EXCLUSIVE: Ugly Betty developer/ executive producer Silvio Horta is back at ABC with a new dramedy project, this time teamed with Easy A and Friends With Benefits director Will Gluck. ABC has bought Mrs. Miller, an action comedic drama from Sony Pictures TV and Gluck’s studio-based shingle Olive Bridge Entertainment. Kell Cahoon (Psych) will write the script and will executive produce with Horta and Gluck, while Olive Bridge’s Richie Schwartz will co-executive produce.
Mrs. Miller centers on a retired CIA operative whose quiet, comfortable suburban life is turned upside down after she’s pulled back into the world of espionage. Determined to keep the two worlds secret and separate from each other, she must now lead a double life where the queen bee housewife in her neighborhood can be as menacing as an arms dealer in Beirut. This is the seventh sale for Olive Bridge in its first development season under the deal with Sony inked in May and the first on the hourlong side, joining 6 comedies. For Horta, also in his first year of a deal at Sony TV, this is the third project this season, along with a comedy based on the blog Texts From Last Night with Happy Madison and Latino family dramedy executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. Horta is writing and executive producing both shows, which are set up at Fox.