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John Legend Says ABC Show Is Loosely Inspired by Life with Chrissy Teigen


ABC/Randy HolmesLast month, ABC ordered a pilot for a new comedy series called Ordinary People, that some assumed was a biographical look into John Legend and Chrissy Teigen‘s relationship. However, the singer has clarified that the sitcom pilot is “loosely” inspired by them.

In an interview with New York magazine, John speaks about the show, which is in the very early process of production, helmmed by black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

“They’re developing a pitch around a couple that’s loosely inspired by our lives. We would be producers and give some kind of story input, but then let them run with it,” he says. “It wouldn’t be directly biographical, it would be using our lives as a jumping-off point, and then creating a series with its own life. It’s in the early development stages.”

Legend adds that  the show was his named after his hit 2009 single. “Kenya was always inspired by my song ‘Ordinary People,’ and said it meant a lot to his relationship. He knew that I had a production company and it was his idea to do something like this,” Legend says of the show that’s being dubbed a modern-day romantic comedy. “He’s inspired by great romantic comedies of the past, but he wanted to do something new and fresh for a new era. “

With all the attention surrounding his life with Chrissy, Legend says it feels weird when some refer to them as a “couple of the moment.” He says, “We plan to be together forever. We want to be a couple forever.”

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