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Chris Hadfield TV Show: Canadian Astronaut's Life To Become ABC Sitcom

10/15/2014 11:27 EDT

After an out-of-this-world year (literally), Chris Hadfield may be entering an entirely new universe -- American television.

His 2013 book, "An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth," is reportedly being made into a sitcom by U.S. network ABC.

The tentative series, as yet untitled, will feature an astronaut who completes his final space assignment, and must face the tough challenge of reintegrating to life on Earth.

The sitcom is described as "a family comedy about an astronaut who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he’s ever faced."

Hadfield will be a consulting producer on the pilot (no pun intended), and it will be written by Patrick Schumacker ("Surviving Jack") and Justin Halpern -- who was responsible for the book that inspired the short-lived TV series "S**t My Dad Says," which starred fellow Canuck William Shatner.

Hadfield hasn't just been laying around since his return to his home planet, either; he's been engaged in several different projects.

Besides writing the book, which swiftly became a New York Times bestseller, he recently started a three-year stint as a University of Waterloo professor.

Hadfield's second book, "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes," is now available.

A previous version of this article stated that the TV show will tentatively be titled "Mission Control." This was reported by the National Post, but a representative from Hadfield's camp insists there is no title yet -- tentative or otherwise -- for the show. Additionally, Hadfield's first book was referred to as a memoir, but it's actually a collection of anecdotes and references. We have made the changes in the article, and regret the oversights.

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