Blame the financial meltdown for this pitch? Kelsey Grammer is taking another shot at a network comedy in which he stars as as a corporate tycoon who reconnects with his family after being downsized out of his powerful job.
ABC has given a pilot commitment to a half-hour, multicam comedy from Everybody Loves Raymond writer Tucker Cawley.
Last year Back to You failed to fire on the FOX Network, which was largely cited as th4e wrong home for the vehicle. Grammer also suffered a minor heart attack in 2008.
This new project comes just months after ABC passed on Grammer’s last comedy in development, an adaptation of the British comed Roman’s Empire -which premieres in Australia next week on ABC2.
Grammer has also been cast in the upcoming remake of Fame (which will surely never match the original!)