EXCLUSIVE: Yet more proof that family comedy, especially one with a male point of view, is the hottest half-hour genre this buying season: shortly after CBS shelled out a put pilot commitment to a suburban dad comedy from writer Peter Knight and Happy Madison, a family comedy from writers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and 20th Century Fox TV landed at Fox.
The project, which has a 24 and Big Day-type twist to it, centers on a headstrong patriarch who, determined to get some quality family time, embarks on a vacation with his extended family. Much like 24 and short-lived ABC comedy Big Day where each season chronicled the events that took place during the course of one day, each season of the Port/Wiseman comedy will take place during one summer vacation. UTA-repped Port and Wiseman are currently working on NBC’s midseason comedy Perfect Couples.
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