ABC has given an off-cycle pilot production order to Downward Dog, a single-camera, half hour comedy about a woman and her dog, from Legendary TV. The project, which will be a co-production between Legendary TV and ABC Studios, began as a web series produced by Animal Media Group and creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen. Hodges and Killen will executive produce the series with Mosaic Media Group’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen and Animal’s Kathy Dziubek.
“Very rarely have I ever seen something so well-conceived, and then well-executed. Michael and Samm have imagined a perfect blend of comedy, observation, and heart,” said Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller. Downward Dog marks the first scripted TV series for Animal Media Group, the media entertainment arm of content company Animal Inc.
This marks the third pilot order for Legendary TV, following USA dramas Colony at USA, which went to series, and Poor Richard’s Almanack, which is currently casting. The company also has straight-to-series comedy Love at Netflix.