Three shows give CBS that funny feeling


CBS has picked up three more comedy pilots, this time from Paul Reiser, "Will & Grace" creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and "Friends" alum Jeff Greenstein.

"Atlanta," from CBS Paramount Network TV, has received a cast-contingent pickup. It is a single-camera comedy about a man and woman who meet at a funeral and can't seem to stay away from each other. Reiser penned the project on spec and is executive producing.

This is Reiser's second consecutive comedy pilot for CBS and CBS Par TV. Last year, he penned and executive produced a project starring Bobby Cannavale as a guy running a car dealership in Queens.

The untitled Kohan/Mutchnick show, from Warner Bros. TV, is a multicamera office buddy comedy about two friends and writing partners, one straight and one gay, and the women who work for them. The project, loosely based on Kohan and Mutchnick's friendship, was originally picked up by CBS with a put pilot commitment (HR 11/2).

"The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," a co-production between ABC TV Studio and CBS Paramount TV, also has been handed out a cast-contingent order.

The multicamera project centers on a former literary genius who has an awakening and decides to pursue optimism over cynicism.