EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with multiple networks bidding, ABC has snagged Mixology, a comedy spec by Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, with a put pilot commitment. The project, which has been laid off at ABC Studios, marks feature scribes Lucas and Moore’s first foray into television. In the vein of the writing duo’s blockbuster Hangover, which chronicled the misadventures of three guys over one weekend, Mixology follows five guys and five girls trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar across the course of one night. Lucas and Moore serve as executive producers.
“We’ve been working in features for a while, and we couldn’t be more excited to now bring our trademark brand of lame dialogue, thin characters, and gimmicky concepts to television,” Lucas said. Added Moore: “Television is definitely in a Golden Era. But with a little hard work, we think we can get that down to silver or bronze.” Lucas and Moore, repped by CAA and Warren Dern, are currently finishing editing on their feature directorial debut, 21 And Over, starring Skylar Astin, Miles Teller and Justin Chon, which is due out next spring.