Deadline reports that Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, has teamed with Winkler’s son, director Max Winkler, and son-in-law, actor Rob Reinis for a new multi-camera family comedy at ABC.
Written by Rosenthal, Max Winkler and Reinis, the comedy hails from 20th TV and Max Winkler and Jake Johnson’s studio-based Walcott Co. It centers on an emotionally reserved construction worker who learns about love, life and hugs while unexpectedly living with his in-laws. The story is based loosely on the relationship between Winkler and son-in-law Reinis.
ABC has a pilot production commitment, but there has been no date set for production for the untitled project.