ABC Snags 1980s Project After It Stalls at Fox Deadline
A family comedy set in the 1980s from "Breaking In" co-creator Adam F. Goldberg has received a production commitment from ABC, shifting the project from Fox, reports Deadline.com.
The project is described as "The Wonder Years" set in a dysfunctional family. Goldberg will write the script, with "Breaking In" co-creator Seth Gordon slated to direct the pilot of the show, which is called "How the F--- Am I Normal," the story says.
When the show was originally pitched in August 2011, all the major networks made bids, with Fox winning it in a complex deal that included bringing back the canceled "Breaking In." The 1980s project was put on hold while Goldberg focused on restarting "Breaking In," the story says.
"With no movement on the new project following 'Breaking In'‘s cancellation this May, Goldberg earlier this summer met with ABC, which was still very high on it and was willing to give it a production commitment if it were available. Goldberg then approached Fox about releasing the script, and the network agreed," the piece adds.