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.