ABC has picked up , a single-camera comedy from Australian playwright/TV writer (Tangle), ABC Studios and studio-based Brillstein Entertainment. It centers on Ted Macfadden, who casts back into his 1987 Chicago childhood with his iconoclastic/crazy dad Mac for inspiration in parenting his progressive, modern San Francisco family.

ABC has picked up another comedy, WE’LL BE OUT BY CHRISTMAS, which is created and executive produced by scribes and . It is based on real-life experiences of Tom Sherak and his producer wife Madeleine, when their daughter moved back into the family home with her three kids while her husband while getting his MBA.

NBC has bought , a half-hour comedy script created and written by actress . The project, produced by , and ’s Dark Toy Entertainment and Universal TV – revolves around four people creating an unlikely family while raising a newly adopted child.


has been tapped to direct the drama pilot with on board to write the script. Schwentke will also executive produce with and via Appian Way. The series tells the story of one man’s quest to change the world through a new, experimental brain surgery, the lobotomy.

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