Bob Saget may be ‘Surviving’ on ABC

01.29.09 9 years ago

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Bob Saget’s homeless “Surviving Suburbia” may have found a new residential neighborhood.

According to Variety, ABC is in talks to pick up the Media Rights Capital comedy “Surviving Suburbia,” which stars Saget along with Cynthia Stevenson, Jared Kusnitz, G Hannelius, Jere Burns and Lorna Scott.

“Surviving Suburbia” was originally ordered as part of MRC’s Sunday night programming deal with The CW, which planned to premiere the show in March. The CW/MRC deal was a major ratings dud this fall and The CW ended the pact in November.

The trade says that production on “Surviving Suburbia” continued despite its uncertain future and MRC has been shopping the show’s 13 episodes.

Created by Kevin Abbott (“Reba”), “Surviving Suburia” focuses on the Stevers, a suburban family whose life is turned upside down when they get some new neighbors.

ABC, which had had difficulties with comedy development in recent years, announced this week that it will carve out a pair of new comedy hours this spring, a Wednesday pairing of “Scrubs” and “Better Off Ted” and a Thursday union of “In the Motherhood” and “Samantha Who?”

MRC is already producing ABC’s yet-to-be-scheduled animated comedy “The Goode Family.” And, as Variety notes, the network was the home to Saget’s seminal “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” duo.

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