Greg Malins, best known for his work on Friends, is writing a new sitcom for ABC. According to Variety, the show will be titled The 16th Minute and it will deal with a group of friends who have had a quick brush with fame.
The plot of the series revolves around a group of five individuals who meet while being interviewed for a "Where Are They Now?" magazine article. One guy made headlines by staying alive in the woods for five days as a kid. Another guy was struck by lightening and pronounced dead at the scene. One of the girls entered med school when she was only fifteen. Another was made famous when she uttered a popular catch phrase in a fast food commercial.
Malins stated, "The show grew out of these characters. It came from the fascination my wife and I have for these kind of people -- the 'runaway bride,' Baby Jessica. Put the name Gillooly on a magazine cover, and I'm there."
The show does not have a set start date at this time.