ABC Picks Up Dan Savage Series
Along with the six drama series pickups, ABC has ordered its first new comedy series for next season: single-camera The Muppets, from The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady & Bob Kushell; and The Real O’Neals, executive produced by Dan Savage; as well as Ken Jeong’s multi-camera Dr. Ken. The Real O’Neals, about a family in the aftermath of a son comes out, had been an internal ABC favorite. Its fate was put into question when religious and conservative organizations started a campaign against the project over the involvement of outspoken gay activist Savage. The comedy was originally going to be based on his life growing up but that changed during the development of the pilot, with the story evolving in a different direction. The Real O’Neals marks the return of Raising Hope‘s Martha Plimpton with another comedy starring role. The Real O’Neals was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage. “The Real O’Neals” is produced by ABC Studios.Oh yes, there will be more sadz.