The lives of two young couples are the subjects of two comedy projects set up at Fox. One is an untitled half-hour from writers Michael Colton, John Aboud and Sony Pictures Television, the other, Adultish, hails from writers Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (How I Met Your Mother), Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV.
The Colton/Aboud project centers on a couple that has their peaceful Brooklyn existence turned upside down when the wife’s Uruguayan parents move in to help take care of their kids. The project is inspired by Colton’s relationship with his Uruguayan in-laws, and the language and cultural barriers that keep them at odds. He previously wrote a comedic piece in the New York Times Magazine about how the language barrier between him and his father-in-law ruined his marriage proposal to his wife. (more…)