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.
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 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 [...]
NBC is developing the 1986 Tom Hanks/Shelley Long big screen comedy The Money Pit into a sitcom, Deadline reports. The original starred Hanks and Long as a married couple who buy a mansion, only to find it needs a ton of expensive repairs. The movie was a modest box office success that received mixed reviews from critics. Justin Spitzer, who was a writer/producer on The Office from its third season on, will write the adaptation, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg's company Amblin because they made the original movie.