Fox Developing Sibling Comedy From 'Goldbergs' Veteran

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Robyn Von Swank; Courtesy of Lisa Harrison

Fox is adding another family comedy to its development roster.

The network has given a script commitment to Best Lives, about a brother and sister starting over after each goes through a divorce. Daisy Gardner, a co-executive producer of The Goldbergs, is the writer.

CBS Studios and Fox will co-produce the project, which comes from former WME partner Lisa Harrison's Long Con.

In Best Lives, two siblings lean on one another after going through divorces. The brother, coming off a one-year marriage with custody of a cat, is convinced he's going through the exact same thing as his overstretched sister — whose 10-year marriage that produced a child just ended — and doesn't get their challenges aren't on the same level. They eventually pull each other through and discover the elusive best lives they've been seeking might be with each other.

Gardner is currently co-writing the feature Fake ID with Michael Showalter for Chernin Entertainment and Fox. Her credits also include Downward Dog, Married and 30 Rock. She is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and McKuin Frankel.

Harrison founded Long Con, which earlier this year signed a multiyear first-look deal with FX Productions. Among the projects under the deal so far is the drama The Body from writer Quinn Shephard; Noah Hawley's 26 Keys is co-producing.

Best Lives joins the Partridge Family-esque comedy An American Band in development at Fox. The network also has ordered the animated show Duncanville to series for 2019-20.