John Krasinski is working his producing chops.
From “Family Guy” writer Alex Carter, “My Bad Parent” is inspired by the book and blog of the same name. The show that reminds us we’re not alone in our parenting faux pas follows a blue-collar, loving-but-imperfect family with a point of view that alternates between the blunt working mother and her pubescent son.
Krasinski will exec produce by way of his Sunday Night Productions shingle, along with Carter, Allyson Seeger, Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim. 20th Century Fox and Storied Media Group are also behind the single-cam comedy.
The project marks Krasinski’s first-ever executive producer credit on major broadcast scripted series. Though he’s best known for his on-screen roles, Krasinski’s producing and directing resume is building up. He exec producers Adult Swim’s Stephan Merchant series, “Dream Corp LLC,” and Spike TV’s hit reality series “Lip Sync Battle,” which he co-created. He directed and produced his film “The Hollars,” which premiered this year at Sundance, and is an executive producer on the Casey Affleck film “Manchester By the Sea.” He also served as a producer on the final season of “The Office” and directed a handful of episodes of the hit NBC comedy on which he starred for all nine seasons.
Carter has strong ties to Fox, as a producer/writer from “Family Guy” and the network’s short-lived animated Seth MacFarlane comedy “Bordertown” on which he served as co-executive producer.
Krasinski and Carter are both repped by WME.