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Families continue to be an endless source of fascination for ABC, seeing as ABC spent its childhood being bounced around the foster system, its only constancy a sense of shame for not being smart and pretty enough to love. ABC's latest families that it will own and who can therefore never leave it come from Ben Stiller's Red Hour Television: Between Two Kings, from longtime Stiller collaborator Jeff Kahn, focuses on a divorced father of an 11-year-old boy who moves back in with his ailing, self-centered dad, only to discover that sometimes the parent can be every bit »
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Television has scored two more sales in its maiden development season for comedies You’re Not Doing It Right and Between Two Kings. Both have been set up at ABC with a script commitment through ABC Studios, where Red Hour is under a deal, and are executive produced by Stiller, Red Hour TV’s Debbie Liebling and Stuart Cornfeld. Single-camera You’re Not Doing It Right is starring and written by Michael Ian Black who is also executive producing with his manager Ted Schachter. Based on Black’s book and set “in the wilds of Connecticut,” the show is described as a comedy about modern marriage and parenting and takes a hard look at what happens when you wake up, look around, and don’t recognize the life you are living as your own. Black is repped by UTA. Between Two Kings is written/executive produced by Jeff Kahn. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Ben Stiller is getting in the family way at ABC. Stiller's production company has sold the multi-generational half-hour sitcom Between Two Kings to the network, which will develop the script with an eye toward next fall.
Jeff Kahn, whose credits include The Ben Stiller Show and Crackle's digital series The Writers Room, will write the comedy and executive produce with Stiller. Between Two Kings centers on a divorced dad with sole custody of his 11-year-old son who wind up moving in with the man's ailing father. The lead character, torn between a narcissistic father and demanding son, must still find time run a business and re-enter the dating scene.
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- Michael Schneider
3 items from 2012
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