Marvel Developing New Comedy Series For ABC

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ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee has revealed that a new untitled comedy from Marvel is in development for the network. Announced at ABC's press tour party during the 2016 winter Television Critics Association meeting (via IGN), Lee declined to get into specifics but said "in the long term, we'd love it to be" on ABC. Marvel did not comment on the announcement.

"We definitely want to do Marvel comedies as well as dramas and of course," said Lee," as you know, we supply lots of dramas to Netflix."

This would be the sixth live-action series on-air or in development for ABC after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Marvel's Most Wanted, the untitled project by John Ridley, and the other comedy series at ABC, Damage Control. Of that, Lee said he's excited for it and expects it to debut later this year.

"[Damage Control] the one that's going to be coming out this season. I haven't read it yet. I can't wait to see it," Lee said. "We hope it's going to be great."

When asked about the influx of live-action superhero television series such as DC's Powerless at DC, Lee defuses the idea of any glut.

"Our job is to make great television," said Lee. "We pick up the best scripts we can, we put in the best casts. Our job is to make great TV."

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