Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Writer-actress Stephnie Weir, who penned last season’s ABC/Sony TV comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong, has inked a new two-script deal with Sony TV. The first project under the deal, which is set up at ABC, is a half-hour comedy that features a traditional American diner as the backdrop. The second is a blind script at the studio. Weir, a former MAD TV performer and writer who spent 6 years on the late-night Fox show, got her first pilot pickup as a writer earlier this year with Wright vs. Wrong, which landed Debra Messing for the lead. It didn’t make the cut for a series pickup in May but ABC ordered a new pilot, and Messing’s option was extended by the studio in June. However, a search for a showrunner dragged on, and new ABC chief Paul Lee ultimately pulled the plug on the project after he arrived at the network. In addition to Wright vs. Wrong, Weir previously collaborated with ABC and Sony TV as an actress on the short-lived comedy series Big Day, on which she was a regular. Weir is with APA and Meghan Schumacher Management.

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