Network TV just got better. ABC has announced that it has picked up a pilot from none other than Dan Savage, and the plot sounds awesome. Says The Hollywood Reporter:
On the comedy side, the untitled Savage comedy is a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist’s life. It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Savage is responsible fororganizing the It Gets Better photo campaign following the passage of Prop. 8 and numerous other anti-gay legislation.
We can’t think of a network family sitcom where there’s been a young protagonist, and we certainly trust Savage to be the first person to pull that off. Keep these kind of projects coming, television!