Fox Buys Comedy Starring Aly Michalka & AJ Michalka Produced By Happy Madison
EXCLUSIVE: Acting/singing duo Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka may star together in a comedy series next. The two sisters topline a half-hour project, which has sold to Fox. It hails from writers Matt Dearborn and Adam Goldberg, Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV.
On the untitled single-camera comedy, which has received a script commitment, Aly and AJ Michalka will play versions of themselves. Finally out of the house and into their first apartment, Aly and AJ’s exciting new lives are interrupted when their mother unexpectedly moves in with them. Breaking In co-creator Goldberg and Zeke and Luther co-creator Dearborn will write the script and executive produce with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson. Aly and AJ Michalka will serve as co-producers.
The two sisters first hit stardom as pop rock duo Aly & AJ (now 78violet). They made their acting debut as the stars of the Disney original movie Cow Belles, which was co-written by Dearborn. The two also co-starred together in MTV’s Super Sweet 16: The Movie. Additionally, AJ recurred on the CW drama Hellcats which starred Aly. The Fox comedy project extends Aly’s relationship with Happy Madison — she just wrapped the company’s Grown Ups movie sequel for Sony Pictures. AJ recently wrapped the indie feature Jesus In Cowboy Boots. Aly and AJ Michalka are repped by CAA and just signed with Principato-Young Entertainment.
The new project reunites WME-repped Goldberg with Fox where he and Seth Gordon created comedy series Breaking In, also produced by Sony TV and Happy Madison, on which Dearborn served as a consulting producer. The network also bought a period comedy pitch from Goldberg, Happy Madison and Sony TV last year.