Daily Show Couple Cooks Up a CBS Pilot
Jason Jones and Samantha Bee
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become quite the launching pad for comedy careers in Hollywood.
Following in the footsteps of former Daily Show correspondents Steve Carell, Rob Corddry and Stephen Colbert, married couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have signed on to create and write a sitcom script for themselves at CBS, Variety reports.
Jones and Bee will also star in the untitled comedy, which follows a celebrity chef (Jones) and the two women who actually run the show (one of which Bee will play). The deal also includes separate talent holding pacts with CBS and CBS Paramount Network TV.
Bee, who has also appeared in The Love Guru and Rescue Me, joined The Daily Show in 2003, followed by Jones in late 2005. Jones is scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Do you think the Daily duo can make a weekly sitcom work?