March 04, 2014 1:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Ensemble Comedy From 'Will & Grace' Creators Lands TBS Pilot Order
TBS is looking to the creators of Will & Grace for a new family comedy.
The Turner-owned cable network has picked up an untitled comedy pilot (formerly known as Clipsters) from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Kohan and Mutchnick will pen the script and executive produce the multicamera comedy via their KoMut Entertainment banner for Warner Horizon. The comedy centers on a group of kids from high school who ran in different circles but now all work together at a local Charlestown, Mass., barbershop called Buzzy's. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives, their loves and their worries remain in the town they grew up in.
The pilot marks writing duo Kohan and Mutchnick's latest small-screen project and comes a year after CBS canceled their semi-autobiographical comedy Partners. Their credits also include $#*! My Dad Says and Four Kings. TBS picked up the script for the comedy in March after the writing partners pitched the comedy to programming chief Michael Wright.
For TBS, the Kohan-Mutchnick comedy joins a pilot slate that includes Bill Engvall's Do It Yourself, Steve Carell's Rashida Jones starrer Tribeca, Living the Dream from Hot Tub Time Machine's Josh Heald and Greg Malins-Jamie Tarses' Your Family or Mine. Of those, only Tribeca is a single camera.
Should it move to series, it would join a roster of scripted comedies including Cougar Town, Sullivan & Son, Men at Work, Ground Floor and American Dad, which will launch on TBS with its 11th season.