TBS picks up 'Glory Daze'

Walt Becker's comedy receives cast-contingent pilot order

TBS is in a "Glory Daze," handing a cast-contingent pilot order to an hourlong comedy from "Wild Hogs" director Walt Becker.

The pilot, written by Becker and Michael LeSieur ("You, Me and Dupree") and to be directed by Becker, revolves around the lives of four incoming freshman in the 1980s who pledge a fraternity at a Wisconsin college.

"Daze" marks the second cast-contingent hourlong pilot order at TBS following the recent pickup of Andy Breckman's "Uncle Nigel," part of the comedy-centered network's new programming strategy to expand its core lineup of half-hour sitcoms to include animated and hourlong series.