ABC has come out on top in a competition for a hot new comedy project. Deadline.com reports that the Alphabet Network landed the multicamera comedy “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,” giving the project from “Surviving Jack” creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker a pilot production commitment.
“The project, from Warner Bros. TV, where the duo is under an overall deal, and 3 Arts Entertainment, is based on the memoir by Col. Chris Hadfield, a seasoned Canadian astronaut who became an Internet star with his videos from the International Space Station,” the story reports. “The TV series is described as a family comedy about an astronaut who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he’s ever faced.”
Halpern and Schumacker, who also adapted “S#*! My Dad Says,” are set to write and executive produce, along with Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally of 3 Arts. Hadfield is on board as a consulting producer.