The Lonely Island to Produce Fox Comedy About a First-Generation Cuban-American
The Lonely Island guys are teaming up with comedian Chris Garcia and Modern Family producers for a new comedy at Fox. Variety reports that the network is developing an untitled comedy based on Garcia’s life “when his immigrant parents lie about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education. A first generation Cuban-American, he has to make the most of his high school experience despite being surrounded by affluent, white surfer kids — and his dad who is taking ESL classes at the same school.”
Garcia wrote the script with Modern Family’s Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, who will serve as showrunners if the project gets a series order. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone will serve as co-executive producers. Garcia was named a New Face at this year’s Just For Laughs festival and has appeared on @midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Last Call with Carson Daly. The untitled Fox comedy joins a growing list of TV projects The Lonely Island is producing including Alone Together at Freeform and I’m Sorry at truTV.