TV Scribes Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger Ink 20th Deal, Join 'Grandfathered'
The 'About a Boy' and 'Neighbors' writers sign a two-year overall deal at the studio and will be supervising producers on the new John Stamos comedy.
20th Century Fox TV is teaming back up with writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. The duo, who first worked on the studio's Friends With Benefits, have signed a two-year overall deal to develop new projects and board freshman comedy Grandfathered.
“We’ve loved Isaac and Elizabeth ever since we worked with them on Friends With Benefits, and while that show didn’t go the distance, we knew we wanted to get them back on our lot and watch them grow," said 20th TV creative affairs president Jonnie Davis. "They’ll start out on Grandfathered, which is a very big priority for us this fall, and they’ve already proven to be an amazing asset to the staff. We’re thrilled to have them on the studio roster and to develop with them down the road.”
Grandfathered, which stars John Stamos as a man-about-town who suddenly finds himself with an adult son and baby granddaughter, will air on Tuesdays this fall — and hails from 20th TV and ABC Studios.
Aptaker and Berger have been a writing team for eight years. Their most recent credits include ABC's Neighbors and NBC's About a Boy. Last season, they developed original idea First Timers at ABC with Fake Empire. And, on the feature side, they are adapting Gayle Forman’s Just One Day for Universal and Sony's Sleeping Beauty.
They are repped by Verve, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.