Mandeville has sold a comedy pilot called “Funhouse” to ABC, with penalty. “Carpoolers” actor Fred Goss will write and executive produce the pilot, which is being produced through ABC Studios.
Based on a true story, “Funhouse” follows Jack Babbit as he kidnaps his estranged father from a nursing home along with his 24-hour male nurse and brings them to his home. Bringing his dad home 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.
Aside from acting on “Carpoolers,” Goss served as a writer and producer on “Sons and Daughters” and “Free Agents.”
This is Mandeville’s third sale to the network (two dramas and a comedy). Previously, the company sold a mystery drama with Jenna Bans (“Scandal” writer) and Steven Baigelman’s “LA Crime: Sunset Strip” to ABC.
UTA, Epiphany Management and Hansen Jacobson represent Goss. UTA reps Mandeville.