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ABC Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Libby & Malcolm’

Pilot Season Has Officially Begun

ABC has placed a pilot order for a potential half-hour single-camera sitcom from ABC studios in 2017-18 called “Libby & Malcolm,” about two polar-opposite political pundits who fall in love despite all odds and form a blended family and a work partnership. The logline: Felicity Huffman stars as Libby, a strong, brilliant, white Republican and Coutney B. Vance is Malcolm Black, a liberal pundit and father of three kids who arms himself with cold hard facts and an irresistible easy charm that wins over everyone he meets. The opposing pair recently married and forge a new life together at home against all odds, while going head-to-head at work on their fiery new political talk show.

“Libby & Malcolm” is being co-written by “black-ish” creator-showrunner Kenya Barris and co-executive producer Vijal Patel. Vance also will executive produce alongside Barris, Patel, Huffman and Brian Dobbins.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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