Touchstone; Jersey pilot pickup. Auspices: Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein (EP/W pilot); John Landgraf (EP); Danny DeVito (EP); Michael Shamberg (EP); Stacy Sher (EP). Logline: A single-camera series centering on the exploits of a multigenerational, eccentric extended family that is odd but governed by traditional family values.
Touchstone; Marc Platt Productions put pilot. Auspices: Marc Platt (EP-N/W); Rachel Sweet (W pilot). Logline: Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon about a dizzy blonde who follows the guy who just dumped her to Harvard Law School. To everyone’s surprise, she’s a great success.
LEVITAN, COHEN & FREEDLAND PROJECT
Twentieth put pilot. Auspices: Steve Levitan (EP/W pilot); Alan Freedland & Alan Cohen (EP/W pilot). Logline: A hybrid single-camera 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.
GEORGE LOPEZ PROJECT
Warner Bros.; Fortis Films; Mohawk Productions put pilot. Auspices: Bruce Helford (EP/W pilot); Sandra Bullock (EP); Robert Borden (EP); Deborah Oppenheimer (EP). Talent: George Lopez. Logline: A comedy starring George Lopez, a Latino comedian from Los Angeles, as a father who manages a factory where his mother is an employee.
Warner Bros.; Tony Jonas Productions put pilot. Auspices: Yvette Lee Bowser (EP/W pilot); Tony Jonas (EP). Talent: Gary Owens. Logline: An interracial family show centering on a couple made up of a black woman and a white man.
McCALL & VARDALOS PROJECT a k a MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING PROJECT
Brad Grey Television; Columbia TriStar; Playtone Productions pilot pickup. Original commitment: put pilot. Auspices: Brad Grey (EP); Tom Hanks (EP); Marsh McCall (EP/W pilot); Nia Vardalos (EP/W pilot). Talent: Nia Vardalos. Logline: A comedy series loosely based on Nia Vardalos’ film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” which chronicles her experiences as a Greek-American who marries a WASP.
Twentieth pilot pickup. Cast contingent. Originally developed at Fox through Warner Bros. during the 1999-2000 development season. Auspices: Diane Burroughs (EP/W pilot); Joe Gutierrez (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy about a close-knit blue-collar family that is seemingly surrounded by broken homes and untraditional families.
CHRIS LLOYD & JOE KEENAN PROJECT
Paramount pilot + 13 episodes. Auspices: Chris Lloyd (EP/W pilot); Joe Keenan (EP/W pilot). Logline: Concept to be determined for a 13-episode commitment for former “Frasier” show runners Joe Keenan and Chris Lloyd.
CHERI OTERI COMMITMENT
Pilot + 13 episodes. Last season’s “Loomis” pilot was shot to fulfill this commitment, but the show did not move forward. Talent: Cheri Oteri. Logline: A 13-episode commitment for a comedy series to feature the former “Saturday Night Live” star.
JENNIFER CRITTENDEN PROJECT
Paramount put pilot. Auspices: Jennifer Crittenden (EP/W pilot); Phil Rosenthal (EP). Logline: A comedy series centering on a mother-daughter relationship.
Warner Bros. put pilot. Strong pilot pickup contender. Auspices: Chuck Lorre (EP/W pilot). Logline: A romantic comedy about two middle-aged people who fall in love and try to have a relationship, despite the meddling of their respective dysfunctional adult children.
Twentieth pilot. Auspices: Bob Odenkirk (EP/W pilot); Bernie Brillstein (EP). Logline: A sketch comedy series in the vein of Mr. Odenkirk’s HBO series “Mr. Show.”
Studios USA put pilot. Auspices: Cheryl Holliday (EP/W pilot). Logline: A hybrid single/multicamera comedy series based on Ms. Holliday’s real-life experiences. Series centers on an unusual family in a small town in Wisconsin with a brutally honest mother and a dad who has had his share of run-ins with the law.
MEMAW & ED
Columbia TriStar put pilot. Auspices: Matthew Carlson (EP/W pilot). Talent: French Stewart. Logline: A comedy series starring Mr. Stewart as a driving school instructor who must take custody of his eccentric grandmother after she is repeatedly evicted from nursing homes.
NBC Studios; Touchstone pilot + 13 episodes. Auspices: Rupert Everett (EP/W pilot); Marc Platt (EP) Talent: Rupert Everett. Logline: A comedy series that features Mr. Everett as the British ambassador to the United States.
MUTCHNICK & KOHAN PROJECT
Warner Bros. pilot + 13 episodes. Auspices: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick (EP/W pilot). Logline: An ensemble relationship comedy centering on three couples who live in a major U.S. city.
NBC Studios; Warner Bros pilot + 13 episodes. Auspices: Greg Malins (EP/ W pilot). Logline: A comedy series about small-town firefighters and their lives together in the firehouse.
RICHARD APPEL PROJECT
Twentieth put pilot. Auspices: Richard Appel (EP/W pilot). Logline: A single-camera comedy series set against the world of young U.S. prosecutors in New York City. Also described as a legal version of NBC’s “Scrubs.”
HERLIHY, SANDLER, LOVITZ & MACDONALD PROJECT
NBC Studios; Happy Madison put pilot. Auspices: Tim Herlihy (EP/W pilot); Adam Sandler (EP-N/W); Jack Giarraputo (EP-N/W); Doug Robertson (EP-N/W). Talent: Jon Lovitz, Norm Macdonald. Logline: A comedy series in which Mr. Lovitz and Mr. Macdonald star as “Odd Couple”-like roommates.
AMANDA BYNES PROJECT
Warner Bros.; Tollin Robbins Productions put pilot. Auspices: Dan Schneider (EP/W pilot); Will Calhoun (EP/W pilot); Mike Tollin (EP-N/W); Brian Robbins (EP-N/W); Joe Davola (EP-N/W). Talent: Amanda Bynes. Logline: A comedy series told from the point of view of a teen-age girl who moves in with her older and rather independent sister, who up until now has lived alone in the city. Series to star teen actress Amanda Bynes (Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show” and “All That”).
BRUCE HELFORD LIVE IMPROV PROJECT
Warner Bros. put pilot. Auspices: Bruce Helford (EP); Sam Simon (EP); Dan Patterson (EP) Talent: Jeff Davis. Logline: A comedy series that mixes live and improvisational elements.
RYAN MURPHY PROJECT
Warner Bros., Tollin Robbins Productions put pilot. Auspices: Ryan Murphy (EP/W pilot); Mike Tollin (EP-N/W); Brian Robbins (EP-N/W); Joe Davola (EP-N/W). Talent: Delta Burke. Logline: A comedy series that features Delta Burke as a woman who is sentenced to community service at a prep school for girls.
RALPHIE a k a SABRINA SPINOFF
Viacom; Hartbreak put pilot. Auspices: Paula Hart (EP); Russell Marcus (EP/W pilot). Logline: A comedy series project that’s being developed as a possible episode or spinoff of “Sabrina” featuring a talking dog within a family of witches.
Columbia TriStar put pilot. Auspices: Christopher Thompson (EP/W). Logline: A comedy series based on “Romeo and Juliet” and set in a trailer park. Mr. Thompson is the creator of “Ladies Man” (CBS) and “Action” (Fox).
Jan 21, 2002 • Post A Comment