1:18pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC Developing Cruise Ship Comedy 'Port of Miami' (Exclusive)
NBC is looking to set sail for the American dream.
The network is teaming with veteran showrunners Matt Williams and David McFadzean (Home Improvement) for a cruise ship comedy called Port of Miami, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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Set aboard a Miami-based cruise liner, Port of Miami — which has received a script commitment from the network — the multicamera centers on an unmotivated white bartender who works with a variety of international employees, all of them aggressively seeking the American dream and incredulous that he is content to mix drinks, chase women and settle for less. The comedy has been described as Cheers on a cruise chip.
Mark Perez (Disney's The Country Bears, Universal's Accepted) will pen the script for Lionsgate Television, Televisa USA and Win Dancer Films. Williams and McFadzean, who most recently worked on FX's 10/90 Saint George, will exec produce alongside Wind Dancer's Judd Payne and Dete Meserve.
Perez is repped by CAA and manager Brian Lutz. Wind Dancer is with WME.