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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

ABC Is Developing an Astronaut Comedy Based on Chris Hadfield's Memoir

chris_hadfieldAstronaut and internet star Chris Hadfield's memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is getting the sitcom treatment. Deadline reports that ABC has given a pilot production commitment to the project, which will be a multi-cam family comedy from Surviving Jack co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. The show will follow an astronaut "who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he's ever faced." Hadfield is also onboard to work as a consulting producer on the series.

If An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth gets picked up to series, it won't be the only astronaut-themed comedy on TV; NBC also added Mission Control — a Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced comedy about a tough female NASA employee in 1962 starring Krysten Ritter — back in May.