"Divided" may very well be the word most frequently used to describe U.S. politics these days, so ABC's first pilot order of the 2017-2018 season is fitting.
The network has ordered "Libby & Malcolm," a comedy starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance as newlywed political pundits, reports Variety. Interestingly, the couple will have opposing beliefs, with Libby (Huffman) being a Republican and Malcolm (Vance) a liberal. In the pilot, they'll be settling into life together and -- as if that weren't enough -- working on a new political talk show in which they routinely face off. Opposites attract ... and team up, apparently.
The talented actors come to the project having each earned accolades with a recent crime drama series. Huffman starred in "American Crime," while Vance had a lead role in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story." Although the "Libby & Malcolm" pilot should be much more lighthearted, it could certainly tackle some of the same issues, like race, class, and gender, among others.
Whatever topics the potential series takes on, we expect them to be done well and with a lot of laughs, especially given that it comes from "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and Vijal Patel. We'll have to wait and see if "Libby and Malcolm" gets a series order, but right now, it has our vote. Who knows? It could be just what the country needs.