ABC embracing 'Motherhood'

Sept. 6, 2008 at 2:42 PM

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- ABC executives have agreed to bring the Internet comedy "In the Motherhood" to the U.S. TV network for 13 episodes.

The Internet comedy stars actresses Leah Remini, Jenny McCarthy and Chelsea Handler, who act out stories written by real-life mothers.

The 13 episodes ABC Studios has ordered will be written by Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield, Hollywood Reporter said Friday. MindShare producers David Lang and Peter Tortorici, who work on the Internet series, will serve as co-producers along with the writing pair and Stu Bloomberg.

Casting is under way.

The Reporter said the network also recently picked up the freshmen comedies "Better Off Ted" and "Single With Parents," along with the new series "Castle," "The Unusuals" and "Cupid."

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