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David O. Russell Making Upstairs-Downstairs Series at ABC

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American Hustle director and apparent Downton Abbey fan David O. Russell has decided to embroil himself in some juicy upstairs-downstairs melodrama. Deadline reports that he and Erin Brokovich writer Susannah Grant have set up a soap opera at ABC, who gave the project a straight-to-series 13-episode order. Both Russell and Grant wrote the story, with the latter taking on the teleplay, which deals with the members and workers at an exclusive country club. That's right: both catty drama and caddy drama. It's a golden age of television indeed.

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