NBC has announced its plans to produce a new comedy that tackles the highly-complicated relationship of “exes”. It may already be true that these weird connections are quite often not pretty, having ended in utter chaos and/or strangeness. This show, however, will take the discomfort and difficulty typically associated with interacting with an ex, and heighten it very drastically.
The show, titled Exes In Law, is set to revolve around a recently-broken-up couple (Tess and Alex) as they both start forging their lives without one another. These plans are shattered, however, after the two become aware that one of each of their younger siblings are in a secret relationship together. To make things even worse, the young couple then share the news that they are engaged, thereby forcing the exes to take on roles as each other’s in-laws, making avoiding each other impossible.
The series will be executive produced by three individuals, including Niki Schwartz-Wright, who will also serve as one of the writers on the series. Schwartz-Wright also shares an even deeper connection with the program, as the series itself is based on one of her previous romantic relationships. She has several credits behind her already, including those for working on The Office, Awkward, The Goldbergs and Speechless. However, her work on the upcoming NBC sitcom Abby’s, which depicts a woman who runs a neighborhood bar in-secret, may prove to be one of her biggest successes yet.
Also serving as executive producer will be Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Production. The company, of which Milliner makes up ⅓ of the charge, has worked on popular television programs like Hot in Cleveland and Hollywood Game Night. Co-executive producing alongside Schwartz-Wright and Milliner will lastly be Sean Hayes. Largely known for his acting on the sitcoms Will and Grace (both the original and revised versions) and Shawn Saves the World, this will not mark Hayes’ first adventures in the production role, in which he already has gained immense experience. Having worked with Hazy Mills before, Hayes has executive produced programs including Crowded, Hot in Cleveland, and CNN’s The History of Comedy.