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.
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"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.