7:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Adds Two More Family-Comedy Pilots
ABC has added two more family-comedy pilots to its haul.
The network has handed out pilot orders to an untitled single-dad comedy from the creators of Trophy Wife and a sibling comedy from Up All Night's DJ Nash.
The untitled single-dad project is a multicamera comedy about an intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad who moves to Queens, N.Y., with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment building.
Telenovela writing duo Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider will pen the script for the ABC Studios entry. They executive produce alongside Trophy Wife's Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern.
Losing It, meanwhile, is a single-camera comedy about three adult siblings and their parents who — between their minds, their marriages, their freedom and life — are all losing it in different ways.
Comedy veteran DJ Nash (Up All Night, Truth Be Told, Growing Up Fisher) will pen the script and exec produce the ABC Studios effort. Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor also will exec produce. Losing It becomes Kaplan's leading sixth pilot order this season, joining ABC's Charlie Foxtrot, CBS' 9J, 9K, and 9L, Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices and Me, Myself and I, as well as Fox's Linda From HR.
For ABC, Friday's pickups bring the network's comedy-pilot haul to 10, off two from last year.
Family comedies continue to remain in high demand this pilot season as broadcast networks look to reflect and appeal to different families that have been underrepresented on the small screen.