ABC has picked up two more pilots, an untited dramedy from Rob Thomas and Five Year Plan, from Joe Port and Joe Wiseman.
The Rob Thomas project, an adaptation of the New Zealand format Outrageous Fortune, makes a third pilot for the Veronica Mars creator this development season. ABC also picked up his comedy script, a revised Cupid.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both pilot orders follow the news that Thomas had been tapped by the CW to pen an updated spinoff of the hit 1990s series Beverly Hills, 90210. He recently finished a draft for "Beverly Hills," which also is expected to go to pilot.
His latest ABC pilot, from ABC Studios, where Thomas has a deal, is a dramedy in which the matriarch of a family of criminals decides it is time for her brood to go straight when her husband ends up in the clink for five years.
5 Year Plan, from Universal Media Services, is a half-hour multicamera comedy revolving around a group of twentysomethings who try to figure out the next five years and beyond.