Get ready because a new comedy is coming our way. And we don't mean to get ahead of ourselves, but we've got a feeling this will be a one-of-a-kind sitcom. Why? Well, because it's coming straight from one of Modern Family's creators.
"After working thirty years in TV comedy, this is both my love letter to sitcoms and, if I'm being honest, much-needed therapy," Steve Levitan said of his upcoming series, Reboot. The show, which Hulu has picked up, is a somewhat satirical take on Hollywood's tendency in the last years to reboot old hits. Levitan's latest creation will follow the reunited - and extremely dysfunctional - cast of an old family sitcom as they come together for a reboot. Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, and Judy Greer are already on board to star in the comedy.
"Steve's incredible track record speaks for itself," said Jordan Helman, Head of Scripted Content at Hulu. He continued, "Modern Family was brilliant and massively appealing, making millions upon millions of viewers laugh week-after-week and quickly becoming a global sensation. We're honored that Hulu will be home to Steve's return to television with Reboot, and given our slate of successful comedies such as Only Murder in the Building, Pen15, Ramy, and more, we know our viewers will devour this hilariously meta satire."
The upcoming series is set to be produced by 20th Television for Hulu, and the production company is thrilled to be working with a comedy icon such as Steve - and the stellar actors he's begun to team up with. "Steve Levitan is a comedy genius, and his idea for Reboot is as hilarious as it is timely," gushed 20th Television President Karey Burke. "We're thrilled that our friends at Hulu love this sly, wildly funny look at the television comedy business as much as we do. And the spectacular cast Steve's assembled speaks to both the quality of the writing and the appeal of this platform as a home for smart, high-quality television. Everyone jumped at the chance to come on board."
And we'll be jumping right onto our couches as soon as Reboot hits our screens.