ABC Buys Mexican-American Family Comedy ‘Picante’ Produced By Ed Helms

One of Upright Citizens Brigade’s best-known alums, Ed Helms, has teamed with fellow UCB alumna Lindy Gomez for Picante, a workplace comedy that has been set up at ABC. The project, which marks Gomez’s first sale, hails from Helms’ Pacific Electric Picture Co. and Universal TV, where Pacific Electric has an overall deal.

Written by Gomez, PiEd-Helmscante centers on the owner of a food manufacturing and distribution plant who juggles running a business with the obligation of employing his entire Mexican-American family. Helms and his producing partner Mike Falbo are executive producing.

For Pacific Electric, Picante joins Starters, a half-hour comedy, recently sold to FX, which is set in the world of corporate theme restaurant chains.

Gomez is repped by Paradigm and 3 Arts.

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