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HBO Is Developing an Electronic Music Comedy, Produced by Will Smith, Jay-Z, and a British DJ

HBO is making a comedy about the world of electronic music. Deadline reports that the pay cable network has purchased an untitled half-hour comedy written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and developed by popular UK DJ Calvin Harris. Harris will serve as executive producer alongside Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z to finally explore all the comedy inherent in the world of electronic music.

NBC Is Developing a Show Created By and Starring Standup Jerrod Carmichael

NBC is working with standup Jerrod Carmichael to develop a new show. Deadline reports that the network has ordered a presentation (a short pilot) to be created by and star Carmichael. A semi-autobiographical comedy, the potential show would star Carmichael as an optimistic guy "who is eager to take on the world, but is too busy taking on everyone and everything in his small corner of it." Scott Ellis (2 Broke Girls, Weeds) is attached to direct. Carmichael played a recurring role on the Fox sitcom Goodwin Games last season and has a supporting part in the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors. Carmichael placed first for LA [...]

CBS Buys a Comedy from Bo Burnham's 'Zach Stone' Co-Creator Dan Lagana

MTV impatiently canceled Bo Burnham's MTV comedy Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous this summer, but Burnham's co-creator/showrunner on the series, Dan Lagana, has already sold a new comedy to another network. THR reports that CBS has given a script order to a new show written by Lagana. The untitled project follows a couple who just got married and are struggling to raise a toddler and a teenager at the same time. CBS has only ordered a script to the potential series so far, so they have yet to greenlight a pilot.

Adam Pally Is Developing a New Comedy at NBC

Happy Endings star Adam Pally is working on a new show, behind the camera this time. THR reports that Pally is producing a new untitled comedy created by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, a writing team who have been working on How I Met Your Mother since 2010. The single-camera show follows a pair of friends who become rich after developing a successful mobile app.

Pally, who was added to the cast of Fox's The Mindy Project this season in the wake of Happy Endings' cancelation, currently has no plans to star in the potential series. Before landing their first sitcom jobs, Pally, Gregor, and Mand came up [...]

Fox Buys a Comedy from Kelly Oxford

Fox is developing a new show for the 2014-15 TV season from comedy writer Kelly Oxford. Deadline reports that the network bought an untitled comedy project written by Oxford that follows a 30-year-old single mom running the recreation department at a senior center. The proposed show is based on Oxford's real experiences.

Oxford previously sold a show to CBS in 2011 and one to NBC last season. She got her start from her highly popular Twitter account and blog before jumping to full-time comedy writing. In addition to the Fox show, she's currently working on a collection of essays called I Can’t Believe I Forgot To Tell [...]

Rapper Eve Is Developing a Comedy for ABC

For those of you who have been waiting for a semi-autographical comedy series starring rapper/actress Eve, your wish might actually come true. According to THR, ABC is currently developing a show with Eve for the 2014-2015 season that focuses on interracial relationships. Eve — who has done some comedic acting in Barbershop 1 and 2, the 2003-2006 UPN sitcom Eve, and a recent episode of Whitney — would star and work as a non-writing executive producer alongside Aaron Kaplan, who is also developing an ABC show with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

Fox Is Developing a Comedy Written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund; Jack Black and Diablo Cody Producing

Fox just bought a new workplace comedy called Wunderland, written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund with Diablo Cody supervising and Jack Black producing via his company Electric Dynamite, Deadline reports. The comedy takes place behind the scenes at America's most popular (fictional) theme park and is based on the couple's experiences working at multiple theme parks, where Lund often played princesses. Lund recently starred in and co-created the Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls (also produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite), while Gourley is one of the creators and stars of the podcast Superego.

Molly Shannon to Star in a Fox Comedy Created by Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch

Fox is developing a new comedy for the 2014-15 season that Molly Shannon would potentially star in and produce, with the script coming from Kids in the Hall alum Bruce McCulloch, who will also serve as showrunner, Deadline reports. The untitled comedy follows a professional woman named Fiona (Shannon) in conflict with her pregnant daughter, who lives with her. Shannon and McCulloch previously worked together on the SNL spinoff movie Superstar, which she starred in and he directed. Recently, Shannon has been keeping busy with recurring roles on Enlightened, Raising Hope, and HBO's upcoming Getting On, while McCulloch recurred on the Netflix revival of Arrested Development and starred in/co-wrote [...]

Moshe Kasher to Create and Star in a Comedy for Showtime

Comedian Moshe Kasher just sold a his own comedy to Showtime, Deadline reports. Kasher will star in and create the untitled half-hour dark comedy, which is based on his 2012 memoir Kasher In The Rye: The True Tale Of A White Boy From Oakland Who Became A Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient … And Then Turned Sixteen. Kasher is a popular standup who debuted his first special, Moshe Kasher: Live In Oakland, earlier this year. In addition that, he's also a co-host of The Champs podcast, plays Natasha Leggero's sidekick Pig-Bottom on her JASH web series Tubbin' with Tash, and served on a staff writer on NBC's The [...]

Humphrey Ker Sells a Sitcom to ABC

UK comedian Humphrey Ker is making his first US TV show. Deadline reports that Ker has sold a show to ABC loosely based on his own life that he'll be writing. Called Terrible People, the comedy follows a guy named Charlie Stevenson who, after visiting his amoral narcissistic father and stepmother, decides to move in with them to help raise his half-brother and sister in hopes of making them not be awful people. The sitcom is being developed for the 2014-15 TV season.

Ker got his start as a member of the popular UK sketch group The Penny Dreadfuls. He won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's "Best Newcomer" award [...]

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo Are Developing a Show for ABC

Chevy Chase is already planning his return to television. According to THR, the former Community regular is currently developing a comedy series with his National Lampoon's Vacation costar Beverly D'Angelo and producer Aaron Kaplan, who worked as an EP on The Lonely Island's 2005 Fox pilot Awesometown. The project doesn't yet have a writer, script, or studio attached but will be considered by ABC for the 2015-2016 season.

This isn't the first attempt at a Mr. and Mrs. Griswold reunion. Back in March, the pair was reported to make a cameo in the Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms, but the project was delayed indefinitely due to [...]

Jen Kirkman Is Developing a New Comedy for FX as a Starring Vehicle for Herself

Jen Kirkman is working on a new show for FX. The LA-based standup and Chelsea Lately regular has sold the network a script for a new comedy called Jen that she will potentially create and star in, Deadline reports. Jen follows a recently-divorced woman in her mid-30s who once did everything she was expected to but is now doing whatever she wants. Right now, Kirkman only has a script deal with FX, meaning that the network has yet to greenlight a pilot or a series. Kirkman is executive producing the project alongside Chelsea Handler. Kirkman is a regular on Paul F. Tompkins's podcast (The Pod F. Tompkast) and the [...]

Conan O'Brien Is Producing a Buddy Comedy for Fox

Conan O'Brien just sold a new show to Fox. The network is developing a multi-camera comedy called I Knew You When, executive produced by the talk show host via his longtime producer Jeff Ross, Variety reports. The project follows two guys on the road to success, told from the dual perspectives of themselves as old men. O'Brien is producing via his company Conaco, which also makes Super Fun Night, EagleheartThe Pete Holmes Show, Deon Cole's Black Box, and, of course, Conan.

Ellen DeGeneres Is Developing a Sitcom with a Lesbian Lead at NBC

NBC is developing a new comedy produced by Ellen DeGeneres for the 2014-15 TV season, Deadline reports. Written by Liz Feldman, a gay alum of Ellen's writing staff who currently works on 2 Broke Girls, the untitled project follows a lesbian who is impregnated by her straight male best friend just before he meets the love of his life. DeGeneres, who paved the way for gay characters in TV when she and her character came out on her self-titled ABC sitcom in 1997, will only be involved behind the camera on this project.