ABC is clearly stoked to finally have found a comedy groove that doesn’t involve the words According to or Jim. The successful launch of its new-take-on-family-comedies block – particularly Modern Family and Cougartown – has prompted the network to revive a comedy pilot from a few years ago about two exes raising their teen son together. Originally called Family Values and focused on one of the partners – a gay dad – it now involves both parents and is called It Takes a Village. Could be promising – kind-of a Will & Grace who used to be married and have a kid. And I salute ABC for not ruling out gay parents now that it has one set on the schedule with Modern Family. Even better, it was written by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, who worked together on the underrated gem What I Like About You. (Bonus: Windsor is, of late, from the zippy writing staff of Greek.)
What do you think, PopWatchers? Could It Takes a Village be the next Modern Family?