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Former 'Office' Writer/Producer Justin Spitzer Is Developing a Workplace Comedy for NBC

Former Office writer and co-executive producer Justin Spitzer just sold a new workplace comedy to NBC. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, a single-cam comedy by Spitzer centered on "a disparate group of employees working at a big-box store in middle America and the love stories that will ultimately unfold among them." Spitzer will co-executive produce alongside Enlightened's David Bernad and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, and he also serves as a co-executive producer on Fox's Mulaney, which is set to premiere on October 5th.

Jimmy Kimmel Sells a Comedy to ABC Based on Carson Daly's Post-MTV Career

A ton of shows based on the lives of once-much more famous stars are currently in the works on the major networks, including series about Johnny Knoxville (ABC), Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (Fox), John Stamos (Fox) and The Voice cohost Adam Levine (NBC), and ABC just added another from an unlikely source. According to THR, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has sold an untitled half-hour sitcom to the network based on the post-TRL career of his longtime friend Carson Daly, who is attached to the project as a producer. Dan Fogelman — who created ABC's The Neighbors and is also working on the Stamos project [...]

Adam Levine Producing Autobiographical Comedy 'Kids in America' for NBC

With all the in-the-works autobiographical comedies in development, NBC has decided to add one of its own from musician and The Voice cohost Adam Levine. Deadline reports that the network has given a script commitment to a single-cam project called Kids in America based on Levine's life that "centers on an unconventional family as seen through the eyes of a teenager with the dream of becoming a rock star." The show will be written by Family Guy's Aaron Blitzstein, and Levine will serve as a co-executive producer through his company 222 Productions.

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 [...]

Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence Are Developing a New Show

The creator and the star of Scrubs are currently working on a new comedy series and have their eyes set on Netflix. According to The Independent, Zach Braff is currently in talks with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence to create a new show together. "I've been talking about a new idea with Bill Lawrence," Braff said. "I don't know if it will be this year or next." As for where Braff and Lawrence hope to premiere the in-the-works show, Braff said: "I like the idea of this new waves that you can do 12 episodes or eight episodes maybe for cable or Netflix or whatever. There are so many [...]

NBC Is Developing a Live Sitcom About a Manhattan Hotel Staff

NBC is attempting to bring back the live sitcom. Deadline reports that the network is currently developing a "live hotel comedy" from actor/creator Chris Moynihan and Hazy Hills, the production company owned by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner that's behind shows like Hot in Cleveland, Grimm, and Hollywood Game Night. Titled Hospitality, the series follows the hospitality staff of a midtown Manhattan hotel and would be a weekly multi-cam comedy that's completely live, including the commercials. 30 Rock is the most recent NBC sitcom to pull off the live episode format well, but Hospitality would be the first fully live sitcom on the network in some time, not [...]

Jermaine Fowler Is Developing and Starring in a New Comedy for ABC

Last week it was announced that both ABC and Fox were developing autobiographical comedies based on the lives of Johnny Knoxville and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, and ABC has added yet another, this time from standup Jermaine Fowler. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to an untitled project starring Fowler as "a college dropout who winds up living with his estranged grandmother, a former DC cop who provides the perfect mix of parenting, laughs and adventure that gets him off the couch and out into the world." Fowler's past television appearances include MTV2's Guy Code and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy [...]

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.

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.

Bryan Cranston Is Producing a Comedy for NBC Called 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'

NBC just added another potential comedy series from Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. Deadline reports that the network has added a project from Cranston's production company Moon Shot Entertainment based on the book The Dangerous Book for Boys by brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden, which is described as "an irreverent family comedy about three teenage boys who are given a dad's guide to living lives full of adventure after he passes away." Cranston — who optioned the rights to the book back in June — will serve as executive producer, while Adventureland's Greg Mottola will write and direct the TV adaptation.

TBS Releases Trailers for Its New Shows 'Angie Tribeca', 'Buzzy's', and 'Your Family or Mine?'

TBS has released trailers for its three new comedies and also announced they're developing two more in addition to the forthcoming Jake & Amir co-produced by Ed Helms. Above is the trailer for Steve and Nancy Carell's Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones; click through for the other two trailers and descriptions of the two new series in development, including another from Helms and a third from his fellow Office alum John Krasinski.

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 [...]