Posts tagged as family comedies

'The Pink Panther' Is Being Rebooted as a Family Film, But It's About the Cartoon Cat Not Clouseau

MGM is rebooting The Pink Panther movie series, but the new film will follow the cartoon cat, not the character of Inspector Clouseau, THR reports. David Silverman, who directed dozens of early Simpsons episodes in addition to directing The Simpsons Movie and co-directing Monsters, Inc., is attached to direct the new Pink Panther movie, which will be a live-action/CGI hybrid.

The animated Pink Panther appeared in the opening credits of the original Peter Sellers Pink Panther movie but never in the film series themselves. The cartoon character proved so popular that he was spun off to a series of film shorts and an animated series of his own.


Paul Scheer Sells a Family Comedy to ABC

Paul Scheer may be adding network sitcom creator to his resume soon. THR reports that Scheer, star of NTSF:SD:SUV and The League, has sold a family comedy to ABC that the network is developing for the 2014-15 season. A single camera comedy, the untitled project will be written and produced by Scheer, with Will Gluck (The Michael J. Fox Show), Dylan Morgan and Josh Siegal (30 Rock). The show follows a couple trying to keep their relationship together while dealing with their parents, their parents' spouses, and their kids. Scheer currently has no plans to star in the show, if it goes to series.

ABC Buys Two More Family Comedies

ABC must stand for Always Buying (family) Comedies because they sure are buying up a whole bunch. It makes sense, what with them having Modern Family and everything. The first new purchase was of Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern's Trophy Wife. The show is about an ex-party girl who falls in love with a dude with three crazy kids and two ex-wives. The second is entitled How The F— Am I Normal and is about a kid growing up in the 1980s. It's being compared to the Wonder Years but more dysfunctional. The show was originally at Fox but ended up at ABC because they love having [...]