Offbeat Comedy Veterans Pair Up for Cleveland-Based Project Cleveland.com
A pair of well-known comedic actors have joined forces to create a sitcom pilot based on Cleveland, reports Cleveland.com.
Martin Mull and Fred Willard, whose previous collaborations go all the way back to the quirky 1970s sitcom "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and its spinoff "Fernwood 2 Night," are filming a TV pilot in the WVIZ-TV studios in Cleveland, the story reports. "Cleveland Late-Late" will be focused on local activities, including sports, weather and Ohio celebrities.
Willard and Mull -- who are teaming with Cleveland novelist Scott Lax for this project -- plan to shop the finished pilot to networks and cable channels. Lax originated the idea, and Mull and Willard were apparently eager to join the project.
"We've just been waiting for someone else to come along and do all the hard work," Mull told the website.
Willard is known for a long list of offbeat film roles, including mockumentaries such as "This Is Spinal Tap!," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Mull's equally offbeat career includes extensive experience in series television, with appearances on "Two and a Half Men," "The Ellen Show" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," among many others.