ABC has canceled series orders for the LA Law sequel and the Jo Koy comedy Josep after both pilots were verified by the network. diversity have learned.
The Disney-owned broadcaster is interested in potentially redeveloping the Koy project in the future, but LA Law won’t move forward. On Friday, ABC added drama Alaska and The Rookie spinoff The Rookie: Feds to the series, as well as comedy Not Dead Yet. Four other drama pilots, Will Trent, The Company You Keep, the untitled Kay Oyegun drama and an untitled National Park Service project are all still in competition and being considered through July.
With recurring cast members Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen reprising their original roles as Jonathan Rollins and Arnie Becker, the pilot of the new installment of the Emmy-winning series LA Law features familiar characters side-by-side with new ones at the hottest Themes from works the day. The cast also included John Harlan Kim, Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff.
Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed wrote and executive produced the pilot LA Law. Anthony Hemingway directed and produced through Anthony Hemingway Productions. Underwood Executive produced in addition to the lead role. Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochco, wife and son of the late LA Law co-creator Steven Bochco, are also executive producers of Steven Bochco Productions.
The LA Law sequel is from 20th Television, a studio shared with ABC parent company Disney.
In the single-cam comedy pilot “Josep,” Koy starred as a recently divorced Filipino American nurse trying to come to terms with dating, fatherhood, and a very Filipino mother who loves to “help.” Mia Katigbak was also cast for the pilot.
Written by Steve Joe, the project was executive produced by Joe, Koy, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Joe Meloche, Randall Park, Michael Golamco and Hieu Ho.
“Josep” also came from 20th TV.