ABC is back in the development game with the Back In The Game duo of writer Gregg Mettler and executive producer Aaron Kaplan. The network has bought a single-camera comedy project written/executive produced by Mettler and executive produced by Kaplan through his Kapital Entertainment. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.
Described as “Malcolm In the Middle meets The Middle,” the untitled project is an autobiographical family comedy based on Mettler’s childhood and how he survived life with his unconventional parents – a locally famous puppeteer and an aspiring blues musician. Pictured above are his mom’s puppets that served like surrogate siblings to him. UTA-repped Mettler previously worked on two other ABC single-camera comedy series, How To Live With Your Parents and Cougar Town.