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The Mark Gordon Co. has sold two new television projects to ABC and NBC, including one co-created by Transformers actor Josh Duhamel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Duhamel is developing an untitled drama about the behind-the-scenes stories of a soap opera. He teamed with Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts for the project. The soap opera at the center of the project is dealing with the same issues modern soaps deal with every day, as the genre continues to fall out of fashion.
Duhamel, who acted on All My Children, originated the idea. Berg and Harberts, who have worked on Revenge and other shows, penned the script and will executive produce with Mark Gordon Co.’s Nicholas Pepper and Rules of Engagement’s Oliver Hudson. Hudson and Duhamel could have recurring roles in the series.
Deadline reports that Berg and Harberts’ other project went to NBC. Titled Graveyard Queen, it is based on Amanda Stevens’ novels. It centers on a cemetery restorer who can see the dead.
Nine other projects from the Mark Gordon Co. have been sold to ABC, NBC and CBS. These include three comedies and six dramas.