Shondaland Drama ‘The Catch’, Dan Savage Comedy, ‘Broad Squad’ & ‘Chev & Bev’ Score ABC Pilot Orders

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ABC is adding to their pilot pickups with two dramas and two comedies.

All from the network’s sister studio ABC Studios, the four projects that scored pilot pickups on Monday night were: The Catch, an hour-long drama from Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder producers Shondaland; an untitled comedy from LGBT activist Dan Savage; hour-long drama Broad Squad, from The OC‘s Josh Schwartz; and the Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo fronted comedy Chev & Bev.

Penned by Hannibal‘s Jennifer Schur, The Catch follows a gutsy female forensic accountant who exposes fraud for a living and has finally found fulfillment both at work and in love until a case comes along that threatens to turn her world upside down. Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will executive produce alongside Julie Anne Robinson, who is also attached to direct.

The untitled Dan Savage comedy tells the story of a picture perfect family that is turned upside down when their youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect. David Windsor and Casey Johnson are penning the script. The executive producers are Dan Savage, Brian Pines and Dan McDermott.

Broad Squad is an hour-long drama from Fake Empire which tells the story of the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. The script is being penned by Bess Wohl, who is set to executive produce alongside Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Aaron Kaplan and Len Goldstein.

Comedy Chev & Bev stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as two baby boomers who are fun, relevant and living a selfish retirement when their world is turned upside down and they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren. The long-gestating project hails from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and is being penned by Brad Copeland.