CBS today announced that they've picked up four new comedy series for the fall. Here's the rundown on the new shows:
Mom comes from co-creator Chuck Lorre and stars Anna Faris as a newly-sober single mother working as a waitress in Napa Valley. The Millers comes from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia and stars Will Arnett as a newly-divorced guy whose parents move in with him. Crazy Ones is a father-daughter workplace comedy created by David E. Kelley that stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The network's final new comedy, We Are Men, stars Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Jerry O'Connell as four guys [...]
NBC began announcing today which TV pilots the network is picking up for the fall, and they've ordered four new comedies so far. One of those sitcoms is The Michael J. Fox Show, which NBC picked up for 22 episodes last August following a multi-network bidding war. Michael J. Fox will be joined on the fall schedule by three new series that were announced today: About a Boy, based on the book/Hugh Grant movie of the same name; The Family Guide, starring J.K. Simmon and Parker Posey; and Sean Saves the World, starring Sean Hayes and created by Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe).
NBC also announced today [...]
Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networks are "very happy" with their comedy pilots this time around. With shows from Rebel Wilson, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney in the mix, there are a lot of high-profile comedy pilots this season, and we whittled them down to nine shows that we hope make it through the pilot season gauntlet. And just [...]
SNL castmember Nasim Pedrad may be jumping to another NBC show this fall. THR reports that Pedrad has joined the cast of The John Mulaney Show, a high-profile pilot that is being produced by her SNL boss Lorne Michaels and was created by SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney as a starring vehicle for himself.
If The John Mulaney Show gets picked up for the fall, Nasim Pedrad, who is SNL's longest-serving female castmember with four seasons under her belt, will leave the show, along with Mulaney who's been writing there for the past five seasons. So, unless NBC screws up really bad and doesn't pick up this promising show, [...]