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ABC Buys a Buddy Comedy About a Lesbian and Her Straight Male BFF by The Mindy Project’s Ed Weeks

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Actor-writer Ed Weeks. Photo: TheStewartofNY/Corbis

Realizing that the gay-male-straight-female relationship has been thoroughly plumbed by pop culture, network TV is switching things up. ABC has bought Wing Person, co-written by The Mindy Project’s Ed Weeks and Hannah Mackay, a British sitcom producer. The story is like the short-lived sitcom One Big Happy starring Elisha Cuthbert as a lesbian woman carrying her male best friend’s baby, only with more same-sex sexy time and less morning sickness. According to Deadline, Wing Person is about a “co-dependent relationship between a lesbian lothario and her cautious, straight male best friend.” So basically the straight man is playing “the straight man.” You’re welcome, Ed! That one’s on us.

ABC Buys Buddy Comedy From Mindy Project Actor