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

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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.”

Comments (11)

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

    Comment by T – October 11, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks, now I don’t have to say it.

      Comment by ryanandhobbes – October 11, 2011 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YESS! haha

      Comment by Roger – October 11, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So it’s their life.

    Comment by xav – October 11, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Insanely sounds just that…insanely STUPID…Ten Years, however, is one I would tune in to just to check it out…

    Comment by JenB – October 11, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by TC – October 11, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This isn’t similar to Friends, it’s EXACTLY like Happy Endings.

    Comment by Marissa – October 11, 2011 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly!

      Comment by Summer – October 11, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww, it’s The One Without The Ski Trip all over again, and spread out over a season.

    Comment by s – October 11, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by socalgal – October 12, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC = nothing but crap

    Comment by socalgal – October 12, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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