ABC Picks Up Comedy Pilot Based on Israeli Sitcom (Video)

"Divorce: a Love Story" is based on Israeli comedy "Life Isn't Everything" and was written by Israeli creator Daniel Lappin and "Rules of Engagement" executive producer Mike Sikowitz

Last Updated: February 1, 2013 @ 5:27 PM

ABC is exploring the uglier side of sitcom marriage by ordering "Divorce: A Love Story" to pilot.

The multi-camera half-hour comedy is based on an Israeli series called "Life Isn't Everything" ("Hahaim Ze Lo Hakol" in Hebrew) and revolves around a recently-divorced couple who continue to drive each other crazy because they can't stay out of each other's lives. 

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"Rules of Engagement" executive producer Mike Sikowitz wrote the pilot with Israeli creator Daniel Lappin, who are both co-executive-producing with Noa Tishby ("In Treatment").

Sony Pictures Television and Reshet are producing with ABC Studios.

Here's a clip from the Israeli series: