Tucker Cawley writing comedy for network
Kelsey Grammer is taking another stab at a sitcom.
The Alphabet net has given a pilot commitment to a half-hour, multicam laffer starring Grammer as a corporate tycoon who reconnects with his family after being downsized out of his powerful job.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” alum Tucker Cawley is penning the pilot, which will come from Tom Werner’s Good Humor TV and Warner Bros. TV.
Grammer, Cawley, Werner and Good Humor’s Mike Clements are exec producers.
New project comes just months after ABC passed on Grammer’s last comedy in development at the Alphabet, an adaptation of the Britcom “Roman’s Empire.”
Grammer most recently starred in Fox’s “Back to You” — alongside Patricia Heaton, who has her own comedy pilot at ABC, “The Middle” (also from Warner Bros.)
Cawley’s been working on NBC’s upcoming Amy Poehler comedy; his credits also include “Welcome to the Captain” and “Out of Practice.”
As for Grammer, the “Frasier” alum’s recent credits include the features “An American Carol” and “Swing Vote.” He’s also been cast in the upcoming remake of “Fame.”