ABC Buys Father-Son Comedy From Jon Pollack & Amblin TV

EXCLUSIVE: ABC has put in development Every Other Saturday, a single-camera comedy from British writer Neil Forsyth, Jon Pollack (Go On, 30 Rock), Amblin Television and Universal TV. It revolves around a good-hearted yet multiply flawed father trying to win over his son after a divorce, despite only having custody every other Saturday. The show was created by Forsyth, whom Amblin found in the UK and brought to the States. The company developed Every Other Saturday internally before introducing Forsyth to Pollack, with whom Amblin TV toppers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey previously worked on another ABC/DreamWorks TV comedy series, Spin City. Pollock came on board and will supervise and showrun through his overall deal at Universal TV. At ABC, Amblin TV has new drama series Lucky 7 as well as comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, which was kept in contention. The WME-repped company is behind the biggest sale so far this season, sci-fi spec Extant, which landed a straight-to-series order at CBS. Amblin’s other on-air series include CBS’ summer breakout Under The Dome, FX’s The Americans and TNT’s Falling Skies, all recently renewed.

Comments (5)

  • Yawn

    Comment by The Real Truth — Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 9:50pm PDT  
  • Jon Pollack is a pretty good writer.

    Comment by Zachary — Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 5:20am PDT  
  • Should be good – Pollack’s a good writer and Forsyth wrote the excellent Bob Servant Independent featuring Brian Cox. His Bob Servant email books are hilarious.

    Comment by svenfromswisscottage — Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 6:39am PDT  
  • Talented folks, all about the execution of course. Glad low concept is selling.

    I assume it’s single cam. Have any multi-cam sold at ABC? Geo

    Comment by George G — Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 7:08am PDT  
    • Cristela got a script with penalty order. I heard it was a high penalty.

      Comment by Zachary — Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 7:39pm PDT  
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