ABC has closed a deal for a comedy project from Murphy Brown creator Diane English starring Jim Belushi. The project, titled You Won’t Even Know I’m Here, has received a put pilot commitment from the network. ABC Studios and studio-based Brillstein Entertainment Partners are producing. The multi-camera comedy, written by English, stars Belushi as a co-dependent father whose relationship with his teenage daughter is turned upside down when they are put together in a unique situation. English and Belushi are executive producing with Brillstein Entertainment. The project drew multiple studio bids when it hit the market last month, ultimately landing at ABC Studios/Brillstein, the companies that also produced Belushi’s long-running ABC sitcom According to Jim. ABC, which has new comedy Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen launching next week, continues to load up on comedy projects fronted by veteran comedy stars this development season. The network last week gave a put pilot commitment to Malibu Country, starring Reba McEntire, and also has a pilot starring Kristie Alley in the hopper.
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