A new sitcom from comedy specialist Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory”) has been picked up by Netflix, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog.
The series is called “Disjointed,” and it will star Kathy Bates. Twenty episodes have been ordered, the story says.
The article adds, “Co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum (‘The Daily Show’), the spec script went out into the marketplace in mid-January. The workplace comedy stars the Oscar and two-time Emmy winner Bates as a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three ‘budtenders,’ her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.”
As we reported yesterday, HBO has a pot-related sitcom premiering this September.