NBC Adapting Israeli Soccer Family Comedy 'Imported' (Exclusive)

Robert Borden - H 2015
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Robert Borden - H 2015

NBC is looking for a sports family comedy.

The network is teaming with Keshet to adapt Israeli comedy Imported, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The comedy, which has received a script commitment from the network, s a fish out of water story about an American family who moves to London when one of their sons is drafted by a top English soccer club. 

Robert Borden (The Late Show With David Letterman, George Lopez, Outsourced) will pen the script and exec produce the Universal Television and Keshet comedy. He's repped by UTA and attorney Jeanne Newman.

Imported comes four months after Keshet Studios — the L.A.-based subsidiary of Keshet International — signed a first-look scripted deal with NBC to co-produce scripted fare with the network's sibling studio, universal Television.

Keshet in July opened a U.S. studio headed by producing veteran Peter Traugott.

The pact for Imported marks the latest collaboration between NBC and Keshet, who also produced summer drama Allegiance. Keshet Studios has access to more than 30 scripted formats and features a catalogue that includes Prisoners of War, on which Showtime Emmy winner Homeland was based, and more.

Family fare has been in high demand this development season as broadcasters look to tell new stories that better reflect the world we live in.

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