'My Best Friend's Wedding' TV follow-up set at ABC (Exclusive)

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ABC is sending in its RSVP for My Best Friend's Wedding.

The network is teaming with the producers behind the 1997 Julia Roberts starrer for a half-hour TV sequel series to the film, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. ABC has handed out a script plus penalty for the single-camera half-hour comedy.

Academy Award winner Ron Bass (Rain Main) -; who penned the feature -; will write the script alongside Jessica Amento. Bass and the film's Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker will executive produce alongside Mike Menchel. The comedy will be produced via Sony Pictures Television and Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson's studio-based Happy Madison Television (ABC's The Goldbergs).

ABC's Wedding picks up where the movie left off and centers on Julianne Potter (originally played by Roberts) navigating her life in New York City, with best friend George (played by Rupert Everett in the movie) as her guide.

Wedding becomes the latest intellectual property to get the reboot treatment this development season. Key to the process is having the original producers involved, which is the case here. The film, produced by Sony's TriStar Pictures, grossed nearly $300 million worldwide with a budget of $38 million.

For ABC, Wedding becomes the latest reboot in the works this season. The network is also developing a female-fronted take on Fantasy Island. Remakes continue to be in high demand again this development season as broadcast networks look for IP and proven brands in a bid to cut through the increasing clutter. CBS is rebooting Nancy Drew, MacGyver, Training Day and H.G. Wells'The Island of Dr. Moreau; Fox is readying Behind Enemy Lines; The CW is prepping The Notebook and Friday the 13th; NBC has Hart to Hart; and studio 20th Century Fox Television is shopping a reboot of The A-Team, while Norman Lear is rebooting One Day at a Time (though there is no network yet attached). Fox also has revivals of The X-Files and Prison Break in the works after recently rebooting 24.

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This season's reboots and revivals have debuted to mixed reactions. Fox's Minority Report has faltered in its early episodes and had its episode order trimmed to 10; NBC's Heroes had a modest debut, while CBS found early success with Bradley Cooper's Limitless follow-up. Additional revival series based on Rush Hour (CBS) and Uncle Buck (ABC) are due later this season.

Bass is repped by ICM Partners, Relevant Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

For Happy Madison's part, the SPT-based company last development season took on another movie, Real Genius, for NBC. The company is also behind Crackle's digital follow-up to Joe Dirt.

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NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 4: Actor Eric Roberts, actress Julia Roberts and their sister Lisa Roberts and actor Jon Voight attend the 'Runaway Train' Premiere Party on December 4, 1985 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 7: Actress Julia Roberts attends the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards on January 7, 2001 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Actress Julia Roberts, winner 'Best Actress' for 'Erin Brockovich' with Richard LaGravenese & Steven Soderbergh winner 'Best Director', at the National Board of Review awards dinner at Tavern on the Green in New York City. 01/16/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini
UNITED STATES - APRIL 19: Julia Roberts arrives at Cipriani 23rd St. restaurant for an after-party following her Broadway debut in 'Three Days of Rain.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
PARIS - MARCH 12: Actor Clive Owen, Actress Julia Roberts and Director Tony Gilroy attend 'Duplicity' Paris Premiere on March 10, 2009 in Paris, France (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LONDON - MARCH 10: Actress Julia Roberts attends the Duplicity film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square on March 10, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Julia Roberts attends the premiere of 'Duplicity' at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose backstage at LAByrinth Theater Company's 6th Annual Gala Benefit at St. Paul The Apostle Church on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
US cinema actress Julia Roberts arrives on set in the village of Mirzapur, some 60 kms from New Delhi on September 27, 2009. Roberts arrived in India September 18, where she is shooting scenes for her forthcoming film 'Eat, Pray, Love'. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts attends the 'Valentine's Day' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Julia Roberts attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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