ABC Nabs Two Comedies from ‘American Dad’ & ‘Modern Family’ Duo (EXCLUSIVE)

Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener are developing two comedy series for ABC, both of which landed script commitments plus penalties, Variety has learned exclusively.

The duo, who has worked on “American Dad” since its 2005 offset, for the majority as exec producers, will co-write and exec produce the two currently untitled projects, which both hail from ABC Studios.

One of the series, inspired by Schwartz’s real-life story, revolves around a gay couple that gets divorced with both men remarrying and raising their budding teenage daughters together, despite the pitfalls of their different families.

The other is about a woman who burns all of her bridges when she finds out she has terminal cancer, only to learn that she’s actually in remission, forcing her to turn to her family and move in with her estranged sister and kids.

The developments mark a reunion of sorts between the network and the writer/producers, as they were co-exec producers on the first season of ABC’s musical parody series “Galavant,” which scored a second season renewal.

In addition to “American Dad,” the pair served as exec producers on NBC’s short-lived Jimmy Fallon comedy “Guys With Kids,” and co-exec produced the most recent season of “Modern Family.”

Schwartz is repped by WME, and Wiener is repped by UTA.

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