ABC has picked up a the new comedy Bless This Mess to series. The single-camera comedy will star Lake Bell and Dax Shepard.

What’s happening:

  • ABC president Karey Burke announced that the network has picked up a new single-camera comedy to series.
  • BlessThis Mess will star Lake Bell and Dax Shepard as a newlywed couple that plans to ditch their big city lives for something simpler in Nebraska. Of course things don’t go as planned.
  • The comedy is a co-production from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.
  • Elizabeth Meriwether (Single ParentsNew Girl) and Bell are executive producers and co-creators of the series, which will air next year on The ABC Television Network.
  • Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless) are non-writing executive producers, as are Shepard and Katherine Pope. Bell also directed the pilot.

What they’re saying:

  • ABC president Karey Burke: “Bell and Shepard headline a stellar cast in this hilarious take on a classic fish-out-of-water story that we found irresistible.”