ABC has stopped placing series orders for the sequel to “LA Law” and the Jo Koy comedy “Josep” after both pilots were reviewed by the network, Variety has learned.
The Disney-owned broadcaster is interested in potential redevelopment of Project Koy in the future, but “LA Law” won’t go ahead. On Friday, ABC picked up the “Alaska” and “The Rookie” drama series “The Rookie: Feds,” as well as the comedy “Not Dead Yet.” Four other drama pilots, “Will Trent,” “The Company You Keep,” the Untitled drama Kay Oyegun and an untitled National Park Service project, are still in the running and will be considered in July.
Featuring returning cast members Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen reprising their original roles as Jonathan Rollins and Arnie Becker, the pilot for the new iteration of the Emmy-winning series “LA Law” features familiar characters working in the new sides on the hottest issues of the day. The cast also included John Harlan Kim, Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff.
Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed wrote and produced the “LA Law” pilot. Anthony Hemingway directed and produced through Anthony Hemingway Productions. The Underwood executive has produced in addition to playing. Dayna Bochco and Jesse Bochco, the wife and son of the late “LA Law” co-creator Steven Bochco, also produced by Steven Bochco Productions.
The “LA Law” sequel is from 20th Television, a studio that shares ABC’s parent company Disney.
In the single-camera comedy pilot “Josep”, Koy starred as a recently divorced Filipina American nurse trying to navigate relationships, fatherhood, and a very Filipino mother who likes to “help”. Mia Katigbak was also cast as the pilot.
Written by Steve Joe, the project was produced by Joe, Koy, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Joe Meloche, Randall Park, Michael Golamco and Hieu Ho.
“Josep” also came from 20th Television.