Deadline Hollywood reports that ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Modern Family Executive Producer, Danny Zuker‘s family sitcom, Family Show. By definition, put pilots involve financial penalties if not aired, so they nearly always do.
Zuker is a veteran sitcom writer and producer. Past credits include titles such as Evening Shade, Just Shoot Me!, and Grace Under Fire.
Here’s more on Family Show, as reported by Deadline:
The single-camera project, from 20th Century Fox TV, is a workplace/family comedy “about the imperfect people who strive to be half as good as the perfect TV family they create every week for America.” Said to be in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show, Family Show will be set behind the scenes of a fictional family sitcom, following crew members on set and at home. Zuker, who has been on Modern Family since after the pilot, will write and executive produce.
The genesis of the idea for Family Show stems from a parenting moment that happened during the second season of Modern Family. One night, shortly after he and his twin teenage daughters had watched a new episode of the ABC comedy, Zuker was grounding one of them, taking away her computer to screams of “You are the worst.” But then, “in a moment of exasperation”, his daughter added a new wrinkle to the typical rebel teenage girl rant. “How can you write such a great dad on the show but can’t be a good dad in real life?” Zuker immediately thought, “That may be a show.”
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