ABC has tapped veteran comedy writer-producers David Richardson (Two And A Half Men) and Ian Gurvitz (Frasier) to write the script for The Guys, a multi-camera comedy starring and executive produced by Tony Danza and executive produced by Vince Vaughn. The project revolves around three longtime male friends in Act Three of their lives. Danza is set to play one of the guys, with John Goodman eyed for another lead. The Guys reunites Danza with Gurvitz who created/executive produced the 1997 Danza sitcom The Tony Danza Show on NBC.
ABC originally bought The Guys, based on an idea by Danza and his manager Dan Farah, in April for this development cycle. Vaughn is executive producing the ABC Studios-produced comedy with his producing partner at Wild West Picture Show Prods. Peter Billingsley as well as Danza and Farah. Richardson is with UTA and Industry; Gurvitz with APA and Brillstein.
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