Fox Buys a Comedy from Kelly Oxford
by Bradford Evans 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 sho... [Read More]
Humphrey Ker Sells a Sitcom to ABC
by Bradford Evans 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... [Read More]
Ed Helms Is Producing an NBC Show Created by Longtime 'Parks and Rec' Writer Aisha Muharrar
by Bradford Evans Just a few months after The Office ended its run, Ed Helms is working on a new comedy for NBC, albeit on the opposite side of the camera. Deadline reports that NBC is developing an untitled new show that's produced by Helms and created by Aisha Muharrar, who's been working as a wri... [Read More]
NBC Is Turning 'The Money Pit' Into a TV Show
by Bradford Evans 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 ... [Read More]
Kevin Hart and Dan Harmon's Old 'Community' Co-Showrunners Sell a Sitcom to ABC
by Bradford Evans Popular standup and actor Kevin Hart has sold a comedy to ABC. Variety reports that ABC just bought a pilot for a multi-camera sitcom based on Hart's own standup material. Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, who worked on Scrubs and served as Dan Harmon's co-showrunners on the first ... [Read More]
Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael Sell Another Show, This One to NBC
by Bradford Evans Writing partners Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael are getting really busy. After selling a show called DINKS to ABC in August, the duo just sold a script called The Mason Twins to NBC, THR reports. Mason Twins is a comedy centered on a pair of 30something fraternal twins wh... [Read More]
IFC and Earwolf Are Developing A New TV Show Starring James Adomian as Multiple Characters
by Bradford Evans In addition to announcing a Garfunkel and Oates TV series this morning, IFC also released info on a new TV project co-created by and starring James Adomian, produced by the new TV wing of Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich's podcast network Earwolf. Called The Embassy, the potential s... [Read More]
Ken Jeong to Star in an Autobiographical Medical Sitcom for NBC
by Bradford Evans Prior to transitioning into comedy, Ken Jeong worked as a physician, and now he's set to star in a new sitcom where he plays a doctor. The semi-autobiographical show, a multi-cam sitcom called Dr. Ken, is in development at NBC, and it's being written by Jared Stern (The Internship,... [Read More]
'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan Sells a Show to ABC
by Bradford Evans Brian Gallivan, a staff writer for the recently-canceled ABC sitcom Happy Endings, has just sold another show. Deadline reports that Gallivan is writing an untitled comedy about a father who, dreaming of being on vacation all year, moves his family to New Hampshire where they open ... [Read More]
Danny McBride Wants to Cast Lindsay Lohan in His New HBO Show
by Bradford Evans Earlier this month, we reported that Lindsay Lohan is guest starring in the upcoming fourth and final season of Danny McBride's Eastbound & Down, but it looks like McBride and Lohan may not be done working together just yet. TMZ reports that McBride was so impressed with L... [Read More]