CBS orders Larry Charles project
English actor Paul Kaye to starCBS has handed a presentation order to an untitled comedy from "Borat" and "Bruno's" Larry Charles and Ant Hines.
The semi-scripted project, from Sony TV and Tantamount, stars English actor Paul Kaye as a British low-life moving to LA to reconnect with his daughter who is a teen celebrity.
"Da Ali G Show" alum Hines penned the project, with Charles on board to direct.
The two are executive producing with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz.
The project reunites Hines with CBS. He was behind the 2006 semi-scripted pilot "The Papdits," which found a second life on the network's Innertube streaming platform.
This is the second comedy pilot about an U.K. man coming to America this season.
ABC's "Awkward Situations for Men" stars British on-air personality Danny Wallace as himself as he moves to the U.S. with his wife, only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble.