Newswire: Shondaland sells comedy pilot written by Trophy Wife creators to ABC

Another day, another Shondaland pilot bought by ABC. As part of Shondaland’s overall deal with ABC Studios, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers recently sold a comedy project, Splitsville, to the network that might as well change its name to The Shonda Rhimes Network. Splitsville comes from Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, creators of the late, great Trophy Wife, and much like their canceled-too-soon sitcom, Splitsville deals with the aftermath of divorce. After a wave of divorces plagues a neighborhood, the single parents all join forces to raise their kids together and move on as one big happy suburban family.

Halpern and Haskins, who also have an overall deal with ABC Studios, will executive produce alongside Rhimes and Beers. This marks Halpern’s return to the Shondaland fold; one of her early television writing jobs was on Rhimes’s Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice. The project also marks …

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