Wonder Woman Writer to Pen Shondaland Dramedy Pilot at ABC

Now here’s a superhero team-up we’re excited to see: The screenwriter of Wonder Woman and Shonda Rhimes are joining forces for a new ABC pilot.

Allan Heinberg has signed a script deal with the network to write a new Shondaland dramedy pilot, TVLine has learned, along with an overall development deal with ABC Studios. The pilot, tentatively titled Adult Behavior, is described as “a sexy, multi-generational, comedic drama” and is based on the British gay comedy series Cucumber and Banana, which aired here in the U.S. on Logo.

Rhimes and Betsy Beers will serve as executive producers, along with Russell T Davies (Doctor Who), who created Cucumber and Banana.

Along with penning the current big-screen blockbuster Wonder Woman, Heinberg has been a longtime member of the Shondaland family, serving as EP or co-EP on Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and The Catch. His other TV credits include The O.C., Gilmore Girls and Sex and the City.

Does Adult Behavior sound like another Shondaland hit? Drop your initial thoughts in a comment below.

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13 Comments
  1. Tony says:

    Cucumber and banana on logo wasn’t funny though.

  2. yep says:

    A show like that belongs on a cable network not abc

  3. Nathan says:

    So is this about gays like the original or no?

  4. Iris says:

    Why not, it will depend on the cast. But I agree that network TV is probably too tame nowadays and it might be better suited for cable.

  5. readenreply says:

    I’d rather see an American version of almost 20 year old British show “Metrosexuality”

  6. Nerdbot says:

    Yeah, because the last “sexy” “comedic drama” developed by Shondaland lasted so long. I still miss The Catch.

  7. Carla Krae says:

    They had a good dramedy in The Catch.

  8. Soso says:

    How about they just renew The Catch now that Allan Heinberg is the hottest name in Hollywood right now?

    • herman1959 says:

      Evidently, ABC decided that The Catch couldn’t catch on, so they’ve returned to the Shondaland well for something that can replace Scandal when it goes.

  9. jj says:

    Talk about double whammy