The half-hour comedy, inspired by Johnagin’s life, will star the comedian as a standup raising a family in a small Midwestern town. Garcia Swisher will co-star as Johnagin’s wife, Michelle, an accomplished pediatrician. The couple has a daughter named Ashley.
The multicam comedy comes from “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence, who will exec produce with Jeff Ingold, Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. Johnagin, who will also serve as a co-exec producer, penned the pilot with Halpern and Schumacker. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
Garcia Swisher starred in “Reba” and most recently recurred as Ariel in “Once Upon a Time.” She will star in ABC’s upcoming “Astronaut Wives Club.” She is repped by John Carrabino at John Carrabino Management, and Brandt Joel and Brian Clisham at WME.