CBS pickup leaves Biggs stuck in 'Hell'


CBS has given a late pilot pickup to "I'm in Hell," a single-camera comedy starring Jason Biggs.

The project, from CBS Paramount Network TV, centers on a high-flying Wall Street guy (Biggs) who dies in a BlackBerry-related car crash. Because hell is at full capacity, he is reassigned to "hell on Earth." He is stripped of his career, his fancy apartment and the fabulous trappings of his former existence and must figure out a way to get by.

Aron Abrams and Greg Thompson ("Everybody Hates Chris") penned the script and are executive producing. Biggs and his manager Peter Kiernan are producing.

Biggs, whose starmaking turn in the "American Pie" movies made him a household name, had been actively pursued to do pilots in the past few years. If "Hell" goes to series, Biggs will be on the same network as his "Pie" co-star Alyson Hannigan, who is on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother."

CBS has been high on resurrection concepts this pilot season. The network's one-hour pilot "Babylon Fields" is a comedic drama about a town where the dead come back to resume their lives.

On the big screen, Biggs will next be seen in "The Pleasure of Your Company" and "How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancee." He is additionally repped by CAA.