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"My Best Friend's Wedding 2" As A TV Series?

15 October 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hot on the heels of word that Paramount is reworking its planned sequel to the fantasy film "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" into a TV series, ABC is reportedly looking at doing a TV series sequel to the popular Julia Roberts romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding".

ABC has signed on for a script commitment plus penalty for the project which would pick up right where the events of the 1997 movie left off. Roberts' character Julianne will be in New York City living life and still getting advice from her gay pal George.

Ron Bass and Jessica Amento are writing the script for the follow-up while original producers Jerry and Janet Zucker will be back to executive produce alongside Bass and Mike Menchel. Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett and Cameron Diaz are not expected to reprise their roles.

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- Garth Franklin

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My Best Friend’s Wedding Is Coming — No, Running — to Your Television

15 October 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Julia Roberts rom-com classic My Best Friend's Wedding is getting the old TV reboot. THR reports that ABC is developing an adaptation with the movie's original writer and producer: Ron Bass is writing the script with Jessica Amento, and Jerry Zucker will serve as executive producer alongside Janet Zucker and Mike Menchel. The show will take place right after the film's titular wedding, following a bruised Julianne Potter (played by Julia, duh) as she returns to New York with her gay best friend George (played by Rupert Everett). We're already casting young Julia Robertses and Rupert Everetts in our heads — Karen Gillan and Matthew Lewis, get your agents on the phone. »

- E. Alex Jung

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My Best Friend's Wedding Sequel Series in Development at ABC

14 October 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you’ve said a little prayer for My Best Friend’s Wedding to live on in some form, that prayer has been answered.

ABC is developing a single-camera, half-hour comedy that will serve as a sequel to the 1997 Julia Roberts film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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In the big screen rom-com, Julianne (played by Roberts) secretly tries to sabotage the wedding of her old friend/longtime crush Michael (Dermot Mulroney) to a woman (Cameron Diaz) Julianne thinks is wrong for him.

Ron Bass, who wrote the movie, will pen »

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‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Followup TV Series In Works At ABC

14 October 2015 6:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC has put in development a half-hour comedy series that would serve as a sequel to the 1997 feature My Best Friend’s Wedding, starring Julia Roberts. Oscar-winning scribe Ron Bass (Rain Man), who wrote the feature screenplay, will co-write the pilot with Jessica Amento. Bass also will executive produce with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson, Mike Menchel and the film’s producer Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker. Amento will serve as co-producer. ABC’s My Best Friend’s Wedding… »

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