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ABC Orders Sitcom ‘Bless This Mess’

Half-Hour Expected in 2019

“Bless This Mess,” a new single-camera comedy, has been picked up to series on ABC. The half-hour, starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, is a co-production from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. Elizabeth Meriwether (“Single Parents,” “New Girl”) and Bell are executive producers and co-creators of the series, which will air next year on The ABC Television Network.
The logline: In “Bless This Mess,” a newlywed couple’s (Bell, Shepard) plan to ditch big city living for a simpler life in Nebraska doesn’t go as expected.

Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “Speechless”) are non-writing executive producers, as are Shepard and Katherine Pope. Bell also directed the pilot.