GAMBLE, TRACY PROJECT
Touchstone script. Auspices: Gamble, Tracy (EP/W pilot); Shadyac, Tom (EP-N/W; Suarez, Flody (EP-N/W); Cameron, W. Bruce (author). Logline: A comedy series based on W. Bruce Cameron’s book, “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips From a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work).” The book includes tips such as these: “The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: places where there are beds, sofas or anything softer than a wooden stool; places lacking parents, policemen or nuns … places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts or anything other than overalls, a sweater and a goose-down parka zipped up to her chin.”
HUNT, BONNIE PROJECT
Touchstone script + penalty. Ms. Hunt to possibly direct pilot as well. Auspices: Hunt, Bonnie (EP/W pilot); Lake, Don (EP/W pilot). Talent: Bonnie Hunt. Logline: A family comedy starring Bonnie Hunt as a woman working as a television host in her small town who must juggle work and her family life.
LEVITAN, COHEN & FREEDLAND PROJECT
Twentieth put pilot. Auspices: Levitan, Steve (EP/W pilot); Freedland, Alan & Cohen, Alan (EP/W pilot). Logline: A hybrid single and multicamera ensemble comedy centering on a strait-laced young man from Chicago who goes to work as a TV reporter at a small station in a spiritually rife town in New Mexico.
TRIALS OF BILLY O’REILLY, THE
Touchstone script + penalty. Auspices: DeVincentis, D.V. (EP/W pilot); Pink, Steve (EP/W pilot); O’Neill, Patrick (EP). Talent: Tyler Labine. Logline: A legal comedy about a guy who works in Chicago’s district attorney’s office after hitting the skids.
CHERRY, PARDEE & MURPHY PROJECT
Paramount script. Auspices: Cherry, Marc (EP/W pilot); Pardee, John & Murphy, Joey (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy series in the vein of the feature film “Meet the Parents,” except in this case the young couple moves in with one of their parents.
C.K., LOUIS PROJECT
Touchstone script. Auspices: C.K., Louis (EP/W pilot); Rodrigue, Nena (EP-N/W). Logline: A series about a baseball player who moves with his family from Cuba to play professional ball in the U.S.
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL
Big Ticket script. Auspices: Franken, Al (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy series about four congressmen who share a house in Washington.
Twentieth pilot pickup. Cast contingent. Auspices: Burroughs, Diane (EP/W pilot); Gutierrez, Joe (EP/W pilot). Logline: A multicamera family comedy about a close-knit blue-collar family that is seemingly surrounded by broken homes and untraditional families.
AHERN & MCLAUGHLIN PROJECT
Twentieth; Imagine script. Auspices: Ahern, Valerie & McLaughlin, Christian (EP/W pilot); Howard, Ron (EP); Krantz, Tony (EP); Grazer, Brian (EP). Logline: A comedy series about two sisters who befriend an ex-convict with a heart of gold.
MARTIN, STEVE PROJECT
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach script. Auspices: Martin, Steve (EP/W pilot); Zander, Christine (EP/W pilot); Stein, Joan (EP); Werner, Tom (EP); Carsey, Marcy (EP); Mandabach, Caryn (EP). Logline: A comedy series about a single dad raising his 12-year-old son.
Twentieth script. Auspices: Cahoon, Kell & Saunders, Tom (EP/W pilot). Logline: A blue collar “mattress king” moves his family to Greenwich, Conn., to give his two teen-age daughters a better life.
Brad Grey Television script. Auspices: Gunn, James (EP/W pilot); Grey, Brad (EP). Logline: A comedy series about a brother and sister who pose as a couple to rent an apartment.
APPEL, RICHARD PROJECT
Twentieth put pilot. Auspices: Appel, Richard (EP/W pilot). Logline: Set against the world of young federal prosecutors in New York City. Described as a legal version of NBC’s “Scrubs.”
HERLIHY, SANDLER, LOVITZ & MACDONALD PROJECT
NBC Studios; Happy Madison put pilot. Auspices: Herlihy, Tim (EP/W pilot); Sandler, Adam (EP-N/W); Giarraputo, Jack (EP-N/W); Robertson, Doug (EP-N/W). Talent: Jon Lovitz; Norm Macdonald. Logline: A comedy series in which Jon Lovitz and Norm Macdonald star as “Odd Couple”-like roommates.
MARSHALL, PAULA PROJECT
NBC Studios; Paramount; The Littlefield Co. script + penalty. Project developed under Paula Marshall’s talent hold deal. Auspices: Pennette, Marco (EP/W pilot); Franklyn, Jill (EP/W pilot); Littlefield, Warren (EP-N/W). Talent: Paula Marshall. Logline: A comedy series about a young white woman and young African American man who unexpectedly wind up living together.
PIMENTAL, NANCY PROJECT
NBC Studios script. Auspices: Pimental, Nancy (EP/W pilot); Daniels, Susanne (EP-N/W); Juergens, Kate (EP-N/W). Logline: A comedy series about five friends who work together in a detective agency.
MY SISTER IS A SUPERMODEL
Warner Bros. script. Auspices: Hester, Holly (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy series about an ordinary teenage girl who finds herself constantly overshadowed by her younger sister, who has the looks and demeanor of a supermodel.
MY SLUTTY GRANDMA
Unattached script. Auspices: Alpert, Kayla (EP/W pilot). Logline: A series about a strait-laced mother of two whose libertine mother moves in and proceeds to exert her poor influence.
PESKY MEDDLING GIRLS
Warner Bros. script. Auspices: Hartman Edwards, Becky (EP/W pilot). Logline: A family comedy series about a smart teen girl hipster who starts her own fanzine.
Industry Entertainment script. Auspices: Piddock, Jim (EP/W pilot);
Oberman, Margaret (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy series in the vein of “Home Improvement,” centering on a wildlife television show.
Twentieth script 12/10/2001. Auspices: Friedman, Eric (W pilot); Abbot, Kevin (EP). Logline: A comedy series about an oldest son who is so overwhelmed with all of his familial responsibilities that he decides to hire an older brother of his own.
Tony Jonas Productions script. Auspices: Jonas, Tony (EP); Wilding, Mark (W pilot). Logline: An ensemble comedy centering on a group of young interns in Washington.
MARTINI BROTHERS PROJECT
Edmonds Entertainment script. Auspices: Edmonds, Kenneth “Babyface” (EP). Talent: Derek Martini; Steve Martini. Logline: A comedy series in the vein of ’80s series “Soap,” centering on black and white families.
Paramount script. Auspices: Axelrod, Jonathan (EP); Dividoff, Michael (W pilot). Logline: A comedy series about the home life of a superhero.
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