ABC and CBS Both Bought Brooklyn-Based Mom-Centric Comedies

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Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show follows “a free-spirited” single mother of two in Brooklyn who runs a design company with her best friends. But, “things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire.”

As the same time, CBS has picked up a comedy pilot from Everwood creator Greg Berlanti. The single-camera sitcom will be based on the Israeli series Haverot, meaning “Little Mom”, and will focus on “three moms who live in a Brooklyn high-rise and how they help each other stay sane (or try to) as they juggle their friendships, marriages and kids.”

Meanwhile, CBS’s current mother-focused sitcom, Mom, has premiered as its lowest rated sitcom, which the numbers gurus at Zap2It say means it won’t almost surely won’t be back next year to challenge either of these two newbies.