Creator of the ‘Goldbergs’ lands ABC Pilot for Family Comedy – ‘Imaginary Friend’


When it comes to its new TV show lineup, ABC is working to expand the family pilot area.

A new family comedy, as of yet untitled, is joining the network’s programming according to The Hollywood Reporter. Adam F. Goldberg, creator of The Goldbergs is the creator of the coming show. Reports state that not only did Goldberg create the show but that he and David Guaracio will be writing the script for the Sony Pictures Television program.

The program will revolve around a single 30-something woman who finally meets her perfect match. The man of her dreams, a divorced father of three, will cause tremendous upheaval in her life. If that was not enough, her quirky imaginary friend from her childhood, will reappear. The imaginary friend returns to help the 30-something woman move from a solitary life to a life with a family.

The new show will be a single-camera comedy featuring a blend of both CGI animation and live-action. The pilot, said to be production intense, carries a series penalty if it does not meet the October deadline.

In addition to writing the show, Goldberg and Guaracio will be executive producers of the show. Doug Robinson from Goldbergs and Patrick Osbourne, a Disney feature animator, will be additional executive producers on the show.

The Goldberg/Guaracio vehicle is just one of ABC’s new family-focused pilots in production. The network is striving to represent the different areas of society better. Other programs joining ABC include Speechless, which focuses on a family with a child with special needs, and Pearl, a mother stricken with cancer. Another program slated to join the network is Downward Dog, a comedy featuring Allison Tolman of Fargo.

Solid players in ABC’s Wednesday lineup include The Goldbergs, a 1980s family comedy based on Adam F. Golberg’s life, The Middle, Black-ish and Modern Family.

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