Greg Garcia is headed to the barrio…
The 44-year-old Latino television producer and Emmy-winning writer is expanding Amigos de Garcia’s portfolio with a Latino-themed comedy project at ABC.
Garcia’s single-camera comedy, written by Blue Mountain State co-creator Eric Falconer, has received a script commitment with penalty from the network.
Produced by CBS Television Studios and Garcia’s studio-based Amigos de Garcia, the untitled comedy, aka The Barrio, is loosely based on Falconer’s experience moving his family to East Los Angeles.
It centers on a television writer who, after losing his job, moves his family from Santa Monica to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in East LA in order to save money. In doing so they experience culture shock but also discover a feeling of community in their new neighborhood that makes their family stronger.
Garcia and Falconer will executive produce The Barrio.
Garcia’s other television credits include Yes, Dear,My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and The Millers.