NBC has ordered three more pilots including one from McKay and Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, Deadline reports. The first pilot Love Is Relative is a multi-camera comedy written by Borat/Bruno co-writer Dan Mazer and co-produced by Tom Werner about "a wife and husband who begin to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother moves in."
The second pilot, titled Ellen More Or Less, is a single-camera show written by J.J. Philbin and produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) that follows "an average-size woman who, after losing 100 pounds, begins reinventing herself in life and love." Loosely based on the [...]
It's only been a little over a month since Louis C.K. signed a multi-year development deal with FX to create and produce new shows, but it looks like he already has another hit series lined up for the network. At TCA today, FX announced that C.K. has landed a pilot order for an untitled project starring and co-written with Zach Galifanakis. Details on the show's plot are slim right now, but chances are it will get picked up to series and be amazing.
Although both C.K. and Galifianakis both started doing comedy around the same time and had major career breakthroughs in 2009, this is the [...]
Rob Corddry and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are set to star in the upcoming HBO dramedy pilot Ballers, which will be executive produced by Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson. Corddry will play "former all-pro running back Spencer's (Johnson) boss, a financial advisor who tries really hard to fit in and who is confident but clueless at interpreting social clues." Thankfully Ballers won't conflict with Corddry's work on his show Children's Hospital, but it will conflict with the upcoming Kevin Hart/LeBron James movie Ballers in Google search results everywhere. Which Ballers will win?
Comedy Central has bought a pilot from Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein. The single camera show, Crazy House, follows "two friends who, after accidentally sending their boss into a coma via an office prank, successfully plead insanity and are sentenced to an asylum."
Turner, who was featured on our list of up-and-coming comics, has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and is cast member on Best Week Ever. Rubenstein is a contributor to "Weekend Update" and is a performer at UCB in Los Angeles.
Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal and former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist (who's also her husband) have sold a sitcom to ABC, according to Deadline. The two will write American Monster, about "a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century," who will be played by Schaal. The show will be produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have already sold two other pilots this season – the Johnny Depp-produced Torched, and the Will Forte-created Last Man on Earth.