SCOOP: “Libby & Malcolm” comedy starring Felicity Huffman nearing pilot order at ABC

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2ND UPDATE: The pilot order is now official !

UPDATE: And now, ABC has cast Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) as the male lead.

After ordering 8-episode miniseries Marvel’s Inhumans for fall 2017, ABC is working hard on their pilot pick-ups and the first one to get the nod in the comedy department is expected to be “Libby & Malcolm” from “Blackish” creator…

Starring Desperate Housewives & American Crime Emmy-winning actress Felicity Huffman, the political family comedy project received a big commitment from the alphabet network last september, said to be “one of the biggest half-hour sales this season” per Deadline. It’s already one hell of a contender for a series pick-up! Written and executive produced by Kenya Barris (Blackish) & Vijal Patel (The Middle, Blackish) for ABC Studios, Principato-Young Entertainment &  Khalabo Ink Society, Libby & Malcolm revolves around two opposing pundits who also happen to be married. One’s black, one’s white; one’s left, one’s right. Bitter rivals at work on their pundit show Black & Wright, they have to turn conflict into compromise at home when it comes to raising their kids.

Of course, Felicity Huffman will play the mother. The father has yet to be cast. The shooting of the pilot may potentially start as soon as mid-january 2017 in Los Angeles. Expect an official announcement in the next few weeks. What does it mean for the other project Felicity Huffman was supposed to star in, dark comedic fashion soap House of Moore? She is no longer attached to it but it remains in development.

Kenya Barris could get a second pilot order this pilot season since his other project for ABC, spy dramedy Unit Zero starring Toni Collette, is exactly what the network is looking for: a character-based procedural…

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