Kelly Ripa and Husband Mark Consuelos Developing ABC Sitcom

Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Daytime darling Kelly Ripa is giving it another go on the prime-time playing field. So how will the ‘Live with Regis & Kelly‘ co-host juggle two shows and her bustling brood?

By keeping it all in the family.

Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos are developing a new comedy series with ABC studios. The couple will serve as co-executive-producers and co-write the story together, Consuelos will star, and Ripa will appear on-screen in a recurring role.

The series, tentatively titled ‘Port Love,’ is “a workplace comedy set at a formerly popular network series and revolves around the cast and crew who have more backstage drama in their lives than in the actual show they’re working on,” according to Deadline Hollywood.

Working together is nothing new for the longtime couple. Ripa and Consuelos met while costarring on the ABC soap ‘All My Children’; Consuelos guest starred on Ripa’s previous prime-time sitcom ‘Hope & Faith’; and her hubby has appeared as a guest co-host on ‘Live with Regis & Kelly.’

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