Comedy writer-producers John Beck and Ron Hart are developing two multicamera comedies: Extended Family for Fox, and Many Wives of Jon at TV Land, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The projects, both with script commitments, are based on Beck's real-life experiences.
Extended Family centers on a blue-collar mom in charge of foster kids. It is inspired by Beck's childhood, when his mother took in foster children to live with them.
"It's like Roseanne meets Malcolm in the Middle, " Hart said.
Beck and Hart found support for the idea in Apostle senior vp Tom Sellitti, who also grew up as the biological child in a household full of foster kids.
Many Wives of Jon revolves around a young couple and how their lives change when the wife's family moves in with them. It is based on a period in Beck's life when his wife's mother, sister and 5-year-old niece came to live with them.
"They have to keep their relationship safe from the people they're related to," Beck said.