ABC has offered a pilot commitment for “Couch Detective,” a comedy crime series from Lauren Iugerich, the creator of MTV’s “Awkward.” Read on to learn more about this development deal.
Lauren Iungerich has just received a pilot commitment from the Disney network, ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). The show is for the hour-long comedy crime series, “Couch Potato.” It will feature a female lead whose knowledge of every crime show on television, including procedurals, TV movies and TV crime specials, has given her the special ability to solve actual cases with the police.
Iungerich, whose career catapulted in 2013 — thanks to the critically lauded teen series “Awkward” — will be writing the pilot’s script. She previously worked on the TV adaptation of “10 Things I Hate About You,” which ran from 2009 to 2010.
The pilot commitment mark’s Iungerich’s very first project for the season. THR reports that last year, the scribe was in demand among several studios for development deals, but Iungerich ended up with WBTV. She has previously written a comedy, “Damaged Goods,” also for ABC. But the series commitment did not push through. “Damage Goods” was supposed to be a show about sexual politics.
The timing of “Couch Detective” is ripe, as ABC has been finding a light comedy mystery with a strong female lead.
“Couch Detective” will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, with Jerry Bruckheimer as the executive producer. Bruckheimer is a fitting boss for this development deal, as he is the man behind the lucrative “CSI” crime series franchise. Jonathan Littman and Kristie Anne Reed from Jerry Bruckheimer Television will also serve as executive producers.
For Bruckheimer’s team, “Couch Detective” will be its second deal during this current development season. The production has already inked a commitment with FOX for “Two Black Cadillacs,” which is a drama series based on a song done by country star Carrie Underwood. FOX plans on making “Two Black Cadillacs” an event series.
There is no word yet on who shall star in “Couch Detective,” but we will keep you updated about this upcoming comedy mystery series from ABC, only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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