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ABC orders pilot of 'Breaking In' creator Adam F. Goldberg's '80s comedy

By Kristen Porricelli,

ABC has ordered to pilot Adam F. Goldberg's '80s comedy titled How the F am I Normal inspired by his own childhood.

The single-camera comedy is about an an in-your-face mother and hot-tempered father who love their three eccentric kids so much they can't bear to see them grow up, according to Deadline.

"My favorite show of all time is the Wonder Years, so this is my chance to go do a Wonder Years," Goldberg told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.

How the F am I Normal was originally set up in August 2011 at Fox but when Goldberg's other show Breaking In was revived for a shortened second season, Fox agreed to release the comedy's script to ABC.

The show is appealing due to the fact that it's set in the 1980s along with a relatable family that yells a lot, but still loves each other.

"Fox thought that that was a universal thing that hasn't really been seen on TV because family shows tend to be watered down and pleasant," Goldberg said in January.

He even digitized 300 tapes of his own dysfunctional family to use as inspiration for the show.

Goldberg will write the comedy and executive produce with Happy Madison's Doug Robinson. Seth Gordon will join them as well to executive produce and direct.

 
 

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