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Sofia Vergara to Produce New Comedy Series for ABC

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2010 11:30AM
Sofia Vergara'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara and former NBC wunderkind Ben Silverman are teaming up for a new ABC comedy.

Vergara and Silverman are reportedly near a deal to executive produce an American adaption of the popular Spanish series 'Aquí No Hay Quien Viva.' Deadline Hollywood reports the project had many networks interested in it, but ABC won out due to the show's compatibility with 'Modern Family' and Vergara's involvement.

The project, which Deadline calls 'I Hate This Place,' is set in an apartment building and follows a multi-generational family. The original series focused on a strict father and his somewhat lazy son who work together to manage the quirky tenants of the family's apartment building.

Craig Doyle will write the adaption. Doyle also has an NBC project in the works with Ryan Reynolds as executive producer.

The series originally ran from 2003-2006 on Spain's Antena 3 and has since been rebroadcast across Latin America. TV trivia aficionados will draw comparisons between this project and 'Ugly Betty,' which Silverman brought to ABC with Salma Hayek.

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GerryofNorVA

We can only hope that she stars in it.

October 05 2010 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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