ABC has picked up Friends With Benefits, a single-camera project that will be written by (500) Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin is on board to helm the potential pilot.
The Imagine TV/20th TV project, which is spearheaded by Imagine principal Brian Grazer and has landed a script commitment, is described as a comedic dissection of the mating habits of today's young adults.
It's about a group of twentysomethings at a point in their lives that everyone can relate to, when they ask questions like: 'Is this your girlfriend or someone you just hang out with? Is this a job, or is this a career?' Weber said. We will be tracking their lives and the decisions they make.
The writers, hot off the success of summer indie hit (500) Days, have been contemplating a move to TV.
We're lifelong television fans and have always loved the idea of getting into the TV world, where the storytelling and the creative freedom are unique, Neustadter said.
With four one-hour series on the air -- 24, Lie to Me, Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Parenthood -- Imagine put an emphasis on comedy this development season.
We're eager to do another comedy series that has the impact and originality of 'Arrested Development,' Imagine's David Nevins said.