2007-08 comedy pilots: CW
EmptyThe CW is sticking to a less-is-more model.
MThus far, only three comedy pilots are in contention for fall -- one of which is a holdover from last year ("Aliens in America").
"We will be very targeted about what we do," CW executive vp comedy development Kim Fleary says about the network's first full development season. "I don't think we'll go crazy with comedy, but we'll certainly try to do everything we can to shore up the Monday night block and also develop comedies for other places on the schedule."
Fleary is looking for comedy projects that will garner attention while also appealing to the network's target demo of adults 18-34. The network also is betting on producers it already is in business with, ordering "Dash 4 Cash" from Kelsey Grammer, who is behind "Girlfriends" and its spinoff "The Game," and "M.I.L.F. and Cookies," from "All of Us" executive producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
"We're looking to try to come up with comedies that will solidify our brand but also things that will stand out and be both entertaining and relevant to our audience," Fleary says.
Aliens in America
Prod. Co.: NBC Universal Television Studio
Prod. Team: Moses Port (writer), David Guarascio
Centers on the relationship between an unpopular 16-year-old boy and an exchange student, a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim, who comes to live with his family (single-camera)
Dash 4 Cash
Prod. Co.: CBS Paramount Network TV/Grammnet Prods.
Prod. Team: Boyce Bugliari (writer), Jamie McLaughlin (writer), Kelsey Grammer, Steve Stark
Follows six teams participating in a racing reality competition that tests their mettle and brings out the best and worst in each of them (single-camera)
M.I.L.F. and Cookies
Prod. Co.: CBS Paramount Network TV/Overbrook Ent.
Prod. Team: Randi Mayem Singer (writer), Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter
Four hot single moms living in an apartment building balance raising their kids and having a single life
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