ABC Buys TV Comedy About Father With Alzheimer's

| by Michael Allen

ABC-TV has bought a comedy series entitled "The Alzheimer’s Project," which is about a father in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease who is trying to reunite with his family.

The show was created by Aaron Kaplan and Sam Sklaver, noted

The proposed program should not be confused with HBO's "The Alzheimer’s Project," which was an Emmy-winning 2009 documentary.

HBO's multi-platform series was about people with Alzheimer's, their families, groundbreaking discoveries and the research efforts to find a cure for the debilitating disease.

The two episodes of the HBO series what won Emmys were "The Memory Loss Tapes" and "Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? with Maria Shriver."

The Alzheimer's Association assisted in the production of the HBO series, but so far there has been no comment from the group about the ABC-TV sitcom idea.

In more television news, NBC-TV bought "Pulling Teeth," a comedy about a dentist named Holly, who begins working at a dental practice following a leave of absence.

She goes back to work after finding out her surgeon husband had an affair with a drug sales rep.

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