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NBC is developing “House Of The Rising Sin,” a multi-generational family drama from “Scandal” co-executive producer Judy Smith, the inspiration for lead character Olivia Pope in the Shonda Rhimes drama.

Written by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn (“Entourage”), “House Of The Rising Sin,” from 20th TV, is set against a backdrop of politics and the eclectic food scene and vibrant music of New Orleans and revolves around three generations of a corrupt political family which has controlled the Big Easy for decades.

Per’s Nellie Andreeva:

The success of Fox’s “Empire” has raised interest in sprawling family dramas. Like “Empire,” also from 20th TV, I hear the clan at the center of “House Of The Rising Sin” is African-American.

In addition to serving as co-executive producer on “Scandal,” Smith also co-executive produces “Brain Dead,” CBS’ straight-to-series drama for summer 2016 created by Michelle and Robert King.

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