ABC has handed out a pilot order to the untitled comedy from Nate Bargatze and the team behind NBC’s “The Carmichael Show.”
Bergatze will star in, co-write and executive produce the untitled comedy about a couple who moves from California to Bergatze’s native Tennessee. There, they attempt to raise their 6-year-old daughter with a combination of West Coast and Southern values but find the balance proves more difficult than they imagined — especially where his parents are concerned.
The multi-cam, which was previously in development at Fox, will be in contention for a midseason pickup at ABC.
Bargatze co-wrote the pilot with his writing partner Dan Shaki, as well as “The Carmichael Show” duo Jerrod Carmichael and Ari Katcher. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel is showrunner and executive producer, and Drew Goddard will direct.
Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray of Brillstein also executive produce.
The project, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Brillstein Entertainment Partners, falls under Carmichael and Sanchez-Witzel’s overall deals at the studio. Goddard also recently signed an overall deal at the studio following its acquisition by Disney.