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Ben Stiller's Company Sells Two Comedies To ABC
ABC has picked up two more comedies with script commitments to add to the development slate. Both come from Ben Stillerís Red Hour Television, and one is both written by and stars Michael Ian Black. The two male-centered half-hour projects are at ABC Studios, where Red Hour has a development deal.
Deadline says Ed's Michael Ian Black will both write and star in Youíre Not Doing it Right, a project that is based on Blackís book of the same name. The project focuses on modern marriage and family and is set ďin the wilds of Connecticut,Ē where it will explore what happens when you suddenly discover you donít recognize your own life.
Also picked up for development is Between Two Kings, from The Ben Stiller Show writer and producer Jeff Kahn. This one is about a single dad who, along with his 11-year-old son, moves in with his father to help take care of him when his health fails. He finds himself caught between his self-absorbed dad and equally needy son.
Both projects have Stiller on board to executive produce, along with Red Hourís Debbie Liebling and Stuart Cornfield. Michael Ian Blackís manager, Ted Schachter, will also executive produce on Youíre Not Doing it Right. This is Red Hourís first development season, as the company was just launched at the end of last year. These two projects will join three other Red Hour projects at ABC, the Bonnie Hunt vehicle compliKATEd, Please Knock (which is loosely based on Ben Stillerís life), and Adam Resnickís The Notorious Mollie Flowers. It seems like it will has been a pretty successful start for Red Hour so far, assuming any of these projects make it to the small screen.
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