'Drop Dead Diva' executive producers
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have sold their lesbian-themed comedy
Swordfighting to CW.
According to Nikki Finke's Deadline
Hollywood, Swordfighting “revolves around two young
couples who have been best friends and neighbors for years and whose
friendship is put to the test when the two wives reveal they've
fallen in love (with each other).”
Zadan and partner Meron are openly gay
and run the production company Storyline Entertainment. Their
comedy-drama hit Drop Dead Diva, which airs on cabler
Lifetime, was recently renewed for a fourth season.
The duo are also executive producers of
the upcoming gay-inclusive
NBC musical-drama series Smash, which is set to premiere on
Monday, February 6, 2012. Smash will feature
forty-six-year-old Debra Messing in her first television role since
Will & Grace ended in 2006. The show also stars Anjelica
Huston and Katharine McPhee.
was a producer of the 2007 musical Hairspray
and the 2002 Academy Award-winning musical film Chicago.
is reporting that terms for Swordfighting have not been