Writers David Diamond and David Weissman (The Family Man) have sold dual-reality drama The Double Life Of Emily Reed to ABC through ABC Studios and studio-based Temple Hill. Emily Reed is a 35-year-old divorcee from New Jersey with two kids who’s at a tipping point in her life when she makes the life-changing decision to move herself and her kids in with her mom. Just when she gives up on all her dreams, Emily magically wakes up the next morning in a gorgeous Soho loft lying next to an even more gorgeous naked man. And thus begins the double life of Emily Reed, where she lives each day twice — once as a divorced mother of two in suburban New Jersey, and again as a successful independent New York business woman. The premise is reminiscent of the parallel universe movie Sliding Doors and the NBC series Awake. Diamond and Weissman will executive produce with Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Larry Gilbert of Temple Hill. Diamond, Weissman and Temple Hill are repped by WME.
Writer Jonathan Abrams also has set up a drama project at ABC through ABC Studios. Titled Wisdom, it is described as a sprawling, sexy soap fraught with secrets, lies and a huge mystery involving the 1st family of Silicon Valley, The Wisdoms, and the closet genius from across the tracks who turns their world upside down when she arrives in town looking for answers about her past. Abrams is executive producing with Marcus Wiley and Julia Franz. Abrams is repped by CAA, Mosaic, and Jeff Frankel.