5:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
James Burrows to Direct NBC Comedy From Max Mutchnick
James Burrows has booked his third gig of the season.
The legendary helmer has signed on to direct and executive produce NBC's Max Mutchnick comedy pilot formerly known as Happy Peppers. The mutlicamera comedy from the Will and Grace co-creator has now been retitled Relatively Happy.
This is Burrows' third directing gig of Pilot Season 2017 and second with Mutchnick. Burrows also will helm CBS' Brothered Up, starring Adhir Kalyan, and will return to direct all 10 episodes of NBC's Will and Grace revival.
Relatively Happy revolves around an adult brother and sister (Good Girls Revolt's Genevieve Angelson) who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other's wingmen, shoulders to cry on, best friends and punching bags as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other "un-stuck."
Mutchnick and Jeff Astrof will pen the script for the Warner Bros. Television comedy.
This marks the latest reunion for Burrows and Mutchnick. In addition to directing every episode of Will and Grace, Burrows also returned to helm Mutchnick and David Kohan's election-themed Will and Grace reunion video that helped spur the NBC revival. It also serves as a reunion for Burrows with Astrof, with the duo previously working together on Friends.
Burrows is repped by WME.