*Scott Foley, who plays Olivia Pope’s (not) boyfriend Jake Ballard on “Scandal,” will step behind the camera to executive produce yet another Shonda Rhimes project for ABC
The actor will team with Rhimes and Shondaland’a Betsy Beers for “To Max & Paige,” a comedy that takes place over the course of Max and Paige’s wedding rehearsal dinner.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy is in the vein of the final season of “How I Met Your Mother” and follows their eclectic family and friends giving toasts and recalling anecdotes about the couple. But flashbacks reveal the toasts don’t always get it right as viewers will watch the true story of their complicated, funny and relatable road to marriage.
Foley will pen the script and executive produce alongside Rhimes, Beers and actor-producer Greg Grunberg. ABC has handed out a script commitment for “To Max & Paige,” which hails from ABC Studios, where Shondaland is under a plush overall deal.
This marks Shondaland’s second sale this development season. The company also has drama “Protect & Survive” set up at ABC.