December 11, 2012 12:01pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Chuck Lorre's Single Mom Comedy Lands Pilot Production Commitment at CBS
Three months after inking a rich four-year deal with Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre has made his first sale.
The prolific showrunner behind CBS' The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly has sold a half-hour multicamera comedy about a single mother to CBS, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Mom, which Lorre co-wrote with Two and a Half Men exec producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker, revolves around a recently sober single mother as she attempts to get her life in order in Napa Valley.
The project continues Lorre's relationship with Gorodetsky, with whom he has worked on Dharma & Greg and all three of his current CBS series: Men, Big Bang and Mike & Molly.
Lorre and Gorodetsky will executive produce the Chuck Lorre Productions/Warner Bros. Television effort, with Baker on board to produce; the trio co-wrote the spec script, which has received a pilot production order.
The showrunner in September inked a rich four-year deal to remain at Warner Bros. Television that includes a cable and film component and potential to expand into dramatic series and potential longform projects for both broadcast and cable.
Lorre and Gorodetsky are repped by ICM Partners; Baker is with CAA.