A passion project for legendary TV comedy creator Norman Lear has landed a deal at NBC. Deadline reports that the network gave a pilot production commitment to “Guess Who Died,” a comedy project Lear has had in the works for some time.
Lear, who recently turned 95, has been behind some landmark shows in the past — “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “One Day at a Time,” “Sanford and Son” and others.
Also on board for the new project is Peter Tolan, the creator of “Rescue Me.”
“Sony TV, where Tolan is under an overall deal and where Lear has the Netflix revival of his ‘One Day at a Time,’ is the studio,” Deadline reports. “Based on Lear’s personal experiences and in partnership with Tolan, ‘Guess Who Died’ is described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges we all experience at any stage of life.”