Shondaland Sells Comedy ‘Splitsville’ to ABC

“Trophy Wife” creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins are writing

Last Updated: August 21, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland have have sold comedy pitch “Splitsville” to ABC, TheWrap has learned.

“Splitsville,” written by “Trophy Wife” duo Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, follows the newly divorced residents of a cul-de-sac who join forces in order to get through their ordeals and raise their kids together.

Halpern and Haskins will executive produce the ABC Studios project with Rhimes and Beers.

Shondaland is currently the most prolific production company on the alphabet network, with TGIT (“Thank God It’s Thursday”) programming dedicated to a full night of Rhimes’ series: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Halpern and Haskins’ “Trophy Wife” starred Bradley Whitford and Malin Akerman and lasted one season in 2013.

Both are represented by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Warren Dern. Rhimes and Beers are repped by ICM.

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