Reese Witherspoon Could Be Headed to ABC -- Get the Scoop on Her New Drama!
By Leanne Aguilera
Reese Witherspoon could be headed to the small screen! Well, kind of…
ABC ordered 10 new pilots on Friday and among the TV show potentials is an untitled drama from Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard.
If the pilot gets picked up, the Legally Blonde beauty would co-executive produce the series along with Meaghan Oppenheimer, who penned the recent Zac Efron film, We Are Your Friends.
The untitled project, formerly known as Please Don’t Go, follows the personal and professional life of a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas. Her life then begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.
In addition to Witherspoon's project, ABC also ordered a pilots from all-star showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Kevin Williamson.
Unlike the rest of Rhimes' small screen heavy hitters on ABC, her latest pilot to be picked up is actually a comedy. Toast is set during a wedding rehearsal dinner as family and friends recall anecdotes about the happy couple, but flashbacks reveal the unvarnished truth behind the tales.
Scandal actor Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg, who wrote the Toast pilot, would also serve as executive producers alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
Williamson's pilot, Time After Time, which is based on the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander, chronicles the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his Time Machine using the book and its feature adaptation as a starting point.