Wuhl a player with idea for HBO series


"Arli$$" creator-star Robert Wuhl is developing a new series for HBO.

The untitled project is a multigenerational family comedy about a father and son who run a Madison Square Garden-type arena in New York and will look behind the scenes of the sporting, music, children's and other events that take place there.

"I wanted to do a satire of New York power figures, and I thought this was a great arena to work in," Wuhl quipped.

He is co-writing the script with "Arli$$" alum Seth Greenland.

Wuhl also is attached to direct and executive produce; Greenland would serve as co-executive producer. Sam Hansen will oversee the project for Mosaic Media.

The project falls under the most recent development pact Wuhl inked with HBO in April.

Wuhl has been a fixture on HBO since appearing on a young-comedians showcase in 1981. He created and played the title role in "Arli$$," which ran from 1996-2002, and has been under a development deal there since.

Additionally, Wuhl has been workshopping his popular "Assume the Position" HBO specials for a potential Broadway run. (partialdiff)
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