'Ted,' 'Family Guy' Writers Tackle Dad Comedy for Universal
Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets' pitch centers on a group of overweight dads who get a wakeup call when one of their own has a heart attack.
Universal has acquired a comedy pitch from the co-writer of its popular Ted films, Wellesley Wild.
Wild's pitch, which he wrote with Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, who work on Fox's comedy series Family Guy, centers on a group of overweight dads who get a wakeup call when one of their friends has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle.
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner while executive vp production Jon Mone will oversee the project for the studio.
Wild co-wrote both Ted and Ted 2 and executive produced with Stuber and Clark. The trash-talking teddy bear franchise has earned more than $760 million worldwide. Wild also works as an exec producer, writer and voice actor on Fox's Family Guy. He's repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.
Biggins is currently a co-executive producer on Family Guy and has previously written for Tosh.0 and The Cleveland Show. He's repped by represented by CAA and Mosaic. Desilets is a producer on Family Guy and is repped by CAA and attorney Jeff Hynick of Jackoway Tyerman.