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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 [...]

Amy Poehler Is Developing an NBC Comedy About an Agnostic Woman

Amy Poehler has another NBC show in the works. Deadline reports that Poehler has teamed up with Parks and Recreation writer/producer Aisha Muharrar for a single-cam workplace comedy for the network that follows "a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community." No word yet on who will star in the untitled show, but in the meantime Poehler and Muharrar are hard at work on the final season of Parks and Rec.

Rob Lowe, Pete Huyck, and Alex Gregory Are Developing a Father Comedy for NBC

Back in January, NBC ordered a new comedy pilot called The Pro starring Rob Lowe with Larry Sanders Show/King of the Hill writers Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory attached, and now they're teaming up for another new NBC comedy. While The Pro didn't make it to series, Deadline reports that Lowe, Huyck, and Gregory are now developing a single-cam family comedy for NBC that follows "a worldly, adventurous, and newly sober narcissist — a role written for Lowe — whose decision to become a devoted father happens when his son and daughter are already teenagers. He’s back in his hometown making amends to his kids, his ex-wife, [...]

Leslye Headland and 'Cosmopolitan' Are Developing an NBC Comedy

The writer and director of 2012's Bachelorette has teamed up with the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for a new NBC comedy. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to a single-cam series written by Headland that follows "a failed political blogger who restarts her life in New York as the 'sex' editor for a prestigious and provocative women's magazine." Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, and Cosmo editor-in-chief Joanna Coles will all serve as executive producers on the untitled project. "I am elated to collaborate with Joanna on this series," Headland said in a statement. "Cosmo was a must-read for me growing up. Under Joanna's influence, the magazine [...]

Nick Stoller and the 'Allen Gregory' Co-Creators Land a Pilot at Fox

The minds behind the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory just landed a new pilot on the same network. Deadline reports that Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a single-cam comedy by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul called The Grinder with Neighbors director Nick Stoller on board as an executive producer and possible director. No cast has been revealed and plot details are slim aside from the hint that the show "revolves around two brothers." Mogel and Paul also co-wrote the 2008 Jim Carrey film Yes Man together with Stoller and were also tapped to pen the in-the-works Bruce Almighty sequel back in 2012.

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 Lawrence Is Developing an 'IT Crowd' Remake for NBC

NBC is attempting to remake the Channel 4 workplace comedy The IT Crowd again. Deadline reports that the network has teamed up with Bill Lawrence — who is also developing a Rush Hour TV adaptation for CBS — to adapt the Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson-starring series into a multi-cam show with Community's Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan signed on as writers. This makes NBC's second attempt to remake the British series following the 2006-2007 season version starring Joel McHale, which you can read more about here.

'Bad Judge's Tone Bell Sells a Comedy to FX

FX just added another comedy to its development slate. THR reports that Tone Bell — who won NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity showcase in 2011 — has sold a script for his own show. Co-created with comedian and The Jeselnik Offensive writer Mark Agee, the untitled comedy follows "four guys from vastly different backgrounds as they clumsily try to figure out how to get by — and get along." Bell has appeared on Whitney, Key and Peele, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has a regular role on NBC's Bad Judge, and is developing a second FX comedy with Animal Practice co-creators Brian Gatewood and Alex [...]

Charlie Grandy Sells a Comedy Called '48 Hours Until Monday' to Fox

Fox just added a new single-cam comedy to the mix. The Wrap reports that the network has bought a half-hour series called 48 Hours Until Monday, which hails from Mindy Project producer Charlie Grandy — who has also written and produced for The Daily Show and SNL's Weekend Update — and former Samantha Who? executive producer Peter Traugott. No cast has been announced yet for the series, but it will reportedly follow "a husband's desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell" — finally, the kind of struggle we can all relate to.

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 [...]

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.

Armie Hammer Is Developing a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for NBC

Semi-autobiographical comedy pilots are so hot right now, and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer is the latest celebrity to put one into development. Deadline reports that Hammer has teamed up with About a Boy writer/producer David Israel for an untitled comedy about "a guy whose world is rocked when he finds out that his parents have been secretly 'seeing' his ex-girlfriend for three years since he broke up with her, and the highly unlikely friendship he forms with his ex’s fiancé." The series is inspired by Hammer's life, just like the pilots based on the lives of Will Packer, Johnny KnoxvilleAdam LevineTommy JohnaginJermaine [...]

'Ride Along' Producer Will Packer Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for NBC

Ride Along and Think Like a Man producer Will Packer just sold a half-hour comedy to NBC. Titled Like Father, Like Son, the series is inspired by Packer's life and follows "a recently divorced man in his early thirties who is just starting to enjoy the benefits of being young, successful and single when he learns he has a fifteen-year-old son from a one-night-stand he had in college." Packer will executive produce alongside writer Michael Pennie (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope). This makes Packer's third TV project currently in the works following NBC comedy #PeopleAreTalking and the Uncle Buck remake for ABC, which hasn't made the [...]

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 [...]