CBS has put in development On The Fence, a half-hour project from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Happy Madison. Written by Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley, the comedy explores the shifting dynamic in a group of friends as they navigate their late twenties from different ends of the relationship spectrum. Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson exec produces, with Buchsbaum and Riley as supervising producers. On the feature side, the duo, repped by Paradigm, Mosaic and Jeff Frankel, have El Tigre at Sony with Mosaic producing and are working on an action comedy for Parkes/MacDonald.
At Fox, Sony TV and Happy Madison have single-camera comedy That Family, written/exec produced by Ryan Shiraki (Awkward) and exec produced by Robinson. Loosely based on Shiraki’s real-life upbringing in Hawaii, the project is a working-class family show set in Bakersfield. Shiraki is with APA, Industry Entertainment and Schreck Rose.