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Fred Savage teams up with Fresh Off The Boat showrunner for new sitcom

Fresh Off The Boat (Image: ABC)
Fresh Off The Boat (Image: ABC)

Sitcom vet Fred Savage is teaming up with Fresh Off The Boat producers Nahnatchka Khan and Kourtney Kang for a new comedy about growing up in a mixed-race family for NBC. The untitled series will be written by Kang—whose other credits include a multi-year stint on How I Met Your Mother—and based on her own experiences growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with issues like race and prejudice, and dreaming of growing up to be a Laker Girl like Paula Abdul.

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Savage—who spent years building up experience as a TV director before returning to the on-camera world for last year’s late, lamented The Grinder—will serve as a producer and director for the series. Khan, meanwhile, is the showrunner for ABC’s well-regarded Fresh Off The Boat, and will serve as a non-writing producer on the new show. NBC ordered a pilot for the series earlier today

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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