“In one of the biggest half-hour sales so far this season, ABC has landed a family comedy from ‘Black-ish’ creator/executive producer Kenya Barris and co-executive producer Vijal Patel, which has Emmy winner Felicity Huffman attached to star and executive produce,” Deadline.com reports.
The single-camera project focuses on a politically divided family. Barris and Patel have overall deals at ABC Studios, which is producing.
“The big commitment, a rarity for a deal between a studio and its sister network, underscores the competitiveness of the sale,” Deadline notes.
The Untitled Political Project, which was formerly known as “Libby & Malcolm,” is written by Barris and Patel. “Barris executive produces through his Khalabo Ink Society alongside Patel, Huffman and Principato Young Entertainment’s E. Brian Dobbins,” the report adds.