This is a contender for the catchiest project title this pitch season: ABC has put in development The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport, a single-camera family comedy from novelist/TV writer Sarah Dunn, producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.
The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport is narrated by Katie, who is being described as a (slightly) larger wife and mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring. Dunn and Kaplan executive produce.
Dunn worked on Murphy Brown, Veronica’s Closet and Spin City, writing Part 1 of Michael J. Fox’s final Spin City episode, before she segued to writing books. Her novels include The Big Love, which has been optioned by Universal, and Secrets to Happiness. Her latest novel, The Arrangement, about a happily married couple who decide to embark on an open marriage, is coming out next year. In TV, WME-repped Dunn recently served as a consulting producer on the ABC/ABC Studios’ comedy Manhattan Love Story.
At ABC, Kaplan also has genre-themed drama Monstropolis with a put pilot commitment, Dana Klein’s comedy project Bad News, as well as returning drama series Secrets & Lies.