Conan O’Brien snags sitcom pilot deal with TBS

It looks like Conan O’Brien might be widening his already-massive comedic presence to his current home network, TBS. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show “centers on a family man who quits his day job and returns to the neighborhood where he grew up. While there, he reunites with his former best friend.” The 30-minute pilot, a multi-camera affair (bucking the modern single-camera sitcom trend), will be executive produced by

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And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman’s untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment principal Ron Howard behind the project, it was pitched around Hollywood garnering serious interest from several suitors with it all coming down to a

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Jane Kaczmarek joins cast of Whitney Cummings’ NBC sitcom

Even with the Sept. 22 premiere of Whitney fast approaching, execs at NBC are shuffling around castmembers on comedian Whitney Cummings’ network star vehicle. And this time, it’s a big one. Former Malcolm in the Middle star Jane Kaczmarek has been tapped to play Whitney’s outspoken mother, who has been married and divorced three times. The series, created by Cummings, is centered around a happily unmarried couple (comedian Chris D’Elia

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