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'Awkward Family Photos' to Become ABC Comedy Series

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 6th 2010 7:25AM
Awkward Family PhotosThe critical mauling that '$#*! My Dad Says' has received in the last few weeks has obviously done nothing to deter TV execs from continuing to mine the Internet for TV gold. Next in line for the TV treatment is popular blog and book, 'Awkward Family Photos.'

As reported by TheLiveFeed, ABC has partnered with Sony Pictures to develop a comedy based on the book version, but how it will translate to televison is unclear.

Both the print and online versions were created by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack who say they intended to provide "a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments," and they have the same content: Awkward, embarrassing and funny family photos that have been sent in by readers.

CBS has already taken the plunge in airing its new comedy based on Twitter phenomenon 'Sh*t My Dad Says', and last week announced that it's signed a TV development deal with a second Twitter feed: 'Shh ... Don't Tell Steve.'

AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com started out earlier this year with the site's creators posting their own awkward childhood photos, and it quickly took off. It now receives millions of hits and photo submissions from all over the world. Fans can now even purchase 'AFP' coffee mugs.

No premiere date's been announced for the series yet, but Moses Port and David Guarascio ('Just Shoot Me') are attached to the project as writers and producers. Bender and Chernack are executive producers, and the series will be exec-produced and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo ('You, Me and Dupree').

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Cathy

Really? How stupid do these people think we are?
CBS really does stand for "Constantly Broadcasting S#%&".

October 07 2010 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
valentino1

they cancel Flashforward and put on this????

October 07 2010 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa

Nah, won't watch it!!

October 07 2010 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wem

ABC cancelled My Generation, which my wife and I enjoyed and looked forward to. But they continue to put on stupid shows like this.

October 07 2010 at 7:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
countyguy315

Hopefully, it won't make it into a sitcom. Instead, make it more of a comedy show along the lines of "America's Funniest Home Videos".

October 06 2010 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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