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ABC Buys Comedy Based on 'Fat, Forty and Fired' Book Deadline

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a project based on the book "Fat, Forty and Fired," about a man who loses his job and realizes life involves more than work, reports Deadline.com.

The project comes from writer Jeff Astrof, who is adapting the memoir from Nigel Marsh, the story says. Astrof, a co-executive producer on the new CBS comedy "Partners," is executive producing with Mike Karz and Josie Rosen, while Warner Bros. TV is producing the project.

The memoir recounts nine months in the author's life when he stayed at home with his children after his company shut down, the story says.