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ABC Orders New Washington D.C.-Set Pilot From 'The O.C.' Creator Josh Schwartz

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 27th 2010 6:30PM
Josh SchwartzJosh Schwartz has already cornered the rich-kid high school market with 'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl.' He captured the underachieving slacker genius demographic with 'Chuck.' His latest project, announced today, should fall somewhere in the middle of those two worlds.

Variety reports that ABC has given the green light to a pilot for Schwartz and producing partner Stephanie Savage's new Washington, D.C.-set drama about twentysomethings. Based on Variety's description -- "young politicos find that the ideals that brought them to D.C. don't always match with the realities of living in the nation's capital" -- it sounds like the show will be something like a TV version of 'St. Elmo's Fire.' Hopefully with less cocaine.

ABC's recent shows about the exploits of young up-and-comers have had mixed results. 'Rookie Blue,' about young cops, got picked up for a second season, while 'The Deep End,' about law interns, only lasted six episodes. But Schwartz's series sounds promising. If there's one thing he's good at, it's portraying young people on TV. It's far too early to predict how the show will fare, but with three successful series under his belt, things are looking good for Schwartz.

Will you watch Josh Schwartz's new show?

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Lynn

Aw. That's a shame. This was already a pilot that the CW and ABC passed on only a year ago (Body Politic). That's lame that they just get Josh Schwartz to make what sounds like the very same, or a very similar show. I saw the Body Politic pilot preview and I feel like that really could have evolved into something worthwhile. It's too bad. Where Josh Schwartz is concerned, though, I hope it's more OC and less Gossip Girl, which in my opinion is substanceless, shallow, silliness.

August 28 2010 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BC McKinney

The WB already tried it for a handful of episodes in 2000 with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and John Benjamin Hickey in 'D. C.'

August 27 2010 at 10:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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