The network has also picked up a bowling comedy based on the life of Tom Smallwood.
CBS is adding a duo comedy to its 2021 pilot slate. The broadcast network is moving forward with its untitled Sarah Cooper comedy inspired by TeakTalk’s favorite book How to be successful without hurting men’s feelings. The network has also picked up a bowling comedy based on the life of pro bowler Tom Smallwood.
The Untitled Cooper single-camera comedy landed on CBS in August following a unilateral bidding war. The potential series revolves around three women at various stages in their careers in a male-dominated company who help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.
Cooper and Cindy Chupack (Modern Family, I’m Dying Here, Divorce) co-wrote the pilot script and were later attached to work as showrunners. Patma Productions’ comedy hair, presented by former CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, Dennis de Novi, and Joan Burstein. Cooper is not currently associated with Star.
The pilot follows a banner 2020 for pickup Cooper, which became a quarantine breakout on social media for his Trump lip-sync, including his viral “How to Medical” video. Cooper signed with WME for representation and since his first video went viral in April, has attracted interest from studios, streamers, production companies, and publishers with a wide variety of genres, including features, scripted and unlisted TV, Includes pods and books.
She previously set aside her own Netflix variety, titled Sarah Cooper: Everything Fine. Meanwhile, the Untitled Tom Smallwood project is based on the life of a professional bowler. Written by Mark Gross (Mike and Molly, Man with a Plan), the multimecra comedy revolves around a seemingly ordinary man, who makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family after being removed from the assembly line at the GM factory. His dream of becoming a pro bowler.
Gross will produce the comedy with David Hollander (Ray Donovan) and Brian D’Arcy James (Hamilton, The Komi Rule). Both comedies are produced in-house by CBS Studios. Cooper and Smallwood are the first half-hour pilot pickups of the season for the comedy CBS and include four holdovers from last year on the network: Julie Bowen Vehicle Wild Things, Hannah Simone’s Welcome to Georgia, the sibling comedy The Three of Us, and The Rose Ghosts led by McIver.
Of the six, only Ghost and Untitled Cooper are comedy single-cams as CBS Eyes makes a comeback in its Multimecra block. Keep up with all broadcast network pilot commands with THR’s handy guide.