EXCLUSIVE: A comedy starring Wilmer Valderrama has landed at ABC. American Dad co-executive producers Murray and Judah Miller created the project, a live-action comedy with a musical component. They will write the script and serve as showrunners. Saturday Night Live writer Akiva Schaffer, who directs, co-writes and edits the majority of the late-night sketch show’s digital shorts, developed the untitled comedy with the Miller brothers and is on board to direct the potential pilot. Valderrama, Murray Miller, Judah Miller and Schaffer will all executive produce. 20th Century Fox TV, where Valderrama is under a talent holding deal, is producing the project, which has landed a script commitment plus penalty.
That ’70s Show alum Valderrama has 3 upcoming films: From Prada To Nada, Tom Hanks’ Larry Crowne and the Spike Lee-produced The Girl Is In Trouble. On the feature side, Schaffer has The Adventurer’s Handbook in development at Universal with Jonah Hill and Working Title, and Henchmen at MRC with Bill Hader, which Shawn Levy is producing. Valderrama, the Millers and Schaffer and are repped by UTA. Schaffer is managed by Mosaic.
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