CBS made the bulk of its comedy pilot orders Tuesday with nods to four projects from established writers and producers. That includes a multi-camera mother-daughter project from Fam and In the Dark creator Corinne Kingsbury and Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, Trill TV and Kapital Entertainment; multi-camera Please Hold For Frankie Wolfe, from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan; multi-camera siblings comedy The Three of Us, from writer Frank Pines (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Fulwell 73; as well as single-camera Ghosts from New Girl alums Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, an adaptation of the British series.
Of the four two, the Kingsbury/Daley/Goldstein project and The Three of Us are produced by CBS TV Studios. Ghosts, which was developed by Lionsgate through its deal with BBC Studios and was sold to CBS as a co-production with CBS TV Studios, will now have CBS TV Studios as leading studio. Please Hold For Frankie Wolfe comes from Universal Television, the studio behind Will & Grace, which is wrapping its 11th and final season on NBC.
The four join the previously ordered three CBS comedy pilots, all multi-camera/hybrid: The United States of Al, B Positive and We the Jury.
The Kingsbury/Daley/Goldstein project, which had a put pilot commitment, reunited the creative auspices of last season’s CBS comedy series Fam, creator/executive producer Kingsbury, Wendi Trilling’s TrillTV, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios.
The semi-autobiographical comedy is about a daughter and her mom. When Penelope’s career takes off at exactly the same time as her husband’s, they call on Penelope’s young single mom, Georgia, to help raise their son, but what they find is Georgia needs more raising than their kid.
Originally, Kingsbury was the sole writer on the project. She was subsequently joined by her husband, Daley, with the two using joint experiences as inspiration, and his writing partner, Goldstein. Daley and Goldstein are hot feature scribes with credits like Horrible Bosses and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Kingsbury, Daley and Goldstein executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan and Dana Honor and TrillTV’s Trilling.
Written by Pines, The Three of Us follows adult siblings who are children of divorce and must circle the wagons when their sister’s husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage.
Pines executive produces with Fulwell 73’s Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor and James Corden. CBS Television Studios produces in association with Fulwell 73.
This is Pines’ second pilot order; he also was behind multi-cam comedy Man of the House, which received a pilot pickup at ABC in 2018.
THE THREE OF US
EP/W: Frank Pines
EPs: Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor, James Corden (Fulwell 73)
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios in association with Fulwell 73
LOGLINE: Adult siblings who are children of divorce must circle the wagons when their sister’s husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage.