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Comedy Dealing With Mental Illness in Development at ABC

ABC is developing a comedy series with Bobby Bowman based on Bowman’s childhood, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled single-camera series looks at the unexpected benefits of growing up in a family with a dad who has mental illness, as Bowman’s father did. Bowman will serve as writer and executive producer. Dawn Ostroff and Jon Koa of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) will also executive produce, along with Greg Walters of 3 Arts Entertainment. ABC Studios will produce.

Bowman has frequently collaborated with Greg Garcia, having worked as a writer and/or producer on Garcia’s shows “Raising Hope,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Yes, Dear,” and “The Millers.” His other credits include “Family Guy,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Flaked.”