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?