Workplace Comedy “XYZ” Under Development at ABC

ABC has begun development on a new workplace comedy, titled XYZ, from the duo behind Doogie Kameāloha, M.D, Alison Bennett and Melvin Mar.

What’s Happening:

  • According to Deadline, XYZ from 20th Television, where Bennett is under an overall deal, is in the works at ABC.
  • The project is a half-hour, single camera comedy about a Gen Z, a millennial, and a Gen X women who work together in the marketing department of a huge corporation, and wind up deeply influencing each other’s work and personal lives.
  • Bennett recently worked as a co-executive producer on the Disney+ reboot of Doogie Howser, alongside Mar, and was also a co-exec producer on ABC’s Single Parents.
  • Mar has been an executive producer on other shows such as Fresh Off The Boat and Bless This Mess, and is currently working on American Born Chinese, an action-comedy series for Disney+ based on the 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.
  • Mar and his producing partner Jake Kasdan are also under an overall deal with 20th Television.

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