ABC has bought two more hourlong projects.
My Life, Deleted, from ABC Studios and Matthew Gross’ studio-based Gross Entertainment, is based on Scott Bolzan’s bestselling memoir about navigating life after suffering a severe case of permanent retrograde amnesia. Without any memory of his family, his past, or even the relationship between a husband and wife, 46-year-old Bolzan had to completely rebuild his life. Megan Holley, writer of indie Sunshine Cleaning starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, will pen the adaptation. It will use Bolzan’s life story as a jumping point, centering on a successful business man who suffers a head injury that wipes away all of his memories. The show follows him as he uncovers the darker elements of his corrupt past and rediscovers his feelings for his family, while experiencing the wonder of life through fresh eyes. As he unravels the mysteries of who he once was, he must decide what kind of man he wants to be in the present.
The deal comes just two weeks after ABC bought another show from Gross Entertainment (Body Of Proof), hour-long medical drama, Burns & Cooley. ICM Partners-repped Holley is writing the feature Kol Ma, for Bad Robot and Paramount. She is also writing Alma for DreamWorks Animation with Rodrigo Blaas directing and Guillermo del Toro producing.
The second ABC drama project is an untitled medical drama from ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville Films. Written/executive produced by Todd Harthan (Psych), it revolves around the renegade doctors in an urban hospital. Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman executive produce. Harthan is repped at UTA, which also reps Mandeville, and Circle of Confusion.