It won’t be a development season if ABC, run by British-born Paul Lee, doesn’t adapt several UK formats. The network has put in development No Angels, a half-hour single-camera comedy based on the praised 2004 hourlong dramedy, which aired on Channel 4 for two seasons. Producing are Amblin TV and ABC Studios, partners on the new ABC drama series Lucky 7, also based on a British format. Written by Kat Likkel & John Hoberg (The Neighbors, My Name Is Earl), who will serve as showrunners, No Angels is about a raucous group of four female nurses working together and sharing the same house in a Bridesmaids-style girl gang comedy. British-born Julie Anne Robinson, who has helmed two episodes of the original series, is set to direct the potential pilot. She is executive producing with Likkel, Hoberg and Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. UK’s World Productions, repped by WME, is also executive producing.
Amblin’s portfolio includes series The Americans, Under The Dome, Falling Skies, Lucky 7 and the upcoming Extant. Likkel & Hoberg, repped by UTA, managers Helena Heyman & Dianne Fraser and attorney Karl Austen, most recently executive produced last season’s ABC/ABC Studios pilot Bad Management. Robinson, repped by UTA, 3 Arts and U.K.’s Talent Group, helmed the pilots for the ABC comedy series How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life and The Middle. Here is a clip from the original No Angels:
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