Our Father, Who Is Mel

What's left to do after you've made a grisly movie in a dead language about the anguish and suffering of Jesus Christ? Why, a family sitcom! Mel Gibson is producing a comedy inspired in part by his own life as the father of six boys. ABC has ordered a pilot of The Savages, which is about a blue-collar single dad who is raising five boys. Gibson, who also has a daughter, will co-direct the pilot with Mike Scully, executive producer of The Simpsons. Scully and his wife Julie Thacker will co-write the script. "Mike and I decided to do a comedy...

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