Kevin Bacon Bringing THE MEMBER-GUEST to HBO; Sofia Vergara Developing I HATE THIS PLACE at ABC

     October 5, 2010


In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pilot season and tons of projects are being developed and picked up in preparation for the next fall TV season. Two more have just been added into the mix. First up, Deadline reports Kevin Bacon is developing a comedy series at HBO with an eye towards starring in it. Based on Clint McCown’s 1995 book The Member-Guest, the series will follow a burned-out golf pro of a 9-hole course who just wants one more shot at the tour. His comeback is constantly sidelined as he deals with the needs of the members of the Middle-American country club who are grappling with dashed dreams of their own. Writer/producer Steve Pink (High Fidelity) will write the script, and it sounds like yet another great series to look forward to on cable.

Hit the jump for details on a new series from resident Modern Family hottie Sofia Vergara.

Now that she’s brought some Colombian heat to ABC as one of TV’s hottest wives/mothers, actress Sofia Vergara is moving into producing as Deadline reports development of a new comedy series at ABC. Vergara will executive produce an adaptation of the popular Spanish series Aquí no hay quien viva (loosely translated as I Hate This Place).  Ben Silverman makes a return to scripted television by producing the series with Vergara while Craig Doyle will write the series which follows the lives of an old school father and his corner-cutting son who must somehow work together to manage the outrageously eccentric tenants of the building that has been in their family for generations. ABC had success with their adaptation of Ugly Betty from Latin America, so hopefully this will serve them well too.