ABC has picked up pilots from Judy Greer and Natalie Portman.
Greer, who currently recurs on Two and a Half Men, will star in and executive-produce American Judy. The comedy project focuses on a newlywed city girl who is becomes a fish out of water when she moves to the suburbs and must juggle stepchildren, her mother-in-law and her husband's ex-wife — who is also the town sheriff. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont wrote the pilot, and David Gardner will also serve as executive producer.
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Portman will make her first foray into TV as an executive producer on the drama Scruples
. Based on the Judith Krantz novel and adapted by Bob Brush and Mel Harris, the project follows a socialite in the '70s who tries to open a fashion-forward boutique in Beverly Hills after her husband dies. Tony Krantz and Annette Savitch are also on board to executive-produce.