Login or register  
TV

Family Projects Sell To ABC and FOX

Two wildly different family projects were sold today, a drama to ABC and a comedy to FOX.

John August
ABC delivered a script commitment with significant penalty to a high-concept drama entitled Chosen. Written by feature film scribe John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie's Angels) and executive produced by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Chosen is described as a unique tale of family struggle, teen romance, and California evil. Against this backdrop, a family's life is thrown into disarray when their 15-year-old daughter is miraculously identified as the reincarnated prophet of an arcane South American religion. Mystery abounds and secrets will undoubtedly be revealed as the narrative explores whether she is their messiah or a pawn in a darker conspiracy.

Heather McDonald
On the other side of the family coin, FOX purchased a single-camera comedy based on comedian Heather McDonald's upcoming book, My Inappropriate Life. Co-writing with Dava Savel (Will & Grace), McDonald will also star in this chronicle of her experiences with her family, consisting of a stay-at-home husband, two boys, and a half-Asian stepdaughter. Just the fact that they have to point out that the stepdaughter is half-Asian makes me think the jokes will, sadly, write themselves. McDonald is known as a writer and performer on the E! talk show Chelsea Lately, hosted by Chelsea Handler, who will serve as an executive producer on the project.

I can tell you which one of these new family projects I would be interested in watching. Which one do you think it is?


Details
Person:
- Dava Savel
- Chelsea Handler
- Heather McDonald
- Josh Friedman
Network:
- ABC
- FOX

Written by: Chrononaut
Sep 19th, 2012, 7:44 am

Leave a comment:

Nickname:


To prevent comment spam, we ask you to enter the security CAPTCHA code below. Also, as a not logged in user, you cannot use UBB or links. To get rid of these limitations, login or register for a tvrage account!

Related news

Once Upon a Time has Character Roots from Lost

The story for Once Upon a Time was spun eight years ago while Adam..

Glee Knows its ABCs

Glee was intense last night as New Directions went up against rivals the..

Once Upon a Time Reveals the Truth About Sexy Sheriff

This weeks teaser for Once Upon a Time may reveal too much about..