Bad Robot gets ABC pilot
Abrams, Ling to produce untitled drama
By Michael Schneider, Josef Adalian
October 4, 2007
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1ABC has given a put pilot order to an untitled drama from "Grey's Anatomy" scribe Jill Soloway and J.J. Abrams' bad Robot shingle.
Project, from Warner Bros. TV (where Bad Robot is based), revolves around a cable access psychologist who is forced to take a job as a mobile notary.
Soloway will write and exec produce, while Abrams and Bad Robot's Kathy Lingg will exec produce. ABC has attached a penalty to the project.
Soloway currently serves as a consulting producer on "Grey's Anatomy" and also has consulted on "Dirty Sexy Money." She spent four years as a writer/co-exec producer on "Six Feet Under" and is adapting the book "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities" for Paramount.
Onstage, Soloway helped create the Chicago-based "The Real Live Brady Bunch," and she also created the "Sit n' Spin" showcase in Los Angeles. She also wrote the essay collection "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants."
Soloway's other TV credits include "Baby Blues","The Oblongs" and "Nikki."