Keenen Ivory Wayans Sells Family Sitcom to ABC


Keenen Ivory Wayans has sold a pilot to ABC, which will “look at what happens when the whitest guy in America marries into a sprawling, close-knit African-American family.” Wayans will write and executive produce the still-unamed show, but is unlikely to star in it, says The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC is likely hoping that another sitcom about an extended family will pair well with its only major comedy hit, Modern Family. And if it makes it to air, it would likely stand out for its diversity; at the moment, there are no network sitcoms with predominantly African American casts.