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Pilot Roundup: Josh Schwartz Gets 'Hitched'; Arianna Huffingon Does Funny

by Audrey Fine, posted Jan 26th 2010 1:45PM
The game of programming roulette continued Monday as several more shows were picked up by the networks -- each hopeful to have locked in the next big thing.

Fans of 'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl' have reason to rejoice. Creative wunderkind, Josh Schwartz and his 'Chuck' co-exec producer, Matt Miller, have sold a new sitcom called 'Hitched' to CBS. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour, mulitcamera comedy will focus on a young newlywed couple trying to figure each other - and marriage - out.

Joining 'Hitched' on the eye network will be a new untitled comedy from Tad Quill. Quill, a longtime collaborator with Bill Lawrence on such hits as 'Spin CIty' and 'Scrubs', has written a still untitled comedy about a widower dad who grapples with raising his 12 year-old son and getting back in the dating scene.The game of programming roulette continued Monday as several more shows were picked up by the networks -- each hopeful to have locked in the next big thing.

Fans of 'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl' have reason to rejoice. Creative wunderkind, Josh Schwartz and his 'Chuck' co-exec producer, Matt Miller, have sold a new sitcom called 'Hitched' to CBS. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the half-hour, mulitcamera comedy will focus on a young newlywed couple trying to figure each other - and marriage - out.

Joining 'Hitched' on the eye network will be a new untitled comedy from Tad Quill. Quill, a longtime collaborator with Bill Lawrence on such hits as 'Spin CIty' and 'Scrubs', has written a still untitled comedy about a widower dad who grapples with raising his 12 year-old son and getting back in the dating scene.

Also getting the go-ahead yesterday was a new venture from seemingly strange bedfellows. Politico-turned-website-honcho, Arianna Huffington, and 'How I Met Your Mother' exec producer, Greg Malins have sold an untitled comedy about the friendship between two guys and a girl -- who also happen to be freshman members of Congress -- to ABC.

"One [of the friends] is swept up in the movement of change and goes to D.C. to make a difference; one has been in politics for a long time; and one is a master of the media," Malins said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

ABC Family meanwhile is this close to committing to a series based on the successful YA novel 'Huge' by Sasha Paley. The Hollywood Reporter details that the "light drama", which boasts a script written by beloved 'My So-Called Life' creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter, Savannah Dooley, will examine how tweens and teens handle body image issues.

In a less than standard-practices twist, casting for the show that will be set at a weight-loss camp, has already begun -- even though the series order isn't official ... yet.

Claire Danes could rock a Head Counselor uniform. Just sayin' ...

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