In a competitive situation, ABC has landed Tribes, a single-camera comedy from veteran comedy showrunner Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Jamie Tarses’ studio-based Fanfare. Tribes, which has received a script commitment plus penalty, is based on hit Israeli comedy series Your Family Or Mine? from Keshet, the leading Israeli media company whose Prisoners Of War format was adapted into Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama Homeland.
Written by Friends and How I Met Your Mother alum Malins, Tribes centers on Oliver and Kelli who are living proof of the adage “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” It is a family comedy with an unusual structure — each episode focuses on a different side of the family: one week featuring the couple dealing with Kelli’s family, the next spent with Oliver’s. Your Family Or Mine?, created by Rubi Duanias, Yaniv Polishuk and produced by Teddy Prods., aired 50 episodes and ranked as the No.1 comedy in Israel. (Watch an English-language trailer below). Malins is executive producing the ABC version with Tarses, Duanias & Polishuk, Keshet’s Avi Nir & Ran Telem and Teddy’s Tamira Yardeni. For WME-repped Malins, the project stems from the overall deal with Sony TV he signed in June.