• Judd Apatow, Billy Eichner team up for gay rom-com

    Judd Apatow will produce a new same-sex romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner. Nick Stoller, who worked with Eichner on Friends From College, will direct. The Billy on the Street star wrote the film, which is based around two men with commitment issues that are “attempting a relationship.” The rom-com announcement comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. With last year’s Love, Simon as the first major Hollywood studio film to

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    Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot greenlighted, Muppets writer Nick Stoller enlisted

    On the heels of his successful HBO stand-up comedy special Love at the Store directed by Spike Lee and after months of back-and-forth, NBC has greenlighted Jerrod Carmichael’s untitled comedy pilot. Based on the fast rising Carmichael’s comedy as well as his life with his family and girlfriend, the pilot will be co-written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller, the latter of which has found massive success working on The Muppets,

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    Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll and more team up for Captain Underpants

    Many young grade school students’ lives were changed the day they discovered Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants at school book fairs. The popular book series follows a couple of naughty prank-pulling fourth graders and their principal Mr. Krupp, whose accidental alter-ego saves the world clad only in his underwear. Captain Underpants has saved the world many times from people like Dr. Diaper and The Turbo-Toilet 2000. The 10-book series, which began

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    CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller

    It seems CBS is on a shopping spree for comedy pilots. This comes on the heels of the nominal success of the series premiere of Rob Schneider’s new project ¡Rob!. The broadcast network bought two sitcom deals a piece for Martin Lawrence and Mike & Molly’s Melissa McCarthy, who scored an Emmy for her work on the aforementioned CBS show and became a standout star after her scene-stealing performance in

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