Rob Thomas by Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
ABC has pacted with
to develop a new version of
, Thomas' short-lived yet well-liked 1998-99 series about a man who believes he was sent to Earth by Zeus to assist romantically challenged couples. "For the last couple years, I've been talking to ABC about how to do an anthological romantic comedy à la
," Thomas tells
. "We kept coming back to
as the best of the group, so they said, 'Why not... do
Thomas will now pen an all-new pilot, but stresses, "I'm not going to reinvent it. What they're buying is the show." That said, Jeremy Piven's titular role will, of course, be recast.