ABC Buys Sitcom Set in the ’50s From 2 Writers Who Were Born in 1980

…So that’s perfect network-think, hands down.


We, however, have to admit that we’re rooting for this one to work. It’s called THE HOUSEWIVES and is about three housewives in 1954, when our blessed mum was, in fact exactly one year old. (What does that have to do with anything? Just trying to show that we have some link to the time period, that’s all.)

Ms Raphael is reportedly negotiating to play one of the leads, which is awesome because we’ve loved her on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV:: for, well, for the last several months at least since we only discovered the show in April of this year. Ms. Wilson, one of the stars of ABC’s HAPPY ENDINGS and an alum of the 2008 and 2009 seasons of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, will be too busy to do anything but write the pilot, we surmise, but we hope she can show her sweet punum in the new show also.

Are these two the new Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French? We hope so because it’s so much more fun looking into the future than reliving the past. ‘Luck, kids!

We, however, have to admit that we’re rooting for this project