Two single-camera projects, one from Neal Moritz’s Original Film and one from Shawn Levy and Marty Adelstein’s 21 Laps/Adelstein Prods., landed sales after getting interest from multiple networks.
Original Film’s The Singles went to ABC with penalty attached. Written/co-executive produced by David Holden (Accidentally on Purpose), the comedy/dating show is based on David Holden’s life experiences when his entire family were all single…all at the same time. He returned home from the Peace Corp, and found out his mom and dad got divorced, his sister was left at the altar, his brother was focused on being alternative and couldn’t keep a girl, and he himself, a gay man in his mid-20s was trying to find the perfect man. Instead of the family being known as the Holdens, people ended up calling them “The Singles.” Sony TV is producing with Moritz and Vivian Cannon executive producing and Holden co-executive producing.
21 Laps/Adelstein Prods.’ Gorilla Time went to Fox. It is an ensemble comedy about a group of friends in their mid thirties who’ve each hit a crossroads in their lives and embark on the adventure of trying to reinvent themselves. No holds barred. Eating what they want, drinking what they want and sleeping with who they want. Basically like a Gorilla. Stacy Traub (Notes From the Underbelly) and Hayes Jackson (According to Jim) will write the script as well as executive produce alongside Levy, Adelstein and Becky Clements for 20th TV. 21 Laps/Adelstein, which just turned one, has its first series on the air, the upcoming ABC comedy Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.
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