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1970's Irish-Catholic Family Comedy Receives Pilot Order at ABC



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ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios.

Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigate changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.

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ABC has given a single camera family comedy from Tim Doyle a put pilot commitment, Variety has learned exclusively.

The currently untitled series would follow an Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom. and eight sons as they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970’s. Ten people, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower and zero care about “building a child’s self-esteem.”

Doyle will executive produce and write the project. He is currently set up under an overall deal with ABC Studios, which will produce. Doyle has a long history with ABC, going all the way back to his work on series like “Dinosaurs,” “Thunder Alley,” and “Roseanne” in the early ’90s. He also served as the showrunner on the Tim Allen ABC series “Last Man Standing” for three seasons, and most recently worked as a producer on the ABC shows “The Real O’Neals” and “Dr. Ken,” and is currently consulting on “Speechless.”

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