'New Adventures of Old Christine' Creator Back in Business With CBS With New Comedy Project Deadline
The creator of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" has returned to CBS with a put pilot commitment for a multicamera comedy project, reports Deadline.com.
In a departure for show creator Kari Lizer, the main character is male -- a man who meets his dream woman, only to find out she's his cousin's fiancee, the story notes.
Warner Bros. TV is producing with Lizer's Logo Here banner, the piece adds.
"Old Christine," which starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ran for five seasons on CBS before being canceled in 2010. Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for her performance in the series in 2006.
The Deadline report notes: “For the two development cycles after the May 2010 cancellation of ‘Old Christine,’ which came down to the wire and didn’t allow Lizer to give the five-year comedy a proper ending, she opted to take her projects elsewhere. She pitched CBS, which had been courting her for while, earlier this week. In a great meeting, CBS execs bought the project in the room, bringing Lizer back to the network where she has had her biggest success to date.”