ABC is set to develop a new show, written and produced by Rob Lowe and Kevin Falls.
According to Deadline, the network just bought a semi-autobiographical family drama show, based on Rob Lowe’s early life and most spefically what’s depicted in his 2011 memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends.
The series will be called The Point and will focus on a single mother and her two teenaged sons, the Byrd family, who move from Indiana to Malibu in the mid-70s. It’ll follow their lives as they see Malibu going from “[a] quirky middle-class beach town to the iconic coastal destination of today’s rich and famous”.
Rob Lowe is expected to executive produce the show but there are no plans for him to star in it; Kevin Falls will write it and also executive produce.
As of right now, Lowe is a busy man: he just wrapped up the fourth season of Parks & Recreation and will not only star, but also executive produce a new workplace comedy for NBC, called The Pro. He can also be seen in the films Behind the Candelabra and Killing Kennedy.