EXCLUSIVE: Writer-actress Stephnie Weir, who penned last season’s ABC/Sony TV comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong, has inked a new two-script deal with Sony TV. The first project under the deal, which is set up at ABC, is a half-hour comedy that features a traditional American diner as the backdrop. The second is a blind script at the studio. Weir, a former MAD TV performer and writer who spent 6 years on the late-night Fox show, got her first pilot pickup as a writer earlier this year with Wright vs. Wrong, which landed Debra Messing for the lead. It didn’t make the cut for a series pickup in May but ABC ordered a new pilot, and Messing’s option was extended by the studio in June. However, a search for a showrunner dragged on, and new ABC chief Paul Lee ultimately pulled the plug on the project after he arrived at the network. In addition to Wright vs. Wrong, Weir previously collaborated with ABC and Sony TV as an actress on the short-lived comedy series Big Day, on which she was a regular. Weir is with APA and Meghan Schumacher Management.
Stephnie Weir In 2-Script Deal At Sony TV
For all of Deadline’s headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter
Sign up for Newsletters
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Andreeva
- CBS Buys Mob Comedy From 'Big Bang' Actor Kevin Sussman & Neal Moritz
- Spike Buys Illegal Online Marketplace Drama From Tony Krantz & Gary Oldman
- IFC's 'Maron' Renewed For Third Season
- Brian Van Holt To Depart 'Cougar Town'
- Craig Ferguson To Visit NBC's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Tonight
- Netflix Nabs Judd Apatow Comedy Series With 2-Season Order, Paul Rust & Gillian Jacobs To Star, Legendary TV To Produce