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Courtney B. Vance and Felicity Huffman to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot About Political Pundits

"Libby & Malcolm" comes from "Black-ish" executive producer Kenya Barris and Vijal Patel.

Courtney B. Vance and Felicity Huffman

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As if they weren’t already bordering on the absurd, TV’s pundit factory is getting the sitcom treatment.

Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance have signed on to star in “Libby & Malcolm,” a single-camera half-hour comedy that ABC has just picked up to pilot.

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“Black-ish” executive producer Kenya Barris is behind the show, along with Vijal Patel (both of whom will serve as exec producers). The show stars Huffman and Vance as “two polar-opposite political pundits who fall in love despite all odds and form an insta-family as well as a work partnership.”

E. Brian Dobbins, Huffman, and Vance will also executive produce.

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Huffman most recently starred on ABC’s “American Crime”; her relationship with the network also includes “Desperate Housewives” and “Sports Night.” Vance was seen this year in FX’s “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” and also guest starred in ABC’s “Scandal” last season.

“Libby & Malcolm” couldn’t come at a more opportune time, as pundits continue to crowd the cable news networks in the wake of the election and a Trump presidency. No word on how current or topical Barris and Patel might make “Libby & Malcolm,” but Barris hasn’t shied away from tackling tough subjects – along with plenty of humor – on “Black-ish.”

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