Goldbergs Producer Matt Tarses Adapting Israeli Series So Where Were We? for ABC


Do you like the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs? Well, how do you feel about The Goldbergs in Israel?

Okay, so that’s not exactly what’s happening, but Goldbergs producer Matt Tarses has agreed to adapt the hit Israeli sitcom So Where Were Wefor ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  So Where Were We? will be the second Israeli show adaptation for ABC in recent years, as the network brought the format from the Israeli group Keshet to the United States and adapted it for the singing competition series Rising Star.

Developing new sitcoms has become the main focus of ABC after the huge success of the network’s biggest show, Modern Family, which just won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth straight year last night. After cancelling possible Modern Family companion series like Trophy Wife due to low ratings, ABC is on the search for the next comedy that will connect with viewers in a similar way to the Emmy-winning  sitcom.

So Where Were We? was originally titled Israel, which The Hollywood reports describes as “a single-camera scripted cringe comedy series along the lines of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It follows a hapless man, Israel, who is always getting into trouble with his sharp tongue and schemes to save money. The concept of the sitcom has every episode set in a different location, where Israel winds up with his wife, kids and best friend.”

The original Israel series was created by Israel Katorza, Ran Levy, Shai Ben Atar, and Roee Florentin and has been a massive ratings juggernaut for Channel 10 in Israel.

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