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.