Scoop: NBC Buys Courteney Cox-David Arquette Pilot Ten Years

NBC has purchased a new ensemble comedy from producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette that the network hopes will be a scream.

Ten Years, written by Howard Morris (co-writer of Lifetime’s recent Five), will track “the ebb and flow of a [decade-long] relationship for a recently separated couple in the center of a group of friends and family.” The show is being produced by ABC Studios-based Coquette Productions, which is owned by estranged-but-friendly marrieds Cox and Arquette. TVLine first reported the development of the Friends-esque project last month.

Cox currently stars in ABC’s Cougar Town, which is awaiting a spot on the network’s fall/winter schedule, and has been in the audience on a weekly basis supporting Arquette during his current stint on Dancing With the Stars.

Additionally, ABC Studios has sold a second project, The Next Insanely Great Thing, to the Peacock net. According to the studio, the drama, written by Daniel Taplitz and inspired by a true story, centers on “the last company town in America, [where] the suburban townspeople agree to become test subjects for a high tech company’s social media experiments, with unexpected, hilarious and emotionally gripping results. Cultures clash and secrets are exposed as the lives of the subjects and the company employees are changed forever when they meld into an emotionally interconnected dysfunctional family.”

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11 Comments
  1. T says:

    Is the name of the show gonna be called Happy Endings?

  2. xav says:

    So it’s their life.

  3. JenB says:

    Insanely sounds just that…insanely STUPID…Ten Years, however, is one I would tune in to just to check it out…

  4. TC says:

    All ya need to know about this show is that it’s on NBC. If it lasts it will suck.. if it lasts it was aimed at women.. preferably married.. more preferably with children. That is their complete demographic… and no one else matters.

  5. Marissa says:

    This isn’t similar to Friends, it’s EXACTLY like Happy Endings.

  6. s says:

    Aww, it’s The One Without The Ski Trip all over again, and spread out over a season.

  7. socalgal says:

    Even if it is a great show, I’ll have to miss it because there’s no way I can watch a network that also supports Roseanne.

  8. socalgal says:

    NBC = nothing but crap

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