Hurwitz laughs with CBS
EmptyMitch Hurwitz is returning to CBS with a comedy about a family that "loves too much."
"American Pie" star Jason Biggs is in final negotiations to topline the untitled hybrid comedy project, which has received a put pilot commitment from the network and an order for six additional scripts.
Sony Pictures TV, where "Arrested Development" creator Hurwitz is based, is producing with CBS Paramount Network TV, which has a deal with Biggs.
The comedy revolves around adult siblings and their parents who are over-involved in one another's lives.
Hurwitz is co-writing the script with "Arrested" scribe James Vallely. Hurwitz, Biggs and Vallely will exec produce the project with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Hurwitz's partners at their Sony TV-based company, Tantamount.
The project marks a reunion with CBS for Hurwitz and Biggs. Hurwitz co-created/exec produced the CBS comedy "The Ellen Show" before conceiving the Emmy-winning Fox comedy "Arrested," which revolved around the dysfunctional Bluth clan.
Biggs starred in the CBS/CBS Par comedy pilot "I'm in Hell" this past development season.
Hurwitz, whose Fox animated comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up" is set for midseason, is repped by CAA.
Biggs, who will next be seen in "My Best Friend's Girl," is repped by CAA and Management 360. (partialdiff)