×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ABC Orders Two Family Comedy Pilots From ‘New Girl’ Team, Kristin Newman

ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot.

The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.

The series was co-created by Liz Meriwether and JJ Philbin. Philbin will write and executive produce with Meriwether and Katherine Pope also executive producing. 20th Century Fox Television will produce.

Meriwether created the Fox series “New Girl,” on which Philbin serves as a writer and consulting producer with Pope serving as an executive producer. The show is about to enter its seventh and final season on Fox.

Meriwether and Pope are repped by WME. Meriwether is also repped by Rise Management. Philbin is repped by UTA and Rise.

The second project is titled “Steps.” Based on the Swedish format “Bonus Family,” it follows four adults in three houses who raise three kids after two divorces together.

Kristin Newman is the writer and executive producer. Mandeville TV’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Laurie Zaks will also executive producer with ABC Studios producing. Both Newman and Mandeville are under overall deals at the studio.

Newman has written for shows like “That ’70s Show,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Chuck,” and “The Real O’Neals.” She also recently worked as a consulting producer on the ABC comedy “The Mayor” and as an executive producer on ABC’s “The Muppets.”

Newman is repped by UTA. Mandeville is repped by WME.

Of the 23 comedy pilots ordered thus far among the Big 4, only eight are single-camera, including these two ABC orders.

(Pictured: Liz Meriwether)

More TV

  • Mike Royce, left, and Norman Lear

    Norman Lear, Kirby Dick, 'SEAL Team' Actors Talk Tackling the Military on TV

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • Steve Bodow, 'Daily Show' Veteran Producer,

    Steve Bodow, 'Daily Show' Veteran Producer, Will Depart in 2019

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • 'Silicon Valley' Season 6: Production Delayed

    'Silicon Valley' Season 6: Production Delayed Until Summer 2019

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • DIRTY JOHN -- Eric Bana as

    TV Review: 'Dirty John'

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • Donald Trump, Jim Acosta. President Donald

    Fox News Backs CNN's White House Lawsuit

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • Comcast Xfinity Stream app

    Comcast's Xfinity Stream Viewing Will Soon Count Toward Nielsen TV Ratings

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

  • James Cordon Carpool Karaoke

    James Corden’s ‘Late, Late Show’ Lands in China

    ABC has ordered a pair of single-camera family comedies to pilot. The first is titled “Single Parents.” It follows a group of dysfunctional single parents who lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other. The series was co-created by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content