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NBA Star Chris Paul Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

ABC just added another project to the long list of autobiographical sitcoms currently in development across the major networks. Variety reports that NBA star Chris Paul has teamed up with former Office writer/executive producer Warren Lieberstein to develop a family comedy for ABC based on his childhood in North Carolina. The untitled show follows "two brothers who work at a service station owned by their grandfather, who champions old-school values in contrast to the attitude of their guarded, politically-correct mother." Paul and his brother C.J. will serve as co-executive producers alongside Lieberstein, Eric Tannanbaum, and Kim Tannanbaum.

This makes the second comedy in development based on an [...]

Mike Epps Talks About Playing Richard Pryor on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

News broke back in August that Mike Epps officially landed the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic, and during last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Epps looked back on landing the role and getting to spend a year with Pryor before he died. Watch more from his interview below:

Maggie Carey Is Developing an ABC Comedy Called 'The Big Hole'

The To Do List writer/director Maggie Carey just landed a script commitment from ABC. THR reports that Carey is developing a single-cam comedy for the network called The Big Hole, which will explore "the generational clash between an entitled millennial and her baby boomer boss at a failing PBS station in Big Hole, Montana." Carey will also serve as an executive producer on the project. For more on Carey, check out our interview with her from last year.

Chris O'Dowd Adapting His Irish Sitcom 'Moone Boy' for ABC

Chris O'Dowd just sold a half-hour comedy to ABC. The Wrap reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to the semi-autobiographical single-cam project Moone Boy, which will be adapted from O'Dowd's Irish sitcom of the same name from 2012. The show is described as a "quirky comedy" that follows "12-year-old Martin Moone and the sarcastic, imaginary friend (O'Dowd) who helps him navigate the challenges of his eccentric childhood." O'Dowd created, wrote, and starred in the original series and will serve as an executive producer on the adaptation; he's not yet attached to appear in the American version. Check out a trailer for the original series [...]

Eric Stonestreet Is Developing a Truck Stop Comedy for ABC Called 'Big Stop'

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet is getting into the producer game. Deadline reports that Stonestreet has teamed up with The Bernie Mac Show/Modern Family writer Jerry Collins to produce a multi-cam workplace comedy for ABC called Big Stop set in Stonestreet's native state of Kansas. The comedy — which was inspired by Collins accompanying Stonestreet on a Fourth of July trip to Kansas a few years ago — will be "a modern take on family and today’s current issues as seen through the lens of a bustling Kansas truck stop where stories and characters, like big rigs, come rolling in off the highway everyday." Stonestreet also expressed an [...]

Elizabeth Banks Is Producing a Conspiracy Theory Comedy for ABC

Elizabeth Banks just added another behind-the-scenes gig. On top of producing a web series and directing the upcoming film Pitch Perfect 2, Deadline reports that Banks is now producing a series in development at ABC called The Greater Good. The single-cam comedy is described as a "comedic X-Files, a relationship/workplace comedy set in the world of conspiracy theories" and was written by Caroline Williams, who created the 2008 ABC sitcom Miss Guided and has also written for The Office, Modern Family, Arrested Development, and BoJack Horseman.

Tina Fey and Fortune Feimster Are Developing a Comedy for ABC

Fortune Feimster might be getting her own semi-autobiographical sitcom. THR reports that Feimster has teamed up with Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, and Robert Carlock for a multi-cam comedy based on Feimster's life with a script commitment from ABC. The untitled series is set in Feimster's home state of North Carolina "and is based on her family life and standup comedy." Hubbard will write the script with Carlock, Fey, and David Miner onboard as producers. Feimster last teamed up with Fey, Carlock, and Hubbard for the Fox pilot Cabot College, which ultimately didn't get picked up by the network.

Bill Murray and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Spontaneity, Parenting, Tinder, and More

Bill Murray was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he talked about everything from his spontaneous reputation to working at Little Caesars to his most valuable parenting advice for Kimmel. Watch more of Murray's interview below:

David Caspe on Reviving 'Happy Endings': "I Would Totally Do It"

"I loved making it and I loved all the people involved in it and if there was ever a good situation to continue it, I would love to do it. If there was ever a situation where it made sense to do it again and everyone was in, I would totally do it. I think it would be so fun, but if we don't get to, there's also something nice that we made this little three-year thing that the people who liked it really liked it."

- Creator of new NBC show Marry Me David Caspe reveals that he's open to the idea of bringing back Happy Endings in [...]

Stephnie Weir Is Developing a Comedy for ABC

Former MADtv cast member Stephnie Weir has landed a new show at ABC. Deadline reports that the network has put in development a half-hour comedy from Weir and CBS TV Studios. The untitled project follows "a Branch Manager in a Credit Union who believes he can finally shake their Podunk image and compete with the newly arrived UberBank with his new style of management." While no casting has been announced yet for the series, Weir can be next seen onscreen in FX's upcoming comedy The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad.

Writer/Doctor Simon Stephenson Is Developing a Medical Comedy for ABC

A day after announcing the development of three new comedy series, ABC has added yet another with THR's report that the network has given a put-pilot commitment to a medical comedy called Family Practice. Written by doctor/writer Simon Stephenson — who wrote an episode of the UK series Eleventh Hour as well as a memoir Let Not the Waves of the Sea — the comedy "centers on a dysfunctional family of doctors who run a family practice in small town America." Stephenson will executive produce alongside Dan Fogelman, who is also serving as an EP on an in-the-works ABC comedy series based on [...]

Nick Frost to Star as a World-Famous Jewel Thief in ABC Comedy 'The Finger'

Nick Frost might be ABC's next comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has bought a single-cam comedy from Modern Family co-executive producer and Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin called The Finger, which will center on Frost as "Nick Ferguson aka The Finger, the world’s most famous jewel thief who wants to quit his life of crime, open up a humble sandwich shop and do right by his 9-year-old son — and all of that that is really hard to do." Karlin will executive produce the project with David Miner, who has also worked as an executive producer on 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Ice Cube Gets Angry and Adorable on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

During his visit to last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor and rapper Ice Cube was tasked with reciting some very sweet lines about rainbows, Crate and Barrel gift cards, and apple picking in the toughest, angriest way possible. Watch his interview below:

ABC Is Developing a Multi-Cam 'Uncle Buck' TV Series

The television industry didn't even give us a full 24 hours to bask in the news that Cameron Crowe killed off NBC's planned Say Anything TV show before tossing in yet another classic comedy now on track to get the sitcom treatment. Deadline reports that ABC has teamed up with Ride Along producer Will Packer to adapt John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck starring John Candy as a half-hour multi-cam comedy. The TV adaptation will be written and co-executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, who have also written for MADtv and Scrubs. This makes the second attempt at a television adaptation for Uncle Buck following [...]