ABC, Lynn link for laffer

Touchstone, Regency to co-produce

ABC has sealed a talent holding deal with up-and-coming comedian Todd Lynn to develop a laffer loosely based on his life.

Touchstone Television and Regency Television are on board to co-produce the potential project. The studios were said to be high on working with Lynn, and hammered out a deal to share production credit.

Mike Langworthy (“8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter”), who has a deal at Regency, and Nena Rodrigue, who’s set up at Touchstone, will exec produce the project.

Lynn’s routine revolves around the fact that he comes from an upper-middle-class background and boasts a master’s degree yet scares people away with his rough physique. Langworthy and Rodrigue will likely develop a comedy with Lynn revolving around his past experience as a third-grade teacher.

Lynn, who’s repped by UTA, Jason Steinberg and Tom Hoberman, recently drew strong notice for his stint at the Montreal Just for Laughs fest.

UTA-repped Langworthy’s credits also include “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane” and “Cybill.” Rodrigue has a number of projects in development for next season, including an NBC project with scribes Jay Scherick and David Ronn.

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