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Food Trucks Get a Sitcom on ABC: Family Owned

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The food truck phenomenon in Los Angeles (and everywhere, really) has already inspired the Food Network's reality competition series The Great Food Truck Race, and now apparently a sitcom with a meals on wheels backdrop is in development at ABC.

The concept: a "multigenerational family comedy" that "centers on a son who takes over the family food truck business." So not hipster Korean tacos? Or maybe that's the hook: a struggle to make an old-school food truck more contemporary by serving something trendy and artisanal?

Nothing is totally set yet, but it's tentatively titled Family Owned and was created by King of the Hill writer/producers Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May. It will will star stand-up comedian Al Madrigal (most recently on Nick Swardson's Pretend Time and Gary Unmarried). Surely the show will have a Twitter account.

Is this yet another supposed "shark-jumping" moment, or just TV people channeling the zeitgeist?

· ABC bites into food truck phenomenon [Variety]
· All Food Truck Coverage on Eater [-E-]