Oct 28, 2011

Tradecraft: Ugly Betty Producer Spies For ABC

Deadline reports that former Ugly Betty producer Silvio Horta has sold an "action comedic drama" to his old network, ABC, with Easy A director Will Gluck. Kell Cahoon (Psych) will pen the script. According to the trade blog, "Mrs. Miller centers on a retired CIA operative whose quiet, comfortable suburban life is turned upside down after she’s pulled back into the world of espionage. Determined to keep the two worlds secret and separate from each other, she must now lead a double life where the queen bee housewife in her neighborhood can be as menacing as an arms dealer in Beirut." When I read the title, I was picturing a sort of Mrs. Pollifax-type Murder She Wrote with spies. (Is it weird that that notion appealed to me?) But reading further, it sounds much more like Desperate Housewives with spies... or Scarecrow and Mrs. King meets Missing? Not quite as original, but could be cool nonetheless. We shall see. (Well, maybe. If it gets picked up.)

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