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The actress is teaming with Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) to produce a multicamera comedy based on both of their lives. The project, produced by 20th Century Fox TV, has landed at ABC with a put-pilot commitment with Hyland attached to star.
Inspired by both of their real-life experiences, Hyland will star in and executive produce the effort once production on the final season of ABC’s Modern Family wraps early next year. Gordon will serve as a writer and exec producer. This Is Us showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, alongside their Walk-Up Co. banner topper Adam Londy, will also exec produce the untitled comedy.
Oscar-nominated screenwriters Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani currently have Little America in the works for Apple via Universal TV. Aptaker and Berger are also writing and exec producing Disney+’s take on Love, Simon as a TV series.
Five-time Emmy-winning comedy Modern Family will conclude with its 11th and final season on ABC this broadcast season. There has been continued speculation that Hyland’s character could be primed for a spinoff should the show creators opt to do that. So far, nothing is official.
Hyland is repped by WME, Richard Konigsberg Management and Gang Tyre. Gordon is with Mosaic and Schreck Rose. Aptaker and Berger are repped by Hansen Jacobson.
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