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Friends Alum David Schwimmer Plots Return to TV in ABC Pilot Irreversible

David Schwimmer

Friends alum David Schwimmer is eyeing a return to television in ABC's comedy pilot Irreversible, TVGuide.com has learned.

Based on an Israeli format, the comedy centers on an eccentric, self-absorbed couple and the trials and tribulations they often bring upon themselves. Schwimmer will play... read more

Jim Gaffigan Comedy Pilot Being Redeveloped by CBS

Jim Gaffigan

The untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy pilot that failed to get picked up will be redeveloped by CBS, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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The single camera comedy will star Gaffigan as a happily married New York City father of five, just as he is in real life. Peter Tolan remains as writer and executive producer along with Gaffigan, while Michael Wimer and Alex Murray will also executive-produce. The project, from Sony Pictures Television, is being developed in 2013-14 to air possibly in the 2014-15 season.

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Pilot Season: NBC Orders Flashback-Friendly Comedy Brenda Forever

Ellie Kemper

NBC has ordered the flashback-friendly comedy Brenda Forever to pilot, the network announced on Wednesday.

Brenda Forever interweaves stories from Brenda Miller's past and present to show how a chubby, awkward, but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still does... read more

Pilot Season: Fox Orders Series From Seth MacFarlane, Drama Pilot Starring Greg Kinnear

Seth MacFarlane

Fox is staying in business with Seth MacFarlane. The network has ordered a new half-hour comedy titled Dads, executive-produced by the man behind Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild will write and executive-produce the series, about two successful thirtysomething guys whose lives are... read more

Pilot Season: Chuck's Zachary Levi Joins Fox's Let It Go

Zachary Levi

For those lamenting the end of Chuck, Zachary Levi may not be away from your TV screen for very long.

Levi has landed the leading role in Fox's Let It Go comedy pilot, which lifts the cast-contingency on the project, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

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Pilot Season: Fox Orders Comedy Pilots from Steve Levitan, Jamie Tarses, Peter Tolan

Jamie Tarses, Peter Tolan

Fox has ordered comedy pilots from Modern Family's Steve Levitan, Happy Endings' Jamie Tarses and Rescue Me's Peter Tolan.

Reboundling, executive-produced by Levitan, is... read more

Rescue Me's Peter Tolan Joins Sean Hayes' Sitcom About Two Gay Dads

Peter Tolan, Sean Hayes

Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and his writing partner Michael Wimer have joined Sean Hayes' upcoming NBC sitcom about two gay dads, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The untitled project, which was first announced two weeks ago, will star Hayes as half of the couple raising a 12-year-old. Tolan will serve as ...
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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings

Chelsea Handler

NBC ordered four new comedy pilots Wednesday, including projects from Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name. Inspired by the life of the E! late-night host, the comedy follows a group of twentysomethings — led by an outspoken young woman — living and working together. Handler will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements (Life and Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle. Julie Larson (Rent) and Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) wrote the pilot.

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