ABC buys '80s Wonder Years-type comedy

Today is the day to be a single-camera comedy. Earlier we told you about a new Las Vegas-set comedy shot that way. Now, ABC has ordered one that has the working title of (pardon the language) How the F--- am I Normal (I'll eat my hat if that's the name when it airs). 

The series is being written by Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of Breaking In. It will be executive produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.


The series is described as a dysfunctional Wonder Years-type show set in the simpler times of the 1980s.

Originally the series was set up at Fox in late 2011, but it fell apart. Fox was initially interested because of the "uniqueness" of a family that yells often but still loves one another.

"Fox thought that that was a universal thing that hasn't really been seen on TV," Goldberg said, "because family shows tend to be watered down and pleasant."

He initially wanted Leah Remini as the mother, but she has landed a role with a different ABC series, Family Tools. 

And, fear not, he intends to have a Kevin Arnold-inspired voiceover.

If Fred Savage does it, that would be the bee's knees. Does this sound interesting to you?


- Adam F. Goldberg
- How the Hell Am I Normal?

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 7th, 2012, 5:30 pm

Images courtesy of ABC


Message Posted On Sep 10th, 2012, 12:26 am
I Think The title is supposed to be How The f--- am i normal. :D

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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 11:19 pm

Really, as a mom of a teenager, do we need to give them more proof that the "F" word is becoming ok? I hope they change the name, but I like the idea of the show and will keep my eye out for it.


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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 7:30 pm

Of course you could be right rtruell.

I hope you're not, because I wear my hats into the ground. And Canada is a lot more liberal with what it allows on TV then your southern neighbors.



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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 6:02 pm

I'm not so sure about that rtruell,  the "F" word is still considered a much bigger taboo on American network TV than the other two words you mentioned.


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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 2:55 pm

"How the F--- an I Normal (I'll eat my hat if that's the name when it airs)"


Just in case, I hope you have a good-tasting hat :-)  Don't forget that the shows "$..! My Dad Says" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" made it to air with similar methods of obscuring the "bad" words in their titles.


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