Terrible People, a comedy from UK writer/performer Humphrey Ker (Holding Patterns), Todd Holland and Karey Burke’s Dark Toy Entertainment (Go On) and Betsy Thomas (My Boys), has been sold to ABC through Universal TV where Dark Toy is based. Ker will write the project, which is loosely based on his life, with Thomas supervising. Terrible People centers on Charlie Stevenson who dutifully goes to see his narcissistic, manipulative father and stepmother for a short visit, but finds himself drawn in for a permanent stay when he sees what awful children his half-brother and sister are becoming, believing that he must intervene and help raise these children to stop the cycle of rapacious awfulness. Holland and Burke will executive produce with Thomas. Ker, repped by WME and PBJ Management in the UK, will appear in season three of Showtime’s Episodes. Thomas and Dark Toy are with WME.
CBS has put in development The Man’s Guide To Love, a single-camera comedy inspired by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett’s website themansguidetolove.com which offers man-to-man advice about love and relationships, born from interviews with over 3,000 men around the world. Levin and Flackett will co-write the script with Andrew Goldberg and will executive produce with Laurence Mark through CBS TV Studios.