Embarking on a producing career, Private Practice star Kate Walsh and her significant other, Retired At 35 creator Chris Case, have sold an untitled multi-camera comedy to NBC.
Loosely based on Walsh and Case's experience as a couple, the project tells the story of a recently divorced father of two preteen boys who quickly falls in love with a freewheeling female police officer who has had very little involvement with children. Adding an extra challenge to an already complicated relationship, he must also deal with his ex-wife who is now living with his best friend. Ouch.
After spending the last seven years playing Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey's Anatomy and her own spinoff Private Practice, Walsh announced in May that she would be leaving the ABC medical drama built around her. Her departure will come 13 episodes into the current sixth season and it is unclear if Private Practice will continue without her. Currently, Walsh can be seen in the breakout indie film Perks Of Being A Wallflower and has a cameo in the upcoming Scary Movie 5.
The untitled NBC comedy marks the second sale for Case this season, as he is developing a comedy called The Club at CBS. That project will focus on a down-on-his-luck golf pro who tries to reignite his career in the midst of the inner workings of a country club.
So... a divorced parent dates someone who has no experience with kids. I feel like I've seen and read several variations on that theme already, but it all depends on the writing and casting. Could this be the next starring vehicle for Kate Walsh after she leaves Private Practice?