CBS Developing Widower Comedy with 'Ant-Man' Director (Exclusive)

Peyton Reed will executive produce 'The Unicorn,' a project about a man adjusting to an unwanted new phase of life. Sitcom veterans Bill Martin and Mike Schiff are writing.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed is teaming with a pair of comedy veterans for a CBS project about a widower and his two daughters.

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, currently co-executive producers on CBS' midseason comedy Fam, are writing The Unicorn and executive producing with Reed. The project is in development at CBS Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

The Unicorn centers on a widower who is eager to move on from the worst year of his life, only to find he's utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own. He's equally unready for a dating world where, to his shock, he's suddenly a hot commodity.

Martin and Schiff co-created Grounded for Life and earned two Emmy nominations in the 1990s as producers of 3rd Rock From the Sun. Their credits also include Trial & Error, The Soul Man and Ground Floor.

Reed has directed both Ant-Man movies, along with Bring It On, The Break-Up and Yes Man. On the TV die, he has helmed episodes of New Girl, Grosse Pointe and The Goodwin Games, where he was an executive producer.

In addition to Reed, Martin and Schiff, Kapital's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor are exec producing, as is Wendi Trilling, who has a pod deal at Kapital. Kaplan, Honor and Trilling are also exec producers of Fam, which is set to premiere Jan. 10.