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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