4:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Mike Schur Developing Family Comedy at ABC (Exclusive)
ABC is looking to The Good Place creator Mike Schur for its next family comedy.
The network has handed out a put-pilot commitment for a script produced by Schur and author Shea Serrano. The untitled single-camera comedy is based on Serrano's life growing up in a family with five uncles who all have different perspectives on manhood.
Serrano will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer. Schur, who showruns NBC sophomore comedy The Good Place and exec produces Fox veteran comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will serve as an exec producer. The project hails from Universal Television, where Schur and his Fremulon banner are under an overall deal. 3 Arts Entertainment's David Miner will also exec produce.
The ABC comedy is the first television sale for Serrano, who is the New York Times best-selling author behind 2015's The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed and this month's Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated. Repped by CAA, Serrano is a staff writer on Bill Simmons' The Ringer.
This is the latest script sale this development season for Parks and Recreation grad Schur, who also has a pair of comedies at NBC. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.