ABC Family is expanding its comedy slate.
The Disney cabler has ordered two original single-camera comedy pilots, “Kevin From Work” and “Tough Cookie,” Karey Burke, exec VP of programming and development, said Tuesday.
“Single-camera comedies represent an evolution of our comedy brand, and we look forward to building a successful single-camera comedy franchise to match the success we’re having with multi-cam comedies,” said Burke.
“Kevin From Work” is described as a workplace comedy about a young man who professes his love to a co-worker before he accepts another job, only to find out that his offer has been rescinded and he’s stuck with his crush. Barbie Adler, a co-exec producer of “How I Met Your Mother,” wrote the pilot and exec produces with Aaron Kaplan and McG, who is also on board to direct.
“Tough Cookie,” written by “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich, follows a young mother who’s not ready to parent her daughter but doesn’t want to be parented. Iungerich will direct the pilot and exec produce with David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”).
Both half-hour projects are set to go into production later this month.
ABC Family picked up “Young & Hungry” for a second season, while comedies “Melissa and Joey” and “Baby Daddy” head into their fourth seasons on Jan. 14.