Posts tagged as development deals

Amy Poehler Signs 3-Year Development Deal with NBC

This past weekend brought a bunch of great news items for Amy Poehler. Not only will Parks and Recreation be renewed for a new season, but according to Deadline, Poehler has also signed a three-year deal with NBC to develop new shows for the network, similar to Tina Fey's four-year deal with Universal TV. The first project to get a pilot order from the deal is an untitled comedy co-created by Poehler starring Orange Is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne "as a young woman who works as an aid to old opinionated people." According to the NBC chairman at TCA this weekend, the show will be in [...]

Jeff Garlin Creating a Sitcom for ABC

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin is developing a new sitcom for ABC. He'll write, executive produce and star in the show, of which there are no details at the moment. Hopefully it's just 30 minutes of him and Larry eating at Palestinian Chicken every week.

Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC

Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) It's unclear what, if any, involvement Fallon will have in Bargatze's show, but he seems invested in the rising comic; Bargatze appeared on Fallon's show back in June, and the two have been touring together recently on Fallon's "Clean Cut Comedy Tour". Below, check out Bargatze's set from Friday.

ABC and CBS Both Bought Brooklyn-Based Mom-Centric Comedies

Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show follows "a free-spirited" single mother of two in Brooklyn who runs a design company with her best friends. But, "things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire."

As the same time, CBS has picked up a comedy pilot from Everwood creator Greg Berlanti. The single-camera sitcom will be based on the Israeli series Haverot, meaning "Little Mom", and [...]