ABC Developing Mexican-American-Themed Comedy

It looks like ABC is going Tex-Mex…

The network has put in development a single-camera comedy from The Real O’Neals co-creators Casey Johnson and David Windsor and writer Rob Sudduth.


Penned by Sudduth with Johnson and Windsor supervising, the untitled multi-generational family comedy follows a man who, along with his husband and son, moves back in with his Mexican-American family in the heart of Texas, where he struggles to navigate his family’s deep-rooted traditions.

The project is semi-autobiographical: Sudduth was born and raised by a Latino family in Texas and is married to longtime The Young & the Restless actor Greg Rikaart; the two have a son.

Johnson and Windsor will executive produce, with Sudduth serving as co-executive producer. ABC Studios, which also produced the ABC comedy The Real O’Neals, is the studio.

This is the first project to be taken out this summer by Johnson and Windsor who also are working on several others under their ABC Studios overall deal. The duo co-created and executive produced The Real O’Neals, which aired on ABC for two seasons. They also served as co-executive producers on ABC’s Galavant and on Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23

Actor-turned-writer Sudduth also was a writer on Telenovela, GCB, The New Normal, The Crazy Ones, and Red Band Society.

Ganalon Cast in ABC’s John Leguizamo Comedy Pilot

Luke Ganalon will soon be sharing screen time with a noted Latino comedian…

The Latino child actor has landed a role on ABC’s still-untitled semi-autobiographical comedy pilot starring John Leguizamo.

Luke Ganalon

Co-created by the Colombian-American actor/comedian and written by Jeff Astrof, the project is based on Leguizamo’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on New York’s upper West Side as reflected in his one-man shows.

Woven into this world are his privileged wife, his friends from his life back in the Bronx, his mother and grandfather who try to keep him grounded in his Latin roots, and his own kids who he worries are getting a little too spoiled and are losing touch with reality..

Ganalon, who most recently starred as the lead in the movie Bless Me, Ultima, will portray Toby.

Ganalon’s other credits include the film The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez and guest-starring roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt. 23 and Shake It Up!