Five-time Tony nominated director Scott Ellis and Frasier and Desperate Housewives writer Joe Keenan have teamed up to create a half-hour sitcom about two identical twin brothers, according to Deadline.com. The comedy, currently in development, has been fast-tracked by TV Land.
The untitled comedy focuses on two identical twin brothers—one gay and one straight. Both brothers move in with their mother to help raise their deceased sister’s child after she passes away. The sitcom’s plot hits close to home for both Ellis and Keenan. Oddly, both men are gay and have identical twin brothers who are straight.
Ellis will helm the upcoming Broadway revival of Harvey. He earned Tony nominations for directing Curtains, Twelve Angry Men, 1776, Steel Pier and She Loves Me. His many other Broadway directing credits include The Little Dog Laughed, The Look of Love, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Rainmaker. Ellis currently serves as associate artistic director for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
TV Land is aiming to shoot a pilot for the new sitcom in June. No casting details or a possible premiere date have been announced.