NBC Strikes Again in Busy Development Season -- Network Will Go Bowling With New Comedy Deadline
NBC has reportedly set up a bowling comedy from two actresses who are moving to writer-producer roles for the project. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network ordered the multicamera comedy to be exec produced by Krysten Ritter ("Don't Trust the B") and Aaron Kaplan and written by Liz Vassey ("CSI").
"Based on an idea by Kaplan, the comedy revolves around a group of six friends who meet each Wednesday night for their weekly bowling league and centers on two of them -- a couple, now broken up, who refuse to give up custody of their bowling league," Andreeva reports. "Kaplan took the idea to Ritter, an avid bowling fan, who came on board as an executive producer. Vassey, who has developed with NBC and Uni TV in the past, was tapped to pen the script. She previously co-wrote an episode of 'CSI' while she was a cast member on the veteran CBS crime drama."
The report notes that Ritter already has a relationship with NBC and Universal TV, having toplined the pilot "Assistance" last season.
"Kaplan’s broadcast sales so far this season include 'The Mysteries of Laura,' which has a production commitment at NBC, and 'The Henchman,' which has a put pilot commitment at Fox," Andreeva adds.