NBC Places Order for Sitcom With Hollywood Bloodlines Deadline
NBC has given a put-pilot commitment to a new single-camera comedy with family bloodlines in Hollywood, Deadline.com reports. The show, “The High Life,” is from the brother-and-sister writing team of Will Reiser and Robin Reiser.
“The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, is about the trials and tribulations of a misguided young woman who’s newly sober and trying to navigate motherhood, work and marriage -- all of which makes her want to drink,” the story reports. “The Reisers are executive producing with JJ Philbin, Jake Kasdan and Thruline’s Willie Mercer, with Melvin Mar producing.”
Will and Robin Reiser are the cousins of comedian Paul Reiser, while Philbin is the daughter of Regis Philbin and Kasdan is the son of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, the story notes.
The report adds: “This is the second comedy project at NBC this development season that is being written by siblings. ‘Saturday Night Live‘s’ Seth Meyers and his younger brother, Josh Meyers (‘Mad TV’), are co-writing a multi-camera sitcom about brothers, which is executive produced by ‘SNL’ honcho Lorne Michaels.”