CBS Buys Comedy From David Janollari and Stephen McPherson

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Janollari, photographed Sept. 20 in his Santa Monica office, considers FX and ABC Family his stiffest competition on cable.

CBS is developing a comedy from former network executives David Janollari and Stephen McPherson, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The semi-autobiographical Sister Whipped, written by executive producer Hank Nelken, centers on a man who is raised by his sisters. He searches to find the meaning to what it means to be a "guy" in the present day.

Both Janollari and McPherson will serve as executive producers via their shingles David Janollari Entertainment and Wonder Monkey, along with Universal TV, where Janollari is under a three-year pact.

McPherson, who inked partnership deals with Lionsgate TV and Fox earlier this year, is also teaming with The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki to executive produce a comedy at Fox.

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