According to Deadline, ABC has given a straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy project co-created by Alec Baldwin, Black-ish’s Kenya Barris, and Grown-ish’s Julie Bean. Billed as a “classic dysfunctional family comedy series,” the show is about a “stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star” who has to move in with his daughter, her girlfriend, and the child they’re raising. That clearly sounds like the perfect role for Alec Baldwin, and Deadline unsurprisingly notes that it is being developed as a “possible starring vehicle” for Baldwin. Bean and Barris, meanwhile, will write the show and serve as co-showrunners,
This pickup comes after ABC passed on all of its multi-camera pilots in May and chose not to renew Downward Dog, leaving it plenty of space to give straight-to-series orders to stuff like this. Also, the network still has plenty of retro game shows (one of which has Alec Baldwin) and it’s developing a talk show for Alec Baldwin, so both ABC and Alec Baldwin seem to be having a great time.