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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

NBC Commits to One More Pilot, While CBS Commits to Three

- NBC has made a put pilot commitment to 50/50 writer Will Reiser and his comedian sister Robin Reiser for a single-cam sitcom entitled High Life. The show is about a newly sober young woman who tries to balance married life, motherhood, and her job. Is your nepotism-sense tingling? Ready for this? From Deadline: "The Reisers are executive producing with JJ Philbin, Jake Kasdan and Thruline’s Willie Mercer, with Melvin Mar producing. Most of the auspices on the project have strong Hollywood lineage. Will and Robin Reiser are cousins to comedian Paul Reiser, Philbin is the daughter of Regis Philbin, while Kasdan’s father is writer-director Lawrence Kasdan." And what were we saying about Girls?

- With The Big C coming to its end, its creator Darlene Hunt has agreed to write a single-camera pilot script for CBS for a show based on the famous Atlantic Monthly article "All The Single Ladies," which argued that marriage has grown increasingly irrelevant.

- CBS gave a put pilot commitment to a single-cam firefighting sitcom starring and produced by the one-season wonder David Walton. Tad Quill, who previously executive produced Bent and Perfect Couples, created the show.

- The creator of The New Adventures of Old Christine, Kari Lizer, is back working with CBS. This time she's writing a pilot for a still untitled multi-cam sitcom about a guy who falls in love with his cousin's fiancée.

CBS currently has more single-camera pilots than multi-camera but let's see what gets on the air before we admire their progress.

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