The network has given a put pilot order to an untitled project starring Stamos as a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father and a grandfather.
Danny Chun, an alum of “The Office,” is penning the script and exec producing with Dan Fogelman (“The Neighbors,” “Galavant”) and Stamos for ABC Studios.
Stamos has been all over the TV dial in recent years with roles on USA’s “Necessary Roughness,” Fox’s “Glee” and NBC’s “The New Normal.” He’s a regular in the upcoming ABC drama “Members Only,” and he’s been active on Broadway in recent years with roles in “Cabaret” and “The Best Man” opposite James Earl Jones.
The actor who became a TV star on ABC’s TGIF comedy “Full House” has taken severe stabs at returning to a comedy series with pilots. And for the 2014-15 development cycle he starred in the NBC drama “I Am Victor” pilot that came close to an order.
Chun was most recently a co-exec producer on HBO’s “Hello Ladies” and was also a consulting producer on ABC’s “Happy Endings” and “Trophy Wife.” Fogelman is shepherding a big swing for ABC in the coming season with the musical comedy “Galavant.”
Stamos, Chun and Fogelman are repped by WME.