ABC has picked up a comedy based loosely on the life of gay rights activist, sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage.

The Real O'Neals is among the three sitcom pick ups ABC announced on Friday, Deadline reported.

The Hollywood Reporter described the comedy as centering “on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes of out the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.”

Two conservative groups opposed to gay rights were behind a campaign asking ABC to abandon the project.

The Media Research Center (MRC) and Family Research Center (FRC) has sent more than 21,000 postcards and put in 4,000 telephone calls to the network asking executives to cancel the sitcom based on Savage's involvement.

MRC President L. Brent Bozell told the New York Times that ABC was aligning itself with Savage “not because he's gay” but because of his “religious bigotry and personal offensiveness.”

Savage is known for going after high-profile celebrities and politicians who oppose gay rights, including Dr. Laura, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann.