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Exclusive: Courteney Cox and David Arquette Developing Ensemble Friends-Esque Comedy

In what is sure to be one of pilot season’s hottest properties, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are developing a comedy series that sounds a lot like Friends: The Next Generation.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the estranged but cordial marrieds will soon start pitching to the networks an ensemble sitcom that “explores the ups and downs of relationships across a group of friends, spanning 10 years.”

The project, tentatively (and aptly) titled 10 Years, is being produced through the couple’s ABC Studios-based Coquette Productions, which likely means ABC would get first dibs on it.

While Cox would only be involved in a behind-the-scenes capacity (she’s on a little show called Cougar Town, ‘memba?), it’s possible Arquette could serve as a producer and play one of the roles. There’s buzz two of the characters on the potential series are loosely inspired by Cox and Arquette, whose amicable split and joint child-rearing arrangement would provide fertile ground for storylines.

An ABC Studios rep declined to comment.