ABC has given out 3 more pilot orders to comedy projects, How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, from Accidentally on Purpose creator Claudia Lonow; untitled buddy comedy from feature writer Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor); and And Only Fools And Horses, from Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley.
How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, a multi-camera/hybrid comedy produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine Television, is in the mold of another 20th TV comedy, How I Met Your Mother – a multi-camera comedy that is shot without live audience and features more scenes than a regular sitcom — had a put pilot commitment. Based on Lonow’s own life, How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, which can certainly vie for the longest series title crown, is described as an outrageous comedy with lots of heart. It centers on Polly, a recently divorced, single mom, who moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.
This is the second pilot order for Lonow, who also has multi-camera comedy Counter Culture at ABC, written and executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Lonow.
The untitled Adam Sztykiel project, also from 20th TV, has received a showrunner-contingent order. Based on Sztykiel’s own experiences in a long-distance relationship, the show follows a group of 24-year-old guys who move to a new city, one of them choosing to stay in relationship even though his girlfriend is now 2,000 miles away. It is described as a raw, hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern 20-something relationships. In addition to writing, Sztykiel is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone of Kaplan-Perrone.
Cragg and Bradley’s multi-camera And Only Fools And Horses, from ABC Studios, is based on the British format. It follows the misadventures of two streetwise brothers who scrape by selling unreliable goods believing that at any moment they could become millionaires.