EXCLUSIVE: An irreverent multi-generational comedy from Robb and Mark Cullen sparked a bidding war among multiple networks. It has just landed at the network that boasts the top family comedy on the air right now, ABC. Like Modern Family, the new single-camera project, titled Safe At Home, hails from 20th Century Fox TV.
Safe At Home centers on a strong-willed, divorced, single mother who has to move back home with her salty, former career-minor-league-baseball-playing widower father and raise her son while navigating her new community and situation as she coaches her son’s little league team. In addition to writing, the Cullen brothers are executive producing with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.
Mark and Robb Cullen created the praised FX comedy series Lucky as well as the Fox drama Heist. The duo has been focused on features for the past couple of years and wrote the 2010 action comedy Cop Out. This marks Kapital Entertainment’s second pilot production commitment this season. The other one came from NBC for another 20th TV-produced comedy, the Cathy Yuspa-Josh Goldsmith pilot The Gates, based on a British format.
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