Marc Cherry, the creator of ABC's Desperate Housewives, has a new show in the works. The show is entitled "Hallelujah" and will follow the members of a small town community as they fight corruption from a powerful businessman, TV Guide reports.
"I'm calling it GLEE for conservative Republicans," Cherry joked to TV Guide. "[The show has] a generous helping of gospel music to help narrate the series."
Although no casting has been announced for the series, the characters of the town include Rye Turner, the local diner owner, Ruth, his wife, and their children Willow and Matthew. The newcomers will be Del Roman, the rich and corrupt business owner, his young wife Vita, and their delinquent son, Gideon.
Fans of Desperate Housewives will be able to note some similarities between the two shows: Cherry says that the characters will have "delicious, juicy, dark secrets" with the show being "a cross between Touched By An Angel and Dallas."
If the show is picked up by ABC, it will air as part of their 2011-2012 lineup, with the pilot likely airing in the fall.
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