9:50am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Pete Holmes Scores HBO Series Order
On the heels of drama series order The Deuce, HBO is adding another comedy to its roster.
The premium cable network has handed out a series pickup to Crashing, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Executive produced by Judd Apatow and starring Pete Holmes, the semi-autobiographical comedy stars former TBS late-night host Holmes as a sweet, wholesome comedian who stays on the couches of New York's finest comics after his wife leaves him. The project was picked up to pilot in September.
In addition to starring, Holmes will executive produce alongside Apatow and Holmes' manager, Dave Rath. Crashing marked the first pilot directing job for Girls producer Apatow, who also has Netflix comedy Love in the works.
Crashing is the latest collaboration between Apatow and Holmes. Apatow has guest starred on Holmes' podcast, You Made It Weird, and Holmes did a bit on his TBS late-night show in which he pitched the Trainwreck producer a movie based on the story of his divorce.
Holmes penned the script for Crashing and exec produces alongside Apatow; Rath produces with Josh Church, Igor Srubshchik and Oren Brimer, with the latter set as a co-producer.
The new project arrives after HBO announced this month that Apatow's Girls would end with its sixth season. Crashing, which does not have a premiere date or episode count yet, joins a comedy roster at the cabler that includes Ballers, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, Veep and upcoming series Vice Principals, Divorce, High Maintenance, Animals, Brothers in Atlanta and Insecure.