ABC has placed a 13-episode midseason order for the multicamera comedy pilot Romantically Challenged, starring Alyssa Milano.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Romantically Challenged is from Warner Bros. TV and writer Ricky Blitt, and centers on a thirtysomething man who is torn between his new girlfriend and needy best friend.
The pilot, which was shot in the spring, was a serious contender for a berth on ABC's fall schedule, with female lead Milano getting strong buzz for her performance.
On Romantically Challenged, ABC and WBTV extended the options on Milano, who plays the girlfriend; Kyle Bornheimer, the best friend; and Kelly Stables, Milano's younger sister.
The other roles are expected to be recast.