8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC to Explore Its 'Manhood' With Men's Group Comedy
NBC is ready to explore its Manhood.
The network has picked up a script for the comedy from writers Jay Baxter and Shaun Zaken, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Inspired by Zaken's story and the writing duo's experience attending a men's group, the single-camera comedy explores what it means to be a man today, when the gender lines have never been blurrier. It revolves around three men who explore different sides of masculinity in a weekly men's group meeting, where they cry, beat drums and fire-walk to find the answer.
Baxter and Zaken will pen the script and co-exec produce. Universal Television-based David Janollari and Rob Long will executive produce.
Baxter and Zaken most recently developed single-camera comedy The Panic Years for Pivot and a single-camera comedy at Fox. They're repped by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Lichter Grossman.
Long, who co-created and served as showrunner on TBS' Sullivan & Son, is with CAA and Holmes Weinberg.