Baldwin & Grammer to lead ABC comedy from Modern Family co-creator
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Kelsey Grammer (Wizards: Tales of Arcadia) are expanding their TV roster as the Emmy winners have singed on to led an untitled multicamera comedy at ABC from Modern Family co-creator Chris Lloyd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Penned by Lloyd and fellow Modern Family alum Vali Chandrasekaran, the comedy series will center on three guys who were roommates in their 20s until their competing egos drove them apart and decide to reunite decades later for one more run at the lives they’ve always wanted.
In addition to leading the comedy, Baldwin and Grammer will executive produce the project, which has received a straight-to-series order from the Disney-owned network, alongside Lloyd, Chandrasekaran, Jason Schrift, Tom Russo, Adam Griffin and Jeff Morton.
The untitled series not only marks a reunion between its creators, but also with Lloyd and Grammer, who previously worked together on the star’s 37 Emmy-winning comedy Frasier and short-lived Fox comedy Back to You, while Baldwin has collaborated with Chandrasekaran on the 16 Emmy-winning 30 Rock, on which Grammer also made cameo appearances.
The comedy is currently set at Disney’s 20th Television, where Lloyd and Chandrasekaran have had overall creative deals, though sources report that Lloyd’s deal with the studio has already expired. Baldwin recently made a return to the world of television hosting ABC’s game show Match Game, as well as his Emmy-winning turn as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and is currently set to star in Peacock’s limited series adaptation of Dr. Death.
Grammer has kept his TV career alive since 2007, starring in a number of short-lived projects including Back to You, Hank, Partners, The Last Tycoon and Proven Innocent, as well as Netflix’s hit animated fantasy saga Tales of Arcadia.
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