Actor Fred Goss got his break as a writer with family comedy Sons & Daughters, which went to series at ABC. Now he is back at ABC with a new family comedy project, Funhouse, which has received a put pilot commitment from the network. The show is produced by ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville.
Based on a true story, Funhouse centers on Jack Babbit, who kidnaps his estranged father from a nursing home along with his 24-hour male nurse and brings them to his home. This upsets the already chaotic existence between Jack, his wife, three kids and extended family but ultimately works as a catalyst of self-discovery and what they all mean to each other. Goss will write the script and will executive produce with Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Goss starred in Sons & Daughters, which he co-created with Nick Holly, but there are no plans for him to act in Funhouse.
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This marks UTA-repped Mandeville’s third sale so far this season, along with a mystery drama from Jenna Bans and Steven Baigelman’s LA Crime: Sunset Strip, both at ABC. Goss is repped by UTA, Epiphany Management and Hansen Jacobson.