In a pre-emptive buy, ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Charlie Foxtrot, a single-camera comedy from writer Sam Sklaver (Blunt Talk) and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. It will be produced by ABC Studios.

Penned by Sklaver, Charlie Foxtrot –– military slang for a clusterfuck — centers on Charlie Taylor, a cautious, quiet dentist stationed at Fort Bragg, who, after his brother Joe is killed in action, must honor his promise to take care of Joe’s teenage step-kids and fiancée, Angelina, a defiant troublemaker whose impulsive behavior forces Charlie to be the hero he never imagined he could be.

Sklaver executive produces with Kaplan and Dana Honor.

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Sklaver, who is co-executive producer on Starz’s Blunt Talk, also is consulting producer on Kapital’s new ABC comedy series American Housewife. He previously teamed with Kaplan three years ago for a single-camera comedy about a father with early onset Alzheimer’s which also was set up at ABC and ABC Studios. He is repped by WME and manager Stephanie Davis.

At ABC, Kapital Entertainment also has in the works single-camera comedy The Favorite from writer Laura Krafft, the DJ Nash comedy Losing It and dramedy House of Moore, which has Felicity Huffman attached to star and executive produce. Additionally, the company has returning drama series Secrets & Lies. All projects are with ABC Studios.