ABC has bought The Cult Of Mac, a single-camera comedy from Australian playwright/TV writer Tony McNamara (Tangle), ABC Studios and studio-based Brillstein Entertainment. It centers on Ted Macfadden, who casts back into his 1987 Chicago childhood with his iconoclastic/crazy dad Mac for inspiration in parenting his progressive, modern San Francisco family. This marks the U.S. debut for top Australian showrunner McNamara, who is repped by UTA and Principal.

NBC has bought Four Play, a half-hour comedy script created and written by actress Liz Vassey. The project — produced by Flody Suarez, Todd Holland and Karey Burke’s Dark Toy Entertainment and Universal TV — revolves around four people creating an unlikely family while raising a newly adopted child. CSI alumna Vassey has previously written two pilot scripts as as well as a 2010 episode of CSI with her co-star Wallace Langham.