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ABC's now Platonically Incorrect

ABC has picked up two comedy pilots, one called Platonically Incorrect
and another untitled project from Chris Henchy and Marco Pennette.

The pilot for Platonically Incorrect was written by Darlene Hunt, who
will also executive-produce along with Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. The show
is about a man and woman who are best friends and who work together but who are
not romantically involved.

It will be produced by Shadyac's production company, Shady Acres, which also
produces 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and by The Walt
Disney Co.-owned Touchstone Television. Shady Acres has an overall deal with

The Henchy/Pennette project will be produced under the umbrella of
Tollin/Robbins Productions, which has an overall deal with Warner Bros.
Television. The sitcom will be a romantic comedy about a schoolteacher who dates
a celebrity. Henchy also produces Life with Bonnie and produced Spin

The two new pilots are in addition to commitments ABC has with Michael J. Fox
to executive-produce a show tentatively titled Hench at Home; with
comedienne Roseanne to do a reality/comedy half-hour; and with Tim Allen to
executive-produce a sitcom with Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.