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ABC may have plans to "tidy up" their schedule with a new small-screen version of the 2002 Jennifer Lopez movie Maid in Manhattan.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Alphabet is in negotiations for a series adaptation of the romantic comedy, which will be written by Chad Hodge and executive produced by Lopez and Joe Roth. So far the series has received a put pilot commitment.

Although the hourlong dramedy will share the same name, the series will be creating new characters and new situations. The lead will remain a young Latina from the Bronx struggling with her life while working in a Manhattan hotel, but the show will center on the relationships with her coworkers, Hodge said.

Roth previously developed a script for an ABC adaptation with a different writer during the 2004-05 development season. - Adam Bryant