Sofia Vergara to produce an ABC sitcom about her actual modern family

Sofia Vergara to produce an ABC sitcom about her actual modern family

Sofia Vergara will no longer just star on an ABC single-camera comedy featuring a passionate Colombian mother, she’ll also produce one. Vergara’s production company Latin World Entertainment is set to produce Raising Mom, a show about “a young single mom and her 21-year-old son who discover that they have done a pretty good job of raising each other, only now they decide it might be time to gain some independence.” So, nothing at all like Modern Family, in which Vergara plays a former single-mom who has a close relationship with her precocious son.

Deadline reports that Vergara’s long-time producing partner Luis Balaguer came up with the idea for the show after watching Vergara’s relationship with her real-life son. While Vergara’s fictional son is named Manny, her actual son is named Manolo, so again, no similarities there. The show will be helmed by Emmy-award-winning Modern Family director Gail Mancuso and written by Raising Hope’s Christine Zander—although this show will be nothing like that program either, which is about a young single dad and his parents raising a baby. Presumably Raising Mom will also be nothing like CBS' Mom, which is about a young single mom moving in with her own single mom in order to raise her two kids.