Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Lands Comedy Project at ABC

Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Lands Comedy Project at ABC

The project comes from "Cougar Town" co-executive producers Christine Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers has just sold their first comedy of the development season. It comes from "Cougar Town" co-executive producers Christine Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein, an ABC studios represent told TheWrap.

The untitled project's vague premise: A group of friends are brought together after an unexpected turn of events.

Rhimes and Beers will executive produce with Pietrosh and Goldstein, who will also write the comedy.

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This is the third project from Rhimes and Beers' Shondaland production company to be sold to ABC for the 2014-2015 development season under Rhimes' overall deal. It is also producing a police drama with "Made in Jersey" creator Dana Calvo and a legal drama with K.J. Steinberg called "Lawless."

Shondaland also produces "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" for ABC. Additionally, Rhimes and Beers are teaming with "Grey's" producer Mark Gordon on the film "War Correspondents."