NBC has given a script plus penalty commitment to a single-camera, multiracial, multi-generational family comedy from writer Lon Zimmet (NBC’s Superstore), producer Wendi Trilling and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
Loosely based on Zimmet’s brother-in-law and parents, the comedy centers on a young interracial married couple, Evan and Nicole, whose plan to move into Nicole’s parents’ house goes awry when she takes a temporary job transfer across the country. This leaves Evan — who is black– stuck living alone with his two intrusive, uninhibited white in-laws, exploring the question: What happens when your in-laws are your roommates?
Zimmet executive produces with Trilling, Dana Honor and Kaplan. Universal TV is the studio.
Zimmet also has a comedy spec script LA –> Vegas set up at Fox with Gary Sanchez Prods. It’s about the travelers and airline workers who make the weekend commute to Vegas and back. Additionally, Zimmet’s series credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Happy Endings. He is repped by UTA and Rise Management.
This is one of several comedy sales for Kapital Entertainment this season, including Dan Kopelman’s single-camera comedy Me, Myself and I, which has a pilot production commitment at CBS, Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein’s multi-camera 9J, 9K, AND 9L, also at CBS, and DJ Nash’s single-camera Losing It at ABC, both with penalty.