Mitch Hurwitz laughs with CBS
Jason Biggs in final negotiations for comedy projectMitch 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 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.
After being pursued by the networks for years, Biggs starred in the CBS/CBS Par comedy pilot "I'm in Hell" this past development season.
Hurwitz, whose animated comedy "Sit Down, Shut Up" is slated for a midseason launch on Fox, is repped by CAA. Biggs, who will next be seen in the feature comedy "My Best Friend's Girl," are repped by CAA and Management 360. Vallely is repped by WMA.