All three will serve as executive producers on the project, with Barris and Bean also serving as showrunners and writers. The untitled series follows a stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together. Baldwin may also star in the series. ABC Studios, where all three creators have overall deals, will produce the series.
Barris is the creator and executive producer of the ABC comedy “Black-ish,” which is currently in its fourth season on the network. In addition, the series was nominated for two Golden Globe awards earlier Monday, including Best Television Series – Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for series star Anthony Anderson.” Barris is also an executive producer on the “Black-ish” spinoff currently in the works at Freeform, “Grown-ish.”
Bean has served as a writer and co-executive producer on the ABC comedy “American Housewife,” and also wrote for and co-executive produced the CBS comedy series “Mike & Molly,” which starred Melissa McCarthy. Her other credits include “NewsRadio” and “Gary Unmarried.”
Baldwin won two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an six Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy “30 Rock.” He most recently won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his portrayal of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” Baldwin set a first-look deal with ABC back in August to develop scripted and unscripted projects through his company El Dorado Pictures. He currently hosts the revamped version of “The Match Game” for the network.
Barris is repped by CAA, Principato Young, and attorney Gregg Gellman Yorn. Baldwin is repped by CAA.
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(Pictured: Kenya Barris, left; Alec Baldwin, right)