5:00pm PT by Philiana Ng
Greg Garcia Developing Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy for NBC
NBC is getting into the stand-up business.
The network has given a script commitment to a multicamera comedy project from Raising Hope and The Millers creator Greg Garcia with stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled comedy, which will be written by The Millers' Austen Earl, follows a newly married Sebastian as he attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive.
Austen and Earl will executive produce the project, while Maniscalco, Judy Brown-Marmel, Norman Aladjem and Alix Jaffe will serve as co-executive producers. Maniscalco is currently not attached to star.
This marks the third sale this development season for Garcia's CBS Television Studios-based banner Amigos de Garcia, a month after CBS handed out commitments to a pair of comedies: one for an untitled multicamera workplace comedy from frequent collaborator Bobby Bowman and an untitled comedy from Chris Harris.
Repped by UTA, LEG and attorney Gregg Gellman at Morris Yorn, Maniscalco has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, The Late Late Show and The Tonight Show, among others. His upcoming comedy special, Aren't You Embarrassed, premieres Nov. 14 on Showtime.