ABC has greenlit three sitcom pilots: a reboot of classic sitcom “The Wonder Years” featuring an African-American cast; “Maggie” about a young woman who tries to cope with life while coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic; and an untitled multi-cam from Regina Hicks produced by ABC Signature. Both “The Wonder Years” and “Maggie” are single camera.
Set in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent 1960s, “The Wonder Years” follows the lives of a black middle-class family. The series hails from writer and executive producer Saladin Patterson with Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment also executive producing. “Wonder Years” star Fred Savage will direct the pilot and executive produce. Neal Marlens, the original show’s creator, will serve as consultant.
“Maggie” is written by Maggie Mull and Justin Adler, with both also executive producing. And the untitled multi-cam project follows three former sorority sisters who lost touch after college and reunite during a pivotal point in their lives. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive produce via JuVee Productions, with Larry Wilmore supervising and executive producing via Wilmore Films.