LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC has ordered a pilot
episode of a comedy-drama based on a hit New Zealand series
called "Outrageous Fortune."
The U.S. version, which does not yet have a title, revolves
around the matriarch of a family of criminals who decides it is
time for her brood to go straight when her husband ends up in
the clink for five years.
The show is about to begin its fourth season in New
Zealand, and has also aired in Australia, Canada, Italy,
England and Ireland. Additionally, a British remake called
"Honest" recently premiered on U.K. broadcaster ITV.
The ABC pilot is being steered by "Veronica Mars" creator
Rob Thomas, who recently finished a draft script for an updated
version of "Beverly Hills, 90210" for the CW Network.