CBS Greenlights Comedy From Louis C.K., Spike Feresten
CBS is looking to Louis C.K. and Spike Feresten for laughs.
The network has ordered an untitled comedy pilot from the comedic duo, who previously collaborated on a passed over sitcom pilot Boomtown more than a decade earlier. The current project centers on an ensemble of young people who are trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
The partners, who both spent time writing for the Late Show With David Letterman in the mid-1990s, will write and executive produce the comedy, which hails from Berman/Braun in association with Universal Television and CBS TV Studios. Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein are also attached as executive producers.
Louis C.K. will have to make room on an already full plate care of his titular FX comedy, for which he writes, directs, produces, edits and stars. The comedian, who also wrote for The Dana Carvey Show, The Chris Rock Show and Saturday Night Live, still does a significant number of live stand-up shows as well.
For his part, the Seinfeld and Simpsons alum has a writing credit on an untitled single dad comedy project in development over at Fox. The project, which counts Chelsea Handler as an executive producer, will star comedian and co-writer Josh Wolf. Feresten and Dana Carvey had a sketch comedy pilot in contention at the network in 2010. From 2006 to 2009, he had an eponymous late night series on Fox.
Ferestein is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment; Louis C.K. is repped by 3 Arts.
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