Will Grace creators to produce new gay-themed comedy

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American TV network ABC has ordered a pilot of a gay-themed comedy from the creators of Will Grace.

It is one of the first major TV deals to take place since the Hollywood writer’s strike came to an end last Tuesday.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the untitled project revolves around two men, one straight, one gay, who are lifelong best friends and business partners. Both of them are in serious romantic relationships and try to find a balance between their allegiances to each other and to their significant others.

The central characters mirror the relationship between Will Grace creators David Kohan, who is straight, and Max Mutchnick, who is gay. They have been friends since their teenage years at Beverly Hills High School.

Last development season, the duo wrote a CBS pilot revolving around a gay writer, a straight writer and their hot young assistants.

The ABC project is brand new, and was written speculatively before the strike began on November 5 last year.

Warner Bros. Television, where Kohan and Mutchnick have a production deal, shopped it to the networks immediately after the strike ended.