ABC passed on its half-hour pilot Joseph, starring comedian Jo Koy. While ABC is not going ahead with the existing pilot, the network brass plans to air a comedy titled Koy. The hope is to re-imagine the idea based on Koy playing a character loosely based on himself. It’s too early to tell if that will happen and if the current creative team will remain involved, but the intent is to stay in business with Koy.
The 20th TV production Joseph, which reportedly had funny moments but didn’t quite deliver as a whole, followed the comedian as a recently divorced Filipino American nurse trying to navigate dating, fatherhood, and a very Filipino mom who loves to “help.”
Steve Joe, Randall Park and Michael Golamco were the writers and executive producers. Joseph Also executive producing is Melvin Mar, who pushed the project, Kourtney Kang, Jake Kasdan, Hieu Ho, Koy and his manager Joe Meloche.
https://deadline.com/2022/05/josep-comedy-pilot-dead-jo-koy-redevelopment-abc-1235023687/ ‘Josep’ comedy pilot stalls, ABC re-develops Jo Koy project – deadline