ABC developing sitcom based on ‘Awkward Family Photos’ site

According to THR, the popularity of the sitcom based on the @shitmydadsays Twitter account has inspired yet another blog based show.

We recently posted about the upcoming sitcom said to be based on a second Twitter feed called @shhdontellsteve, which centers around a man’s observations about his bro-like roommate. That seemed a bit thin to spread over 30 minutes once a week for a whole season, but it’s really hard to imagine how the newest blog to be signed to a sitcom, the “Awkward Family Photos” site, will transition to sitcom format.

If you haven’t visited awkwardfamilyphotos.com, it basically does what it says on the tin. The site gathers photos, often creepy studio-based numbers, heavily featuring matching sweaters, topless pregnant women, corduroy and guns. THR couldn’t really deduce how the site will be brought to the small screen, either:

Contractually, ABC’s show will be based upon the “Awkward Family Photos” book, though the print version and year-old Web site were both created by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack and contain the same content — funny, embarrassing and, yes, awkward family portraits that have been submitted by readers.

How the concept will translate to series TV is still unclear.

No timeline has been announced for the show’s production.

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