ABC Studios Wins Bidding War for New Sitcom From Jim Belushi

Aug 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC Studios has won the bidding war for a new half-hour comedy series starring Jim Belushi and created by "Murphy Brown" writer Diane English, reports Deadline.com. ABC is where Belushi’s previous sitcom "According to Jim" ran for eight seasons.

The show centers on a single father raising a teen-ager. ABC is considered to have the inside track, although the show will be shopped to other networks as well.

Belushi and English will be producing with others, in addition to their contributions in acting and writing, respectively. Belushi is the latest in a series of former sitcom stars — including Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley and Roseanne Barr — to opt to return to sitcoms.

Deals for the new show are still in the works, but it is likely to bring in Brillstein Entertainment Partners, which co-produced “According to Jim.”

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