Writer and producer Scott King sold two new projects through Mark Gordon’s production unit, Gordon Company.
Scott King has written a few episodes of ‘The Neighbors,’ all with entertaining titles — "Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems," "Mother Clubbers," and "Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees." King’s writing background started with sketch comedy, working for ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show’ and later ‘MADtv.’
King and Gordon’s first half-hour comedy project, titled ‘The After Party,’ was purchased by ABC. The show will center around three siblings, all with failed marriages, whose parents are still in love and happily married.
FOX purchased the second project called ‘Clothing Optional.’ A family owns a wholesome, family oriented all-inclusive resort. But when a recent scandal with the resort causes them to question their judgment and their morals, they decide that they need to keep the business profitable by turning it into a clothing optional location.
‘The After Party’ sounds like a simple, but possibly entertaining premise, playing off the strength of the parents' marriage. If done right with solid casting and strong characters—especially for the parents—the show could be successful.
As far as ‘Clothing Optional,’ I am not quite sure how they will be able to make this premise work on network television. Part of the humor or appeal may be featuring different guests of the resort with their body parts blurred out. If the show eventually goes to pilot it will be curious to see how they tackle this central element of nudity.
Would you like to see either of these projects as shows?