Per the official logline, Work Wife follows a platonic male-female team whose “professional success, personal friendship and ability to share deodorant makes their lives work.” The potential series will be set in the real estate world, where co-workers Dani and Scott have taken the leap to start their own team.
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“Now feeling the stress of being the boss,” the description reads, Dani and Scott “have to rely on the yin-yang of their dynamic more than ever to keep their professional and personal lives afloat.”
Ripa and Seacrest, who have co-hosted Live together since 2017, are among the show’s executive producers. The Real O’Neals writers David Windsor and Casey Johnson — whose working relationship also inspired the show’s premise — will pen the pilot script, while Todd Holland (Go On, Malcolm in the Middle) will direct.
Work Wife is the third comedy project to receive a pilot order at ABC so far this year. It joins My Village, about an empty-nester mom who re-inserts herself into her kids’ lives, and Prospect, a comedic Western about an idealistic young woman who moves to the frontier to be a schoolteacher.
Our 2020 Pilot Guide has been updated to include Work Wife. Are you interested in the show? Hit the comments!
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