ABC wrapped a flurry of pilot orders today with a pickup of 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, a (slightly) larger, strong-willed 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. In TV, Dunn recently served as a consulting producer on the ABC/ABC Studios’ comedy Manhattan Love Story.
For those keeping score, ABC today picked up a total of five drama pilots, including one presentation, and five comedy pilots — three single-camera, one multi and one hybrid.