Men in Shorts, A Robbie Rogers-Inspired Comedy, Confirmed By ABC

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Men In Shorts Producer Robbie Rogers

ABC has acquired the rights to gay soccer comedy Men in Shorts.

The single-camera comedy series is inspired by the life of openly gay LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers.

ABC announced this week that it will move forward with production on Men In Shorts, a new sports comedy inspired by the life of openly gay LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers.

The show, written by Jordon Nardino and Claudia Lonow, will follow a young pro soccer player who comes out of the closet. Rogers himself has signed on as a producer.

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Rogers came out in 2013 and became the first openly gay man to play in a major North American sports league when he entered the Major League Soccer game http://rukkle.com/entertainment/gay-footballer-robbie-rogers-plays-for-los-angeles-galaxy/ between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, as a substitute for the L.A. Galaxy on May 27th.

Men In Shorts writer Lonow said of meeting Rogers…

“I was absolutely captivated by his charm and his humour, and I just thought it could make a great show… To me, a sports team locker room is a workplace we haven’t seen before”

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Rogers is currently dating TV producer and writer Greg Berlanti.

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Source: Deadline

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