ABC orders four more comedies

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ABC ordered four more comedies Thursday, bringing its total so far to
seven.

Like most of the comedies the networks have picked up so far, each of the
four has a family-oriented story line.

Tom Hertz is writing and executive-producing an untitled sitcom about an
introverted New Yorker who marries into a large and gregarious Midwestern
family. The show is from Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with
Brad Grey Television. Grey will also executive-produce.

In My Life with Men, a woman must raise her four sons while also
dealing with her childlike husband and father. Denise Moss and Sy Dukane write
and executive-produce the show, which is from Touchstone Television. Nena
Rodrigue also executive-produces.

In a show that sounds like a follow-up to the movie The Birdcage, Ann
Flett-Giordana and Chuck Ranberg write and executive-produce a sitcom about a
young couple. The man is from a conservative family, while his girlfriend's
parents are gay. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron executive-produce the show, which is
from Paramount Television and Touchstone.

In Hope and Faith, a famous soap-opera star moves in with her
housewife sister. Joanna Johnson writes and co-executive-produces, with Keith
Addis, Emile Levisetti and Michael Edelstein also executive-producing. Hope
and Faith
is from Touchstone in association with Industry
Entertainment.

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