he and his family struggle to adopt his new brother, a 12-year-old Russian boy.
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Along with Vance, the pilot starred Bruce Campbell, Wendie Malick, Maxim Swinton, Tate Moore, Sofia Pernas and Reyn Doi. He was inspired by a true story. ABC Signature produced with Kimmelot. Depending on an individual familiar with the situation, the pilot may be routed to other outlets.
This is not the first ABC project to be adopted during this pilot season. It was reported in April that a multi-camera series starring Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer, who had a series commission at ABC, would not go as planned.
ABC has also announced a number of series renewals already this season. Among the programs already renewed are: “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Station 19”, “The Good Doctor” and “Big Sky”. The network also renewed a number of its unscripted shows, namely “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”, “Supermarket Sweep”, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “American Idol” and “Shark Tank”.
Given the persistent effects of the pandemic on the pilot season, Variety previously reported that broadcasters like ABC should largely renew the majority of their current lineups rather than resume new shows. Other ABC shows that are set to return are “A Million Little Things”, “Rebel” and “The Rookie”.
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