Selfie Creator's Rom-Com, Dentist Family Comedy Pilots Greenlit at ABC

The woman behind Selfie and Suburgatory is taking another crack at an ABC romantic comedy.

Emily Kapnek’s Splitting Up Together has nabbed a pilot order at the Alphabet network, TVLine has learned.

The single-camera project is based on a Danish series in which a couple’s marriage is recharged by their divorce. Kapnek will write and executive-produce alongside Ellen DeGeneres, the Danish format’s creator Mette Heeno and others.

Charlie Foxtrot, another single-camera comedy, also received a pilot order Wednesday. The potential series follows Capt. Charlie Taylor, whom the official logline describes as “a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg,” as he keeps an eye on his spitfire future sister-in-law and her two unruly teenage children while his brother is stationed in Iraq.

Charlie Foxtrot comes from Sam Sklaver (Blunt Talk), who will executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan (American Housewife) and Dana Honor.


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  1. Annie says:

    Selfie was so great, it was really coming into its own and that cancellation so soon was a gross injustice.

    That being said, the new show sounds like a modernized version of the plot of The Awful Truth, an old Cary Grant screwball comedy.

  2. Kay says:

    Plot doesn’t sound too special at this point, but I like Kapnek. Selfie and Suburgatory were both underrated, and she also created As Told By Ginger- I trust her and I’ll give it a try if it makes it!

  3. Moshi Moshi says:

    I miss Selfie!!!

  4. T says:

    I loved Suburgatory and was warming up to Selfie before it’s untimely cancellation. Though sometimes it seems things I think are really good comedies don’t make it…i.e. The Class, Happy Endings, Better off Ted, Go On….to name a few.

  5. Lauren says:

    I’m not super excited about the plot description but I love the vibe of her other shows, so I would definitely check it out! Selfie was killed just when it was finding its groove.

  6. HAP says:

    Never understood why they canceled Selfie so early. Karen Gillan is a force of nature.

  7. Ram510 says:

    No. ABC please pass on this one