Pilot madness continues! ABC and CBS just picked up a slew of comedy pilots. There’s shows about bromance, romance, kooky families, get-rich schemes and even GroupOn. If you were a betting man, or gamblin’ woman, which of these would you put your money on? Is the next Modern Family here? (Or at least the next Suburgatory?).
Here’s the rundown:
— How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (ABC): Logline: “Polly, a recently divorced, single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.” From Claudia Lonow (the TV series Friends with Benefits) through 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are also EPs.
— Only Fools & Horses (ABC): Logline: “Based on the iconic British series, this classic comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get rich quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.” From Steven Cragg & Brian Bradley (Scrubs) through ABC Studios.
— Partners (CBS): Logline: “Personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners. Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.” From David Kohan & Max Mutchnick (Will & Grace) and Warner Bros.
Untilted Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti (CBS): Logline: “Nick has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is ‘the one’. Now he has to figure out how to break it to her.” From Malins (How I Met Your Mother) and Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters) and Warner Bros.
— Friend Me (CBS): Logline: “Twenty-something best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore LA and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.” From Alan Kirschenbaum (Raising Hope) & Ajay Sahgal (Nevermind Nirvana). Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum are also EPs through CBS TV Studios and Tannenbaum Co.
— Untitled Adam Sztykiel Project (ABC): Logline: “A raw, hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern 20-something relationships” (hm, generic much?). Sztykiel (Due Date) through 20th Century Fox Television. Sean Perrone and Aaron Kaplan are also EPs.