Josh Schwartz goes the comedy route

Teaming with Matt Miller to write script for CBS

Josh Schwartz is getting into the comedy game.

The executive producer of "Gossip Girl" is teaming with fellow "Chuck" producer Matt Miller to pen a multicamera script for CBS. If the Warner Bros. Television project makes it to air, it will mark Schwartz's first half-hour scripted comedy series.

The untitled project follows a twentysomething newlywed couple navigating their new life together. The pilot, which picks up after the couple's honeymoon, is inspired by Schwartz and Miller's recent marriages.

Schwartz's choosing the multicamera way seems like another step in the format's recent revival among younger viewers -- think CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory."

Schwartz lately has been in demand on screens big and small. In addition to exec producing the CW's "Gossip" and NBC's "Chuck," he's penning Fox's next "X-Men" installment as well as writing and directing a feature based on the 1980 novel "Bright Lights, Big City." He launched the online series "Rockville CA" for thewb.com this year.

Miller exec produces "Chuck" and previously worked on NBC's "Las Vegas." An additional credit: He has a sandwich named after him at Canter's deli in Los Angeles.

Schwartz and Miller are repped by WME and attorney Joel McKuin, with Schwartz also repped by Fuse Entertainment.
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