ABC eyes multicamera family comedy

'Home Improvement' creators land script commitment

The creators of one of ABC's signature comedy series of the 1990s, "Home Improvement," are back at the network with another multicamera family comedy centered on a working dad.

The project, from Matt Williams -- who also created ABC's "Roseanne" -- Carmen Finestra and David McFadzean, follows a sports psychologist and father of three who runs his office out of his home and faces the challenges of being an involved dad in today's world.

The sitcom, which has received a script commitment with penalty from the network, is being produced by ABC Studios.

The WME-repped Williams, Finestra and McFadzean are executive producing via their Wind Dancer Prods. banner.

As part of stepping up its comedy ambitions, ABC also recently bought a multicamera comedy from "King of the Hill" executive producer Garland Testa.

ABC is the second network to turn to one of its biggest multicamera hits for a new comedy with a similar setting. This month, Fox handed a cast-contingent pilot order to "The Rednecks & Romeos," a multicamera ensemble coming-of-age comedy from "That '70s Show" co-creator/executive producer Mark Brazill and exec producer Tom Werner.
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