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Showtime Orders Three Pilots

Sep 1, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Showtime cable network has ordered a trio of scripted comedy pilots, including a new project from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star, sources said.

The half-hour projects include “Manchild” from Mr. Star, based on a BBC series about a quartet of fun-loving forty-something men in midst of mid-life crises.

Showtime also purchased a pilot for “Insatiable,” described as a “Twin Peaks”-style small town ensemble comedy where everybody has some kind of addiction.

“Californication,” another addiction comedy, also was selected. It features a sex- and drug-loving novelist trying to raise his children on his own.

Currently Showtime has one half-hour scripted comedy, “Weeds,” which has been a relative success for the network. The previous comedy to join the network’s schedule was the short-lived series “Fat Actress.”

A Showtime representative could not be reached for comment on Friday.