‘Modern Family’ Star Ty Burrell Creates Autobiographical Comedy


ABC has just grabbed the rights to a comedy written and co-executive produced by Modern Family star Ty Burrell. The Oregon-set story is based on the Emmy-winning actor’s childhood with brother Duncan, who will also produce. “This is a comedy about two city families who buy the only store in a tiny rural community in Oregon,” Deadline reports. “In a world where everyone is overly stressed and reliant on technology, this group works together, without every modern convenience, to make a better life for their family.” The fictional real estate agent and his family are from Applegate, Oregon, close to the California border. They owned a country store there. The siblings previously worked on an off-Broadway play, Babble, and this is the first time they’ll be reuniting for a creative project. Does a Phil Dunphy-created comedy catch your attention?