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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


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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