CBS Orders Comedy From Ben Affleck and Matt Damon THR
CBS has ordered a comedy project that will be executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon through their Pearl Street Films. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network ordered the pilot, “More Time with Family."
The project stars comedian Tom Papa as a husband and father who makes changes to spend more time with his family. The project is also executive produced by Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts, while Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa will write and executive produce with Papa.
Papa, who previously worked with Damon on the HBO film “Behind the Candelabra” and in the film “The Informant!,” was the host of NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and also starred in the comedy “Come to Papa.”
While Affleck had been slated to direct, he recently pulled out because of a schedule conflict with the “Man of Steel” sequel, the piece notes. Studio 20th Century Fox Television is now deciding whether to search for a new director or wait for Affleck’s schedule to clear, the story notes.