More pilots greenlighted at NBC, ABC, CBS
Trio of multicamera comedies get pickupsThree more multicamera comedy pilots took off Thursday night.
NBC ordered an untitled family comedy from writer Justin Adler, ABC gave the thumbs-up to an untitled couples comedy from Jeff Strauss, and CBS greenlighted the female buddy comedy "Good Girls."
NBC's untitled Justin Adler comedy, from Sony and Tantamount, is a family show with adult siblings.
Family shows are hot at NBC this season, with the network also doing an hourlong pilot based on the 1980s movie "Parethood."
This is NBC's second pilot pickup from Sony following the network's decision not to go with the Sony-produced pilot "Lost in the '80s," which, like the Adler comedy, hailed from the Tantamount team of Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum.
The trio are exec producing the new pilot with the project's writer Adler.
The untitled Jeff Strauss comedy, from ABC Studios, examines marriage and parenthood seen through the eyes of three couples.
Strauss penned the pilot and is exec producing with Acme's Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis.
Hanel and Schultheis are already in the multicamera comedy business with ABC, which recently picked up the duo's MRC-produced comedy series "Surviving Suburbia," originally targeted for the CW.
"Good Girls," from CBS Par and Katalyst, was written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), who exec produce with Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Karey Burke.
It centers on two women and childhood friends who are trying to reinvent themselves after making some youthful mistakes.