10:57am PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC Adds Comedy Pilot From 'Rules of Engagement' EP
NBC is continuing to bet big on comedy this pilot season, picking up a project from a writer/executive producer from Rules of Engagement.
Mike Sikowitz, whose credits also include Grounded for Life and The Class, will write and executive produce Welcome to the Family. The single-camera comedy from Sony Pictures Television revolves around a white family and Latino family bonded together by their children who fall in love and the resulting in a quick unplanned pregnancy.
The project joins a swelling roster of comedies at NBC, including Jason Katims' About a Boy, Assistance, Donor Party, The Gates, Girlfriend in a Coma, Holding Patterns, Joe, Joe and Jane and a project from Greg Daniels as well as a Sean Hayes vehicle.
Sikowitz is repped by ICM Partners and Gendler & Kelly.