Newswire: ABC picks up two comedies from guys who worked on American Dad

It’s apparently a big day for non-traditional sitcom families, with ABC announcing that it’s developing two new series from Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz. The pair, who’ve served in the past as executive producers on both American Dad and Modern Family, have sold the network on a series about a gay couple whose members raise their families together despite being divorced, and one about a cancer patient who’s forced to take back all the awful things she’s said after she goes into remission.

The first series is inspired by Schwartz’s real life, despite the fact that its “The Brady Bunch, but everybody is divorced and gay” premise sounds like the worst nightmare of pearl-clutching moral defenders. The other, meanwhile, sounds like a natural extension of the “ethically challenged cancer patient” archetype that’s dominated the public consciousness for so long—albeit with a more …

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