|Created by||Josh Malmuth|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
Abby's takes place at "the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family."
Cast and characters
- Natalie Morales as Abby
- Neil Flynn as Fred
- Nelson Franklin as Bill
- Jessica Chaffin as Beth
- Leonard Ouzts as James
- Kimia Behpoornia as Rosie
On September 22, 2017, the production, then untitled, received a put pilot commitment from NBC. The pilot was written by Josh Malmuth who was set to executive produce alongside Mike Schur and David Miner. Production companies involved with the pilot were expected to include Universal Television, Fremulon, and 3 Arts Entertainment. On January 23, 2018, NBC officially gave the production a pilot order. A week later, it was announced that Pamela Fryman would direct the pilot.
On May 8, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a series order. A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the spring of 2019.
On February 22, 2018, it was announced that Natalie Morales had been cast as the titular Abby. In March 2018, it was reported that Nelson Franklin, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, and Kimia Behpoornia had joined the main cast as series regulars.
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