After a break, Two And A Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn is returning to TV with a new multi-camera comedy project, Totally Illegal, which has been set up at ABC with Marcus Wiley producing through ABC Studios.
Totally Illegal takes a different spin on the idea of assimilation and immigration experiences in the framework of a family show. It is based on the real-life exploits of producer Kelly Slattery (Breaking Wind), who arrived in the U.S. from rural Canada as an illegal alien and was taken in by a Mexican American family who had been U.S. citizens for many generations. Aronsohn will write the script for the project, which he will co-create with Slattery. Aronsohn and Wiley executive produce.
Aronsohn co-created Two And A Half Men with Chuck Lorre and served as co-showrunner for the first nine seasons. His other series credits include stints on Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory, Cybill and Grace Under Fire. Comedy executive-turned-producer Wiley has a first-look deal with Fox.
Totally Illegal was packaged by Josh Gold from Tool of North America.