NBC to Explore Its 'Manhood' With Men's Group Comedy

From writers Jay Baxter and Shaun Zaken.
Courtesy of Paradigm
Baxter and Zaken

NBC is ready to explore its Manhood.

The network has picked up a script for the comedy from writers Jay Baxter and Shaun Zaken, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Inspired by Zaken's story and the writing duo's experience attending a men's group, the single-camera comedy explores what it means to be a man today, when the gender lines have never been blurrier. It revolves around three men who explore different sides of masculinity in a weekly men's group meeting, where they cry, beat drums and fire-walk to find the answer.

Baxter and Zaken will pen the script and co-exec produce. Universal Television-based David Janollari and Rob Long will executive produce.

Baxter and Zaken most recently developed single-camera comedy The Panic Years for Pivot and a single-camera comedy at Fox. They're repped by Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Lichter Grossman.

Long, who co-created and served as showrunner on TBS' Sullivan & Son, is with CAA and Holmes Weinberg.