Families continue to be an endless source of fascination for ABC, seeing as ABC spent its childhood being bounced around the foster system, its only constancy a sense of shame for not being smart and pretty enough to love. ABC's latest families that it will own and who can therefore never leave it come from Ben Stiller's Red Hour Television: Between Two Kings, from longtime Stiller collaborator Jeff Kahn, focuses on a divorced father of an 11-year-old boy who moves back in with his ailing, self-centered dad, only to discover that sometimes the parent can be every bit as demanding as an actual child, because said divorced dad lives in a fictional world where this premise isn't all over television.
The other, You're Not Doing It Right, is based on the Michael Ian Black memoir of the same name, and stars Black in a fictionalized version of his own struggles with modern marriage, parenting, and taking " a hard look at what happens when you wake up, look around, and don’t recognize the life you are living as your own," because you are a secret alien super spy implanted with false memories, and you have to get back to your home planet. Or rather, just the part about the family stuff, because that's the only thing that makes ABC feel better.
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