ABC orders 'How to Be a Better American'

Also picks up multicamera Dana Gould comedy pilot

ABC is getting patriotic with a pilot order to single-camera comedy "How to Be a Better American."

On Friday, the network also picked up a multicamera comedy pilot penned by and starring writer/comedian Dana Gould.

The untitled Dana Gould project, from Warner Bros. TV and 3 Arts, centers on Dana (Gould), a guidance counselor at a local high school and father to two young children, who is caught between his father's old school parenting beliefs and his wife's very progressive ideals.

Gould is executive producing with 3 Arts' Tom Lassally and Dave Becky.

UTA-repped Gould's writing credits include "The Simpsons," for which he shared two best animated series Emmys with the rest of the show's producing team, and NBC's "Parks and Recreation." He also is a frequent contributor to HBO's Bill Maher Show."

"How to Be a Better American," from ABC Studios, and writers-executive producers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley ("Scrubs"), also centers on a father who, in this case, embarks on a journey to be a better person and drags his family kicking and screaming along.
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